Sandeha Lynch ... Photography and Sculpture
Arts Biography

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 on Blurb
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