Touring Exhibition 2017 / 2018
Weaving the tales of the Mabinogion
The early Welsh collection of tales from which the Mabinogion takes its name, intertwines legend, folklore, tradition and history. Passed down by word of mouth by the early Welsh bards, it has given rise to a timeless literary heritage and continues to inspire artists.
My research of animals and their representation in Welsh culture has led me back to the tales of the Mabinogion. Possibly the earliest tales of love, betrayal and conquest with the native animals playing a cameo role – often sitting on the boundaries of reality and other worlds.
These tales are linked to historical events and places that still exist today in and around Wales.
26th March 2017 – 5th May 2017 Melin Tregwynt Nr. Abermawr Pembrokeshire.
26th May 2017 – 23rd June 2017 Oriel Cric Gallery, Crickhowell Abergavenny.
End June – July 2017 The Royal Highland Show, Edinburgh, Scotland.
15th July – 27th August 2017 The Makers Guild of Wales, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff
End August – September 2017 Chatsworth Country Fair, Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Derbyshire.
3rd October 2017 – May 2018 The National Wool Museum, Dre Fach Felindre, Llandysul, Camarthanshire.
July 2018 The Royal Welsh Show, Builth Wells, Wales.
2nd August – 2nd September 2018 ”CYNEFIN” Ville galerie du Faouedic, Lorient, France. Festival Interceltique de Lorient
December 2018 – January 2019 The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter
Interests in hosting The Beasts of the Mabinogion Exhibition can be expressed via Email