Preview: Thursday 13th April. 6pm
Exhibition continues until 6th May.
Lo! Artefacts from a lost history and a speculative future; relics and
sigils; they take you now on an otherworldly journey into a space where
time is in flux. Explore how the past becomes shrouded in mystery, where
legends and stories form.
Ooparts is an exhibition about objects, how they act as vessels for the
stories bestowed on them through folk tradition and community play, and
their importance in the construction of heritage and identity. Using
speculative futures and fictionalised Welsh artefacts, the exhibition
brings together imagined relics reinterpreted with scavenged things,
demonstrating how these everyday objects and materials can become
vessels for legend.
Buoys Buoys Buoys
Johnny Jones, also known as Buoys, Buoys, Buoys is a
Swansea born bard working in live performance, sculpture,and interactive
installation. Exhibiting in gallery spaces, immersive club environments,
and cabaret stages throughout South Wales and England has allowed them
to engage with the overarching and eclectic themes in their work: Queer
masculinity, contemporary ritual magic, and working class Welsh folk
culture. On a mission to build joyous spectacles in all their work and
drawing from the carnivalesque and absurd, Buoys Buoys Buoys is using
their practice as a vessel to engage communities in the retelling of
Welsh mythologies through laughter and bizarre public play.
Ben Hartley is a Bristol based artist primarily working in
sculpture and installation. Harnessing their perpetual state of
and preoccupation with material waste, for the last four years Ben’s
practice has been centred around experimenting with low-impact,
non-extractive and ecologically sustainable approaches to art-making
with a focus on sculptural practice. Informed by the self-initiated
method of working the Circular Practice, research, mapping, visual
histories and speculative fiction, Ben is interested in telling stories
through objects and materials.