"Slum" by Anthony Rhys

2 Jul 2016 – 27 Aug 2016

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09:00 – 13:00
09:00 – 17:00
09:00 – 17:00
09:00 – 17:00
09:00 – 17:00
09:00 – 17:00

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Merthyr Tydfil
Wales, United Kingdom


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  • Merthyr Tydfil central station
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New work by artist Anthony Rhys focusing on China, a harsh historical area of old Merthyr Tydfil.


Welcome to China, Wales’ original sink estate.

If you read the papers it’s a nest of vagabonds, thieves, prostitutes and bullies.  A haven of crime, laziness and loose morals where even the police fear to tread.

But a place is only called a slum by those who don’t live there, those who think they are better than the poor. 

The people of China are going to tell their own story and, if they’re honest, they don’t like you very much either. 

Anthony Rhys lives in Beddau and paints small, haunting portraits of Victorian society.  He gives voice, personality and expression to those who have been over-looked, outcast, criminalized, judged and institutionalisied. 

Awarded the Ifor Davies Award at the National Eisteddfod 2012 Anthony has twice exhibited in the William Foy Cell at Redhouse Cymru and returns for his first solo show in the main gallery. 

My people have something to tell you. They are the outcast, institutionalised, poor, hapless and sometimes cruel residents of the farms, towns and valleys of Wales. Places blackened by smoke, sin, hypocrisy and despair. For one fleeting moment their true feelings are captured. 


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