THE NATURE OF SNOWDONIA & HOPE: THE CREATIVE RESPONSE / NATUR ERYRI A GOBAITH: YR YMATEB CREADIGOL
10 September 2020 - 23 October 2020
In response to 2020 and living in the middle of a pandemic, Mima curated two exhibitions as one, called 'The Nature of Snowdonia' and 'Hope: The Creative Response'.
In 2020 Mima looked to Snowdonia, and Mt Snowdon itself as representing a metaphor for the year. We have all had to climb the equivalent of mountains this year in somewhat treacherous conditions without a map or guide. The year has also brought a stillness and we have enjoyed some beautiful calm and warm weather here in the early days of lockdown. Amongst the chaos there was a time for stillness and a re-connection with nature. A chance possibility to re-think the 'new normal' and create a better future. This is where 'Hope: The Creative Response' comes in. The two themes work simultaneously together! The artwork was designed to uplift and give hope during the Autumn fall. A time for building strength and staying strong for the winter months to come. The majority of the works in the exhibition were newly created and the artists on show made the dullest day seem sunny.
The artist line-up included:
THE NATURE OF SNOWDONIA
Alice Frances Jones - Paintings; Dave Roberts - Pastel; Harri Carmichael - Monoprints and Jewellery; Ian Phillips - Printmaking; Shàn Ellis - Painting; Terrence Bunce – Ceramics; Sarah Kearsley Wooller - Fused Glass
HOPE: THE CREATIVE RESPONSE
Dorothy Taylor - Painting; Judith Harrison - Mixed Media; Jane Williams - Ceramics; Katy Jones - Painting; Michelle Heidi Sutton - Textile/Embroidery; Patricia Aspinall - Painting; Tara Dean - Mixed Media