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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 at Oriel Davies Gallery 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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Binocular is an Arts Council Wales funded production project. Supported by a Professional Development Bursary from a-n The Artist Information Company

Nonarchy

Spate with Cat's eyes

Spate with Cat’s eyes

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

clay pipe stems found on Brecon Monmouthshire canal, coloured

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

BEEP 2016.

2 triptychs included in Wales biennial exhibition of painting: This must be the place I never wanted to leave.

BEEP 2016
6 Aug – 3 Sept Swansea College of Art
7 Oct – 5 Nov Undegun, Wrexham
16 Nov – 23 Dec ArcadeCardiff, Cardiff

For other paintings in this series, see Address Undressed

GPS Signal Lost

GPS signal Lost

GPS signal Lost

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.
the […] space,
Mission Gallery,
10 May – 19 June 2016

See blog for background to GPS Signal Lost

Nonarchy

cats eyes and projection

The work of nine artists – the Nonarchy – gently spreads misrule throughout the former Sports Direct Store at Undegun from April fools day to the end of the month.

Working across a range of approaches, including film, installation, animation, interventions in the landscape, drawing, painting and sculpture, they present something of a flow of ideas between the cultural and artistic foci of Undegun in Wrexham and The Creative Network, at Arts Alive Wales in the Black Mountains. Part of the excitement of this collaborative venture arises from the diversity of approaches of the artists. The challenge consists in responding to the venue itself, creating new work, or re-exploring established work in relation to the site and to the developing responses of the other artists.

Susan Adams
Morag Colquhoun
Justine Cook
Penny Hallas
Richard Harris
Jamie Lake
Chris Nurse
Tessa Waite
Philip Watkins

For more details go to: http://thisproject.co.uk/undegun/
or https://www.facebook.com/Undegun/?fref=ts.

creative_network_logoThe show is supported by Brecknock Arts Trust and The Creative Network

Concentric 2016

Group exhibition in celebration of International Women’s Day
4 – 19 March
Jacqueline Alkema, Adeola Lewis, Zoe Gingell, Penny Hallas, Rebecca Hammett, Leona Jones, Kay Keogh, Lucy Thomas, Sheila Vyas, Tessa Waite,

Jacobs Gallery
West Canal Wharfe, Cardiff.

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

The Tales we Tell

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Installation of new and old work relating to the re-telling of the myths of Orpheus and Eurydice
Un Deg Un, Wrexham
30 Jan – 28 Feb 2015
opening event 30 Jan 6-9pm
closing event 28 Feb 2-5pm A group of poets, musicians and a voice improvisation artist
perform in relation to the installation – the latest in a series of films/performances, each of which
offers a retelling of the myth, and of the collaborative process itself.
With Steve Boyland, Lyndon Davies, Anthony Mellors, Scott Thurston and Rhys Trimble

Go to my blog for more information.

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