The Romani Cultural and Arts Company Meet-the-Artist Workshops at the Riverfront Gallery

February 17 – 18 2020

The RCAC is very pleased to offer free Meet-the-Artist Workshops in conjunction with Cas Holmes’ new exhibition Places, Spaces, Traces at the Riverfront Gallery Newport

The artist will be available from 1 – 3pm on Feb 17 and 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1 – 3pm on Feb 18 

The artist Cas Holmes’ will focus on ideas of identity and place. What would we miss if we had to leave our ‘home’ and move to another place or country for example? The sessions will encourage participants to think about what it is that connects us to location and home and how these form part of who we are. Participants will have the opportunity to explore these ideas in discussion with the artist and contribute to small collaborative artworks using drawing, text and stitch. The workshops will take place against the backdrop of Holmes’ exhibition of newly commissioned artworks Places, Spaces, Traces in the Riverfront gallery space. The workshops are suitable for individuals and family groups with children aged 10 and over. Please note that these workshops are not suitable for unaccompanied children.

Cas Holmes trained in fine art and currently works with textiles and mixed media. She is the author of several books for Batsford Publications including Stitch Stories (2015) and Textile Landscape: Painting with Cloth (2018). As part of her practice Holmes works on community collaborations developing a range of projects based on environmental themes from the natural and observed world. The transient nature of Holmes’ work and process underpins her compulsion to engage with our built and natural landscapes—with people and place. The overlooked details of daily life which reveal commonalities across communities continue to inform her particular take on the world.

The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is proud to announce a new exhibition of works by the artist Cas Holmes. This exciting installation of specially commissioned artworks is the latest in our groundbreaking Gypsy Maker project—an initiative that supports the development of innovative works by established and emerging Gypsy, Roma and Traveller artists. The Gypsy Maker project expands the work of the RCAC by continuing to engage GRT communities with the wider public in ongoing dialogue about the ways in which art continues to inform the lives of individuals and communities today. 

Cas Holmes’ Exhibition Places, Spaces, Traces opens 17 February to 14 March 2020

The Riverfront, Kingsway, Newport NP20 1HG 

FREE ADMISSIOM – Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm 

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