Canal Opera: Navigations: Art as Research at the Oriel Davies Gallery in Newtown, Powys

Hello to all at VARC. It has been a good long while yet I am still reminded of a certain crossroads and so many of you in starring roles whenever I look at the film Passing Place that I so enjoyed making with your help.

Another project involving local participants has taken me to the Ruhr region in Germany and to the canal system in Mid-Wales, both aiming to bring art to watery areas so that people might want to visit them more. The piece I’m making is called Canal Opera and has people singing their hearts out by the water interrupted only by birds or motorways depending on the location.

I will post again nearer to the time, but if anyone is in Wales in May, the show opens on the 20th at Oriel Davies and it would be great to see you there.