Sunday, October 12, 2008

Welsh Art Now

Almost everyone I meet these days claims to be an artist of one sort or another. Seriously, you can't move for conceptual artists on my estate. So it's kind of strange, when you think about it, that Wales has never really had a decent contemporary art magazine. Until now, that is.

Martin Allman has just launched Welsh Art Now (WAN), a new art journal for Wales. It is aimed not only at practitioners but anyone with an interest in the subject. That's all of us, right? The mag is intended to be a platform for young artists and, hopefully, along the way it will engender a bit of debate on the Welsh arts scene.

Issue one features, amongst other things, work by pop artist Brian Jones; an article by Heike Roms; and there's even a piece on murderabilia by yours truly, where I suggest that the best way to get ahead in the Welsh art world is to go on a monumental killing spree.

Welsh Art Now will be available at various outlets, soon. But if you can't wait that long (and who could possibly blame you if you can't?) it is available for purchase, right now, via their website. Check it out.