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Mae Pob Un o Rhain Yn Wir

Sun 29 October 2023 to Sun 28 January 2024

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Alice Briggs spent time in Cwm Elan as artist in residence during 2022. The Cambrian mountains today have been described harshly as a ‘white desert’, devoid of beauty, nature and life – but for the artist they are a place of sanctuary and ‘hiraeth’. In our increasingly polarised society, we struggle more and more with the idea of both/and, that one perspective can simultaneously be as true and valid as another. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so in this case the landscape is both wild/tamed, a desert/sanctuary, a point of extraction/immersion.

The multiple layers of the historical, ecological and geographical landscape also became a metaphor for Alice in her life, at a point of personal change, grief and transformation. How the same memory can be recalled with infinite subjectivities; that lives seemingly experienced together can lead to understanding, but also misunderstanding.

With thanks to g39 gallery, Cardiff and the Freelands Foundation.

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Please note:  The Arts Centre will close at end of day on the 22 December and will reopen on the 2 January.  Nadolig Llawen!