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Y Gors Ddu / The Black Bog

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Allen Fisher


Allen Fisher has created a new collection of paintings on y Waen Ddu, the Black Bog – a rare raised peat bog situated on the Craig Y Cilau nature reserve in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The artist is drawn to the cultural associations of peat bogs as sites of Iron Age sacrifice, preservation and divination as well as their ecological importance as rich environments of biodiversity and carbon capture. Peak/Copa, in collaboration with BBC Cymru R&D has produced 360 degree film footage and binaural sound recordings of Allen creating new work on site.

Join us for an informal event at the Arts Alive Wales studio to view Allen’s work in progress and to discover more about the Black Bog.

SATURDAY 10TH JUNE, 10am-1pm
(panel discussion will start promptly at 11am) 

Arts Alive Wales
The Old School, Brecon Road, Crickhowell, NP8 1DG

FREE. To book a place contact: info@artsalivewales.org.uk

 

Rebecca Spooner, Creative Director, will host a panel discussion with Allen and two guest speakers:

  • Allen Fisher is based in Hereford and is a poet, painter and tutor associated with the British Poetry Revival and the Fluxus movement. His work is represented by Tate gallery. Allen will talk about his attraction to working on site with the ponds of y Waen Ddu and his working process. He will also discuss the enduring need amongst artists to work directly in the landscape, particularly referencing the land art movement of the twentieth century.
  • We are pleased to be joined by archaeologist and author, Professor Miranda Aldhouse-Green, who will discuss the historical and cultural context of peat bogs. Referring to her critically acclaimed book Bog Bodies Uncovered (Thames & Hudson. 2015) Miranda will tell us more about the remains of prehistoric people who have been revealed in the bogs of northern Europe. In many cases their skin, hair, nails, and marks of injury survive, betraying the violence and ritual that surrounded their deaths. Who were these unfortunate people, and why were they killed?

  • We are also delighted to welcome geologist Alan Bowring, Fforest Fawr Geopark Development Officer for the Brecon Beacons National Park Authrority. Alan will talk about the ecological and geological significance of the Criag Y Cilau site and its importance within the National Park.  In 2013 Alan discovered a rare example of Bronze Age rock art, more than 4,000 years old  in the Brecon Beacons.

Our Digital Manager, Gavin Johnson will discuss the documentation of Allen Fisher’s project in partnerhsip with BBC Cymru and the potential for digital technology in artist projects.

Directions and parking information can be found on our Visit Us page.

Peak/Copa creates opportunties for contemporary art in the Black Mountains
peakart.org.uk

Photo credit: Toril Brancher

Arts Council of Wales

PEAK

 

 

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Date:
June 10
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Arts Alive Wales
The Old School, Brecon Road
Crickhowell, Powys NP8 1DG United Kingdom
Phone:
01873 811579

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Arts Alive Wales
Phone:
01873 811579
Email:
info@artsalivewales.org.uk
Website:
http://artsalivewales.org.uk

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