Monday, 2 July 2012

Rhôd 2012

Clare Thornton - Tact Series: Orange

I had the great privilege in 2012 to be selected as curator for Rhôd 2012. Now in its fourth year this annual contemporary art event is held at Melin Glonc, a 16th Century corn mil set in 11 acres of ground in the rural village of Drefelin in Carmarthenshire.

Over the four years of its existence the event has seen about fifty artists exhibit on the site both inside and in the grounds of the mill building. I was selected to show my own work there in 2010.

For the 2012 event in early June, I chose ten artists to participate in the show all of whom visited the mill over the preceding months and made their work in response to the site, Jonathan Anderson (Swansea), Phil Babot (Cardiff), Antonia Dewhurst (Conwy), Eddy Dreadnought (Sheffield), Maura Hazelden (Pembrokeshire), Anne-Mie Melis (Cardiff), Seren Stacey (Carmarthenshire), Clare Thornton (Bristol), Jobina Tinnemans (Pembrokeshire), Elizabeth Tomos (Carmarthenshire).

Eddy Dreadnought - Moving Away from Aborescence - Towards a Rhizomatic Future


Pete Telfer from Culture Colony was kind enough to film the event and me talking about the artists' contributions to the show - you can watch it here - if you are not a member of Culture Colony you can register for free to watch dedicated Welsh arts content.

Seren Stacey - Untitled (detail)


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