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Saturday
May312014

Underground / family day/ tour/ workshops

Colony Projects' Lee Williams will be leading tour / workshops..............

The tour will use the museum collection and the project to explore the history and tradition of the coalfield communities and the position of contemporary art in that region today...........

10.30...2.30......21st and 22nd June..........

Dave Marchant will also be leading a series of schools workshops to accompany the exhibitition....

Friday
May302014

Underground

Tuesday
May062014

UNDERGROUND at Cefn Coed 

The project is now being finalised. Artists include Lee Williams, Jonathan Anderson, Sean Puleston, Anne-Mie Melis, Matthew Britton, Jacob Whittaker, Dave Marchant, Philip Cheater, Digital Dialogues, Penny Jones, Kathryn Campell-Dodd, Roger Lougher, Thomas Carsley. With contributions from Neath Port Talbot Groups Foundation Diploma students.

The project will include film, printmaking, sculpture, installation and photography. There will be a series of workshops for schools which will be led the Dave Marchant which will explore the first world war and the mines as well as a series of tours and workshops with families led by Lee Williams. There will also be a limited edition t-shirt designed by Digital Dialogues commemorating the project.

The Museum is located near the village of Crynant in the Dulais Valley five miles north of Neath, Cefn Coed Colliery Museum tells the story of coal mining at Cefn Coed pit, once the deepest anthracite coal mine in the world. Cefn Coed was one of the most dangerous coalmines in Wales, gaining the nickname ‘The Slaughterhouse’. The story of the thousands of men who worked at Cefn Coed and at other pits in the anthracite coalmines of South West Wales is told through words, pictures and artefacts throughout the museum.

 

Mae'r prosiect bellach yn cael ei gwblhau. Artistiaid yn cynnwys Lee Williams , Jonathan Anderson , Sean Puleston , Anne - Mie Melis , Matthew Britton , Jacob Whittaker , Philip Cheater, Dave Marchant , Dialogues Digidol, Penny Jones , Kathryn Campbell - Dodd , Roger Lougher , Thomas Carsley . gyda chyfraniadau fro Grwpiau Castell-nedd Port Talbot myfyrwyr diploma sylfaen.
Mae'r Amgueddfa wedi ei leoli ger pentref y Creunant yng Nghwm Dulais bum milltir i'r gogledd o Gastell-nedd , Amgueddfa Glofa Cefn Coed yn adrodd hanes y diwydiant glo yng Nghefn Coed pwll , unwaith y bydd y pwll glo caled dyfnaf yn y byd . Cefn Coed oedd un o'r pyllau glo mwyaf peryglus yng Nghymru , gan ennill y llysenw 'The Lladd-dy ' .
Mae hanes y miloedd o ddynion a oedd yn gweithio yng Nghefn Coed a phyllau eraill yn y pyllau glo caled De-orllewin Cymru yn cael ei hadrodd trwy eiriau , lluniau ac arteffactau trwy gydol yr amgueddfa .

 Bydd y prosiect yn cynnwys ffilm, gwneud printiau, cerfluniau, gosodiad a ffotograffiaeth. Bydd cyfres o weithdai fro ysgol a fydd yn cael ei arwain Dave Marchant a bydd yn edrych ar y rhyfel first world a'r mwyngloddiau, yn ogystal â chyfres o deithiau a gweithdai gyda theuluoedd a arweinir gan Lee Williams.

Bydd hefyd yn rhifyn crys-t cyfyngedig a gynlluniwyd gan Deialogau Digidol coffáu y prosiect.

Jake Whitaker and Jonathan Anderson have been working woth Neath Port Talbot foundation course and ther has been some exciting and radicalwork has beenproduced but both artist and the students.  

 

 

 

Monday
Mar032014

Colony at Tabernacle Newydd 28th March

Colony, Afan Institute of Arts and Ideas, Gwrando and Neath Port Talbot College Group

Artists showing include Lee Williams, Jake Whittaker, Sara Moore, Lou Laurens, Kathryn Campbell-Dodd, and Sean Puleston. There will also be contributions ffrom Foundation Diploma students at Neath Port Talbot College Group- Naomi Hopkins,Thomas Carsley, Emma Jenkinson, Bianca Samuel, Paige Rosser, Tammy-Jo Daniel, Corey Thomas, Danielle O'Reilly.

 Tabernacle Newydd was opened in 1909 as a Welsh speaking independent chapel, it was relocated to the Forge Road site as an earlier site was deemed not fit for purpose. 

The event is open for two days, 28th March 4-8pm launch at 6pm and 29th March  1-4pm) and consists of video, performance, projections, drawing, scupture, installation, photography, and orginal Tabrnacle Newydd archive material, courtesy of the Afan Institute for ideas. Tabernacle Newydd is a situated in Forge Road which is off the main High st.

Bydd prosiectau Wladfa cael eu cynrychioli gan Lee Williams, Jake Whittaker,Sara Moore, Kathryn Campbell-Dodd, a Sean Puleston. Bydd hefyd gyfraniadau gan Grwando a myfyrwyr o'r Diploma Sylfaen, Grŵp Castell-nedd Port Talbot.Naomi Hopkins,Thomas Carsley, Emma Jenkinson, Bianca Samuel, Paige Rosser, Tammy-Jo Daniel, Corey Thomas, Danielle O'Reilly. Roedd Tabernacle Newydd agorwyd yn 1909 fel capel annibynnol sy'n siarad Cymraeg, yr oedd yn reloacated i safle Ffordd Forge fel y tybir yn safle yn gynharach nad oedd yn addas at y purpos

Mae'r digwyddiad ar agor am un noson yn unig ac mae'n cynnwys fideo, perfformiad, amcanestyniadau, arlunio, scupture, gosod, ffotograffiaeth, a deunydd archif Tabrnacle Newydd orginal, trwy garedigrwydd y Sefydliad Afan am syniadau. Tabernacl Newydd yw lleoli yn Forge Road sydd oddi ar y prif af uchel

 




Tuesday
Dec102013

"underground" Cefn Coed Coal and Steam Museum

Colony projects will be working with artists and foundation students from Neath Port Talbot Group to make a series of site specific installations / interventions at Cefn Coed Coal and Steam Museum , Neath. The project will culminate with a series of events in June 2014.

Artists to be announced in the new year.

The Museum is located near the village of Crynant in the Dulais Valley five miles north of Neath, Cefn Coed Colliery Museum tells the story of coal mining at Cefn Coed pit, once the deepest anthracite coal mine in the world. Cefn Coed was one of the most dangerous coalmines in Wales, gaining the nickname ‘The Slaughterhouse’. 

The story of the thousands of men who worked at Cefn Coed and at other pits in the anthracite coalmines of South West Wales is told through words, pictures and artefacts throughout the museum.