Newport’s Art on the Hill exhibition for 2021

THE Newport creative community was on display as part of a weekend festival celebrating their talents.

Art on the Hill 2021 began on Friday, November 26 and will run until later today, Sunday, November 28 at various locations in Newport.

We recap the events of the weekend here.

Throughout the weekend, there are exhibits at Cwtsh including Greta Hart, Gaer Elementary School and Nathan Sheen: The Spoon Hunt for a Love Spoon begins at Cwtsh and takes place in various locations. .

One of Nathan Sheen’s Love Spoons

Natasha Porter-Griffiths has exhibited Never Ending Light of Life at That Café and festival organizers Kate Mercer and Sarah Goodey have an external art exhibit at 18 Stow Park Crescent.

A Bill Chambers and Marega Palser showcase is on display at 70 Caerau Road while Clive McCarthy held an exhibit at The Cellar Door.

At the Rogue Fox Coffee House, they had a visual arts exhibit with exhibits throughout the weekend and their sister company Nettle & Bark hosted an exhibit titled Paintings Among Plants by Pauline Price with the paintings really nestled among them. plants throughout the store.

South Wales Argus: some of Pauline Price's paintings among the plants exhibitionExhibition Some paintings among the plants by Pauline Price

Various Vinyls have a display case by the painter Palindrome titled Art of the Imagination. Friars Walk Unit 9 also has a Heidi Baines storefront called Dreamland. Ffoto Newport presented Ron McCormick’s Carrot Fly and the Riverfront featured pieces by Alix Edwards, Kate Verity, Meurig Watkins and Vincent Dyke.


The Riverfront Theater and Arts Center hosted Live at the Riverfront with free music by Katie Batchelor and Ronnie 3 Chords.


At the Riverfront there was a display of Love May Be What You Remember Most by CONSUMERSMITH. The room is a memorial to the lost life. It was initially on the side of a building in Newport in 2020 but was later moved to the Riverfront.

South Wales Argus: COMSUMERSMITH may like to be what you remember most on display at the RiverfrontLove may be what you remember most from COMSUMERSMITH on display at the Riverfront

The center also sells prints of the artwork for £ 8.

A Red Shoes exhibit was also hosted at the Riverfront by Shaun Featherstone with a wide array of posters depicting current social, economic and climate fears, campaigns and justice.

South Wales Argus: exhibition of some red shoesPart of the Red Shoes exhibition

Many workshops were also organized during the day.


A number of local designers also had stalls for their products at the Riverfront.

Ayoka Designs was one of the stalls in the market. Ayoka is an Ivorian asylum seeker who has been in Newport for about 10 years. All of its products are made in Côte d’Ivoire from local materials and half of the profits are donated to charities.

Argus of South Wales: Ayoka DesignsAyoka designs

She said: “I came here as an asylum seeker 10 years ago and a lot of people across the country lost their jobs during the war.

“They can’t send their children to school because they can’t afford it and I wanted to do something to help them. We employ people in Ivory Coast to make the clothes from local materials and have them shipped. I pay fair trade prices for the process.

“50% of our profits go to charities in Newport and Ivory Coast. We also make school uniforms for free in Ivory Coast and cover the school fees for kindergarten children, which will allow more children to go to school.

Argus of South Wales: Blasting Creations NewportNewport blasting creations

Blasting Creations Newport is a brand new company that has only been around for five weeks. They created much of what was on display at the booth in just two days to display their glassware and slate designs – which they can personalize with any image and text.

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Lil_Miss_Creations provided canvas art and glass displays and Lisa from TP Pebbles showed her pebble designs as well as a number of more recent items including jars, candle holders and wreaths in what was her second craft during the two years she made her creations. .

Argus South Wales: TP PebblesTP pebbles

Aesthetish is the brainchild of Natasha Porter-Griffiths who also has an exhibition throughout the weekend at That Café. She has been creating jewelry for about three years. She also creates bespoke resin items that include the ashes, mustaches, hair, and more of a loved one.

“I wanted a memory after my father died and decided that was how I wanted to do it. I made some with cat whiskers.

Argus of South Wales: AestheticsAesthetic

She had also exhibited a wasp encased in a pendant. “He died naturally and was found, but he’s such a beautiful creature and I wanted to show it.”

A number of events were held in St. Mark’s with live music and @alittle_spacegallery appeared there as well as other venues around the city to showcase tiny works of art.

The Murenger was the starting point for Drifting Dock Street: A Walk with Aled Singleton, which saw people walk a 2 mile walk to see what had changed since the 1960s.

The Public Space organized a CARPETWORD and Film Shorts evening.

What’s new today ?

Day-specific Sunday exhibits included a late morning spinal vitality movement workshop in Unit 9. The Riverfront is open until 5 p.m. for drop-in workshops and activities.

Cwtsh has a photo book sale from noon to 5 p.m. and there is live music at St Mark’s until 3:30 p.m.

Between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. you can learn more about the Newport Clock in Unit 9 with Tin Shed / Fflim Bach & Mawr’s Lost in Time: The Story of the Newport Clock.

Between 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. there will be live music at The Cellar Door and Cwtsh will host the Phoenix Film Club between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Dora W. Clawson