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Artists & Makers of Conwy

A photographic showcase which celebrates Conwy Artists and Makers in partnership with the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art

Conwy Artists and Makers in partnership with the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art is now showing at the Conwy Culture Centre. A Collection of studio portraits by Conwy Photographer & RCA member, Graham Hembrough is on show until October. Keep an eye out for associated workshops by featured artists.

Constituted in 1882, the Academy is a centre for artistic excellence in Wales with the gallery situated in the former Seion Independent Chapel on Crown Lane, Conwy.

A collection of Studio portraits by Conwy Photographer Graham Hembrough encourages visitors to make a connection and foster a greater understanding between the artwork seen in exhibitions and the creator, thereby ‘putting a face to the name’.

All current members of the RCA living in the County of Conwy were invited to participate in the project and we are very grateful to them for their co-operation.

‘Artists & Makers of Conwy’ was commissioned by Conwy Culture Service, Conwy County Borough Council in partnership with the RCA and made possible with a grant from the Arts Council of Wales.

Graham Hembrough speaks of the work, “I was mindful that visiting artists’ workspaces (and especially photographing them) could be seen as intruding on what many see as a personal, private space. It is here that artists express themselves creatively, involving work in progress, not intended for public viewing as it is an evolving process that unfolds to create work finally deemed appropriate and resolved for sharing and viewing. For some, the space is perceived as an escape or sanctuary that denies outside intrusion.”

Photographs of art works
Man with camera equipment