Quick background for those who have not heard about AXIS: it was founded in 1991 when all the images were sent in as colour slides and reproduced in black and white! An independent charity, a platform and network Axisweb supports the development, sharing and showcasing of contemporary art practice. Inspired by a determination to champion and reflect the valuable role artists have in society Axisweb quickly grew in size and moved onto much more sophisticated systems of showing the world art that is current. Axisweb Story We are committed to supporting and presenting contemporary art and the activities of contemporary artists and makers. Our work is guided by our charitable values: Encourage and enable new collaborations and opportunities with artists. Advance education of the public by promoting and developing engagement, understanding and appreciation of the visual arts in the UK. Inspire new thinking, encourage public debate and inform best practice to contribute to better cultural engagement.
Sunny but breezy day in Cardiff earlier today for the Private View at Boundary Art. Interesting mix of work in 2D and 3D and excellent refreshments provided in the Chinese Tea Garden by Joan. First experience of Chinese tea ceremony for me, a great way to relax and soak up the ambience. Really pleased to have my work hung beautifully in front of faceted ceramics by Kin Leung. If you were unable to get to the Private View, the exhibition runs until 30th April. Gallery open Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 6pm. www.boundaryart.com
Private View invitations for the 2nd Anniversary Exhibition ‘Birth:Rebirth’ at Boundary Art are now available. You are welcome to come along between 3 and 5pm on Saturday 25th March to see the work selected by guest curator Matthew Evans. Exhibiting artists are Aidan Myers, Andie Clay, Ping-Gang Cheng, Dan Edwards, Lucia Martin, Luke Samuel and Kin Leung.
Very pleased to have four paintings selected by Cate Cheng, gallery director, for the forthcoming exhibition ‘BIRTH/REBIRTH’ at Boundary Art in Cardiff Bay, a unique combined gallery and tea room. Exhibition runs from 25 March to 6 May 2017, gallery open Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 6pm. (Closed Monday and Tuesday.) www.boundaryart.com Photos will be posted as soon as available! The East/West philosophy of the gallery links in with my long term personal interest in Asian culture, and my study and practice of Tai Ji Quan and Qi Gong. FurtherInformation about Boundary Art Cardiff’s newest art space, Boundary Art opened in 2015 and devotes itself to the fusion of communication and promotion between Western and Chinese cultures. The gallery is fast developing a reputation for dynamic and distinctive programming to support artists from across the visual spectrum and from across Wales and beyond. Visitors have the unique opportunity to browse original art works and to relax in their Chinese tea room.
The core ideology of Boundary Art has always been about the communication and trans-boundary of the arts, culture and thoughts. The gallery offers an international platform for artists, curators and writers and welcomes all audiences, aiming to encourage everyone to engage with art, prompting questions and supporting debate.
Just delivered 4 paintings to John and Margaret in sunny Tenby for the first show after their winter break. Always good to feel Spring is on its way! Exhibition runsfromFebruary 11th to 28th March. The gallery winter opening hours are 10am to 5pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. (Gallery closed on Sunday and Wednesday.) Further information including images of the entire exhibition are on the website https://artmatters.org.uk/
Website all up and running now – check out my page with images under Seascape Originals. See my copy below:
Living for over 30 years by the sea on the rugged coast of Cardigan Bay has had a profound influence on Andie. The strong sense of living on the edge, close to Earth’s primordial energies and cycles of ebb and flow is evident in her work.
The alchemy of her personal vision leads to abstracted paintings on both paper and canvas, using strong, energetic and sensitive mark-making with expressionistic use of colour.
Born in London Andie studied Graphic Design at London College of Printing in the seventies, working in magazine publishing before relocating to west Wales. Her work as a fine artist flourished alongside her interest in Tai Ji Qu’an, an ongoing study that informs both her work and lifestyle.
Elected to the Society of Women Artists in 2012, Andie’s award winning work has been exhibited worldwide including UK, Japan, Ireland, France, Brazil, Canada and USA.
Excited to be invited to join a new venture OCEAN ART by Jonathan Hall. One aspect of the business is to showcase artists who produce original paintings, including commissions, to yacht and boat owners worldwide. Whilst I don’t paint figuratively, Jonathan liked my expressive original seascape paintings and was excited to add this extra dimension for his customers. Launching in January 2017 check out the website – with mesmerising wave- to see the fine quality replica yachts that Ocean Art make.
In William MacKenzie’s art blog he wrote a very interesting feature on the SWA annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London. Click on the link below to see the full post.
This is what he wrote about my painting titled Reach. ”Andie Clay’s ’Reach’ is done in the frustratingly unhelpfully described “mixed media”. I would like to know what. There is some acrylic in there maybe. I like the movement in this piece with the bird like marks exploding out of the monstrous shape. Energetic piece.”