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Discover a range of articles and videos perfect for that 5-minute browse or take a deep dive into a variety of subjects connected to contemporary art. From in-focus articles and videos about artists and artworks, to exhibition highlights, creative responses and information about different projects, take a look at contributions from across Wales.

Cynfas is your space to find contributions, discussions, and points of view on contemporary art.

FLANAGAN, Barry, Small Nijinsky Hare © Artist Estate / Bridgeman 
New British Sculpture of the 1980s
Jennifer Dudley, Art Collections Management and Access Curator – Amgueddfa Cymru
20 November 2023
Broken Yet Beautiful
Apekshit Sharma, Curatorial Intern
14 November 2023
The Blind Harpists: Another Look
Steph Roberts
1 November 2023
Learning Article
What Can you Do in a Gallery?
Sean Kenny, Senior Learning Officer - Amgueddfa Cymru
5 April 2023
Hands on Heritage: Demystifying Acquisitions
Neil Lebeter and Umulkhayr Mohamed
12 February 2023
The Rules of Art? A discussion with artist Caroline Walker
Carys Tudor, Digital Curator – Art, Amgueddfa Cymru
12 February 2023
Learning Article
Talking to Children about Art
Sian Lile Pastore
11 February 2023

Cynfas Issues

Issue 10: Fashion

Editor's notes
Charlotte James
16 November 2022
All The Men Were Suffering From Dust
Ffian Jones and Siôn Marshall-Waters
17 November 2022
The earth remains yet flowers change
Laurie Broughton
22 November 2022
Megan Winstone
22 November 2022
A Warm Embrace
Ophelia Dos Santos
28 November 2022

Issue 9: Sustainability

Issue 8: Making New Work – Artists Respond to the Now

Editor's notes
Making New Work: Artists Respond to the Now
Amgueddfa Cymru and Arts Council of Wales
20 December 2021
Reflections of Covid
Jo-Anna Duncalf
15 December 2021
She let me play the organ
Mia Roberts
15 December 2021
Texture Map
Philip Cheater
15 December 2021
A World View
Geraint Ross Evans
15 December 2021
All the Rage (The Princess and the Pea)
Emily Laurens
15 December 2021
Do you think they know we’re Gay?
Dafydd Williams
15 December 2021
The Betrayal Cycle
João Saramago
15 December 2021

Issue 7: Power, Money and Visual Culture

Editor's notes
Power, Money and Visual Culture
Beau W. Beakhouse and Sadia Pineda Hameed
24 November 2021
Paintings, Peasants & Philanthropy
Jon Doyle
24 November 2021
In Response to the Police Truncheon
She Elloise
24 November 2021
Art Work as Work: Contesting Labour
Stephen Heinson
24 November 2021

Issue 6: Art and Music

Editor's notes
Art and Music
Emma Daman Thomas
19 July 2021
When Warhol Came To Bangor
Kieran Owen
19 July 2021
O Fargam i Valletta
Francesca Dimech
19 July 2021
Madame Ceski
19 July 2021
Snowdonia, Wales 1989
Sweet Baboo
19 July 2021

Issue 5: Cynefin/Habitat

Cynefin Conversation Cards
Celf ar y Cyd
27 May 2021
Catrin Menai
27 May 2021
Twigs of Ash
David Mullin
27 May 2021
Tomorrow Stones
27 May 2021
No Change
Sioned Jones
27 May 2021
The Folk Song We All Know
The Angharad
27 May 2021

Issue 4: Queer Looking

Issue 3: Art, Food and the Environment

Issue 2: Arts in Health

Editor's notes
Edition 2 - Arts in Health
Angela Maddock
28 October 2020
The Pause for Hospital Art
Zain Amir
28 October 2020
Where are the Disability Arts?
Amanda Wells
28 October 2020
Comfort in Small Things
Angela Maddock
28 October 2020
The Art of Wellbeing
Maria Hayes
28 October 2020
Learning Resource: Hexagon Patchwork
Becky Adams
10 November 2020

Issue 1: Black Lives Matter