Marega Palser | Frank Brangwyn
NoW the War, NoW yer Raw
Saturday 29th September 1.30-3.30pm
Inspired by original Frank Brangwyn drawings that will be on display at elysium gallery and the expansive number of items and subjects that are included in the Brangwyn murals, Performance artist Marega Palser will unpick & re-imagine selected images which the viewer can select using a menu format.
Marega is also known as Mrs Clark of Mr and Mrs Clark. The Clark’s have been making different types of performance work since 2002, and their production Smash It Up was short listed for the Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 2015.
She is a founder member of Newport International Airspace, a collective set up to showcase and provide a platform for the arts in Newport.
This event is a part of the Now the Hero series of fringe events under the banner of Now for More happening across Swansea.
NYA/NTH uses Brangwyn’s British Empire Panels as a springboard for exploring narratives of war, peacetime unity and harmony. The panels offer both an uncompromising vision of the colourful and optimistic possibilities of post war Empire and reveal the tragedy of war hidden behind the fecund and super abundant scenery.
To coincide with the main performance dates there will be a mini festival under the banner Now For More that will resemble an Art Weekender spread over from Friday 21st to Saturday 29th September. NFM will involve all of the city’s cultural institutions big and small, who each in their own unique way will respond to NYA \ NTH’ main theme – the impact of war and conflict on human relationships and to the panels themselves. NFM will feature one-off special events, exhibitions, artists’ talks, family activities and trails, public artworks, workshops and performances by outstanding contemporary artists in multiple locations across Swansea.
Access to all participating NOW For More venues and projects is FREE.