Angela Magee

Angela Magee

I am interested in the human psyche – in the way that fleeting, forgotten memories pervade our consciousness. I like to reimagine the familiar and to question hidden context and the significance of life’s dualities.I work primarily with digital painting, photography, installation and film. Sometimes I want my art to amuse, other times to disturb, but ultimately, I hope to challenge people to see things in a different way.

I live with my family in Barry, in the Vale of Glamorgan, and enjoy photographing and filming the inspiring landscapes of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast and the Brecon Beacons National Park. I had always hoped to do a degree in fine art, but things didn’t work out that way, and instead I’ve enjoyed a rewarding career in marketing and communications. It was only when my youngest daughter started an illustration degree five years ago that I suddenly realised how much I regretted not doing an art degree myself. So, at the age of 49, and with the support of my family, I bit the bullet, resigned from my job, and signed up for a fine art Foundation course. It was a radical decision, but I've never looked back or regretted it, and I’m now on the second year of a Fine Art Degree at Cardiff Metropolitan Univerdsity, enjoying every moment.

Latest Posts

19.07.2017 / Venice reflections  →

It’s been a month and a half since I returned from my stint as an invigilator in Venice at James Richard’s show, Music for the gift, at the Cymru yn Fenis Wales. Since then I’ve had plenty of time to reflect on the experience and how it’s changed my perspective going into my final year as a fine art student.  

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23.05.2017 / Making the connection  →

Another busy week, in which we hosted our first Invigilator Breakfast club, and I took advantage of my free ticket to visit the Arsenale. 

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16.05.2017 / Settling down after a whirlwind first week  →

Well it was an eventful, full-on first week, and this is the first chance I've had to post a blog entry... 

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Project

I will look for visual similarities between elements of artworks at the Biennale and everyday Venice life, whether it’s a subject, shape or colour, and will photograph them and present the works side by side. I also plan to make a short film of my Biennale experience. I'm looking forward to escaping all my day-to-day responsibilities and spending a month absorbed in the art world’s equivalent of the Olympics! I plan to soak up the whole experience to enrich my own practice, and to take the opportunity tell everybody about the incredible art scene that we have in Wales.