Helfa Gelf


Maria Lamburn

  • Mixed Media,
  • Digital Print,
  • Installation


Music is very much a substitute for place 1.10.13 Jeremy William Lamburn, composer/cellist 1962-2014

Several years ago I released myself from writing music with any tools other than manuscript paper a pencil and a rubber. I wanted to feel that I could create and record my compositional flow wherever I was - I spend a lot of time on and in water, away from a studio with a computer.

My first Play On Instagram post went up on Rathlin Island on 27th July 2016. I was on a sailing trip from Wales to Scotland via Ireland and had reached Rathlin harbour at dawn. After a swim later that day I sat at edge of the lake and wrote, Scotland to the right and Northern Ireland to the left, then mused how I could relay the music and situe online.

Ultimately for me the art unfolds as a real life happening, governed by my body being functional. My body is the temple - studio incorporate - of my soul.

Although I love to work creatively outdoors in nature, I am also blessed with a home and use of the Atelier in Caernarfon's Institwt for indoor studio activities. These places are special creative spaces for me, so I welcome you to Maes Helen to meet me as participating artist Maria Lamburn Multimedia Artist with Helfa Gelf Open Studios.

On 22nd September 2-4pm you are warmly invited as my guest to a private view of the three highly commended images for the Welsh Highland Railway poster competition at the new station in Caernarfon. My image NG143 Aberglaslyn Dragon is one of the winning three.

If you like to draw and paint for yourself you may like to come along to the drop-in lifedrawing which I host every Wednesday evening 6.30-9.30pm in the Atelier, Yr Institwt, Caernarfon. The session is open to beginners, students 16+ and professional artists. For further enquiries please visit galeriTONIC Model

If you wish to share thoughts, ideas and artwork please join in on the Welsh Art Thread Agora Edau Celf Cymraeg forum I set up as an arts network in Wales and further afield.

Visit Maria Madalena Aromatherapy if you would like to explore some of my olfactory and taste interests.

Some of my brother's music can be heard on Jeremymusic and Bandcamp Maria Lamburn.

Of course there are always CDs and gigs for you to come to. Thanks so much for your interest, I look forward to meeting you.

Directions to studio

Follow the A487 from Caernarfon to Porthmadog taking the first right turn after the Tesco roundabout towards Llanfaglan/Saron.

Continue along Pant Road past Fron Goch Garden Centre and over the crossroads in the centre of Llanfaglan, continuing through the village.

Maes Helen is on the left before the right turn to Y Foryd.

Studio information

Family friendly Wheelchair friendly Parking nearby Toilet access Welsh Speaker Work for sale Price range Free and upwards Commissions accepted

Contact & address Details

Atelier Caernarfon will be showing at

Maes Helen, Llanfaglan LL54 5RD

+44 7984 004 707

Studio Opening Times

September 2018 Times:
Opening Times: 11am - 5pm
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    Late Friday Opening Days:
    Opening Times: 7pm - 9pm
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Welsh composer-performer-healer working in sonic, visual and olfactory arts, healing and education. Welsh-speaker. 

Interdisciplinary compositions engage art and healing with contemporary science. Written and improvised music (contemporary/jazz/folk/world music), visual art, photography, film, scent, story-telling and bodywork through modelling, and as a student shaman and professional complementary therapist specialising in therapeutic application of organic essential oils, massage, reflexology, TCM, nutrition, and holistic philosophy.

MURMUR (1999) debut CD, featuring Maria Lamburn, Mark Lockheart, Huw Warren, Dudley Phillips and Martin France - Babel (BDV 2027) 

HEAVEN ON EARTH (2006) featuring Maria Lamburn, Stuart Hall, Dudley Phillips, Ian Thomas, and Bosco D'Oliveira - Maizeh Music

TAITH AMSER (2007) songs with Welsh lyrics by Maria Lamburn with her specially-commissioned images by photo-journalist Rhodri Jones - Maizeh Music.

The TAITH AMSER CD came out of an Arts Council of Wales Creative Wales Award to tour.

CDs are available online at http://www.marialamburn.com

PLAY ON - daily tune post on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mari...

Maizeh Music music publishing 1998-

galeriTONIC Arts-Healing-Education 2009-

Galeri Tonic @Institwt weekly life drawing sessions with me in the Atelier at The Institwt, Caernarfon.

Welsh Art Thread AGORA Edau Celf Cymraeg 2016 online forum set up by me in 2016 for artists to share ideas and creativity online; the community is local but also engages further afield, linking for example with the South Lakes Arts Collective.

© galeriTONIC LIVING ART a real arts & healing HAPPENING

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