projects

re:Source

Hydro
Launch: 14 Apr 2018 6.30-8.30 CRIC Studio, Beaufort St. Crickhowell, NP81PN.
Events: 21 Apr artist/LGV led walk at Blaen Dyar micro-hydro site: chance to talk LGV volunteers about micro-hydro to the artists about the installation at CRIC Studio.
Exhibition continues to 22 Apr. 10.00 – 5.00 (Sunday 10.00 – 1.30)

Penny Hallas and Leona Jones - artists in residence with HYDRO, Llangattock Green Valleys CIC, Brecon Beacons, Wales.

re:Source is 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.

re:Source is an imaginative response to micro-hydro, but is accompanied by the more documentary style film below, which includes the voices of workers at TGV Hydro Ltd and its sub-contractors who constructed the Blaen Dyar micro-hydro scheme.

Thanks to LGV, BBNPA’s SDF, and A&B Cymru’s CultureStep Investment Programme to strengthen and develop our 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

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

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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.

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Mission Gallery,
10 May – 19 June 2016

See blog for background to GPS Signal Lost

Ghost Jam

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An experimental semi-improvised rehearsal for a collaborative performance using poetry, film, movement, music and recorded sound.

4 Oct 2015 3.30 – 5.00pm Free
Crickhowell
Allen Fisher, Tilla Brading, Camilla Nelson, Rhys Trimble, Wanda O’Connor, Steven Hitchins, Graham Hartill, John Goodby, Lyndon Davies, Emma Lewis-Jones