Female artists' work on show

Natalia Dias - Fuse 3 exhibition

A piece by Natalie Dias

The work of six female artists is on show at the University of South Wales (USW).

The new gallery exhibition– Fuse 3 – is on at Oriel y Bont, Ty Crawshay, at USW’s Treforest campus.

It features 2D and 3D contemporary artworks by Carol Hiles, Celia Jackson, Lisa Krigel, Tiffany Oben, Heather Parnell and Natalie Dias, who are all members of USW’s Faculty of Creative Industries.

Carol explores the public garden in her paintings. Celia and Tiffany’s practice involves photography – respectively, pinhole photography and photography as record of performance. Celia’s unframed prints and Heather’s relief works on paper engage with personal history, memory and loss. Lisa and Natalia work in ceramics. Lisa’s vessels acknowledge brutalist architecture, while Natalia’s objects are organic metaphors.

“Fuse has become an annual event. The inaugural show was held on the Caerleon campus to mark the creation of the new university and the Treforest campus is the venue for Fuse 2 and 3. Last year’s show featured four male staff members so this year it was the turn of some of the female staff,” said curator Ceri Thomas.

The exhibition will be opened on Thursday, January 14 at 6pm, when the exhibitors will be present. All are welcome to attend.

Fuse 3 will run until February 19. It is open from Monday to Thursday from 8.30am until 5.30pm, and Friday from 8.30am to 5pm. Entrance is free.

For more details, visit http://gallery.southwales.ac.uk/

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