Artist On A Bench

I am taking a little break from AOAB, hope to back soon.
Artist On A Bench, is a voluntary arts project being developed by Cardiff based musician Bel Blue and community connector and artist Allan Herbert. The project evolved from a morning spent sketching, writing and chatting to passers by on a Barry Island Bench.
Art-Music-Poetry-Literature from the bench
Accessible-Arts Engagement
The Bench is a place where we can belong
A therapeutic Project
Artist On Bench: creating site specific material to the landscape and environment surrounding a bench-En Plein Air- to create and communicate, connect and explore in a variety of mediums.
See you on the bench…
August In Residence at The Workers Gallery
An afternoon artists residency at The Workers Gallery, Ynyshir, Wales

Film by Lucy Jane Purrington

Music by Bel Blue

As part of the ‘The August In Residence Programme 2019’ at The Workers Gallery, musician Bel Blue and Photographer, Video Artist, Lucy Jane Purrington celebrated and explored the conviviality of benches. This film has been created from the sounds, conversations and visual images captured during their residency on 08 August 2019 at The Workers Gallery, Ynyshir, Rhonda Cynon Taff, Wales.

To find out more about Lucy Jane Purrington:

To find out more about Bel Blue:

For more info Artist On A Bench @artistsbench

Artist On A Bench at madeinroath festival 2018

Artist On A Bench where delighted to be spend a lovely afternoon on the bench at madeinroath festival 2018,  in the Grounds Of The Mackintosh Community Centre on Sat 20th October 11-3pm 2018. Thanks to everyone who took part and joined us on the bench to create such vibrant art, words and music.  #madeinroath2018


All festival details and events in the festival brochure,

More From The Bench

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The Friendship Bench

Artist On A Bench is collaborating with Barry based Art4U, this has involved the creation of Barry’s first Friendship Bench at Barry Knap and Lake Gardens, a place to  create and connect in nature. For more information
En plein air’ is a French phase meaning the work was made outside in the landscape ‘on site’. Van Gogh carried his easel into the open air to capture the bright light of Provence. The artist produces work outside to utilize the natural light and elements of the weather to represent the felling of being on that site at that specific moment in time.