Perthyn by Cefyn Burgess - 12.08.16 – 23.09.16

Perthyn by Cefyn Burgess - 12.08.16 – 23.09.16

The word Perthyn is the Welsh word ‘to be related’.

People related to each other in two countries with shared roots, history and culture and in the land that they share with others, integrated and inter woven over the last hundred and fifty years. It is this Perthyn of shared identities that makes Patagonia such a special place.

This body of work is made of images of special moments captured on my visit to Patagonia.

The charm and loneliness of the chapels on a day trip in the car with Luned Gonzalez. The welcome of the Mapuche people to their weave workshops and the craft skills at the Escuela Municipal de Artesanias, and the sweet smell of lanolin at the wool factory with Billy Hughes in Trelew. Tasting Mate with Catrin for the first time, and time on the family farm with Ivonne Owen. A visit to the landing at Madryn and a long drive to Trevelin and the Andes with Nadine. The Poplars and the Weeping Willows in the fall on the horizon on crossing the plains, and by the waterways. Tea and black cake, and cooking curry for 40 people with Ana Chia at Y Ty Te Plas y Coed. The lovely museum in the old station with Fabio, and the carving on the Welsh slate grave stones in The Gaiman. Drawing and sewing a tapestry map of the valley and learning Spanish words in class with the children of Ysgol yr Hendre Trelew, all have created a quilt of memorable experiences and images.

The exhibition will be officially opened by Dafydd Wigley on Sunday, 14.08.16 at 14:00. Cefyn will host a talk in the Art Space at 15:00 about the work/exhibition and Perthyn project. A warm welcome to all – free admission.

This project has been made possible with thanks to the support of Wales Arts International, Arts Council of Wales, Pendine Park and Arts & Business Cymru.
Click here for the Perthyn souvenir programme

For further information please contact Galeri on 01286 685222 | post@galericaernarfon.com


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