The large paintings or murals, hang in their own self made exhibition space, which attracts a very different audience to that in a gallery. they are moved to different locations, and are also available for purchase. In addition, there will be smaller works of various sizes available through this site.
On the 25th of November 2016, GWAWRIO opened its doors in Galeri, Caernarfon with a number of framed pictures and a large blank canvas. Up to the opening event on the 22nd of December, I began on the task of developing and transforming the work to its completion.
I started working on the large painting which is the centrepiece of the exhibition, a work which merges aspects of Tryweryn and Aberfan. The floor represents the flow of water, common to both events. The lighting aims to give atmosphere and reflect the period. The people of Caernarfon feature in the exhibition, and are taken directly from studies of people going about their daily business around the town. They embrace and support the work as the paintings are integrated with them.
Time-lapse filming captures the development of the large painting for the viewer to see. It has been important for the public to have access to the exhibition from the very beginning. I wanted people to be able to engage with the developing work and myself, up until its completion on the opening night. The exhibition remains open until the 6th of January, 2017.
As time elapses and GWAWRIO draws to an end, the light level is raised and colour becomes more apparent. With rememberance and respect, the exhibition takes on a new life as well as a positive and hopeful outlook for the future.
One-man exhibition at the Welsh Assembly building, Cardiff. 30th July to the 6th August, and two large paintings or murals to be hung there from the 30th July for 6 weeks. One is of the Eisteddfod 2015, and it coincides with the Eisteddfod 2016. Also showing is another large painting or muraj of Tryweryn. Thanks to the organisers of the exhibition, and for the sponsorship by Sian Gwenllian.
Y GALERI, DEC. 2016
There will be a one man show, to be held in the gallery space at the end of December next year.
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