Films

Canalworks

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Exhibition and related events exploring major engineering works on the Monmouthsire & Brecon Canal.

During the winter of 2016 /17 the Llangattock stretch of the canal was closed and drained for repair and re-lining, interrupting the flow of water and navigation from the Beacons to the Sea. This exhibition shows these engineering works in progress, in the context of industrial heritage and the interchange of human and natural forces. Painting, drawing, video and found objects from the canal, its feeder streams and the interconnecting network of paths, tramways and roads.

Exhibition: 5 Oct – 11 Nov. Andrew Lamont Gallery, Brecon, LD3 7EW
Canal walk: 29 Oct 2-4pm with Kevin Phillips of Canal and River Trust
Poetry and Performance: 4 Nov 5.30 – 6.30 with GhostJam and Canalchemy at Andrew Lamont Gallery
Response to Canalworks: Allen Fisher_Hallas Towpath 1 initial analysis subsequent consideration

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A unique collaborative audio/visual installation created from material gathered during the construction of the recently completed micro-hydro scheme at Blaen Dyar above the Clydach Gorge. By Penny Hallas and Leona Jones - artists in residence with HYDRO, Llangattock Green Valleys CIC, Brecon Beacons, Wales.

 re:Source programme notes and feedback

A response to re:Source by Graham Hartill

 A response to re:Source by Frances Presley

“This has so many different dimensions – at times in the reality of the micro-hydro, at times in some supercharged realm. Always returning to the insistent flow of the water”

Thanks to LGV, BBNPA’s SDF, and A&B Cymru’s CultureStep Investment Programme to strengthen and develop Jones and Hallas’s creative partnership with LGV.

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Binocular

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Event: 15 Mar 2018 2-3pm East/West exchange: artists speaking from their respective geographical areas, including an interactive reading. With Dr Adrian Healy of Cardiff University’s School of Planning and Geography.

Closing drinks: 23 Mar 6-8pm

In this new phase of collaboration with Suffolk-based artist Caroline Wright, we continue to explore the position and experience of ‘insider’ and ‘outsider’, taking the Skirrid Mountain, Monmouthshire as the site of investigation

Exhibition runs 1 – 24 Mar 2018
Arcade Cardiff
Queen’s Arcade, Queen’s St. Cardiff, CF10 2BY
Unit 3b, by New Look, down the escalators

One Minute Artists Moving Image Festival

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23-25 Feb ’18
A One Minute film festival taking place in North Wales dedicated to artists moving image. Including my films DadaUmm (pictured) and Heads of the Valleys (see Working Landscape post, Jan 18)
Launch: 23 Feb 6.30 – 8.00pm

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For programme and venue details go to: One minute North Wales
Twitter @OneMinuteWales
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/oneminutenorthwales/

Working Landscape

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31 Jan 2018 6-7pm
The Art House, Wakefield WF1 2TE

Peak Collective screening programme, with works providing shifting encounters with place. My film, Heads of the Valleys will be shown alongside film by artists Susan Adams, Edwin Burdis, Stefhan Caddick, Rebecca Chesney, Morag Colquhoun, Anna Falcini, Islet / Ewan Jones Morris, Sion Marshall-Waters, Chris Nurse and Helen Sear.

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Beyond Orpheus Beyond Eurydice

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An evening of poetry, film, movement, voice improvisation and recorded sound.

27 Oct 7.45pm.
Centre 151, Whiston Rd, London E2 8BL
Free (voluntary contributions welcome)

GHOST JAM with
Steve Boyland
Lyndon Davies
Nia Davies
Steven Hitchins
Camilla Nelson
Julia Rose Lewis
Anthony Mellors
Scott Thurston

This event follows performance/presentation earlier in the day at the Translating Eurydice Conference
University of East London, Stratford Campus. Both performances represent the latest in the long-running
sequence of collaborations arising from the Orpheus Project (2010).
Click here for more details about the Orpheus Project.
Click here to see a video clip.

Canalchemy

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A series of collaborative performances along the route of the deleted Glamorganshire canal.
See Steve Hitchen’s Canalchemy

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.

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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

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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