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 of the artist in helping us all to reflect on our relationship to land and how we can reimagine it for the future.
Wednesday 25 September 2019, 12-3pm
Food Share Harvest Lunch with Ella Gibbs
Calling all local producers, gardeners, land workers, you are invited to Oriel Myrddin Gallery for a Food Share Harvest Lunch as part of the Land Acts exhibition. Share tasters of what you forage, grow, make and produce. Free, drop in, no need to book.
Friday 11 October 2019, 1pm – 3pm
The Soil Assembly – Hosted by artist Owen Griffiths
A day of conversation with ‘Land Acts’ artists and guest speakers, exploring our relationship to land. Free but booking essential – please book via Eventbrite.
Please bring a cup of soil from your home or wherever you are travelling from on the day of the gathering. This will be a participatory event as well as hosting presentations from our speakers we will discuss land use, climate and our collective futures. If you are not able to come please email or contact the gallery as there are limited spaces and a waiting list.
This event will be facilitated and curated by Owen Griffiths, there will also be an opportunity to see the exhibition Land Acts as part of the day. We are thrilled to be hosting such an important discussion about food, soil, land use and community at this critical time and look forward to welcoming you.
Please arrive by 12.45 latest for tea, coffee and registration.
Is a farmer and food ambassador based in Pembrokshire. His farm Caerhys Organic Community Supported Agriculture schemeis a partnership between a community and farmer. The aim is to produce local, seasonal produce, supporting local farmers directly and involving people in the life of the farm. Gerald has been a farmer for over 30 years and speaks with passion, knowledge and a deep connection to land community and is modelling a sustainable food future for Wales.
Sahar Qawasmi (by Skype)
Is an architect and artist based in Palestine and is the Co-Founder and Director of SAKIYA is a land based academy for knowledge production, sharing, understanding local agrarian traditions alongside contemporary art and ecological practices.
Sahar will discuss land ownership and reclaiming the commons under colonial capitalist powers. Knowledge production as it relates to wilderness. Re-imagining educational systems as communal natural and seasonal.
Owen Griffiths is an artist based in Swansea.
Image: Floodstick by Rebecca Chesney