Huw Alden Davies: The Last Valley
19 March - 14 May
Set on the slope of the Great Mountain in the Gwendraeth Valley, Huw Alden Davies forthcoming multi-media exhibition draws our attention to a small ex-mining village called Y Tumbl. Exploring concepts such as cultural identity, sense of place, nostalgia, and technological determinism, ‘The Last Valley’, titled by its geographical position, as the furthermost part in line of twenty-one recorded valleys, and the last before the sea; brings together for the first time, a culmination of works produced over fourteen years, dedicated to a community that was once one of the most important centres of coal production in the world.
Attempting to expand the visual identity of Wales beyond its stereotypical archetypes, combining a selection of films and photographs take from projects including Y Tymbl, Prince, Carnifal, Y Broncs, and Xennial, this modern hyperlocal reflection celebrates the wonder of childhood, family, friendship and community, while providing a rare and detailed insight into one of Wales' lesser explored and historically rich communities. More stories