Gorseinon Community Arts Festival

Image: Loughor Tryst, Woodcut. Festival Print by William Brown. Gorseinon Community Arts Festival was a short lived series of annual events but were important in allowing an opportunity to profile important artists and makers and to involve the local schools, businesses and community venues. I was asked by Gorseinon Community Council to talk to them…

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St Davids Festival

Keith Bayliss was both exhibiting artist at St Davids Festival of Music and the Arts, and the Festival’s visual arts exhibition organiser from 2008 – 2014. During this time, he programmed work by artists including Claire Curneen, Tony Goble, Rozanne Hawksley, Clive Hicks-Jenkins, Sally Moore and Roger Moss.

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Dreaming Awake

Image: Portrait of Keith Bayliss in studio with ‘Dreaming Awake’ exhibition work. Photograph by Bernard Mitchell. Wales has a good share of narrative artists. We seem to be a natural home for this form of visual story-telling. It was a conversation one afternoon with my friend Malcolm Parr that revolved around the premise that the…

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Intimate Portraits

Intimate Portraits was born of the idea that each artist no matter what their subject matter or medium is present in their work. They cannot escape leaving something of themselves in the art they produce.  It is still possible, given the appropriate conditions, that is, an artist with an idea and a friendly gallery, that…

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La Maison Hantee

La Maison Hauntee / Ty Screch / The Haunted House  Keith Bayliss & William  Brown, Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea 2006 I miss the seemingly haphazard, anarchic and wonderfully creative phone call conversations with my friend the artist William Brown.  William, by his immense enthusiasm to make and exhibit and to be as inclusive as possible, made…

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