About … Bio

Sandeha Lynch is a creative technician who has been working in the visual arts since the 1970s, alternating between photography and relief sculpture according to need. He works with a wide range of techniques, traditional and modern, seeking out formalist arrangements in each medium, often using equipment he has designed for the purpose.

He has drawn from a broad array of influences, citing Arnold Newman and Jane Bown, Don McCullin and Sebastiao Salgado, Caravaggio and Franz Hals, Mondrian and Matisse, Donatello, Rodin, Henry Moore and David Smith, among others.

He has an MSc in English Language Teaching Management from the University of Surrey, a BA Hons in Humanities and Social Studies from Cambridge College of Arts and Technology, and a PGCE in Post Compulsory Education and Training from Swansea Metropolitan University.

Work includes the following:

2017
Group exhibition, medals, Welsh Connections, Carmarthenshire County Museum, Carmarthen, Wales

Pinhole photo in f/D Book of Pinhole, Selinsky, f/D Publications, Medina, OH, USA

Group exhibition, photo, Arts in the Tawe Valley, Pontardawe, Wales

2016
Featured pinhole photo on f/D Pinhole Blog

“L00K”, bronze art medal, 76x59mm, published by the The British Art Medal Society. The medal was first reproduced in The Medal magazine, issue no. 68.

2015
“Aikenhead Award Medal”, bronze, 98x67mm. Produced in collaboration with the Scottish Secular Society

2014
Stand up Slide Show, Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff: Bikers and Blurs

Promotional shots, Organised Kaos Youth Circus, Pontardawe, Wales

Promotional shots, NoFit State Circus, Cardiff, Wales

2013
Photobook, Everything Belongs Here: A Sketchbook of Wales published online

Stand up Slide Show, Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff: Meniscus Blurs

2012
Promotional shots, Milonguero Tailoring, Brecon

Group exhibition, CDF Lomowall, Parque Rodó, Montevideo, Uruguay

Stand up Slide Show, Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff: Bologna and Firenze

Promotional shots, be Complementary Therapies, Cardiff

Stand up Slide Show, Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff: Defocus

2011
Stand up Slide Show, Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff: Landscape

Group exhibition, Have you seen Bob?, Cheesecake Records, Montevideo, Uruguay

Group exhibition, CDF Lomowall, Playa Ramírez, Montevideo, Uruguay

Featured Artist, Glossom Blog

Stand up Slide Show, Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff: Performance

Stand up Slide Show, Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff: Portraits

Stand up Slide Show, Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff: Bologna

Stand up Slide Show, Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff: Toy Cameras

Photo book, Three Cities, published

Stand up Slide Show, Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff: Streetwise

Editorial shot, Neath Port Talbot “Community Spirit”

Editorial shot, Collaborative Communities, Wales
Organised Kaos Youth Circus

Stand up Slide Show, Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff: Montevideo

2010
Stand up Slide Show, Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff: The Poi Spinner

Group exhibition, ARTawe Opening, Tapestri Gallery, Swansea, Wales

Group exhibition, Another Lomo in the Wall, Maldonado 880, Uruguay

Promotional shots, Two Tribes Fire Show, Organised Kaos, Newport, Wales

Promotional shots, The Big Splash 2010, Newport, Wales

Consultant and photographer for “Upstairs Downstairs”, BBC Wales Television

Group exhibition, FADU 2010, the Film and Darkroom User Forum. FADU 2010

Editorial shot, Powys Training News

Promotional shots, Maria Paz Rodriguez, Wales

Editorial shot, Royal Photographic Society Journal; September

Editorial shot, FLIP magazine for London Independent Photography; No, 16

Promotional shots, Small Nations Festival, Llandovery, Wales

Promotional shots, What’s the Colour of Money, Organised Kaos, Pontardawe, Wales

2009
Promotional shots, Phantasium, Organised Kaos and Nofit State, CMC, Cardiff, Wales

Book cover, FADU 2009, exhibition catalogue of the Film and Darkroom User Forum. FADU 2009

Promotional shots, Hay-on-Fire, Organised Kaos, Hay-on-Wye, Wales

Promotional shots, bigSMALLevents, Carmarthen, Wales

Promotional shots, Cerebra, Carmarthen, Wales

Self portrait for the “Not a Crime” campaign, published in the British Journal of Photography; Vol, 156, No, 7748

Article, “Opening the Shutter”

Promotional shots for poster, Like, Bologna, Italy

Promotional shots, English is Fun, Bologna, Italy

2008
Editorial shot, Powys Training News

CD Cover, “The Path is Clear”, Like, Bologna, Italy

Article, “The Printer’s Art” in Black & White Photography magazine, issue 92

Promotional shots for Ernie’s Rhythm Section, Brecon, Wales

Founded The Wales Film Group

Group exhibition, MindSpace, Anglia Ruskin University

Article, “The Neretta”

2007
Promotional shots for Like, a rock band in Bologna, Italy

Author portrait, From East to West and Dawn to Dusk: Photographs of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, by Robert Hudson

Promotional shots for Amanda’s Hair Studio, Ystradgynlais, Wales

Co-founder of WelshFlickrCymru photography group

2002-04
Organiser of the Photography Club at the Overseas Family College and School, Singapore.

2002
Lecture, “Sculpture: choices and processes” Overseas Family School, Singapore

2000
Consultant for the inter-college Exhibition of Visual Arts, at the College of Education, Rustaq, Oman

1999
Consultant for the Salalah College Exhibition of Visual Arts, at The Cultural Centre, Salalah, Oman

1998
Organiser and exhibitor for the first Salalah College Exhibition of Visual Arts, at the College of Education, Salalah, Oman

1997
“Weatherproof Figureheads”, cement polymer sculptures reviewed in South Wales Evening Post Plus, February, and The Western Mail newspaper, 20th January

1996
Article, “A Unique Myth”, published in Crefft, Arts Council of Wales, December

Review of sculpture, “Weatherproof Figureheads”, in The Daily Telegraph magazine, 9th November

Exhibition of “Celtic Figureheads” at Celtica, Machynlleth, and at the Grand Theatre, Swansea

1996
Lecture, “Medal Reproduction”, University of Wales, Swansea.

Exhibition of medals and castings at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

“Goofy”, and other figurines and plaques created for various Disney manufacturers

1995
“William Smellie”, a portrait medal for the Scottish Consultant Obstetricians, commissioned by Thomas Fattorini Ltd, Birmingham

Lecture, “An Obsession with Circles”, the British Art Medal Society, The Art Workers Guild, London

“Neighbourhood Watch Award” medal, in two versions, for Thomas Fattorini Ltd, Birmingham

1994
“The Gate”, a wall relief in cement, exhibited at the Anglia Ruskin University Chaplaincy, Chelmsford

“No Peace” medal, exhibited at The Gun Street Gallery, Reading, in aid of Feed the Children Charity

“Asterix and Obelix”, commissioned and issued by the British Art Medal Society, with the agreement of Les Editions Albert René, France. The medal was first reproduced in The Medal magazine, issue no. 24, and exhibited at The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, in August

Exhibitor at the F.I.D.E.M. convention in Budapest

“Chess Set”, a private sculpture commission

1993
“The Eagle”, an edition of 20 cast pewter sculptures on marble, the Light Aircraft Club of Parma, Italy

Distinction in annual competition of Art Leader magazine, for “Adolescence”, a sculpture in pewter

“SS Vincenzo and Anastasio”, a commission for 90 medals in pewter and 4 in silver

4th prize in annual competition at the Cesena Art Centre, for “Fraternity”, a sculpture in bronze

“Basket Cento”, an edition of 50 medals, the Basketball Team of Cento, Ferrara, Italy

1992
Distinction in annual competition of Art Leader magazine, for “Maternity”, a sculpture in pewter

1991
“Self Portrait” medal, reproduced in The Medal magazine, issue no. 19

1987
Royal Society of Arts Design Bursary competition. First prize for “Medal Commemorating the Victims of Apartheid” reproduced in The Medal magazine, issue no. 12

Tommy Owens, in The Shadow of a Gunman by Sean O’Casey. Mumford Theatre, Cambridge

1986
Mr Evens, in The Sea by Edward Bond. Mumford Theatre, Cambridge

1985
Major Petkoff, in Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw. Mumford Theatre, Cambridge

1983
Editorial shot, Lepra News

Sandeha Lynch has an MSc in English Language Teaching Management from the University of Surrey, a BA Hons in Humanities and Social Studies from Cambridge College of Arts and Technology, and a PGCE in Post Compulsory Education and Training from Swansea Metropolitan University.

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