October 2014 Retrospective
The Waterfront Gallery in Milford Haven will host the first of a series of Retrospective Exhibitions featuring Raul’s work in October 2014. More details will be available at a later date.
The Millinery Works Annual Exhibition of CONTEMPORARY MODERN ART 2014. Opening dates Tuesday 4 Februay 6 to 8.30pm and Sunday 9 February 12 to 4pm. Exhibition runs til Sunday 2 March 2014 email firstname.lastname@example.org for invitation/information see their website www.millineryworks.co.uk
WATERFRONT GALLERY 2013
Resident Artists Exhibition running for 6 weeks. Open Monday to Saturday. www.thewaterfrontgallery.co.uk
Pictures showing there are those of Che Guevara from the series Che Guantanamo.
ART ON THE FAITH TRAIL
Raul was inspired by reading an article by the Bishop of St Davids Wyn Evans in the Church Newspaper which expressed his interest in promoting visits to local parish churches in the county. Raul teamed up with Reverend Sarah Geach and together they gathered together a group of artists who exhibited along part of the Pilgrim’s trail in Pembrokeshire. Asked to comment on this venture Bishop Wyn said “I am delighted to commend this unique trail that reflects the wealth of artistic talent and Christian heritage to be found in this area. Historically the church has played an important role in encouraging the arts, and this trail continues that tradition by offering a new perspective of placing the work of local artists in the setting of neighbouring churches and churchyards”.
Artists particpating this year were Richard Blacklaw-Jones, Heather Bennett, Sarah Crisp, Robert Jakes, Heather Nixon, Nigel Setera, Raul Speek, Lainey Star, Rod Williams and Deborah Withey.
Churches taking part were Llanrhian, Llanwunda, Fishguard and Solva. The official opening took place at St Davids Cathedral with Bishop Wyn officiating.
This will now be an annual event as it proved very succesful with a growing number of churches and artists particpating. Any artists wishing to participate should contact Raul on 01437 721907.
RESIDENCY AT ORIEL Y PARC ST DAVIDS
Oriel y Parc is the International standard gallery built on the edge of the city of St Davids which houses the Graham Sutherland Collection. As part of the centre’s commitment to Art in Wales they have a designated area for a resident artist.
Raul’s residency runs from 2nd February to 16th March 2012. Visitors to Oriel y Parc will be able to interact with him as he works except when he is facilitating workshops for local schools.
There will be an extensive exhibition of his work in many of the public areas of the centre at all times.
Cuban born artist Raul will also give two talks which are open to all. These are:
A CHILD OF THE REVOLUTION
2.30pm Wednesday 29th February 2012
A comparison of Raul’s growth as an artist with the development of his country Cuba as the Revolution took hold
THE INFLUENCE OF AFRICA IN MODERN ART
7pm Saturday 10th March 2012
All works © Raul Speek
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