Talking Buildings

Talking Buildings
A programme of free, half-hour lunchtime gallery talks alongside our exhibition ‘Clare Thornton: The Dandy and The Mute’. The lunchtime talks will start at 12.30pm. No need to book (feel free to bring your own lunch).

Monday 10 February
Niall Maxwell, architect: ‘Vernacular: Creating Identity in Modern Rural Architecture’
Niall Maxwell practices as Rural Office for Architecture, an award winning RIBA chartered architectural practice based near Newcastle Emlyn, West Wales.

Rural Office for Architecture – profile

Rural Office for Architecture – Designing for a Welsh Vernacular

Tuesday 11 February
Clare Thornton, artist: ‘Responding to Site’

Clare Thornton works within a conceptual craft framework exploring specific locations, libraries and archives to create new works for galleries, museums and other sites.

Wednesday 12 February
Gill Nia Wickenden, conservation builder: ‘West Wales Vernacular Building’

Gill Wickenden is a renovation and conservation builder working with lime render and other traditional building methods across West Wales. Her notable projects include the renovation of Bwthyn Trehilyn, the subject of BBC4 TV series, Return to Pembrokeshire Farm.

Thursday 13 February
Julian Orbach, historian: ‘George Morgan, Architect of Carmarthen and Wales’
Julian Orbach is co-author of three volumes of the ‘Buildings of Wales’ series: Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire/Ceredigion, and Gwynedd. Julian talks about George Morgan, self-taught architect of Victorian Carmarthen and Oriel Myrddin Gallery.

Friday 14 February
Jonathan Powell and Jason & Becky, artists: ‘When We Build Again/ The City as Theme Park’
Jonathan Powell is Director at Elysium Gallery, Swansea. His work incorporates ideas of shelter and utopia explored through painting and drawing. Collaborative duo Jason & Becky are currently exploring the power of ‘elsewheres’ within our cities.


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