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Exhibition: Belonging to the Landscape?


  • Pierhead Cardiff Bay CF991NA United Kingdom (map)

Solo exhibition at the Welsh Assembly's Pierhead, Cardiff.

In keeping with our committment to reducing Carbon emissions by 2020 along with the Sustainable Energy Charter, this exhibition sees Ceredigion artist Eloise Govier explore the changing energy landscape of Wales through a new collection of paintings and sculptures that respond to Wales Now. Environmental Historian Dr Jill Payne (Associate University of Cambridge and the AHRC 'Power and the Water Project: Connecting Pasts and Futures') contributes commentaries on the paintings that explore the changing aesthetics of energy. The exhibition of new paintings and sculptures considers different forms of energy sources (both new and decomissioned) in the contemporary Welsh landscape. By marking the presence of these structures in the historical records the exhibition acknowledges, reflects, and celebrates the changing landscape of Wales. The exhibition specifically wishes to create intergenerational discussions; particularly on matters close to the Welsh Assembly Climate Change Engagement Strategy for Wales. Energy efficiency is of particular government concern with the development of an energy efficiency strategy launched (consultation Oct 14-Jan 15) and a clear committment made to reducing Carbon emissions by 2020. The exhibition highlights the changing landscape and how this is intertwined with the Sustainable Energy Charter and low carbon ambition as outlined by the Welsh Assembly.