You may remember that Nathan Wyburn, renowned and super talented pop-artist and author of Not That Kind of Art, recently created some amazing artwork featuring the revered Welsh poet Dylan Thomas for local bar and restaurant Cameo Club. This March, Nathan will be at a talk and book signing at the infamous birthplace and family home of the poet at 5 Cwndonkin Drive, Swansea.
"Join the young Welsh artist that everyone is talking about as he talks of his distinctive art style and creations that have seen him feature on TV shows, newspapers and magazines across the globe! Nathan will also be signing copies of his new book 'Not That Kind of Art' with a small accompanying exhibition."
"You won't find watercolours, pastels or oils in Nathan's work. Whether Twiggy crafted out of Twiglets, Michael Mcintyre with Marmite or Rowan Atkinson from baked beans, his celebrity portraits combine the pop-art sensibilities of Andy Warhol with non-traditional materials, creating art which is refreshing and unique. Collected for the first time, his art is presented alongside the inspiring story of his fight for both personal and professional acceptance, and his rise from South Wales valleys to national television."
The event will be run by managers of The Dylan Thomas Birthplace organisation. The house is owned by Geoff Haden, who lovingly restored the building to its 1914 condition to preserve the memories and influences which the family home had on Dylan Thomas's work. Today the building is a firm stop on the trail of any Dylan Thomas enthusiast, and is available for visits, guided tours and even dinner parties and overnight stays.
This is just one of the many exciting things to come in Nathan's calender. Be sure to catch him at Spread The Word Literature Festival in March, as well as Cardiff Children's Literature Festival in April!
The event takes place Friday 4th March at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £8 (including refreshments) and are available from the Dylan Thomas Birthplace website, or alternatively call 01792 472 555.
Not That Kind of Art is out now!