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.


Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Peter Finnemore: Groove

Peter Finnemore in the gallery today

Artist, Peter Finnemore has been with us in the gallery today hanging the second part in the Project Object series of shows, Groove. We're delighted that Peter, who lives near Llanelli in Carmarthenshire, is delving into his collection of Welsh related 45 rpm vinyl records to exhibit in the gallery. The collection has been underway since the 1980's and the focus is mostly on the 1960's and 70's. Peter sees these records as democratic markers of cultural history, as ‘vinyl bones’, and as vernacular folk art; many of them relate specifically to Carmarthen. 

Throughout the day, we've been treated to gems from the collection on an original Dansette record player (thanks to artist, Jacob Whittaker for loaning it for the duration of the show).

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