Summer Exhibition: Robert Perry "Pictures of the Black Country and Wales"

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Summer Exhibition: Robert Perry "Pictures of the Black Country and Wales"

Time: May 23, 2015 at 11am to August 16, 2015 at 5pm
Location: Barmouth
Street: St Johns Road
City/Town: Barmouth
Website or Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ThNRD
Phone: 07767862382
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Bernard Barnes
Latest Activity: May 9, 2015

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Robert Perry is a landscape painter who uses a combination of traditional and unorthodox techniques. He works exclusively on location, in oils, gouache and mixed drawing media from his unique “mobile studio workshop” (a purpose converted Renault Trafic van). His works are in both private and national collections in Britain, Germany and France and are featured in “BBC Your Paintings. Uncovering the nation’s art collection, in partnership with PCF (Public Catalogue Foundation)”.

This exhibition is of landscapes of the Black Country and Wales. Given the strong connection between Barmouth and the West Midlands, we believe this subject matter will resonate with many of our summer visitors. Born, brought up and educated in the industrial zone of the English West Midlands, known since the Industrial Revolution as “The Black Country”, Perry’s exposure to its culture of hard work, engineering, problem solving and craftsmanship has profoundly influenced the development of his working practice and methods.

“For me, drawing/painting is simply a kind of lens which both enables and stimulates me to study the world in greater depth. The resulting images/pictures are merely a by-product, and not an end in themselves” he writes in An Artist’s Diary (an account of a trip to the Somme Battlefields Winter 2000).

There is an account on his website of his trip to Barmouth in November 2014 when he produced some of the pictures that are in this exhibition. The trip was sadly marred by vehicle problems and then followed a bout of illness, but there is a happy ending to the tale.

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Dywed Cyfarwyddwr Hail Cremation, Adele Thomas, "Roedd William Price yn ddyn sy'n dal i fod, mewn cynifer o ffyrdd, ymhell o flaen y gweddill ohonom ni. Mae'r cynhyrchiad yn cael ei wneud drwy lens seicadelig Fictoraidd retro â naws y dyfodol iddo......pic.twitter.com/rCm9RnpRfD

Dywed Cyfarwyddwr Hail Cremation, Adele Thomas, "Roedd William Price yn ddyn sy'n dal i fod, mewn cynifer o ffyrdd, ymhell o flaen y gweddill ohonom ni. Mae'r cynhyrchiad yn cael ei wneud drwy lens seicadelig Fictoraidd retro â naws y dyfodol iddo......

Hail Cremation Director, Adele Thomas says “William Price was a man who is still, in so many ways, light years ahead of us. The production is being made through a retro futurist, Victorian psychedelic lens that we think he'd have appreciated. We want to capture his restless...pic.twitter.com/6bNirG0SmL

Hail Cremation Director, Adele Thomas says “William Price was a man who is still, in so many ways, light years ahead of us. The production is being made through a retro futurist, Victorian psychedelic lens that we think he'd have appreciated. We want to capture his restless...

..., curious spirit through a mix of video art, fabulous costuming and dance, part carnival, part concert and part catwalk show." Adele.

..., curious spirit through a mix of video art, fabulous costuming and dance, part carnival, part concert and part catwalk show." Adele.

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