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This Inside Out blog will be hosting posts and information for the “Hillfort Creativity Group” for the next few months. This group is a newly-formed hub for visual artists, creative writers, poets, musicians – indeed, anyone whose creative endeavours have been sparked by Old Oswestry Hillfort’s history, archaeology, wildlife, natural beauty or spirit of place. The group is a way for those of us inspired in some way by the hillfort to share our endeavours, find new collaborative partners and come together for events and exhibitions. Some of us are public artists, keen to pursue outreach projects that bring the community into our art – some of us will be pursuing more individual, introspective creative practices. The group will be using this blog and the Inside Out Facebook page to share that work.

Those of you who are new to the Inside Out blog – click the “Subscribe” option on the side menu to receive all posts and information about upcoming meetings, events and exhibitions. We will also be cross-posting that information on the Inside Out Facebook page, so you can check there as well.

Our next meeting will be in May – and we’ll be posting the date, time and venue of that meeting soon. Whatever kind of creative soul you happen to be – writer, sculptor, photographer, dancer, musician, gamer, crafter, knitter, painter, illustrator or maker – you’re welcome to join us!

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Cockaygne: Land of Plenty

 

Cockaigne was a mythical land of plenty, but Bruegel’s depiction of Cockaigne and its residents

is not meant to be a flattering one. He chooses rather a comic illustration of the spiritual emptiness

believed to derive from gluttony, sloth and the other 7 deadly sins.

 

“Not only the Willow” by Diana Baur

one of the 2D entries depicting Cockaigne in much the same way that Bruegel did, but with a 21st Century environmental twist.


 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXHIBITION           https://fishslabgallery.co.uk/

Interiors

07 NOVEMBER, 2018 TO 13 NOVEMBER, 2018

 

Amber says “Super pleased to have a photograph displayed on BBC Wales News!”

BBC Wales News

Making a splash on Tuesday.

Here’s Amber Morris’ refreshing view of the AWESOME Swallow Falls at Betws-y-Coed, Conwy county.

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Ant Dickinson installing work with Jessica Lloyd Jones at  Canary Warf January 2018Some previous works by Jessica belowA FEAST FOR THE EYES!

(Aiming to post up links to inspiring artists regularly. If you have a favourite artist send Diana a link for posting throughout 2018. Let’s brighten our lives big time!! Thank you. dianabaur@hotmail.com)

Found this wood carver on Twitter and find her work inspirational. 


http://michelledickson.com/artwork/3848354-Neither-Mine-Nor-Yours-2-view-2.html

 “In Neither Mine Nor Yours, the effect of the human footprint on the environment is investigated.The paradox of “man’s destruction of the environment, he needs to survive” rises to the forefront. And with that there is an overarching sense of fragility- both of the body and of the world around us.”

Sketching Tomorrow – directions

For everyone that’s coming to our sketching day tomorrow at the Chainbridge, the best place to park is probably the Horseshoe Falls carpark – marked with the red circle on the map.

Follow the B5103 or the A5 west out of Llangollen, towards Corwen. If you drive along the A5, turn off the road over the sharp bend and fantastic little bridge over the River Dee, then left onto the B road on the other side, and almost immediately again left into the carpark. If you’re coming along the B road, you’ll see signs on the road, and make a left hand turn into the carpark.

In addition to the Victorian chainbridge itself (1), recently restored and reopened, there are the Horseshoe Falls (2), the start of the Llangollen canal (3), the restored Victorian railway station (4), and the church further on up the footpath. And if the weather is bad, we can always retreat to the Chainbridge Hotel for a cup of tea.

See you tomorrow at 11am!

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Holly Hayward creates exceptional drawings. This is one of the first works to be finished by one of the “Artists Hugging the Hillfort” (AHH!!) and, if she can get it framed in time will be on show upstairs in Oswestry Visitor Centre from 1st February until end of March. A fabulous start to the project I think you will all agree! Reminds me of the skill of the artist Kit Williams.

 

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As Holly says, it’s the story of Oswestry: Guinevere hugging the hill fort and clutching Oswald’s tree, encircled by the celtic cross/ broken green belt/road carrying supermarket delivery van etc

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Exciting things happening at Underhill Farm shortly!!

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