Coal Tree Salt Sea book

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in Artists' Books, News, Shop

  This book accompanies the forthcoming Coal Tree Salt Sea exhibitions at Abergavenny Museum and Oriel Q in Narberth in 2017. It documents and expands on the residency funded by Arts Council Wales that developed into a inter-disciplinary project. Softback 64 pages on ‘essential velvet’ paper, 24 pages of full colour images, with an essay […]

November Open Studio in Mamhilad

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in Event, News

Sarah hosted an open studio event at her rural studio in Mamhilad, in November in partnership with PEAK (which promotes Contemporary Art in the Black Mountains.) There were various pieces of work in progress such as the salt and carbon installations on view as well as cameras set up ready for current time lapse photography. […]

Eisteddfod in Abergavenny

Posted by on Jul 30, 2016 in Event, exhibition, News

Sarah is one of eight artists/authors being shown at ‘ Oriel Archipelago’ at the National Eisteddfod which is being held at Abergavenny from July 29th to August 6th. Other artists include ; David Greenslade, Peter Spriggs, Geoff Sawers, John  Welson, Anthony Evans, Haf Stephens and Garegh Owen   A tryptych of illuminated lightboxes. Sarah is […]

COAL TREE SALT SEA @ Arcade Cardiff

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Event, exhibition

  Coal Tree Salt Sea is an exhibition of work in progress following her recent trip to Poland and Czech Republic at ArcadeCardiff Opens Wednesday 22nd June  and ends on Wednesdy 9th July ArcadeCardiff is open Wednesday to Saturday 12.30- 17.30 PV/Drinks on Friday July 1st 18.00-20.00 Sarah will be in situ each Friday and […]

Mission Gallery

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Artists' Books, exhibition, moving image

  A still from Liminal Presence  © Sarah Rhys The moving image of hands leafing through a burned book was made in response to imagining picking up and trying to ‘read’ one of the burned and fragilised books, that would have been found in the streets after the bombings in Al-Mutanabbi Street, which is the […]

Sacred Art : Journey to the Numinous

Posted by on Mar 4, 2016 in Uncategorized

  East Meets Welsh as first International Contemporary Art Exhibition at Aberglasney House explores the sacred. Aberglasney House and Gardens, Carmarthenshire. 29th April to 5th May. “Sacred Art promises to be exciting, magical and provocative. Not only does it ask the question ‘What is Sacred Now?’ It engages with a multiplicity of living artists from […]

Mari Lwyd exhibition at the Chapel

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in Event, exhibition

Sarah was invited to exhibit some of her Mari Lwyd drawings and photographs alongside William Brown’s paintings and prints at the Art Chapel in Abergavenny 13th to 16th December. Sarah gave a talk on the origins and less known meanings of the Mari Lwyd.  David Greenslade, Mark Weinszwig and friends  entertained with poetry and music […]

Al-Mutanabbi Street project

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Artists' Books, exhibition

  Touring as part of the Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here project until 2018 On March 5th 2007, a car bomb was exploded on al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad. Al-Mutanabbi Street is in a mixed Shia-Sunni area. More than 30 people were killed and more than 100 were wounded. Al-Mutanabbi Street, the historic centre of Baghdad bookselling, […]

Artist Residency Exhibition at The Josef Herman Art Foundation Cymru

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Artist residency, exhibition

  I have been wandering in the desolate, beautiful places of the surrounding landscape absorbing much from these places as well as from the local history, mainly from conversations with people who know the place and the landscapes intimately. I have been fortunate to have had three such walking companions. A chance meeting with an […]

Coal tree

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Artist residency, Event, News

Prior to the exhibition opening on May 16th, there was a public invitation for people to meet in Cwmgiedd to walk to the Coal tree,  an installation that was part of  Sarah’s artist residency at The Josef Herman Art Foundation Cymru, Ystradgynlais. The Coal tree was made with  750 kilos of local anthracite.     […]