Sunday Special!

Following in her Footsteps

Sunday 31 March 2019 11am – 1pm

Join us on Mother’s Day for Sunday morning coffee and pastries with artist Angela Maddock and her daughter Ruby Maddock (Tate Learning Schools Assistant, writer and artist) for an unconventional ‘In Conversation’ event to open our new exhibition:

Angela Maddock: Sometimes all you can do is walk

31 March – 11 May 2019

 

On October 6th 2018 Angela set off from Carmarthen to walk to Middlesbrough. Ruby followed her progress from afar. In this ‘In Conversation’, they invite us to join them as they unpick the evidence of an epic journey – its tales, trials, evidence gathered, returned and transformed – and what it might mean to ‘follow in her footsteps’.

Free event, no need to book, everyone welcome (mothers and daughters optional!)

The Building Project: Six Responses

Six very different artists and creatives were selected to spend one day each at Oriel Myrddin Gallery considering and responding to the ideas and aesthetics of our exhibition The Building Project.

Amanda Blake – Saturday 2 February 2019
David Jones – Saturday 9 February 2019
Millie Marotta – Saturday 16 February 2019
Tim Stokes – Saturday 23 February 2019
Ivan Black – Wednesday 6 march 2019
Niall Maxwell (Rural Office for Architecture) – Monday 11 March 2019

 

Our next exhibition at Oriel Myrddin Gallery is Angela Maddock: Sometimes all you can do is walk; for International Women’s Day we asked Angela to tell us about some of the women in the arts who inspire her.

“I am very interested in materialising empathy, care and compassion and enabling. Working and thinking through the practices and processes of textiles. Working to bring the tacit, the beyond or outside language of textile practice, to knowledge…and to explore the pleasure of textile making and textile wearing, its habits.

Oh, there are so many Women in the Arts to be inspired by! Without hesitation I include Judith Scott, Louise Bourgeois, Annette Messager, Erin Riley, and Annie Mae Young and the women of Gee’s Bend.

Each has the most incredible sense of what threads and ‘soft stuff’ meaning and what they might be. I see their work and am simultaneously overjoyed, appalled, anxious, inspired. That’s so good. They all make me want to make, that’s the key. You should leave someone’s work wanting to get making, do something. And the Gee’s bend quilts, real beauty out of the too often discarded. Just stunning.

I’d also include the many women ‘behind the scenes’, those with a particular vision who are not necessarily well known and who do so much to change things, develop others. They are too often forgotten – great teachers, enablers, administrators. I’d include my friend Kate Dunton, who works at the Cultural Institute at King’s, in their number and my daughter, who so often reminds me that good mentoring doesn’t need to come from those further along the road. I’d like to be like all these women, tall order!”

 

Dr Angela Maddock, Independent lecturer, artist/maker, currently working as ‘Maker in Residence’ with the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care at King’s College, London. Honorary Research Fellow at Swansea College of Art.

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Angela Maddock: Sometimes all you can do is walk

31 March – 11 May 2019

 

Opening event: Sunday 31 March 2019 11am – 1pm

Following in her Footsteps

Join us on Mother’s Day for Sunday morning coffee and pastries with artist Angela Maddock and her daughter Ruby Maddock (Tate Learning Schools Assistant, writer and artist) for an unconventional ‘In Conversation’ event to open our new exhibition.

On October 6th 2018 Angela set off from Carmarthen to walk to Middlesbrough. Ruby followed her progress from afar. In this ‘In Conversation’, they invite us to join them as they unpick the evidence of an epic journey – its tales, trials, evidence gathered, returned and transformed – and what it might mean to ‘follow in her footsteps’.

 

Free event, no need to book, everyone welcome (mothers and daughters optional!)

 

 

 

 

A week of collaborative video and sound installations at The Building Project, Oriel Myrddin Gallery.

For the finale of The Building Project Freshwest will be responding to their own installation with an exciting week of miniaturised sound and video installations.

From Friday 15 March The Building Project will become sonically alive as Freshwest install short films and soundscapes that will emanate from inside plaster houses dotted throughout the installation.

In an exciting twist Freshwest and Oriel Myrddin Gallery would like to invite members of the public to become part of this exhibition by giving you the opportunity to make and submit your own ‘short film’.

 

Interested? Then watch this short film for inspiration and read on below……

 

How it will work.

Freshwest will be installing mini screens in a number of plaster houses dotted across the installation. These plaster houses will showcase short films and soundscapes by Freshwest, students from Carmarthen School of Art and YOU the public.

Picture this!

When Visitors walk into Oriel Myrddin they will experience a cacophony of sounds emanating from within the plaster houses. As they walk around the installation they will peer into the doorways and windows to catch a glimpse of the mini worlds within. What scene would you create?

The brief

Create a film/scene no longer than 1 minute. It could be as simple as a film of you cooking a meal in your kitchen or your dog barking at the postman; as complicated as a mini thriller behind closed doors or as abstract as a memory of a room. 

Specifics

  • You don’t need to be a film maker to get involved.
  • To make it simple, we are happy for you to shoot your film on your phone.
  • We encourage sound but it is not essential, no music please!
  • You should shoot your film in landscape format (with your phone on its side).
  • Please consider keeping your phone as still as possible and use a tripod if you have one.
  • You must have the consent of anyone who appears in your film.
  • You mustn’t include any images or sound that you don’t have permission to use.
  • Your film must be suitable for a family audience.
  • If you are not shooting on your phone please save file as MP4
  • You can loop your film up to 1 minute long, or we can loop it for you.
  • You can upload your film by clicking on this link here.
  • If you have any questions or need any technical assistance please contact marcus@freshwest.co.uk
  • Freshwest and Oriel Myrddin Gallery reserve the right not to show unsuitable films.
  • Please don’t submit your film until you have read this agreement:  I agree that I have full permission to show the short film submitted to the ‘Behind Open Doors’ installation at Oriel Myrddin Gallery 15/03/19 – 23/03/19. I give assurance that the content contains no offensive material, that is suitable for a family audience and that no copyright is infringed through its screening in a public space.

Thank you and look forward to receiving your submissions.

Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

Thursday 7 March 2019 6 – 7:30pm

Free, no need to book , tea and cake provided

Alongside our exhibition The Building Project we will be reading Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino, chosen especially for us by Carmarthen based architectural practice Rural Office for Architecture.

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

“(Invisible Cities) The most beautiful of his books throws up ideas, allusions, and breathtaking imaginative insights on almost every page. Each time he returns from his travels, Marco Polo is invited by Kublai Khan to describe the cities he has visited. Although he makes Marco Polo summon up many cities for the Khan’s imagination to feed on, Calvino is describing only one city in this book. Venice, that decaying heap of incomparable splendour, still stands as substantial evidence of man’s ability to create something perfect out of chaos”  Paul Bailey – Times Literary Supplement

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