Saturday 16 July 2022
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
For this talk and workshop, artist Owen Griffiths will be joined by writer and curator Robyn Tomos, and academic and poet Mererid Hopwood to explore the role of language in relation to the themes being discussed around the development of the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery’s garden.
As Welsh language speakers, they will discuss the use of emergent language in the context of climate chaos, social justice issues and decolonial work, and how, like knowledge, these fields are not fixed or stable but constantly evolving. New words are needed to describe new situations, and our adaptation to new crises depends on our ability to find new ways to work, and speak, together.
In this discussion, the speakers will use the Thinking Green exhibition as context for thinking about developing new language skills and how to talk about the future.
In person at the gallery, in the Atrium
This event will take place in WELSH ONLY.
A podcast and English language transcript will be made available online, in due course.
Free, £3 donation welcome.
Booking essential. Call 01792 516900 or book online
A native of Neath, he has lived for many years in Talgarreg. After a period of study at the Swansea School of Art and graduating from the Polytechnic of Wales, he worked for the magazine Golwg. Until recently he was the National Eisteddfod of Wales’ Visual Arts Officer mainly responsible for Y Lle Celf. He contributes articles on art to the magazine Barn.
Mererid is Professor of Welsh and Celtic Studies at Aberystwyth and secretary of Academi Heddwch Cymru. She has spent her career studying and teaching languages and literature. She won the Chair and Crown for poetry and the Prose Medal at the National Eisteddfod, and has been Children’s Laureate for Wales. She has worked with many musicians and composers in Wales and abroad.