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Our Picturesque Landscape

Starting a new project in the Dee Valley as artist in residence with Our Picturesque Landscape

Image: canal and river water flanking the ultimate picturesque view from Dinas Bran, with anti-erosion measures

At the beginning of May, I started a research phase, gathering material to develop into a series of large scale drawings in the style of a myriorama. Myrioramas became a popular entertainment and educational tool in the early 1800’s, just as tourism was developing and as ideas of picturesque and sublime were being formed but also challenged by profound changes due to industrial and agricultural revolution. I will draw on this format  to respond imaginatively to a range of sites along the Dee Valley, bringing them into new relationship. By including visual elements that reflect the dilemmas and pressures on the Dee Valley – an area of intense and often conflicting demands – the work will offer new perspectives and awareness of important issues. The interchangeability of panels disrupts linear expectations and allows varying narratives of sense of place – and extends conversation about beauty, value, risk, damage and loss, unexpected impacts of human activity, resilience and reparation.

Image below: 1824 Clake’s Myriorama

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, paired with
Megan Arnold. Other artists are: Tricia Enns, Jessica Lerner, Andrew Maize & Euros Rowlands.

Hibernators / Gaearfgwyr

Jun 7 – Jul 2 2022
Group show ‘inspired by the time the world went to sleep’
The Art Shop, 8 Cross Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire. NP7 6SD
Tuesday – Saturday 09:30 a 17:00

Earlier this year I returned to painting on cat’s eyes, making 2 distinct series: Route 1 and Route 2.
Here’s a tiny preview of Route 1 – this image is a close up of 2 paintings reflecting on inner and outer journeys. View from Eglwys Faen cave mouth and horseshoe bat in Agen Allwedd caving system, Mynydd Llangatwg (each lense 1.5cms – oil paint).

Thanks David Morgan Davies and the Art Shop

DEMOLUTION

Connectives drawings included in DEMOLUTION, ‘an exhibition on the theme of destruction, revolution and societal collapse’.

23 April opening. Check @kl8exhibitions., Brussels for details and take a look at K.L.8 Exhibition Space for more about the theme and issues of the show.

Concentric celebrates IWD

Revenants (2019-22) in Concentric at tactileBOSCH Lounge, in celebration of International Women’s Day
9-31 Mar 2022 Weds-Sat 1-6pm
18 Mar 6-10pm, Event night with performances

With Jacqueline Alkema, Adéolá Dewis, Leona Jones, Temmah and Patricia Ziad
tactileBOSCH Lounge, Capitol Centre, Queen’s Street, Cardiff CF10 2HQ
@tactilebosch

31 Mar 7-9pm DECENTRIC – live performances with guests Nia Davies, Allen Fisher, Tessa Waite,
Steven Hitchins, Beth Greenhalgh, Lyndon Davies and others…

There is an autobiographical aspect to Revenants, making use as it does of old work and new riffs on old themes, all carefully contained in repurposed antique and vintage frames. Traditionally, a frame closes off and anchors the work of art, reinforcing its status as a solid marketable object in the world. The ones I’ve used here, however, have had their original contents ripped from them, including family portraits, and replaced with my own totems, spirits and reimagined versions of the dead. The question for me is – what does that do to the work and the beings referred to, and what does that do to the frame?

David Greenslade & Supreme Collaborators

Paybox 14

In celebration of the man, the poetry, the art…
Volcano Gallery, Swansea High Street
15 Mar – 5 Apr ’22
19 Mar 5-8pm Open evening and events
https://volcanotheatre.wales/david_greenslade/

Thoughts on Paper

Oriel y Bont, University South Wales
Jan 17 – Mar 11 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. To find out more about the show and participating artist go to Oriel y Bont website

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

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