14 November 2008
James Crisp is a professional
award winning composer, musician and recordist living and
working in St Davids, Pembrokeshire. His commissions include
music for theatre, radio, film television and music for
James composes Celtic Classical Guitar music and is recognised
as one of the UK`s leading Celtic Classical Guitarists. James
has also been involved in education, running guitar workshops
and teaching for the last thirty years.
The St Davids Guitar Group is made up of students who have been
taught by James Crisp. The St Davids Guitar Group is joined on
this occasion by the guest musician John Cambell on double base.
opening track again
Stone" piece of music that has been commissioned by the Friends
of the Graham Sutherland Collection to be played at the opening
of Oriel y Parc by the St Davids Guitar Group. The composition
gathers its influences from the surrounding landscape of the St
Davids Peninsular. The piece is also inspired by the colours,
textures and shapes that Graham Sutherland found in the
For more information on
James Crisp go to
The Friends of
The Graham Sutherland Collection
The "Friends" decided to commemorate the
opening of Oriel y Parc Landscape Gallery by commissioning a
piece of music for a Guitar group. The piece celebrates the
return to Pembrokeshire of works from the Sutherland Collection
left to Pembrokeshire from whence came their inspiration.
The music commissioned from James Crisp evokes not only the
landscape of Pembrokeshire, but also Graham Sutherland's
personal vision of this land.
The music composition and its performance has been made possible
by the generous contributions of many of the "Friends",
businesses and individuals living and working in St Davids to
whom we would like to express our grateful thanks. We record
their patronage by listing their names alphabetically below.
John and Gill Adie Diane Alwyn Caerfai Bay Ltd. Carreg
Construction Fay Cori Mabel Crowther Janet Davies Gordon and
Elizabeth Dent Gillian Fletcher Friends of the Graham Sutherland
Collection Michael Frost Bart and Monica Groves David and
Stephanie Halse Anne Lewis-Smith Mary Newsome Ian and Dorothy
Panton Mark Raggett Barry and Linda Rees Denys and Eirian Short
Smith Roberts Associates St Brides Bay Cottages St Davids
Peninsula Tourist Association Steve Robinson Glass Wendy
Sturgess and Christopher Ousey Elizabeth Thomas Audrey Walker Warpool
Court Hotel Rob Williams Rod and Sue Williams Lady Willoughby
View of Reception Area
Rod Williams, Rhodri Morgan (First Minister)
and Paul Loveluck (National Museum Wales)
Rod introduces the piece of music
commissioned from James Crisp (on the right) and the guitar
drawn from Ysgol Dewi Sant.
The guitar group drawn from Ysgol Dewi Sant.
Sally Moss describes the Graham Sutherland
Mike Toobey, Simon Hancock
( Chair Pembrokeshire
Coast National Park
Authority) and the First Minister.
Presentation glass commission produced by
Robinson, based upon the imagery
Sutherland's Porthclais painting.
Rod presents the piece of glass to the
to commemorate the
opening of the gallery.
General views looking down into the galleries
"All in all, I look on the hidden
places where I work as a
The Glass Presentation
The commission for the
presentation piece to the First Minister, Rhodri Morgan to
commemorate the opening of the Oriel y Parc, Landscape Gallery,
came from the Vice Chairman of the Friends of the Graham
Sutherland Collection, Rod Williams. A further piece similar,
but different in some aspects is under way for presentation to
Both Commissions were asked to reflect the Pembrokeshire
landscape and Graham Sutherland`s vision of it`s colours,
textures and forms.
The glass presentation
Steve is a glass designer, specialising in the kiln-formed
glass technique. All his work is designed and created completely
by hand, in his own studio near St Davids.
Following graduation in Glass from the
University of Wolverhampton, he has been running his own glass
design business. Previously in Shropshire and now, having
fulfilled his ambition to move to Pembrokeshire, in St Davids
Steve takes the inspiration for much of
his work from the surrounding coastal colours and textures. One
of his “signature” pieces is based on a sculptural shell form.
Each one is unique, as they are made by hand shaping in an
Much of his work is made to commission,
but pieces are for sale at his studio and in other galleries
round Pembrokeshire and nationally.
For more information go to:
The Rt.Hon. Rhodri Morgan AM
By the friends of the
Graham Sutherland Collection
on the occasion of the opening of
Oriel y Parc, Landscape Gallery,
14 November 2008
Steve working on the glass