This was the last of the Cardiff Arts Free Festivals, the brainchild of Andy and delivered with support of artists and Little Man and poets and musicians in the centre of Cardiff.
For a fair few years now Cardiff Life Model Collective, through Andy’s contact with Harry, have been working with the great Harry Holland who has private sketching sessions two or three times a week at his studio in Cardiff.
We were approached by the organisers of the 2019 Expression conference, to be held in Cardiff, to provide a model for a workshop or two.
It was a standard evening life drawing for us at Cardiff Life Model Collective BUT we had the BBC along and the producers brought with them Hayley from ‘The Call Centre’.
This was the first piece written about us and unfortunately it no longer exists apart from a grainy and degraded photo of the actual pages…
Jake and Indie, degree students at The University of South Wales, approached Andy and asked would he be up for a film being made about his lifestyle. They had been pointed towards him by jake’s partner who said Andy was a Cardiff Character…
Andy was approached by Dana Inglehart, a filmaker undertaking a masters at the Uni of South Wales. Dana wanted to make a film about Andy’s work as a life model for hen parties and of course he helped her out.
Cardiff Life Models are unique. We regularly have more than one model working a session and often deliver performances, some well planned and some made up to a theme on the evening.
Flatholm is an island situated a short distance from Cardiff Bay. It’s clearly visible from Penarth along with it’s sister island Steepholm. Andy booked sole use of the island for an art residential and some get away from it all fun for a weekend at the end of August 2015.
In early March 2017 a group from Cardiff Life Model Collective, both artists and models, rocked up to San Sofi Hostel in San Miguel, Tenerife, and had a week of sketching, walking and photography.