"Noelle Griffiths makes paintings and artists books"> Noelle Griffiths - artist

Barragan Tree 2015 - 2016

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The Re-Take/Re-Invent project featured 15 artists who responded to the art collection of the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.  Each artist interpreted their chosen art work from the critical standpoint of their current studio practice.

"I used as my starting point the painting Ligeia by John Hoyland (1934-2011) and the 1979 BBC Arena film Six Days in September. The Arena film explores the creative process of making a painting. John Hoyland talks in a direct and honest way, making observations that resonate with artists who work in the isolation of their studio.

I made a series of paintings and recorded my creative process for each painting. Whilst painting I recorded my thoughts, observations and feelings alongside sketches of work in progress. Each day I painted a record of each colour I mixed and applied to the painting. Using these pages of colour swipes alongside text I made an artist’s book for each painting.

Each book records the making of a painting and the creative process involved. I have called each book FRAGILE from "...it's so fragile an activity making a painting, trying to bring a painting into this world..." a transcribed quote from the film Six Days in September (copyright John Hoyland Estate)"

Re-Take/Re-Invent was organised by Fine Art, Bangor University in collaboration with the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff and exhibited at Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy; Oriel Ynys Mon, Llangefni and Storiel, Bangor in 2016.

Retake exhibition

View Noelle's Re-Take/Re-Invent Project blog

View film of Noelle talking about the Re-Take/Re-Invent Project in her studio 2015

View FRAGILE artist's books exhibition at UWE Bristol 2017 and select FRAGILE 19/04/17-30/06/17

The Re-Take/Re-Invent project (2014-2016) was supported by Arts Council of Wales; Bangor University; Partner, National Museum Wales; Welsh Government and The National Lottery.