Our new exhibition opens on Friday 5 August at 6pm and we hope you’ll join us for the event.
A New Niche for Nature focuses on the river Towy in Carmarthenshire and in particular the point at which land and water meet – where rare and endangered plant species and invasive plants compete for survival. Artist, Anne-Mie Melis highlights the precariousness of this balance alongside wider ecological questions, she imagines a new environment or ‘niche’ in which plants might grow.
Anne-Mie Melis is a multi-disciplinary artist who uses conventional media, and digital technology to create drawings, sculptural work, intervention and moving images. For this project Anne-Mie has become enthralled by the quality of the local ‘riparian zone’ (this is the interface between land and river or stream, where plant habitats grow along river margins or river banks). Her engagement reminds us that all life is related and is a delicate balance that ebbs and flows.
We’re delighted also to have a performance on the night from sound artist, Jobina Tinnemans.
Jobina Tinnemans is a contemporary composer working in crossover disciplines of electronics, classical music and contemporary art. She incorporates analogue and digital, lo-fi and high-end techniques as well as non-musicians and ancient crafts. All possible ways to express the sounds she hears in nature, from the smallest micro-texture of rustling grasses to the dramatic sounds of the weather.
A New Niche for Nature is the fourth commission for flora, in collaboration with Oriel Myrddin. flora is a National Touring Exhibition curated by Oriel Davies and supported by Arts Council of Wales.