Musicians, Artists, Designers, Writers, Filmmakers
Graphic Designers, Illustrators, Artists, Filmmakers
Graphic Designers, Illustrators, Artists, Filmmakers
Alun Davies uses photography and video to document portraits and landscapes of archetypes and architecture of queer bodies in spaces. These marginalised bodies and liminal architectural spaces are Affective Archive's as reconstructions of memory and virtual co-mingling transcending time through empathy and community presented in a virtual 3D space.
Steffan Hadley is an individual who suffers with A.D.H.D., O.D.D and Aspergers Syndrome (AS), however, he uses his own disabilities to progress himself as a multi-disciplinary artist and works predominantly with the world of miniatures and his current project the Minitopian Art Gallery.
Dione Jones is a South Wales based mixed media artist who working predominantly with photography and self-portraiture. Jones’ explores the “self” often concerning themes of gender performance, identity, body and change through their own perspective and experience as a nonbinary, queer artist.
Their work utilises various photographic processes and plays with these to create surreal, dreamy and ambiguous imagery.
Hi, Ollie here! A creative fellow human, trying to reach for that “do what you love for a living” dream. Born and bred in Brighton, now living and studying in Swansea.
Recently Flood-Molyneux has focused on making paintings in response to her surroundings creating gestural abstraction from graffiti and is inspired by natural textures created from eroding walls and layers.
Isaac is a traditional artist who paints non-traditional subjects. From dripping skulls to horror film icons, Isaac paints what scares others. He uses a mix of materials but mainly watercolours, paint pens and metallic inks. Isaac's signature art style is to use a wild colour palette, drips and many little details.
I was born, raised and worked in Cardiff. After 22 years in the same job I came to the realisation that life is too short to plod away in an unfulfilling job, so in 2019 I resigned in order to follow my heart and retrain as a Graphic Designer and to do what I love.
Efa Blosse-Mason is a filmmaker from Cardiff who wrote and directed a short Welsh language film ‘Cwch Deilen/Leaf Boat’ which is currently on BBC iplayer.
Efa went to university at the Bristol School of Animation and her graduate film ‘Earthly Delights’ won the Royal Television Society Award for best student animation in 2019. Her work is usually focused on the themes of women, LGBTQ+ stories and nature.
Rachel Norman’s practice tends to be multidisciplinary but with a focus on installation and performance. Her interest is to explore ideas surrounding self-reflection, identity and the internalised world. With the focus being upon the process, rather than the end result. Currently, she is focusing on the physical repurposing and restructuring of space to reflect changes to the inner world.
Morgan Dowdall (they/them) is a visual artist based in Cardiff. They use the human figure as a vessel in order to explore themes of queerness, camp, objectification, intimacy and dysmorphia. The figures depicted through their work range from the beautifully grotesque, to more playful and illustrative celebrations of the naked body.
Eden Dodd (She/They) is a Welsh born Artist (1994), Living and working between Cardiff, Wales & Glasgow, Scotland.
Àfrica Ollé is a multidisciplinary artist. Their practice spans a range of media including performance, sculpture, photography, installation art, poetry and essay.
The main subjects Olle explores within their works are: discrimination, gender inequality, gender issues, intersectional feminism, patriarchy, ableism, racism, LGBTQ+ issues, intersection of identities and the full set of -isms and their role in the system of hierarchies.
Emma Lauren Hugues
Emma Lauren Hughes is a queer Welsh artist currently based in Leeds. Their artistic practice explores comfort and empowerment through a feminist lens, while challenging traditional notions of domesticity and objectification. Although working in many mediums, the artist finds that this is best conveyed through collage, textile work and performance.
Adam Charlton is a Swansea-based artist specialising in drawing and painting with an experimental, playful approach that overlaps different styles and methods to create pieces that are emotionally specific.
Studying BA Adventure Filmmaking at UWTSD Carmarthen with the aim to become a professional filmmaker and photographer.
My favourite subject to capture is wildlife and I one day aspire to be part of a team in producing a wildlife documentary.
Adam Hanford is a mixed media artist from South Wales. Creating art as an expression of personal queer identity, they take continued inspiration from self-liberation and pushing the boundaries of conformity. Their primary aim is individuality and to advocate for the unconventional — creating art that may not appear typical or traditional, but exudes the joy of identity.
By reprocessing known imagery She Elloise works to illuminate the ways that social structures like gender interact with our bodily autonomy, language and behaviour.
Toni De Jesus
My work and ethos is centred around the idea of ceramics and its strong association with craft. As a material and its context within the fine art spectrum. I am interested in the factors which compare with the constant debate about crafts, and its position within today’s society.
Luke Roberts (they/them) is an artist/ curator from Anglesey, North Wales and currently based in Cardiff.
Luke’s artworks span several aspects of contemporary visual arts, utilising painting, drawing, text works in their installations. Their practice aims to provide a vessel for them to document interactions with their queer identity, creating works that celebrate queer joy, intimacy and domesticity outside of the established tropes of cis gay erotic art.
Robert Oros (he/him), born in Romania, is a photographer, video artist and curator based in Cardiff. His artistic practice explores different socio-political themes with an emphasis on minorities, with current projects focusing on the refugee crisis and the LGBTQ+ community. The work observes individual representations during period of upheaval.
Paisley Alice Randell Shillabeer
My work reveals the surreal and fantastical amid the ordinary. My family’s reluctance to part from objects inspired me to make use of the ‘useless’, transform the broken and reinvent the repetitive. This encounter with the everyday in a surreal or abject context evokes the uncanny and invites the viewer to question their own relationship with the physical world.
Klara’s practice is an exploration of geological transformations of coastal sites, which have been affected by historical human influences. Her work manifests itself through temporal sculptural processes which aim to highlight the irreversible shifts within the landscape. Materiality has become an investigative process which drives her artwork, her concept is to visualize climate change as a series of erosive systems.
My practice establishes links between the re-presentation of traditional Welsh folklore by American fiction writers and Disney movies; characteristic of the dissemination and diminution of traditional Welsh cultural narratives in contemporary Anglo-American popular culture.
Seren Thomas created Flatboy at the beginning of the pandemic as a way of managing their own gender dysphoria and poor mental health in a time when they were isolated from their queer and trans community. Their digital and physical paintings depict the positive feelings and experiences of the trans community: softness, joy, wonder, intimacy and peace.
I am currently studying a Fine Art degree in Swansea College of Art, UWTSD. My practise is influenced by my love for nature, whilst also looking to draw links to present contemporary issues which I feel are relevant to me regarding Feminism, Race, and the LGBTQIA+ community, and looking to provide an outlet for discussion; and add to the greater message and aim at hand for the push for Equality.
Anna Amalia Coviello
I am a Therapeutic Arts Facilitator and multidisciplinary artist who engages with the public, aiming to reflect their lives organically through art making.
I draw, paint, write, move, up- cycle objects, photograph and make installation; it’s a truly multidisciplinary practice.
Sahar is an award-winning international artist and designer from Iran, based in Cardiff. She has been awarded by UNESCO, business Wales, and Art Council of Wales, also has been working with different organisations such as Welsh National Opera, Sherman Theatre and Cardiff Council.
She is working in different art mediums including painting, murals and Persian calligraphy.
Guy Nicholas Challenger AKA Rob’s Birdhouse creates colourful photographic character collages using photoshop and a graphics tablet. They also make sculptures of their characters and brooches. Drawing influence from film, music, abstraction and the circus Guy aims to portray a sense of fun throughout their work. They currently study Ba Illustration at UWTSD Swansea.
Gemma Green-Hope is an animator, director and illustrator from Pembrokeshire.
Her work is inspired by nature, the mind, myths and memories. She makes short films, drawings, paintings, music videos and ads for clients such as Penguin Books, National Theatre Wales, The School of Life and Tate.
A queer multi-media artist exploring the topics of mundane life, intrusive thoughts, stigmatised discussions such as LGBTQIA+ and feminist issues, mental health, grief and how we, as people, react to them. All created through the lens of a female presenting artist in hopes of inciting conversation that may not have otherwise taken place.
My practice is a celebration and exploration of imaginative play. Through my work I excavate childhood memories to examine our relationships with self and the absurd. The work functions not only as separate pieces in conversation with a central theme, but as an ever-expanding world of interrelated characters and stories that defiantly eschew elitism in favour of humour and heart.
Joss Copeman (he/him) is a lens-based artist whose work considers queer politics, notions of the self and consumption in post-capitalist society. Using photographic practice, vernacular imagery and computer scans, Joss places himself in many of his images, bringing into question and mocking the ways in which we present ourselves.
Petros Kourtellaris is a Cyprus born, Wales trained and London based designer and artist.
My practice explores our connection with each other, with ourselves and with the world we inhabit. It fascinates me how societies are formed and can dictate the way we live. If you’re not living in societies ‘normal’ then you are ultimately ‘different’. We can be ‘Masters of Construction’ in relation to our own identities.
Molly Allen is an illustrator and animator from Pembrokeshire.
Their artistic practice explores and celebrates themes of identity, sexuality, and self-expression through a queer lens.
My name is Becky Davies, and I am a digital illustrator/ print designer born in Aberystwyth, now living and studying in Swansea. My illustrations focus on feminism and mundane lifestyle. I like to create a humorous narrative throughout my illustrations that reflects on my personality. Although these listed themes are what I enjoy drawing mostly, I always feeling like I’m changing and adapting by enjoying to draw other things in various styles.
Chris’ paintings & digital work explores the relationship of colours and shapes, drawing on influences from modern and postmodern visual art. He has been practising as a Visual Artist since 2013 and in recent years has expanded his practice as well as working on a consultancy basis for organisations including Arts Council of Wales and Cadw.
Evie Rey (she/her) is a Bristol based multidisciplinary artist, who grew up between Wales and the West of England. In 2010, she moved to Wales to study BA Fine Art at the University of Newport. Her passion for creativity aligns closely with her passion for social activisim.
Joshua Jones (he/him) is a writer and multidisciplinary artist from Llanelli, South Wales, now based in Cardiff. In his writing Jones operates across poetry, short story and essay writing, while his art practice focuses on collage, deconstruction, video and sound. Jones uses art and writing as a way to explore and communicate his neurodivergency, queerness, and working-class identity.
My name is Ayeshah Nashua & I am a British-Egyptian Queer Cosplayer & baby drag queen. I consider myself a Multimedia Artist & a Writer.
My painting, my writing and poetry are all attempts to give the audience an insight into a very personal journey. I must emphasise each trans persons journey is unique to them. All I am trying to do is to is to communicate to the audience that transpeople are as normal as the next Martian or Venusian!
I am a writer that creates fictional worlds using real, unheard voices for stage and screen. Focusing on female, LGBTQ+, and working class stories. I write in both Welsh and English.
Faye Brightman, is a theatre-maker from West Wales. She has been involved with theatre her entire life, starting out with her local theatre group in 2008. She specialises in drama workshops, using creative writing and drawing as a way of allowing participants to explore various themes in a creative manner.
David Hanlon is a confessional poet based in Cardiff, Wales. You can find his work online in over 50 magazines, including Rust & Moth, Feral Poetry Journal & Amethyst Magazine. His first chapbook Spectrum of Flight is available for purchase now at Animal Heart Press. His next collection Dawn’s Incision is forthcoming with Icefloe Press in 2023.
I am a creative activist multi artist, trying to dismantle the ‘writer/poet’ ‘crazy’ or ‘lgbtq+’ stereotype attached to what that is, being a ‘different’ in society, and changing what ‘normal’ is. Always using my personal experiences as a creative, mental health activist, black, non-binary lesbian - combating the stigmas of the world.
Abi Alexander (She/her) is a writer based in Cardigan. Poetry is the medium that she feels the most at home with but she also writes essays, short stories and is working on her first YA science fiction novel. She has experimented with different forms of poetry to find a style that most suits the stories that she wishes to tell.
Winner of the 2021 Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize Jane Campbell’s first collection Slowly as Clouds is published by Indigo Dreams. Jane’s work has also been longlisted for a Poetry Wales award, appeared in The Lampeter Review, One Hand Clapping and in the 2021 Saboteur best anthology “Bloody Amazing”.
LUXY & THE SPLIT TIGHTS
Expect experimental rock and punk influences from alternative band LUXY & THE SPLIT TIGHTS. Luxy fronts the band with confidence; with a blend of raw vocals and spoken narrative that is reminiscent of the 70s & 80s. Multi-instrumentalist Yemi is behind the musical composition, creating the catchy basslines and guitar riffs that gives LUXY & THE SPLIT TIGHTS their unique sound.
Ivor Woods (aka Rachel) is a multi-instrumentalist queer artist hailing from South Wales, creating alt-pop from her home studio. Ivor Woods new single Visions was released in September, and she is currently working on an EP to be realised in early 2022
Bewlay is Bountiful, Beautiful and Brash. Artist extraordinaire and King/Queen of Glam Bewlay is both actor, musician and entertainer. Having trained with both Forte Project and Adam Ivy, Bewlay blends a cavalcade of styles under one banner and brings high octane performances.
Small Miracles are a dynamic New Wave quintet from Cardiff. Their genre-bending music is a distinctly retro
balance of hard grooves and catchy hooks, incorporating elements of Punk, Glam and Grunge to relay their bold,
queer message. Small Miracles' debut single, Tonight, is available on all major streaming platforms now.
Inspired by the likes of Fiona Apple and Kae Tempest, Generation Feral is a one-woman solo artist, songwriter and self-confessed ‘sad piano lady’, with a brooding, rock-inspired sound.
A Neo-Folk Acoustic duo that can perform as a 2 piece, trio or band. Looping vocal and instrumental harmonies to create a full, captivating sound accompanying heartfelt and poetic lyrics.
My name is Rokat, I am originally from India and grew up in the Middle East and have moved to the UK. My song style is electro-pop and has a queer theme to the stories I tell. Mostly they reflect my journey. My music is to inspire and spread love and positivity.
Liam J. Edwards
An emerging pop sensation combining deep, powerful classically trained vocals and dramatic theatrical pop production. Liam J. Edwards is on a mission to provide she’s gays and theys with bops they need for every occasion.
I am a Portuguese professional violinist with experience mostly in Opera and Musical Theatre, looking to do projects with a more social engagement component to them.
TELGATE are a five piece Aggro-Glam band from Cardiff. Taking inspiration from post punk, psychedelic and glam rock, this fierce collective of queer folk are striking the stage with music that grabs your ears and slaps you across the face. With their anti-political fueled lyrics and their extravagant stage presence, TELGATE are not a band to be ignored.