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Journeys inside and outside the Welsh Valleys by 3 artists in conversation with each other and with works by 2 artists from the USW collection.
A new exhibition titled Inside / Out opens in November at Oriel y Bont, with work by 3 contemporary artists; Helen Acklam, David Morgan-Davies and James Vassallo who have used photography, sound, painting, sculpture and drawing to convey their unique relationship to the Welsh landscape of South Wales. These works are preseneted in relation also to works from the USW Musuem collection painter Bryn Richards and photographer Ray Klimek, to form a conversation about the past and present, self and place.
Ultimately beyond geography, the works form a metaphor for the wrapping of ourselves in time, revealing hidden histories that seep out, across time. Referring to the brutal industries which scarred and changed the hills of South Wales to contemporary journeys of reconnection; these narratives mark the landscape as inhabited, both emotionally and physically; from the inside, and out.