Exhibition

Twelve Tall Tales + In Guise of the Rock, AJ Stockwell

29 Jul 2017

Event times

2pm-4pm

Cost of entry

FREE

Oriel Davies Gallery

Newtown, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • The Gallery is beside the Newtown Bus Station, serving local and National routes.
  • Newtown, Powys Station is 10 minutes walk.

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Two new exhibitions will be open for a free drop-in from 2pm-4pm. The exhibitions will then run until the 20th September.

About

Twelve Tall Tales

Twelve artists, makers and designers, selected by guest curator Onkar Kular, tell stories through objects that they have made. This includes The Welsh Space Campaign by interdisciplinary designer Hefin Jones who proposes that Wales has the capacity to explore space. His work injects Welsh culture, skills and traditions into every item needed to establish a national space campaign.

The exhibition is designed by Martino Gamper and Åbäke.
A Crafts Council Touring Exhibition

In Guise of a Rock by AJ Stockwell 

Focusing on an excerpt of AJ’s ambitious project White Rock, which exists through an imagined society fixated on the production and preservation of porcelain objects, AJ is developing In Guise of the Rock; an installation on the ancient material of kaolin, as it comes into being. Kaolin is a fine soft white clay formed over centuries as hard lumps of granite break down and decompose, and it’s pivotal in the history of porcelain. In Guise of the Rock draws on the legacy of the porcelain industry in Europe, its aspirations to elevate society through producing the most desirable of objects and the parallels with our contemporary western attitudes towards consumer goods.

Litmus is an exhibition and development programme offering curatorial and practical support for early career artists in Wales and the Welsh Borders to research, develop and present new work at Oriel Davies.

EXHIBITION OPENING:
2pm-3pm | Storytelling with Fiona Collins

Traditional stories re-told in English and Welsh to compliment the exhibition opening of Twelve Tall Tales. 

FREE drop-in | Suitable for all ages

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Curators

Onkar Kular

Exhibiting artists

Hefin Jones

Cecilie Gravesen

Noam Toran

El Ultimo Grito

Carl Clerkin

Auger-Loizeau

Zhenhan Hao

Hilda Hellström

Åbäke

Dash MacDonald

Dawn Youll

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