I have spent the last year drawing portraits at Rhydypennau Library, where I have heard many lovely stories. This is where this work began.
It is Christmas time, possibly Boxing Day, 1946 or 1947. The Pride of Roath Park boat is taken out on the lake, decorated to look like a swan and carrying a fleet of swan ballerinas, tutus and all. Hazel was 12 and one of the young ballerinas who attended the local ballet school just opposite the lake, she has long been hoping to find a photo of this event.
These paintings are inspired by Hazel’s story and quest to find a photograph. They are part memory and a partly imagined re-telling of this tale.
All ages welcome.
Disability Access: Yes
Family Friendly: Yes