Solstice Ritual: Liz West
Penarth Pier Pavilion is delighted to present Liz West’s first major site-specific work in Wales: Solstice Ritual.
Liz West creates vivid environments that mix luminous colour and radiant light. Working across a variety of mediums, West aims to provoke a heightened sensory awareness in the viewer through her works. She is interested in exploring how sensory phenomena can invoke psychological and physical responses that tap into our own deeply entrenched relationships to colour.
West takes a cue from Robert Irwin’s ongoing conversations with author Lawrence Weschler, looking at how the physical presence of something very slight can transcend into a phenomenal presence as opposed to an image: For Solstice Ritual, West uses that slight alteration of non-image to investigate these ideas.
In this unique commission for Penarth Pier Pavilion, West makes a slight but significant alteration to the experience of the Gallery space, working with the windows of the 1930’s art deco Pavilion to create an environment where audiences perception of the building is dramatically altered through her highlighting of the effect of light within the space. Supported by Arts Council of Wales.
The Forget-me-Not Chorus Demenstoria
21.07.16 – 31.07.16
An honest exploration of living with Dementia.
This exhibition, commissioned by The Forget-me-Not Chorus combines the photography of Dan Green, the music of David George Harrington and the poetry of Lou Osborn to de-mystify dementia and celebrate those who live with or alongside the illness.
For many, a diagnosis of dementia can be devastating and frightening. The Forgetme-Not Chorus have a deep and real understanding of the reality of day to day living. The challenges, laughs and losses, absurdities and frustrations, pain and joys and overwhelmingly, love.
As part of the exhibition, there will be a series of short lunch time and early evening concerts. The artists from Welsh National Opera and RWCMD have donated their time and talents for nothing as they believe in the work carried out by the charity .Any donations made will go directly to funding the singing rehearsals that reach over 150 people per week across South Wales.
To accompany Demenstoria the Forget-me-Not chorus have curated a series of events, open to all and created to raise awareness of Dementia in the community.
21st July – 7pm
A public preview of the exhibition accompanied by a string quartet.
“Songs my mother taught me” enjoy a lunch time concert from
students from Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
23rd July- 1pm
“Love and loss through divinity and nature’, with soprano Anna Moelwyn-Williams.
Open Forget-me-Not Chorus Session. Suitable for people living with dementia and their families this session aims to give you a taste of a typical Forget-me-Not Chorus session.
26th July – 1pm
Musical Delights with David George Harrington. Light musical delights with Forget-me-Not Chorus Composer in Residence.
28th July – 1pm
‘Mezzo piano’ featuring Forget-me-Not Chorus charity director and mezzo soprano Kate Woolveridge.
29th July – 1pm
Enigma Duo with Katherine Thomas (harp) and Laurence Kepton (violin), musicians from the Orchestra of Welsh Natonal Opera
29th July – 7pm
An evening of song from two members of the WNO Chorus.
30th July – 10am
Exhibition Q&A with charity directors, Kate Woolveridge and Sarah Teagle and photographer Dan Green
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