Hinterlands is a project led by Peak and Canal & River Trust (C&RT), supported by Arts Council of Wales, inviting artists and communities to explore the Monmounthshire & Brecon canal as a space for creativity, biodiversity & wellbeing. 

The project’s location is at the Pontypool end of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal in Torfaen. 

  • Phase I of Hinterlands took place in Spring/Summer 2018.
  • Phase II runs from Spring 2019 – Autumn 2020 and includes three programme strands.


“We are so lucky to have the…

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Land Acts presents the work of five artists, collectively exploring the power of land and contemporary, rural experience: Stefhan Caddick, Rebecca Chesney, Morag Colquhoun, Ella Gibbs and Owen Griffiths.

27th July – 12th October 
An exhibition delivered in collaboration with Peak.
Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen

The featured artists work closely with individuals and communities through their artistic practices to consider the connection and potential between land use and local economies, class, climate change, education and food production.

This exhibition and programme of talks and activities reflects on some of these projects and opens new conversations about the role…

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Peak’s Artistic Advisors inform and review our creative programme.   The panel meets on a voluntary basis three times a year at the Peak studio in Crickhowell as well as linking with projects and events....

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Peak’s Creative Director, Rebecca Spooner was the Arts Council of Wales Clore Fellow for 2017/18. From 23rd – 25th March 2019, six-months on since the end of her fellowship, Rebecca hosted a weekend residential in the...

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Rachel Dunlop, our Participation Manager, was selected by Arts Council of Wales as one of four lead invigilators for Cymru yn Fenis / Wales in Venice this year.     Rachel was part of the Invigilator...

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Caban is a digital arts training project for young women aged 16-25 held at Melville Centre every Wednesday 5-7 pm.   Working with artist Lauren Heckler the group will explore digital media including Photography, Animation, Filmmaking,...

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What's On

Fri 22

Pottery with Martin Craddock

November 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 23

Life Drawing with Tony Tribe

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 25

Basket Making with Mary Bunney

November 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm