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  1. Mostyn in Llandudno is currently gearing up for a new exhibition of the work of one of Wales' foremost sculptors, but as you can see from these pictures it's no easy task. Blaenau Ffestiniog-based sculptor David Nash constructs works from wood, as well using living plants and trees to create a...

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  2. Pont Books have released a new title that explores the work of one of the most important artists living and working in Wales, sculptor David Nash. Nash was born in Surrey in 1945. He studied at Kingston College of Art and Brighton College of Art before attending Chelsea School of Art between 1...

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  3. Like sculpture? Make sure you watch a new programme on BBC Two Wales tonight about Wales-based artist David Nash, one of the leading figures in sculpture in Britain. Nash was born in Esher, Surrey in 1945. He studied at Kingston College of Art, Brighton College of Art and Chelsea School of Art, and moved to Blaenau Ffestiniog in north Wales after leaving Chelsea. He is considered one of Britain's most important living artists and has established an international reputation. His sculptures are held in collections at major galleries and public spaces around the world. This programme reveals how Blaenau Ffestiniog is fundamental to the artist's ideas and has been a major part of his success. Working in wood, Nash has developed a deep understanding of his materials. Natural forces and the nature of the tree itself are integral to his art. Cut with a chainsaw and allowed to crack, warp and bend or planted on a hillside to grow into a form as a 'living sculpture', the landscape of north Wales is often the foundation of his work. David Nash is on BBC Two Wales on Thursday 2 June at 7pm, and will be available to watch again on the BBC iPlayer for the subsequent seven days.

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  4. Guardian, the new memorial to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Six Bells mining disaster, has now been completed. On 28 June 1960 a coal and gas explosion tore through the Six Bells colliery killing 45 miners. Welsh-based sculptor Sebastien Boyesen was commissioned to build a new memor...

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  5. An exhibition featuring some of the best contemporary art in Wales has gone on display at the St Dogmaels Gallery summer show. The summer exhibition at the gallery in Cardigan showcases painting, photography, sculpture and film, and features work by artists such as Dan Backhouse, Elizabeth Ha...

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  6. National Poet of Wales Gillian Clarke has a written a new poem to mark the 50th anniversary of the Six Bells colliery disaster. Monday 28 June marked 50 years since the explosion at the Arael Griffin pit at the Six Bells Colliery that killed 45 men. Photograph of Gillian Clarke © Academi /...

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  7. Villagers in Aberdyfi have agreed to be part of artist Marcus Vergette's Time and Tide Bell project, a permanent installation of 12 bells around Britain, that expresses ideas of community and individuality, with resonance both symbolical and acoustic. The community of the north west Wales town ...

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  8. BBC Cymru Wales is searching for an artist to create a permanent tribute to the late broadcaster Ray Gravell. The commission is to create a portrait sculpture in memory of the accomplished rugby player from Mynydd-y-Garreg who became a familiar and much-loved presenter on BBC Wales services.

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