The other day a friend brought me to the opening of a show by The Welsh Group in Llandrindod Wells, and another artshow opening the same evening, at Bleddfa. (Hmm, I hope I spelled those place names right, they are easier to spell than to pronounce.) As the evening progressed my photos blurred and then stopped altogether thanks to a glass or two of wine but no dinner, but here is some visual evidence from an early stage of the evening. The artists were there in force at both shows, and I took photos of some of them near their paintings. An artist I didn’t manage to photograph was using sheep’s wool to make eco-art on a mountain. Pip Woolf aims to mend an old scar on a mountain that dates back to a drought in 1976, by sort of weaving lines of wool over the scar to help new growth, with the help of anyone who feels like joining in.
The Welsh Group Exhibition 2012 is at Radnorshire Museum, Llandrindod Wells, Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm, until June 23. Admission free.
The Sense of Place Exhibition by artists from the Redlake Valley is at The Old School Gallery, Bleddfa Weds to Suns, 2pm to 5pm, until Saturday 26 May. Admission free.
Pip Woolf’s Woollenline can be found online and on the mountain, for some time. If you are at the Hay Festival next month you can take a bus ride and a walk to visit the work on Pen Trumau, on 6 June. You’ll be helping gather seeds. To book, email Pip at gilpip AT googlemail.com.