Wednesday, 25 August 2010

River Deep ...

Talking of mountains - and piles of clothes- "Matterhorn" by Dave Murray ..!

(A little) more here ..

Sunday, 15 August 2010

popupgallery show2 Jackie Morris

so the show was a great success and fun was had by all. Its still open until Friday 20th August so if you want to come along just call me on 07812399619.... cheers Gareth

Location : Windsor Road, opposite the Windsor Pub. Penarth/

Friday, 13 August 2010

Art BBQ Social!

Thanks to everyone who came down last night!

The weather was delicious and the BBQ, manned by the two Gs, was delightful. Kath Ashill talked to us about her recent performances at Craig-Y-Nos and new FORUMmer Murray Ward showed us a cut of a film, 'Hiker Meat' that he is working on. Then outside for meat and meat impressionists. Rick Davies showed us some of his panoramic landscape photographs and as did Phil.

Here's some pics, y'all!

Don't forget the Ffotogallery's next preview is on Friday 27th August, Zed Nelson's Love Me. Then our next FORUM will be on Thursday 23rd September, at 6. It's going to be a bit earlier than usual because afterwards afterwards I am doing a Musical Performance, also known as a Gig, with my group at Milgi Warehouse, to which you are very much invited to attend! More details coming soon...

Emms x

Wednesday, 11 August 2010


Art BBQ from 6.30pm at Turner House.

Bring along some grub to BBQ - hopefully the weather will be good to us (gazebo will be up if not!)

All are welcome. If you'd like to present any work there will be a projector and laptop available.

FORUM will be hosting a summer-social this Thursday 12th August
Bring along any BBQ-able grub down to Turner House Gallery, Penarth from 6:30pm onwards - with a chance to showcase your work in an informal setting and meet other artists in the local area.

No need to book: if you would like to present work you can let us know if you require any specific equipment or just bring work/powerpoint with you on the night.

FORUM is an informal, monthly event aiming to develop a core group of emerging artists in South Wales together with students and graduates from visual media courses. It is a platform for practitioners from various disciplines to exchange ideas, experience and opinions.

Refreshments will be available. If you have any queries or questions please call (029) 2070 8870 or email

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Tom Hobson's Art Update

Hello FORUMMERS, Here is an update of what I have been doing in the studio.

This is a mountain made of mountains, maybe it is called mountainmountain, or mOUNTAIN, or Mt. Mountain. I don't know yet. everyday it gets a little bit closer to being finished.

It should fit from floor to ceiling with the pinnacle right on the ceiling - so I am making it in detachable sections that overlap. Hopefully it is going to be in a show in Edinburgh in the autumn, ICML communal fingers crossed.

This is called " Eyes to the Hills" It is made from the leftover bits of sky from when I cut out mountains. So it is a sort of mountain of sky - or just an ambiguous peak. I'll put a better photo on my website soon. Contact me if you want to buy it to put in your bathroom

This is another collage made from the leftovery skys from making mountainmountain, at first I didn't like it, then i liked it - and now I don't think I like it. I swear it looks better in the flesh. Maybe this one doesn't get past quality control and will go in the art bin. It just looks like some careless assemblage of skyand not the borderline landscape/abstract composition I was hoping for. At one stage there was a nice moment where it sort of became a landscape and then not a landscape and then a landscape and then not a landscape and sort of fluctuated between 2d and 3d.

The image above is from new series of video works. They are something to do with the difficulty of accurate expression in art and are made from concentric layers of hollywood films. Each circular layer is staggered by one frame so that it radiates from the centre - with a weird temporal delay to the audio and video. Tough to describe in words but easy to understand when you look at them. Maybe Gareth will show some of them in his awesome flat/gallery.

you can see some early experiments here;

Lastly I hope you all have a good time at the BBQ!!! don't forget the cooking utensils and bbq sauce and play safe... remember the first forum ART B Q?

Tom x