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2014 artist talks programme, starts Thursday

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Carwyn Evans  Installation view (l-r) 'Cast', 'I found her in rhymes', 'Deposit' & 'Docked'.

Carwyn Evans
Installation view
(l-r) ‘Cast’, ‘I found her in rhymes’, ‘Deposit’ & ‘Docked’.

On Thursday 30 January at 5.30pm, we will kick off our series of artist and curator talks for January – April 2014 at the YMCA, Swansea.

Starting with  Carmarthenshire born Carwyn Evans who  will be talking about his work, which is influenced by his own family’s history, the Welsh language and the rural and agricultural landscape of his hometown.

Carwyn’s work explores the community and character of rural Wales, the effect of the agricultural crises and the economic downturn, and the erosion of the Welsh language.

Carwyn Evans  Installation view (l-r) 'Cast', 'I found her in rhymes', 'Deposit' & 'Docked'.

Carwyn Evans
Installation view
(l-r) ‘Cast’, ‘I found her in rhymes’, ‘Deposit’ & ‘Docked’.

On Thursday 30 January at 5.30pm, we will kick off our series of artist and curator talks for January – April 2014 at the YMCA, Swansea.

Starting with  Carmarthenshire born Carwyn Evans who  will be talking about his work, which is influenced by his own family’s history, the Welsh language and the rural and agricultural landscape of his hometown.

Carwyn’s work explores the community and character of rural Wales, the effect of the agricultural crises and the economic downturn, and the erosion of the Welsh language.

Carwyn also draws attention to the migration of a young population from the Welsh ‘heartlands’ to the capital, resulting in an increasing Welsh Wales presence in Cardiff, but also focusing on the void that this has left behind in the rural and agricultural areas.

Each month, artists from Wales will be discussing  making art in Wales and internationally and the community and landscapes that inspire them. Each free talk takes place on Thursday evening at 5.30pm at the YMCA.

Forthcoming programme:-

  • Thurs 30 January – Carwyn Evans
  • Thurs 27 February – Marc Rees
  • Thurs 13 March – Artist in Residence, Maia Conran
  • Thurs 27 March – Emma Gifford-Mead
  • Thursday 10 April – Maria Pask (as part of the preview for her new film Manfinger. The talk will take place at the Dylan Thomas Theatre from 6.30pm)
  • Thurs 24 April – Mark McGowan (The Artist Taxi Driver) 

These talks offer an opportunity to hear international and nationally recognised artists discuss their concepts, themes and concerns and talk about their work in an informal setting.

For a full programme of Glynn Vivian Offsite activities and events, visit the website. All activities are free, no booking required, everyone welcome.

Carwyn Evans studied Sculpture at the University Institute of Wales, Cardiff (1998 – 2001), before pursuing an MA at the Royal College of Art, London (2009 – 2011). He has received several awards from the National Eisteddfod, including the Young Artist Scholarship (2000), the Ivor Davies Award (2003 and 2007) for work which conveyed ‘the spirit of activism in the struggle for language, culture and politics in Wales’, the Fine Art Award (2009), and the Gold Medal for Fine Art (2011). Carwyn’s work has been widely exhibited in shows across Wales as well as in Denmark, Austria and Mexico. www.carwynevans.com

Carwyn also draws attention to the migration of a young population from the Welsh ‘heartlands’ to the capital, resulting in an increasing Welsh Wales presence in Cardiff, but also focusing on the void that this has left behind in the rural and agricultural areas.

Each month, artists from Wales will be discussing  making art in Wales and internationally and the community and landscapes that inspire them. Each free talk takes place on Thursday evening at 5.30pm at the YMCA.

Forthcoming programme:-

  • Thurs 30 January – Carwyn Evans
  • Thurs 27 February – Marc Rees
  • Thurs 13 March – Artist in Residence, Maia Conran
  • Thurs 27 March – Emma Gifford-Mead
  • Thursday 10 April – Maria Pask (as part of the preview for her new film Manfinger. The talk will take place at the Dylan Thomas Theatre from 6.30pm)
  • Thurs 24 April – Mark McGowan (The Artist Taxi Driver) 

These talks offer an opportunity to hear international and nationally recognised artists discuss their concepts, themes and concerns and talk about their work in an informal setting.

For a full programme of Glynn Vivian Offsite activities and events, visit the website. All activities are free, no booking required, everyone welcome.

 

Carwyn Evans studied Sculpture at the University Institute of Wales, Cardiff (1998 – 2001), before pursuing an MA at the Royal College of Art, London (2009 – 2011). He has received several awards from the National Eisteddfod, including the Young Artist Scholarship (2000), the Ivor Davies Award (2003 and 2007) for work which conveyed ‘the spirit of activism in the struggle for language, culture and politics in Wales’, the Fine Art Award (2009), and the Gold Medal for Fine Art (2011). Carwyn’s work has been widely exhibited in shows across Wales as well as in Denmark, Austria and Mexico. www.carwynevans.com

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