We have two residencies occurring during summer 2023
Siw Thomas and Christine Mills - June – September
Siw Thomas is a ceramicist, and Christine Mills is a multimedia artist. They are investigating the life and work of Amabel Williams-Ellis, and will be occupying the brewhouse underneath the main house for various periods during June, July and August, working to create a body of work for an exhibition in September. During this time they will also be holding workshops and activities for children that will inform their own work and engage people with the material from the archive. Workshops will be advertised through the mailing list, on social media and under the ‘events’ section of the website. This is the first time they have collaborated on a body of work together.
Jeremy Stiff – 7 – 20 August
Jeremy is a sculptor who works in wood and stone, often making large scale outdoor pieces, and he also makes portrait busts. A wonderful exhibition of his work was held here at Plas Brondanw gardens in 2013. His intention for this residency period is to make a clay bust of Susan Williams-Ellis, working from photographs from the archive.
Menna Angharad 21 August – 3 September
Menna Angharad is a painter who makes canvases of ephemeral and seemingly insignificant things, like flowers, plastic bottles and rumpled fabrics. The style of her painting is loose and spontaneous, and she tends to paint her subjects on a plain or abstracted background, allowing space around them and giving the work a quiet, contemplative feeling. Plas Brondanw hosted an exhibition of her work in May-June 2022, which was a great success. She will also be in residence in August, and wishes to use her time here as an opportunity to experiment with different materials and subjects.