Art Inspired by Ancient Connections Goes on Show

Ancient Connections has announced the opening of an exhibition titled Sift at Oriel Y Parc and the Refectory, St Davids Cathedral on 23 February. Following this, the show will tour to Wexford town, opening on 14 April at the Wexford County Council offices at Carricklawn.

The six artists included are John Sunderland, Sylvia Cullen, David Begley (all based in the east of Ireland) and Seán Vicary, Linda Norris and Tracy Breathnach (based in west Wales).

The exhibition weaves together the themes of journeying, sacred places, ancestral heritage, storytelling and longing for home through photography, animation,sound, participatory arts, text, story, glass and light. The artists have been inspired by the findings of the Ancient Connections wider project.

Historical research, folklore and story gathering have revealed deep connections between Wexford and Pembrokeshire, and the archaeological excavations and geophysical surveys at Whitesands and in Ferns, Wexford, tell a story of travel and connection between the two regions from prehistory to the modern day.

4-5 pm The Refectory, St Davids Cathedral – David Begley, Small Finds.

5-7 pm Oriel Y Parc – Seán Vicary, John Sunderland, Sylvia Cullen, Linda Norris.

Sunday 26 March 2-5pm Light-Boats with Tracy Breathnach, Whitesands Bay, St Davids.

Exhibition tours to Wexford County Council Office, Carriklawn, 17April-19 May, opening 14 April.


Kitty Parsons

Kitty has forgotten how long she has been here now but she loves Pembrokeshire for its beauty and it's people. She spends her time searching out stories for, swimming in the sea , drawing and painting as Snorkelfish and eating cake. She says " has been an opportunity to celebrate this beautiful county and its people. Keep the stories coming. We love to hear from you."

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