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Exhibition Opening | Cartographic Imaginaries

Saturday, 9 February 2019

‘Seán Vicary, Sitelines, 2018

Cartographic Imaginaries
*Launch event: Artists talk with Seán Vicary and Prof Kirsti Bohata | 4:45 - 6.00pm *****ARTIST TALK CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS
*Exhibition Opening | 6 - 7:30pm

Cartographic Imaginaries presents an inspiring collection of commissioned artwork in response to twelve English language novels set in Wales. These form part of the wider Literary Atlas of Wales project, which investigates how books and maps help us understand the spatial nature of the human condition. More specifically it explores how English language novels set in Wales contribute to our understanding of the real-and-imagined nature of the country, its history, and its communities.

Artists John Abell, Iwan Bala, Valerie Coffin Price, Liz Lake, Richard Monahan, George Sfougaras, Joni Smith, Amy Sterly, Locus Sheepshagger, Rhian Thomas and Seán Vicáry

The Literary Atlas of Wales project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Exhibition Launch Saturday 9 February, Oriel Davies, 6-7:30pm. Refreshments available, all welcome. Speeches at 6:30pm with Jon Anderson, Professor in Human Geography at Cardiff University, and Principal Investigator on the Literary Atlas project.

Saturday 9 February: artist Seán Vicary in conversation with Professor Kirsti Bohata from Swansea University, discussing and screening his film 'Sitelines', a response to Alan Garner’s cult novel ‘The Owl Service’, 4:45 – 6pm  ARTIST TALK CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS

Kirsti Bohata, Professor of English Literature, Swansea University. Kirsti works in the fields of Welsh writing in English and postcolonial theory, with particular interest in the later ninteteenth century. She is Director of CREW (the Centre for Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales), and the author of Postcolonialism Revisited: Writing Wales in English (2004).

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