19 April – 18 June 2011

What do the objects you own mean to you?

Over an eight week period, Oriel Myrddin Gallery invites four artists; Carwyn Evans, Peter Finnemore,

Becky Adams and Jools Johnson to occupy the gallery space with special objects that evoke intruiging stories.

Using objects both personal and particular and a spirit of experiment and happen-stance, each of this artist-led series will develop differently. Visitors and community groups will engage with each of the stages in order to explore the stories, history, memory and associations of objects.


Monday, 18 April 2011

Carwyn Evans - Project Object: Altro

Technician Chris Ozzard with Carwyn Evans this morning

Artist, Carwyn Evans has been with us in the gallery today installing the first of our Project Object shows Altro. Carwyn is originally from the borders of rural Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion, he now lives in Cardiff and has been completing his MA at The Royal College of Art in London this year. The title he has chosen for his contribution to Project Object is Altro; it's a local phrase - slightly Welsh, slightly English - meaning to change or alter. Carwyn also suggests that the word doesn't neccesarily have the flavour of an English or Welsh word, but perhaps sounds more European - or maybe futuristic.

The work Carwyn is undertaking in the gallery space uses "...material unearthed from his father's land in Newcastle Emlyn, he will be 'purifing' it, eradicating any sense of place, identity or culture from the material so that it can only be seen as ‘stuff’, dislocated from notions of culture and mother or fatherland."

The gallery is open to the public tomorrow and Carwyn will be here to begin working with his materials, we're intrigued to see what transpires - if you're near by please come and meet him and find out a bit more about his ideas. You can come and hear Carwyn talking about his work on Saturday 23 April between 2-3pm in gallery - free entry, all welcome.

Carwyn with artsit Louise Bird (who also works at Oriel Myrddin)
 this afternoon - things are progressing...


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