All posts filed under: Primary

Flamboyance : Hafod Estate

A different atmosphere. Weather. Surroundings. Take the Gentleman’s walk. Thick forest. Ground carpeted. A natural softness. Balance across. Appreciate textures + colours. Signs of man. Fallen trees. Whole hearts.  Stabilise. No clumsy tripods. Steady. Satisfied. Cross the wishbone bridge. Climb upwards. Pause for breath. Study the views. Conjures images of the different seasons. Inevitability. Downwards. […]

Flamboyance : Elan Valley

Lack of control. Passenger seat. Grey skies. Uncovering hidden gems. Welsh countryside. Welcome to Powys. No through road. Park the car. Textures + tones. Distant sound of a horn. Intermittent. Trespassing ? No, a farmer rounding his sheep. Calm. Return to the car and follow the roads. Houses dotted throughout the landscape. Isolated. Private. A […]

Flamboyance : London to Prague

Day one: Mobile phone, flooding the room with light. Off. Off. On. Dim. Off. On. A modern morse code, of sorts. Closed eyes, danced across my eyelids. Fell asleep holding onto the idea that this is what modern conversation looks like. 5:30AM start. Lift. Train. Plane. Plethora of people. But less and less contact. De-humanisation. Online check […]

Flamboyance : Cardigan Bay

A pull to the stillness. Independent to today. Cityscape; people, businesses, buildings. Development. Seascape; weather, crops. Change. Wander somewhere new. New views of daily sightings. That can happen anywhere. But be still. Here. Be alone. See everything in silhouettes. Thrown onto the backdrop of the day’s end. Brambly banks. Breathe it all in. The ebb. […]

Flamboyance: Afon Teifi

Llechryd. Researching history of workplace. Hammet House. Built in 1795. Extensions and additions. Courtyard. Postcards. Uncovered photographs. Archived. Take a walk along the river. See the ivy growing up the clock tower. Strange markings. Bricks. Wasps collecting nectar. Stables turned into holiday cottages. Skylights and satellites. See reflection of the sky in the river. Galactic. […]

Flamboyance: Cambrian Mountains

Nant-y-Moch and Pumlumon Fawr. Spontaneity. Making time. Trusting other people’s plans. Saying yes. Pass three cyclists up side road. Pass a yak. Over the cattle grids. Walk the winding path. Think about the history of a place without buildings. Drop a coin. Future generation find. Man-made landscape. Reservoir. Built in 1964. Construction of dam. Drowned hamlet. […]

Da Thirst, Stanley Picker Gallery

####SaT CHAT### presents ‘Da Chat’ with Da Thirst. SaT Chat is a new initiative by Stanley Picker Gallery Saturday Staff Perry-James Sugden, Grant Bingham and Harriet Baggley which, embracing increasing digital cultures and web identities, aims to excite, attract and entice all to CHAT with the Gallery, both in person and online. saT CHAT presents […]