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Oriel Davies Gallery
The Park, Newtown
Powys SY16 2NZ
Telephone: +44 (0) 1686 625041
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Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm
Free Admission

Twelve Tall Tales

Group Exhibition

29 July 2017 - 20 September 2017

The Welsh Space Campaign, 2013-2014, Hefin Jones. Photo by Dan Burn-Forti plus m

The Welsh Space Campaign, 2013-2014, Hefin Jones. Photo by Dan Burn-Forti plus more if space

Twelve artists, makers and designers, selected by guest curator Onkar Kular, tell stories through objects that they have made. This includes The Welsh Space Campaign by interdisciplinary designer Hefin Jones who proposes that Wales has the capacity to explore space. His work injects Welsh culture, skills and traditions into every item needed to establish a national space campaign.

Stories exist within the lifespan of every object, whether in the form of a tale around a treasured heirloom or an information panel placed next to a museum exhibit. More recently, storytelling has been adapted as a marketing tool, to allude to tradition and authenticity. This family friendly exhibition takes a more subtle approach in exploring storytelling through crafted objects. The works present multiple ways in which fictional, humorous, cultural, political and historical references can be translated into crafted objects.

Twelve artists, makers and designers, selected by guest curator Onkar Kular, tell stories through objects that they have made. This includes The Welsh Space Campaign by interdisciplinary designer Hefin Jones who proposes that Wales has the capacity to explore space. His work injects Welsh culture, skills and traditions into every item needed to establish a national space campaign.

Every Saturday:
11am-1pm & 2pm-3pm, one of the exhibits, Play For A Handling Collection by Cecilie Gravesen will be animated by the Gallery Guide, so that visitors can handle the objects and participate in a choreographed handling session in the gallery.

Artists:
Åbäke, Auger-Loizeau, Carl Clerkin, Cecilie Gravesen, El Ultimo Grito, Zhenhan Hao, Hilda Hellström, Hefin Jones, Onkar Kular, Dash MacDonald, Noam Toran, Dawn Youll

The exhibition is designed by Martino Gamper and Åbäke.

A Crafts Council Touring Exhibition

Supported by Arts Council England