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Tu Fewn - Aidan Moesby Curator at Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre

This exhibition was a Tu Fewn project and presented as part of Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre's "Maker to Curator" series.

Exhibition started on 16th January and was on show until 12th March 2016

Curator Aidan Moesby begins a conversation exploring the notion of weather as a metaphor for the human condition. Aidan has brought together an International selection of artists whose work resonates with his vision. Featuring Catrin Andersson; Joanne Mitchell; Zoe Preece and Tim Shaw.

Aidan Moesby:

Aidan Moesby is an artist curator based in Newcastle. His work explores the worlds we create and the roles we play within them. He is concerned with the relationships we have to the environments we inhabit and the space we occupy the stories which unfold and the memories which are left there. With a psycho-social research based approach, his practice is underpinned by conversation real, imagined or virtual which maybe experienced personally as a participant or observed.

Language and metaphor is fundamental to the manner in which he sees the world, informing his approach to the site and/or context specific works he creates/curates. Moesby works increasingly at the intersection of Art, Technology and Well-being.

Catrin Andersson:

Catrin Andersson is a researcher, a documenter and an excavator of the shifting Swedish landscape, using drawing, photography and sculpture to express her vision. Catrin uses the outdoors as a mechanism and metaphor to explore her inner world.

Joanne Mitchell:

Joanne Mitchell's recent sculptural work examines how immaterial elements can be exposed or preserved through glass, exploring the concept of making visible the intangible, using air as a metaphor for thought, memory and absence.

Zoe Preece:

For Zoe Preece the condition of being in-between states is central to her current working practice. Uncertain and transient, it is a condition that exists at the heart of human being.

The ubiquitous image of spoon becomes a reference point towards connected narratives in the mind of the viewer. A thought, an idea is offered to the viewer through the repeated image of spoon.

Tim Shaw:

Tim Shaw works internationally as a professional composer, performer, sound designer and researcher. His practice incorporates diverse approaches to sound capture and processing, and includes creating immersive and site responsive sonic installations

At the heart of Tim’s work lies a concern with the auditory reflection and mirroring of real world environments through sound and technology.

three groups of people visiting the exhibition, , talking and looking at the displays, to the right is the circular paintings on canvas by Catrin Anderson and blue Perspex scultures on the centre table.