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image for Exhibition item typeIn Guise of the Rock - AJ Stockwell at Oriel Davies Gallery

Exhibition, Sat 29 Jul - Wed 20 Sep 2017, free entry

In Guise of the Rock - AJ Stockwell

In Guise of the Rock - AJ Stockwell

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Focusing on an excerpt of AJ’s ambitious project White Rock, which exists through an imagined society fixated on the production and preservation of porcelain objects, AJ is developing In Guise of the Rock; an installation on the ancient material of kaolin, as it comes into being. Kaolin is a fine soft white clay formed over centuries as hard lumps of granite break down and decompose, and it’s pivotal in the history of porcelain. In Guise of the Rock draws on the legacy of the porcelain industry in Europe, its aspirations to elevate society through producing the most desirable of objects and the parallels with our contemporary western attitudes towards consumer goods.

AJ Stockwell has lived across Scotland, England and Wales and is currently based in Cardiff. Fascinated by the slippage of materials through time and place and our shared 'material' culture, AJ interprets our human relationship with objects through borrowing languages and processes from fields such as ceramics, dentistry, mining and dance. Rooted in sculpture, AJ’s practice incorporates performance, video and text, which often form the basis for installations with re-constructed scripts or narratives. Recent exhibitions and residencies include: Standpoint Futures at Chisenhale Art Place, London; 3 day residency in The Drawing Room at Oriel Davies; UNIT(e), g39, Cardiff; Artist in Residence, elysiumgallery, Swansea; When Then is Now, The Lantern, University of Worcester partnership with Worcester Museum.

Litmus is an exhibition and development programme offering curatorial and practical support for early career artists in Wales and the Welsh Borders to research, develop and present new work at Oriel Davies.

Litmus is supported by the Arts Council of Wales.

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 29 Jul - Wed 20 Sep 2017 10:00 to 17:00

Prices

Free entry

Contact

General

01686 625041

Address

The Park,
Newtown,
Powys,
SY16 2NZ

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Map reference: SO 106914  Lat: 52.51388 Long: -3.31735


The gallery is less than a mile from the main A483 and A489 roads which pass through the town.
It is in the centre of Newtown, adjacent to the bus station. Parking is available in the car park next to the gallery. The train station is a 10 minute walk through the town.

Cycle route NCN 81, Lon Cambria and Lon Teifi pass directly next to the gallery.

The Severn Way long distance footpath also passes next to the gallery.

www.traveline-cymru.info

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Newtown Station station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access