exhibitions

Binocular: disturbance

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Shared concerns from collaboration with Suffolk-based artist Caroline Wright are realised in work that explores the position and experience of the insider and outsider, using TestBed to challenge ideas through drawings, exchange and display of objects, parallel walking, mapping of locations and other works. The Skirrid Mountain, Monmouthshire, located on the fringe of the Black Mountains is our site of investigation as we unpick what it means to be familiar and unfamiliar and the disturbance this causes.


For more about the Binocular:disturbance show see a-n Binocular Blog.

Binocular-TestBed2016reducedBinocular is an Arts Council Wales funded production project. Supported by a Professional Development Bursary from a-n The Artist Information Company


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Nonarchy

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The Nonarchy comes to Cardiff – to gently spread misrule.

9 -16 Oct 2016 Made in Roath

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Artists sharing work done during a 2 month residency in a city centre office block.

5 Oct 7 – 9pm
For details see Floating Island Gallery and their facebook page

Binocular: Ar yr Ymylon / On The Edge

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Together Apart: an alternative walk through Abergavenny with Suffolk artist Caroline Wright as part of PEAK‘s fringe programme of cultural talks from border land. National Eisteddfod 2016.

This artist led walk is the first chance to see and hear about work arising from the Arts Council Wales funded collaborative project: BINOCULAR

Many of us instinctively pick up objects on walks, find ourselves putting them in our pockets or holding onto them and wondering, perhaps, about the story behind them. Or we may hold onto objects of significance that have come into our possession in other ways, from a relative, a gift, or even that object that camefrom a cereal packet.

On this short walk around the streets of Abergavenny, artists Penny Hallas (living and working in the Black Mountains) and Caroline Wright (living and working in Suffolk) will explore themes of insider /ousider through introducing some of the objects they have discovered on opposite sides of the UK. Narratives will mesh as objects are taken out of context and re-placed, and the emotions of a stranger are contrasted with those of us who feel at home. Please feel free to bring along an object that you have picked up on a walk near your home – and maybe we will discover new objects of our own on the walk.

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Binocular is an Arts Council Wales funded production project. Supported by a Professional Development Bursary from a-n The Artist Information Company


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GPS Signal Lost

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GPS System Lost
is concerned with observing and recording, over a period of five years, some of the strange interplay between human and natural activity in and around the caves of Craig Y Cilau Nature Reserve near Abergavenny. It is a collage of films and stills, animations and projections in the tunnels of Eglwys Faen, using centuries of graffitti as backdrop.

The film also plays as a personal homage to my father, photographer and one-time pot-holer, on whose last camera the material for this film was gathered.

the [...] space,
Mission Gallery,
10 May – 19 June 2016

See blog for background to GPS Signal Lost

Nonarchy

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The work of nine artists – the Nonarchy – gently spreads misrule throughout the former Sports Direct Store at Undegun from April fools day to the end of the month.

Working across a range of approaches, including film, installation, animation, interventions in the landscape, drawing, painting and sculpture, they present something of a flow of ideas between the cultural and artistic foci of Undegun in Wrexham and The Creative Network, at Arts Alive Wales in the Black Mountains. Part of the excitement of this collaborative venture arises from the diversity of approaches of the artists. The challenge consists in responding to the venue itself, creating new work, or re-exploring established work in relation to the site and to the developing responses of the other artists.

NONARCHY PosterSusan Adams
Morag Colquhoun
Justine Cook
Penny Hallas
Richard Harris
Jamie Lake
Chris Nurse
Tessa Waite
Philip Watkins

For more details go to: http://thisproject.co.uk/undegun/
or https://www.facebook.com/Undegun/?fref=ts.

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The Tales we Tell

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Installation of new and old work relating to the re-telling of the myths of Orpheus and Eurydice
Un Deg Un, Wrexham
30 Jan - 28 Feb 2015

opening event 30 Jan 6-9pm
closing event 28 Feb 2-5pm A group of poets, musicians and a voice improvisation artist
perform in relation to the installation – the latest in a series of films/performances, each of which
offers a retelling of the myth, and of the collaborative process itself. With Steve Boyland, Lyndon Davies, Anthony Mellors, Scott Thurston and Rhys Trimble

Go to my blog for more information.

Boxing the Chimera

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An exhibition of imaginative responses to the contents of three South Wales museums, including
the Swansea Museum Collection Centre, celebrating the beauty and variety of objects on display
and exploring their relation to community and place.

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From Here and There: drawings from Swansea to Colorado

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Trip to Colorado as part of Elysium Gallery’s artist exchange with Clara Hatton
Gallery Colorado USA. Showing drawings and A Short Film about Drawing

26 Sept – 23Oct 2014 Clara Hatton Gallery, U.S.A &
29 Nov – 13 Dec 2014 Elysium Gallery, UK

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Paybox

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3 May – 31st May 2014

Exhibition of new drawings and film made in response to the collection at Newport Museum and Art Gallery. The exhibition represents initial thoughts for Boxing the Chimera, an ongoing Arts Council Wales funded research and development project exploring the real and imagined contents of three museums in South Wales. Follow the blog boxing the chimera for more information.

Still from Paybox film. Music by Robin Wiltshire: https://soundcloud.com/rw-music-1

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