One day ”pop-up” exhibition
One day ”pop-up” exhibition Thursday 5th March 6pm-7pm Atrium, ACC, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig
Naomi Heath, of Llanafan in Ceredigion Wales, is a digital and sound artist; Ciara O’Flynn from County Kerry in the west of Ireland is a sculptor and visual artist. The two met at Tional, the Celtic Neighours conference held at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, in 2013. Over a period of nine months, the small farming community of Bro Cegir and Y Fron Goch in the Dyfi valley in Wales opened its doors to welcome two young women. Over these months, they helped build stone walls, dig manure, feed lambs and sheep, tried their hand on the tractors, listening and learning. They spent time, too, working with children in the primary school nearby. People in the community have shared tea and cakes, stories and memories, ideas and good fun with the visitors. They, in turn became mirrors of the community, trying to reflect people’s lives in a beautiful, honest way, and thereby throwing a very different light on the phrase “community engagement”. Here you will see – through the eyes of the two artists and of community members too – a glimpse of the contemporary living culture of three small villages in mid-Wales.
Come along and meet the artist Naomi Heath and the Co-ordinator of Celtic neighbours, Meic Llewellyn.
Celtic Neighbours: The objects of the association are to develop and support cultural collaborations and the sharing of skills amongst groups working in the native Celtic languages, to thereby promote Gaelic, Welsh, Irish and other small languages, and in the long run develop and sustain cultural contacts.