A hub for all of Wales Arts Review’s interviews with Wales’s leading artists in The Artist Q&A series.
The Artist Q&A series questions Welsh artists, musicians, performers, and writers, on their influences and motivations for artistic creation. The interviews contain everything from the artists’ latest projects to their relationship with social media and religion. The series discovers how artists are influenced through the means of collaboration, culture, and inspiration. Wales Arts Review questions artists on their power to change society and how they face their greatest challenges.
Award-winning poet Philip Gross discusses the influence of his ‘species’ of origins and the ‘essential nutrient’ of collaboration. Gross talks about his favourite artists and his belief in the ‘deeper changes’ created unconsciously by an artist.
Artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins discusses growing up in Newport, his creative influences, and the art of collaboration. Hicks-Jenkins expresses the impact of the artists who taught him to ‘analyse and appreciate’ and talks about the challenges of adapting to digital art.
Author and former Children’s Laureate of Wales Eloise Williams talks about her experience growing up in Llantrisant and her battles with self-belief. Williams confesses her love for Beyoncé and her passion for emphasising art in the education system.
Turkish-born novelist and screenwriter Ozgür Uyanik talks influences, process, and the distractions of Cardiff street life. Uyanik highlights the impact of other writers on his work and their ‘inspirational mastery of language’.
Singer-songwriter Angharad talks about the influence of Swansea, ambitions, and her new persona as musical chameleon. Angharad speaks about her forthcoming album Motherland and the ‘joys and horrors of motherhood’.