I went to Africa in September with the Safe foundation charity to document their clay oven project in the tororo region,Uganda. Whilst there I also produced a number of paste ups of portraits taken, which you can seen here. The people we stayed with and encountered were truely amazing and this mural is my ode to this great community
On my return to Cardiff I collaborated with the brilliant Ladder-less Window Painting Co, Trin & Beth. They came up with this red diamond design and I asked for some yellow, so all the colours of the Ugandan flag are represented – I’m already looking forward to working with these girls again and producing more work.
The Ugandan mural on Lowther rd is also connected to the Made in Roath annual festival.
5pm this Friday [30th October] at the No fit state building [four elms, Cardiff], there’ll be a free informal sharing of Mother, Mother by performers Alice Ellerby & Rosy Roberts and directed by Mish Weaver.
The project is at research & development stage and is a circus show that considers the experience of becoming a mother in social, ethical and physical terms.
It’s been supported by Arts Council England, Lab:time, Circomedia and NoFit State Circus.
[please note that pictured is Tanwen Watson & Alice Ellerby, whilst performing this Friday will be Rosy Roberts & Alice Ellerby]
Currently exhibiting at the Abacus, ‘The Caravan Gallery – Cardiff Pride of Place Project‘, as part of the Diffusion photography festival, Cardiff.
The pictures were taken in 2011 at Impressions Cafe on Albany Rd, Roath. Dave would travel in from Pontypridd every week day to show off his new persona to the people of Roath and deliver Metro papers to numerous businesses on Albany/Welfield road. I spent many a day with him, having my morning coffee and taking these pics of his ingenious creations.
The work is on display until 31st October 2015
Diffusion – website/ facebook page / twitter page