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MYRIORAMA

10 Feb – 6 May 2024 Gallery 2, Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
Celebrating the bicentenary of the myriorama.

200 years ago J.H. Clark and S. Leigh created a game to tap into a new craze sweeping Europe.
Meaning ‘many views’, their Myriorama was a set of 16 illustrated cards that could be rearranged to create
a near-endless variety of cohesive scenes. Long before cinema this was seen as a fine amusement for all
the family. I use but subvert the Myriorama’s idealised picturesque aesthetic, combining and intermingling narratives, deliberately introducing elements of dissonance and misfit as a way of extending conversations
about how we perceive and value the land in a time of environmental crisis.

Gweld y wybodaeth yma yn Gymraeg ar-lein

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus SY23 3DE

A Private Land / Tir Diarffordd

Oct 28 – Oct 29 The Muse, Glamorgan St. Brecon.
Two day collaborative Art Lab to share narratives about the former Mid Wales Hospital.
With Susan Adams and guests. See A Private Land / Tir Diarffordd for full details of the weekend events and
the BLOG to read all about the project

Ymunwch â ni yn ystod ein labordy celf cydweithredol dros 2 ddiwrnod i weld, clywed a rhannu naratif newydd
am yr hen ysbyty a phobl sy’n gysylltiedig ag ef cyn iddo ddiflannu’n llwyr. Edrychwch ar y dolenni am yr holl fanylion.

Our Picturesque Landscape

See the full 14 panel myriorama as part of the Our Picturesque Landscape Project exhibition at
The Dory Gallery 16 Sept – 8 Oct 2023 exhibition open 10am-4pm (closed Mondays)

15 Sept 3-4pm Private View
30 Sept 2–4pm Artists in Conversation. Book via eventbrite
1 Oct 10.30-12.30 Make a goup myriorama: free workshop
https://myriorama.eventbrite.co.uk

The Dory Gallery, Regent St, Llangollen LL20 8HL

Image: 3 of 14 interchangeable panels: crayon, charcoal, graphite, black chalk on paper, each panel 75.5 cms x 218. These 14 panels can be rearranged in nearly a trillion different ways. Video clip and more info -see recent posts on instagram

The Reading Group

Catseyes en route: Llangatwg to Cardiff for The Reading Group Exhibition at Oriel Canfas
9 Sept – 5 Oct 2023
9 Sept Opening 3-6pm

Oriel Canfas, 44a Glamorgan St, Cardiff, CF5 1QS
Open 1-4.30 Tues – Fri, 11-4.30 Sat
With Frances Woodley, Chris Nurse, Susan Adams, Jacqueline Alkema, Jan Bennett, Jane Fletcher, Kay Keogh, David Gould, Carol Hiles, Heather Parnell, Tiff Oben, Jess Woodrow
Co-curated by Chris Nurse and Frances Woodley

Image: Route 2 (7) 2022, part of a series of 24 paintings on glass catseyes (oil, each 1.5 cm) seated in 12 rubber casings (acrylic, each 9.5 x 8cms x 5cms)

Y Lle Celf

5-12 Aug /Awst 2023 Y Lle Celf, National Eisteddfod Genedlaethol, Boduan, Wales
5 Aug 18.00 Ceremony and launch / Seremoni a Lansiad

@yllecelf
@eisteddfod

Image: detail of one of three drawings in the exhibition / manylyn un o’ fy narluniau yn yr arddangosfa

Lost in Transit

New work in response to The Carriageworks, Denbigh
6 May 2023 Launch 1-3 pm,
6 May – 25 June (opening days Thurs – Sat 11-4pm)

Lost in Transit brings together different creative responses to the building’s original purpose and context, showcasing drawings, photographs, found objects and sculptural reflections to explore the record of history, permanence, transience and absence.

With Louise Short and Zoe Preece, curated by Alex Boyd Jones
The Carriageworks, 6, Love Lane, Denbigh, LL16 3LU

A Private Land / Tir Diarffordd

Susan Adams and I are starting a new project together, thanks to Arts Council Wales and National Lottery support.

After more than a century, the physical remains of the former Mid-Wales Hospital are falling into the final stages of dissolution, but it remains a site of intense and complex emotional resonance for many different communities and groups. Entering imaginatively into the site and the hidden stories it suggests, we will invite the voices of people who have experienced mental health issues there or do so currently in the community. Culminating in co-produced arts events/installations, we will form new narratives in creative ways before both site and memories are lost to us.

Mae Susan Adams a finnau yn dechrau prosiect newydd gyda’n gilydd, wedi’i gynorthwyo gan Gyngor Celfyddau Cymru a’r Loteri Genedlaethol.

Ar ôl dros ganrif, mae olion ffisegol o’r cyn-Ysbyty Canolbarth Cymru yn disgyn i gamau olaf o’i ddiddymiad, ond fe barheir i fod yn safle o berthnasedd emosiynol dwys a chymhleth i lawer o gymunedau a grwpiau gwahanol. Trwy archwilio’r safle mewn ffordd ddychmygus a cheisio darganfod y straeon cudd ymhlyg, byddwn yn gwahodd lleisiau unigolion o fewn y gymuned sydd wedi delio gyda phroblemau iechyd meddwl ac unigolion a phrofir yn bresennol. Byddwn yn cloi gyda digwyddiadau/gosodiadau celfyddydol wedi’u cyd-gynhyrchu, gan llunio chwedlau newydd mewn ffyrdd creadigol cyn i ni golli’r safle a’r atgofion i gyd.

https://www.a-n.co.uk/blogs/a-private-land-tir-diarffordd/post/52629564/

 

Achievements

18 Mar – 29 Apr Paintings included in Concentric, West Wharf, Cardiff, CF1 5DB. Thurs, Fri, Sat, 10am-5pm.

One strand of my work is the exploration of psychological states of being and something of the way the world
and the human psyche interact with and modify one another; the way that constructs of reality are continually
being transformed by the flow of fantasy, and by the traumas and pleasures of engagement.

Recurrent images of wounding, decapitation and dismemberment act as metaphors for psychological events
such as the movement from closure into freedom; loss or extension of identity; damage, scattering and the
search for reintegration and so on. The Achievements series is based on heraldic symbols of power and
prestige, seen on a 17th century monument in Salisbury Cathedral.

SCORE

Experimental installation for SCORE: Space and Performative Practices at tactileBOSCH Lounge, Cardiff
‘an ongoing winter playground for performance artists or artists working with live elements to come
together and… allow things to happen.’

6 Jan and 2 Mar 2023 Made in honour of the bumper apple crop of 2022, with libations to the health
of the trees in 2023. Thanks to @abi_hubbard_creative for her impromptu performance, animating the
installation to waken the sleeping tree spirits and frighten off any evil demons that may be lurking in the branches https://vimeo.com/787291464

24 Mar 2023 My tiny contribution to the topsy turvy carnivalesque world of Wrath and Tempo
at SHIFT, Cardiff.

Generously hosted by @bethgreenhalgh. Check out @tactilebosch and @shiftcardiff  for more
documentation and participants. Thanks to Beth for the first photo.

Memory Into Landscape

Connectives are going to Elysium Gallery, Swansea for their exhibition, Memory into Landscape
18 Nov 2022 preview. Exhibition continues until 23 Dec.
Gallery open Weds – Sat 11am – 9pm. 210 High Street, Swansea SA1 1PE

Elysium gallery presents seven artists who investigate the relationship between landscape, history and identity through their personal experiences, perceptions, and narratives: especially how the past imprints itself on the present in our physical environments.

Lucien Anderson / Caroline Bugby / Isabella Campbell / Sara Dudman / Penny Hallas / Connie Hurley / Nikta Mohammed

Selected by Kathryn Campbell Dodd and Dr. Robert Newell