The Pram in the Hall is Angharad Pearce Jones’s first major solo show for 9 years.
In this large scale installation, the artist challenges Cyril Connolly’s infamous quote by fabricating the sculptural form of an outsized buggy situated in a hallway of steel columns.
The installation is inspired by the aesthetic of the steel-stockholder she regularly uses to supply her with the material of her trade and artistry. The hallway alludes to a domestic interior. The work brings into sharp focus the personal challenges and experience, the ‘push and pull’ of being a working mother of three. Angharad’s industrial pram is over burdened with the detritus of industry and motherhood combined; plastic toys, Crocs, outdated mobile phones and football boots are embedded in the waste product from Dyfed Steel’s giant plasma cutters.
The Pram in the Hall is funded by an Arts Council of Wales production grant.