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’ wonthe 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.
"Self-portraits have been a recurring theme in the past year.
When one’s outer environment freezes, the ever-morphing perspective of the observer becomes the centre of attention.
Art is an attempt to understand the self and the not-self; wriggling between anemones of analogies to put something down...(something real.)
There are no secrets when you listen…"
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.
Kira Hartley is a trans Marine Biologist and Zoologist who promotes and demonstrates the impacts humans have on the environment through photography, art and talks.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.