Matthew finds inspiration in Welsh seaside residency

Far away from the Midlands, Matthew Macaulay who is normally based in Coventry is currently on a residency in Aberystwyth.
Matthew, who is originally from Shetland, gained a BA Hons in Fine Art at Coventry University in 2010. He has worked in the city since, most recently from a fantastic studio at Pluspace Radio, overlooking Broadgate, where he is also the director of the Pluspace Gallery, which is taking a holiday.

Since the start of December he has been Artist in Residence at Aberystwyth Art Centre, and has made a series of paintings that focus on his experience in and around the town.
They are described as vague and fragmented in their meaning, so we explore our relationship with what we see and know. Inspiration includes personal memories and photographs, postcards, film stills and magazine adverts.
Matthew is taking part in residence talks with other artists at the Art Centre on Thursday, 31 January at 6pm, and will also be operating an Open Studio on February 21 – 24 inclusive, if you happen to be on the Welsh coast.
If that’s a bit far away, his new work will be on show at the Lewis Gallery at Rugby School from April 23 – May 4.


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