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Reframing the Past >> Emerging Futures

Elysium gallery in partnership with IICSI has commissioned 6 artists from Canada and Wales to
work together, developing cross-Atlantic strategies to create critical and experimental new work online.
Through A series of monthly online artist discussions, we want to create an innovative platform for
creative collaborations that will evolve into developing ideas that will form part of Elysium’s contribution
to IICSI’s IF Improvisation Festivals in 2022. This project is supported by Wales Arts International

I’m excited to be one of the selected artists for this Wales/Canada collaborative project along with
Megan Arnold, Tricia Enns, Jessica Lerner, Andrew Maize & Euros Rowlands.

Thoughts on Paper

Oriel y Bont, University South Wales
Jan 17 – Feb 22 2022 Open to visit Monday – Friday, 10am–5pm
Feb 17 6-8pm Opening event (free). See Gallery website for booking via Eventbrite

Casenotes included in this exhibition bringing together a group of artists from Wales who are interested in exploiting the versatile possibilities of working with and on paper. Paper combines fragility and durability in equal measure. It is a material that artists and writers have traditionally used to render their first thoughts; to make drafts, models and prototypes but it can also be used to capture spontaneity and immediacy in more resolved pieces. Every mark or crease once made is hard to erase, making an exhibition focused on paper an ideal way to examine the creative process.

Adéolá Dewis, Penny Hallas, Richard Higlett, Sue Hunt, Maggie James, Kieran Lyons, Thomas Martin, Phil Nicol, Chris Nurse, Heather Parnell, Alan Salisbury, Stephanie Tuckwell, Tessa Waite, Frances Woodley

Oriel y Bont, Ty Crawshay Building, Treforest Pontypridd Campus, CF37 1DL

Elevator

Video sequence in which the Divine Comedy is relocated to a brutalist office block in Cardiff city centre.

Alongside a terrific line up of writers and artists, my video can be seen in the 4 page special edition of
Junction Box, celebrating Dante’s 700th anniversary. Editor Lyndon Davies.
https://glasfrynproject.org.uk/w/7086/penny-hallas-elevator/

Image: Elevator, 2nd floor: video duration 5 minutes

Materials from the Garden

tactileBOSCH, Capitol Centre, Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2HQ
10 – 30 Sept Wednesday to Saturday afternoons, 1-4pm.

In the midst of environmental, political and public health emergencies, Penny Hallas and Allen Fisher look to the garden, the allotment and the wider landscape for ways of thinking about their own place and the place of others in a world leaning towards disaster. Discomfort and anxiety are a part of it, but so are glimpses of paradise. Through drawing, installation, projection and performance they bring messages from the Garden to the commercial urban centre of Cardiff.

10 Sept 2-5pm – see the show and chat with Penny. 6-8pm – Opening event
25 Sept 2-5pm see the show and chat with Penny. 7-8pm -performance with poetry, projection, music: Allen Fisher, Lyndon Davies and Penny Hallas. Booking required for performance: DM @tactileBOSCH.
Thanks National Lottery and Arts Council of Wales and LACAS

Dr. Frances Woodley_response to Materials from the Garden
Steven Hitchins_response to Materials from the Garden

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Llangattock Allotments solar powered water system_Pinkerton

Deunyddiau o’r Ardd
Yng nghanol argyfyngau amgylcheddol, gwleidyddol ac iechyd cyhoeddus, mae Penny Hallas ac Allen Fisher yn edrych i’r ardd, y rhandir a’r dirwedd ehangach am ffyrdd o feddwl am eu lle personol a lleoliad pawb arall mewn byd sy’n pwyso tuag at drychineb. Mae anghysur a phryder yn cyfrannu iddo, ond hefyd yw’r cipolwg ar baradwys. Trwy luniadu, gorseddau, taflunio a pherfformiad maent yn dod â negeseuon o’r Ardd i ganolfan drefol fasnachol Caerdydd.

10 – 30 Medi  prynhawniau dydd Mercher i ddydd Sadwrn 1-4pm,
10 Medi 2-5pm – gweler y sioe a sgwrsio gyda Penny. 6-8pm – Digwyddiad agoriadol
25 Medi 2-5pm – gweler y sioe a sgwrsio gyda Penny. 7-8pm – perfformiad gyda barddoniaeth, tafluniad, cerddoriaeth. Allen Fisher, Lyndon Davies a Penny Hallas. Archebu ar gyfer perfformiad: DM @tactileBOSCH
Diolch National Lottery a Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru a LACAS

Without Borders

Without Borders opens at Elysium Gallery Swansea, before going on tour.
17 Jul 3-10pm – 28 Aug
The project seeks to remove barriers, create alliances and connect with neighbours. Elysium Gallery open Weds-Sat 11am-6pm. Check out their website for more info and how to visit.

Strainer Cap Nut (2021) is one of two pieces of mine included in the show: print, ink, acrylic and oil on paper (A3). I’m delighted to be in a contributing group with:
@susan_j_adams MoragColquhounLyndon Davies, Allen Fisher, Richard Harris, @stevenhitchins @sarah.rhys Christopher Twigg@waitetessa

Cardiff M.A.D.E. Summer Open/Art Prize

Cardiff M.A.D.E. Summer Open/Art Prize
10 Jul – 7 Aug 21
For more details and how to visit, see @cardiff_m.a.d.e and M.A.D.E. website

Operative 121 (2021) oil on canvas on board. 122 x 157 cms. Also showing Operative 117 and 119.

The Big Small House Summer Open

12 Black Mountain views in The BIG Small House Summer Open
1 – 31 Aug 2021
Oil on cats’ eyes gleaned from mountain roads (2016 – 2021)
THE BIG SMALL HOUSE SUMMER OPEN
small_house_gallery

Oriel Lockdown

June 21 – Sept 5 2021
Canolfan y Celfyddydau / Aberystwyth Arts Centre celebrates the value that the arts have played during the pandemic.

Using material gathered in and around the Mynydd Llangattock caving system, Shelter in Place is a meditation on different forms of seclusion and retreat including recent Covid lockdown experiences, extended by personal ill health. Video 20mins.
Book ahead at https://www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk/oriel-lockdown

Alpine Fellowship

Connectives shortlisted for the Alpine Fellowship Visual Art Prize

SCALE: The Six Hundred

Connectives in Toronto’s T6 annual show, shared digitally this year.
@thesixhundred and the600.ca

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