Saturday 28 July 2pm

You and your friends are invited to the opening of

Haptic Tacit: In Search of the Vernacular

 

Gallery talk – Welsh Regionalism: landscape, context and place by Niall Maxwell of Rural Office for Architecture, winner of RIBA House of the Year 2017,  2-3pm

At The Old Surgery, King Street, Carmarthen (in the lane between the Community Crafts shop and The Library)

 

Followed by the exhibition preview in the gallery at 3pm to be opened by Niall Maxwell

Friday 12 October 6 – 7:30 pm

Alongside our exhibition Haptic/Tacit: In Search of the Vernacular we will be reading On the Black Hill by Bruce Chatwin, chosen especially for us by the Haptic/Tacit group.

A story portraying the lives of identical twin brothers, Lewis and Benjamin Jones, on their isolated upland farm called The Vision on the border of Radnor and Hereford (“…said to run right through the middle of the staircase.”). The brothers live in the farmhouse where they were born, working the soil and sleeping in the same bed, touched only occasionally by the advance of the 20th century.

 

‘(Chatwin) knows intimately the comedies, the tragedies and above all the passions and deceits of toil on the land…This is a very moving yet also often funny book.’  V.S. Pritchard, SundayTimes

(Chatwin) belongs, like Lawrence and Hardy before him, to that line of novelists, poets, diarists and amateur naturalists who have made the rural life of Great Britain more intimately known to generations of readers than that of any other country in Europe or America’ New York Times Book Review

Merits the accolade of ‘masterpiece’”  The Daily Mail

Join us for a friendly discussion led by Haptic/Tacit artist Jane Cairns

Free entry, tea and cake provided.

Thursday 5 July 2018, 6-7.30pm

This summer we will be reading  Moon Palace by Paul Auster.

 

A tale set in Manhattan and the American West of unlikely coincidences and eccentric characters spanning three generations of Marco Stanley Fogg’s family, from the early 20th Century to the first moon landings.

‘Clever:  very.  Surprising:  always – Auster is a master.’  The Times

The moon as a poetic and planetary influence over earthly affairs runs as a theme…throughout this elegant fiction.’” Publishers Weekly

 

Join us for a friendly discussion led by Kirsten Hinks Knight.

Free entry, tea and cake provided.

25 June – 7 July 2018

To run alongside our exhibition ‘Chair/Cadair’ in the main gallery we are exhibiting our visitor’s favourite chairs and the stories and memories they hold in the gallery foyer.

This chair was made by three students from Plas Dwbl College for young adults with complex learning needs.

 

“I’ve really enjoyed making a chair. I look around to see what type of chair that I want to make next.”  Tommy Lewis

“It made me feel more involved working with others and more focused.  It made me feel very proud to be part of the chair making team.” Owen Richards

“Over a few weeks, two of my college friends and I made a beautiful chair with help from the staff.  We all helped one another which built our confidence.”  Zac Strangman

 

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