Cynth Weyman Exhibitions
Exhibitions, Awards, Publications & Training
Exhibitions 2019+ (post solo gallery period)
Solo Collections - New Venue New Venture
- Stiwdio Cynth Weyman Studio at 6 Furnace Road, Carmarthen
2019: 'Large Pictures in Small Rooms' collection of themed Fine Art water-colours transformed into my own Intaglio Strati textile relief technique and 'my posh scarves'. Visits to view pictures in a home environment are now by arrangement or during Open Studio times. They look quite different.
2019: Open Studio Exhibition Dates in July, August, October and December. Please see 'Events & News' page. Some artworks are for sale too.
2019+: Intaglio Strati textile relief Workshops: Long-term 1:1 or 3 members for 2 hour sessions to suit your availability. Some projects are considered as commissioned workshops, whereby we work together to create the piece and its provenance.
2019+: Commissions Welcome. Installment scheme available for major artworks.
2019+: I'm working on a brand new series of themed paintings and Intaglio Strati textile relief art quilts and panels. During your visits, you'll be able to see some artworks in progress.
2020+ Future Exhibition Collections
Major collections will be available to medium and large galleries, exhibition spaces and theatres (up to 90 artworks). Artist in Residencies also available. Special thanks to visitors who offer me more inspiration for future themes/commissions during their visits.
History of Cynth Weyman Exhibitions 2019-1979
Solo Exhibitions pre 2019
- Oriel Inspired 2 Collect Gallery, Blue St, Carmarthen
2019-2014: Changing themed collections in my solo gallery during a 5 year lease (until May 2019). My traditional fine art water-colours are transformed into my own contemporary technique Intaglio Strati textile reliefs. Images then metamorphosise into 'my posh scarves' in silk.
Themes include Pembrokeshire Seascapes & Rock Woman, Sir Gar/Carmarthenshire Castles & Towy Valley, Creative Jurneys - Figurative series of 'Hidden Strengths' and 'Diary of an Artist', and Botanical images.
Solo Exhibitions listed during 2019-2014 below were in addition to my all year round themed collections at my solo gallery 'Inspired 2 Collect' Carmarthen. Exhibitions 2014-2005 ran alongside studio work in Pembrokeshire at Springhill House Studio.
- Y Ffwrness Theatre, Llanelli
2017 February 28th - April 8th : 'Creative Journeys' solo show of paintings transformed into beautiful layered reliefs exhibited in an ultra contemporary setting - (64 pictures). Invited by Carwyn Matera Jones. Curated by Michelle Laugharne Perrot.
Meet the Artist pre-performance sessions: 11th March, 6.00pm; 16th March, 6.30pm; 18th March, 6.30pm; 21st March, 1.30pm; 30th March, 6.30pm.
- National Assembly of Wales - Future’s Gallery, Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay
2015 Oct 2-30: ‘Escapism in Colour: Pembrokeshire’ (including two ‘Meet the Artist’ days - 90 pictures - 6 weeks). Invited and sponsored by Paul Davies AM Pembrokeshire.
- S4C TV ‘Prynhawn Da’ Programme
2015 November 13th – 2 hours filming in my 'Oriel Inspired 2 Collect Gallery' towards a 5 minute interview in Welsh.
- Cloisters Gallery, St David's Cathedral, Pembrokeshire
2015 May 20 – 1 June: ‘The Colours Drew Me In’ ran during the Cathedral’s Music Festival. (80 pictures). Major collection and 2 week Residency by invitation.
2012: 'Cynth Weyman Returns' - 2 week exhibitions and residency by invitation (80 pictures and 'my posh scarves').
2011: 'Paintings to Fashion' - 2 week exhibitions and residency by invitation. (80 pictures and start of fashion pieces)
- Torch Theatre, Milford Haven
2013: ‘Retire to Wear Purple, No Chance!’ collection. 6 week exhibition, part residency and Meet the Artist pre-theatre events (80 pictures galery & cafes).
- Aberglasney Gardens (inc Residencies)
2008: 'Artistic Collaborations' Cynth (formerly Hopkin) invited Sharron Astbury-Petite, Barbara Berkowitz and Paula Dean to join her 3rd residency. All 4 artists were members of Hidden Strengths Womens Arts Group in Leeds 1980-95. (90 pictures between them).
2007: 'Rock Woman and Pembrokeshire Seascapes' (60 pictures inc solo residency - 3 Rooms.
2006: 'Diary of an Artist' and 'Hidden Strengths' collections (60 pictures inc solo residency - 3 Rooms.
- Springhill House, Dinas Cross, Pembrokeshire
2013 -2005: Summer & Autumn 'Visit Studio & Garden'.
- Ystradfach Farm Llandyfaelog
2004 - 1999: 'Creative Journeys' collections in our tourist cottages.
2004 - 1999: '5 Mural Projects in Barns' with Tourists - ran art & agri-holidays on the farm.
- Yorkshire Book Shops & Building Societies
1984: Alma Books Kirkstall Leeds
1983-1981: Series of small solo shows at Building Societies in Leeds - Halifax BS, Yorkshire BS, Skipton BS.
Invited 2-6 Artist Exhibitions
- The Shed Fish Bistro Porthgain Harbour
2013 Oct – January 2014 - 'Two Rooms, Two Artists' - with artist Diane Morris (15 pictures each).
- Theatre Mwldan Cardigan
2005: 'Three Artists, Three Spaces' with Darren Yeadon & Sue Jones (15 pictures each). Invited & curated by Sam Brown.
- University of Leeds Gallery
1983: 'Three Artists Three Rooms' inc Cynth Hopkin & Dorothy Griffiths
- Bakehouse Gallery Rodley Leeds (invited by Trevor Whetstone)
1980: 'Six Artists Six Rooms' inc Cynth Hopkin & Angharad Thomas (10 pictures each)
- Carmarthen Library
1979: 'Six Women Artists'- inc Cynth Hopkin & Janice Evans
- Pontardawe Arts Centre Gallery (formely Community Centre)
1979: 'Two Artists' - Cynth Hopkin (now Weyman) & Robert Atkins (10 pictures each)
Group Exhibitions (pre 2019)
‘Inspired 2 Collect’ on Tour
- Swansea Festival of Stitch
2016 August 13th & 14th: Waterfront Museum (Makers Marque) reaching Swansea Bay tourists and local residents - 15 pictures. Invited by Itchy Fingers Gorseinon. Also ran 'Colour' Workshop towards their 2nd Festival theme 2018.
- Yr Hen Ysgol, Dinas Cross
2017 & 2016: Art & Makers Xmas Fayre. My iconic 'Peach Sunset: Pwllgwaelod' textile relief image has now been integrated into the community centre's logo and has also been represented on the village Interpretation Board supported by the Pembrokeshire National Park.
- 'Art at Waunifor' Maesycrugiau, nr Llanddysul - Summer Shows
2015 August:‘ Special textile section (10 pictures) - invited by Jenny Mynnett
2011 August: Collection (10 pictures)
2009 August: Collection (10 pictures) plus interviewed by TV S4C ‘Wedi 7’.
- Quilt Association Llanidloes - Summer Shows
2007: Summer Wall Collection & Talk/Demonstration - 10 pictures (invited)
2006: 'Double Running' Competition - Won Best in Show and Best Wall Hanging with 'Coming Down, Going Up, Today! art quilt. Presented with a Brother sewing machine which took me from 7 layers to 15 for my Intaglio Strati textile relief technique.
- Tros Gynnal 2010 Tour (Wales)
2010: Swansea Museum
2010: The Atrium & Central Library Cardiff
2010: Llangollen International Pavilion
2010: Auction of artworks (by Roger Jones) in Millenium Centre Cardiff.
- The Powerhouse Gallery, Llandysul
2017 April 24th - May 7th: 'Reflections' - Group show invited and curated by Christiana Rattner (20 pictures)
2015: 'Simply the Best' - Group Show invited by Kris Rubeski (20 pictures)
- St Peters Church, Carmarthen
2015 August: Group show invited by Kris Rubeski (15 pictures).
- Eglwyswrw Flower Show, Pembrokeshire
2015 & 2013 August: Bank Holiday - group show invited (10 pictures)
- Adogi - International Mini-print Bienalle Cadesque
1982: Four mini etchings 'Humanoid Figures in Whitebeams' selected by Cadesque Gallery. They also toured around Spanish galleries for a year
- Brixton Art Gallery London
1985: 'Womens Work' inc Cynth Hopkin & Mary Lloyd Jones
- Yorkshire Craftsmen (later Yorkshire Makers) - tours
1983 -1980: Otley Mill at YC/YM
1983: Bethnal Green Gallery (textiles)
1982: Halifax Building Society Hebden Bridge
- Hidden Strengths Women's Art Group Leeds - tours.
1995-1983: Involved 23 members inc Cynth Hopkin (now Weyman). We ran and toured annual themed touring exhibitions in England which also included a sculptural communal piece e.g. The Cake (its 3D postcards sold out at the V&A Museum London); Edges; Hidden Strengths etc. Our aim was to show women artists at mainstream galleries - city, private and universities; museums and libraries at a time when it was mainly male artists. An extensive venues list is available on request - Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Sheffield, Birmingham, Liverpool, Hull and London.
Open Selected Exhibitions (Group Shows 2019-05)
- King Street Gallery Carmarthen
2015 September: ‘Coast’ - Autumn Open Group show
- Fishguard Arts Society, Pembrokeshire
2015 & 2014 August: Tregwynt Mansion alongside 'Art Fest' re Fishguard Music Festival.
2013 - 2009 August: annual ‘Summer Art Fest’ Open Show at Tregwynt Mansion.
2012: ‘Incongruity’ at Bishops Palace St Davids (drawing event with FAS)
2009: 'CD disc artworks' Arton Gallery, Kyoto, Japan artist exchange exhibition with Fishguard Arts Society
2009-2006: Fishguard Schools (Spring, Summer and Xmas Shows)
2005: Fishguard Library
Open Studios & Taster Group Shows
- Stiwdio Springhill House Studio (solo)
2014-2012: 'Open Studio & Garden'/Stiwdio Agored ac Ardd
- Cardigan Open Studios
2011 - 2005: Fishguard Library, Guildhall Gallery & Theatre Mwldan Cardigan.
2011 & 2005: August - Springhill House Studio (solo collections)
2011 - 2010: Coordinated COS events and brochure design
Artlink West Yorkshire (new and additional arts career!)
1997-1983: Ran and became Director of a 5 county Community Arts organisation involving 6000 engaging 70 artists per year. Managed 10 staff for some time. Continued to exhibit occasionally with Hiden Strengths Womens Art Group.
Developed exhibitions by disabled painters and actors in mainstream galleries, museums, theatres and hospitals towards the Disabiity Anti-Discrimination Act. Created two studio projects in our Arts Centre.
In addition to coordinating Artlink projects involving disabled people with additional needs in social and health service care, I ran the 1st conference in the UK 'Arts Venues & Disabled People' supported by architect Professor Nuttgens.
Also worked alongside Yorkshire Sculpture Park Access trail's development with Don Rankin, Yorkshire Arts Association (Access to Arts Venues consultant), West Yorkshire Playhouse (architect & access for actors with disabilities) and then furniture design via Gulbenkian course ran at Bretton Hall college). Trained Architecture students from Leeds Polytechnic and general student volunteers at Universty of Leeds.
- Awards/Competitions (Arts & Others)
2014: 'Blue Reindeers for Blue Street' Christmas window display via Carmarthen Chamber o f Trade & Commerce (3rd prize).
2006: 'Best in Show' & 'Best Wall Hanging' Prizes at Llanidloes Quilt Association Summer Show for 'Double Running' competition (1st & category) - Brother sewing machine & Wintebourn fabrics which enabled me to work from 7 fabric layers to 15, thus developing my Intaglio Strati technique to very deep relief, involvement of perspective and increased dramatic colour tones).
2006: 'Window to the Past' garden competition at the Royal Welsh Show won Large Gold Prize. I designed and created the stained glass window commissioned by Aberglasney Gardens - a project in conjunction with The Horticultural College of Wales students.
2004: 'Best Tourism Business in Carmarthen Award' via Carmarthenshire Tourism Association (under 5 employees). (Runner Up).
1996: 'Woman of the Year - Arts & Care Award' sponsored by Yorkshire Evening Post & Wheatfields Hospice. Shared with playright Kay Mellor.
1995: 'Arts & Health Award' - Ellerslie Centre coordination arts project via Yorkshire Arts Association and Huddersfield NHS Trust.
Pre 1979 Arts & Design Teaching Career
1979-72: CwmTawe Senior Comprehensive School (GCSE Art & Design). Ran several open exhibition events in the Arts Department, specialising in young people with additional needs.
1979-72: Glanaman Youth Club (Crafts, First Aid & Duke of Edinburgh Award (Silver) in orienteering, camping, climbing, canooeing.
1972-71: Abertillery Junior Comprehensive School (Arts & Crafts)
Arts Training Period
- Caerleon College of Education
1971-1968: Finals Exhibition (Fine Art & Graphics (Distinction) - Teaching Certificate)
- Llanelli School of Art
1968-1967: Fine Art & Graphics Pre-Diploma
- Other Experiences which assisted my long-term arts career and fund my arts education:
1971-1968: Dewhirst Sewing Factory making clothes for Marks & Spencer (student holiday - 3 months p.a). Also fenced for Welsh Colleges (foil).
1967-71: Retail jobs in Swansea - Woolworths, Kardoma Cafe and Hill's Newsagent.
Publications ( Arts & General)
2019+ Currently writing a book 'Retire to Wear Purple - No Chance!' or even three volumes about my Intaglio Strati textile relief technique showing various developments and collections (up to 7 fabric layers (1979-2006), 10-18 layers (2007-2019+) and how to create an heirloom.
2018: 'Arts & Culture Trail' - Carmarthen Town Guide
2017: 'Roots in History' book by Penny David about historic gardens in Carmarthenshire - invited me to include my 'New Growth - Aberglasney Gardens' painting and added information about myself as an artist. Penny also wrote 'Lost Gardens in Time' and seen on BBC TV.
2016-2012: Welsh Country Magazine (several articles published).
2012-2005: Pembrokeshire Life Magazine (three interviews published )
'Colours Drew Me In' (2015); 'Today Dinas, Tomorrow the World' (2012) and 'Creative Journeys' (2005)
1984: Design for Handicapped (Disabled) People in the Community Magazine (RIBA) (one major article) - an architect's publication about 'The Lodge' which I partly designed with my architect to provide full access for my late hubby Alasdair Buchanan as a wheelchair user.
1985 & 1992: Yorkshire Arts Association Magazine 'Creative Energy' and 'The Importance of Networking' YAA paper.
1985: 'Arts & Disability' book by Richard Attenborough (actor & film director) - contribution to the promoting of the Arts in the community.
Stiwdio Cynth Weyman Studio
6 Furnace Road, Carmarthen SA31 1EU
Themed Collections, changed seasonally
- Open Studio Events
Summer: 3rd July - 24th August 2019
(Thurs 3.30-6pm, Fri 11am-3pm, Sat 11am - 3pm)
'Large Pictures in Small Rooms' and 'my posh scarves'
See 'Events & News' re Dates for Your Diary July to December 2019.
Other times by arrangement please.
Key Commissions 2019-1979
If you have a feature wall that needs that special piece with richly coloured
textiles, strong design, form and style, please phone/text me on 07772820313 to arrange a time to discuss your ideas.
Using favourite personal photographs is a good start as they involve you from the beginning.