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Group touring exhibition commissioned by the Festival Interceltique, Brittany. Catalogue ISBN 0 900439 98 X. The exhibition examined how individual artists and bodies of work relate with others on a common theme, (representation of the landscape of Wales), and how various media can shape our understanding of landscape in their particular way. Artists involved in the exhibition: Pete Davis, Carwyn Evans, Eleri Mills, Tim Pugh, Ivor Davies, Mary Lloyd Jones, Peter Finnemore. The work was selected on the basis of its depiction of an ancient, managed landscape, referring to the history and culture of a wider geographic location through one motif of the landscape. It was the result of research into many of the ideas surrounding both the physical manifestation of woodlands and the myths, prose and theology that surrounds them. The work explored whether, through the creative artefacts of images that retained an innate sense of beauty to hold a viewer’s gaze, it might persuade them to reflect longer on the apparently prosaic elements of the topography and reveal more about those 'invisible', non-visual ideas underpinning the work. The photographic style and strategy used breaks away from almost all previous representations of this motif, and is a direct result of the interrogation of style and approach through practical fieldwork research and reflection. The themed group exhibition offers many challenges to artists and curators if the ideas being individually expressed can be carried through the installation as an integral piece. Bringing landscape work of a particular region to an audience in another nation can be particularly challenging, and audience response to the images allows for an understanding of the perception of others. The work was awarded the 'Wakelin Award' for Welsh artists, and images from the collection were purchased for the permanent collection of the Glynn Vivian art Gallery, Swansea.
The Meaning of the Land, Festival Interceltique de Lorient, Bretagne, pp.8
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