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All about the new Welsh art exhibition at Penarth’s Turner House

THE newly reopened Turner House in Penarth is showcasing work inspired by Welsh folklore. 

Since reopening in May of this year – after two years of discussions with Amgueddfa Cymru – the venue has already had several successful exhibitions. 

Stand On All Fours is the newest exhibition, curated by Penarth Town Council and part-funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, features work by Elinor Stanley, Verity Coward, and Mark Corfield-Moore.

The exhibition explores themes of Welsh myth, memory, and craftsmanship. The Turner House is free to enter and no pre-booking is required. 

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Paintings, by Elinor Stanley, depict the tale of Blodeuwedd from the Mabinogion who was made of flowers to be a bride for Lleu Llaw Gyffes. 

Penarth Times: Credit: FlowerFace by Elinor StanleyCredit: FlowerFace by Elinor Stanley

Howver, she falls in love with another and plots to murder Lleu and is transformed into an owl as punishment. 

Penarth Times: Credit: The Mechanical Embrace of Sisyphus and Obelix by Verity CowardCredit: The Mechanical Embrace of Sisyphus and Obelix by Verity Coward

The sculptural works, by Verity Coward, explore different material adaptations of Welsh stone carving and the tales of Cwn Annwn, the spectral hounds of the Otherworld that haunt the Welsh countryside. 

Also on display are tapestry works which explore Mark Corfield-Moore’s experience as part of the Thai/British Diaspora. His latest works revisit memories of childhood picnics and historic properties, which were stirred up by visits to The Turner House. 

The exhibition closes on Sunday, September 19. 

 

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