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Whilst 4 drawings made it out of the country to be shown at the Kohtuus–Yhteys–Tasa-arvo exhibition,
Covid 19 and lockdown prevented planned artist visits and exchanges taking place. Thanks to Arts Council
Wales Stabilisation Fund, I was able to extend the opportunity by making companion pieces to the 4 Aftermath
drawings and connect with Marja Bonada, (artist and co-curator of the exhibition) in creative digital
collaboration, exploring the exhibition themes, our mutual responses and ongoing artworks.

See @pennyhallas , @marjabonada and our blog to read and see more.

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Concentric at tactileBOSCH

Casenotes

Relaunch and open to visit again, with safety measures in place.
17 – 29 July 2020 11am – 2pm (closed Sunday 19 July)
tactileBOSCH Lounge
Capitol Shopping Centre
Cardiff CF10 2HQ

My work in the show is Casenotes: interweaving narratives of physical and mental health, developed for Concentric, as part of International Women’s Day celebrations.
For a taster of Concentric at tactileBOSCH click here. To see a short video clip of Casenotes click here.

Kohtuus – Yhteys – Tasa-arvo

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One of four drawings sent to Finland’s GalleriaKONE as part of Kohtuus – Yhteys – Tasa-arvo the international summer exhibition in Hämeenlinna, with 34 artists from Finland, Germany and Wales.
Jun 27 – Aug 29 2020
Raatihuoneenkatu 14, Hämeenlinna, Finland.

Based in a former shopping centre, the show’s title,  ” Kohtuus – Yhteys – Tasa-arvo: Cooperation, Moderation, Equality” is a rethinking of the Enlightenment motto “Freedom, Brotherhood, Equality”. Co-curators Maija Helasvuo and Marja Bonada say the thinking is that the individualistic ideas of the Enlightenment have brought us to capitalism, and eventually to climate change and the collapse of capitalism. The task now is to ask what we got wrong, and how we might need to rethink those ideas.

For more on my response to this, please see Aftermath

Micro-Hydro walk and video

14 Mar 10.00am – 1.00pm. Walk following the route of micro-hydro installation, with Llangattock
Green Valleys as part of Crickhowell Walking Festival 
2.30 – 5.30pm. See videos made in response to micro-hydro, with new soundscape by Lyndon Davies.
Free entry, Scout Hall, Castle Road, Crickhowell NP8 1AP

These events relate to a joint artist residency with Leona Jones for Llangattock Green Valleys’ Hydro in 2018.
Click here and here for more information..

From the Dark

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21 Feb 7-9pm Video and projection with performance by Tessa Waite: poetry with John Goodby, Graham Hartill and Lyndon Davies (soundscape)

The MUSE, Glamorgan Street, Brecon LD3 7DW

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From the Dark. New work shown at tactileBOSCH‘s programme of exhibitions, events, performances
screenings and participatory workshops through November 2019

Dans la nuit il y a naturellement les sept merveilles
du monde et la grandeur et le tragique et le charme
Robert Desnos

Video and projection based on the underground and dark spaces of the Black Mountains, interconnected with Cardiff counter-cultural night spaces. Video projected onto installations of cats’ eyes gleaned from rural roads linking the Black Mountains with urban centres.

Live performance, Mynydd Llangattock caving system: video Penny Hallas: performance, Tessa Waite.
Installation at tactileBOSCH: Penny Hallas and Tessa Waite with soundscape by Lyndon Davies. For background on the development of From the Dark, click here.

Opening night 1 Nov: Tessa Waite, Lyndon Davies, Scott Thurston, Anthony Mellors, John Goodby,
Wanda O’Connor, Steven Hitchins, Tilla Brading, Rhys Trimble, Nia Davies, Penny Hallas.
For a video of the event click here. Sound compilation Steven Hitchins.

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16 Nov 2019: Penny Hallas, Lyndon Davies and Allen Fisher.

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Thanks also to Graham Hartill and Ursula Frank

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. For more on this see Canalworks blog and Canalchemy

Response to Canalworks: Allen Fisher_Hallas Towpath 1 initial analysis subsequent consideration

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

re:Source

Hydro

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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Arcade Cardiff
1-24 Mar 2018
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

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.

Beyond Orpheus Beyond Eurydice

An evening of poetry, film, movement, voice improvisation and recorded sound.
27 Oct 7.45pm.
Centre 151, Whiston Rd, London E2 8BL

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.