Friday, 28 December 2012


My names Matthew Macaulay and I am a creative individual from Scotland who currently works and lives in the lovely city of Coventry in England. I have been painting since I got here and I have been enjoying and appreciating my time at the art centre, it is nearly the end of the first month of the residency and I feel I have been productive. 

Today I have been mainly writing and catching up with the emails, although at the moment I am just wrapping some work and making a shelf to take up to Manchester in the morning. Tomorrow I am dropping my work off with a friend who is putting a show together at Mirabel Studios. I used to live in Manchester for about ten years so it is exciting to be going back for the day and maybe looking at what has changed.

 In January I plan on exploring and going on walks in the area, and some of the other artists on the residency seem up for going on some adventures around the Aberystwyth. BUT before that I am looking forward to my Hogmanay celebrations (especially the haggis and neeps), and on that note I wish you all a warm and pleasant start to your New Year!

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Oriel Myrddin and G39 Day Out - Artist in Residence

This image features a few artists and lots of rain in Cardiff

We would like to thank Tim from the Aberystwyth Art Center for a fantastic day out. Tim drove us from Aberystwyth to Carmarthen where we met the curator Meg Anthony at Oriel Myrddin. Meg was very friendly and agreed to talk to us where she explained the future plans for the gallery space, and let us know about current exhibition and activities that go on in the gallery. 

We then visited G39 in Cardiff and viewed the selection of films in their exhibition 'Chekhov's Gun'. After viewing G39 we got a treat of Tim, this came in the form of a lovely middle eastern meal. After this fantastic and tasty meal we hopped over and explored the the National Museum in Cardiff, looking for a long periods at their natural history collection and the Artes Mundi 5 exhibition. After this stop we headed home, and then to a pub to talk together about what we saw and what we each found interesting. Thanks Tim for being a superstar and taking us out on such a wet day. 


To find out more about the artists, on the trip you can visit their websites below!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Open Studio November 2012

Here are some images from our most recent Open Studio event.

Jennifer Price's work.

Kelda Free & David Brazier's open studio.

Elise Simard and visitors in her studio.