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Words & Pictures - 02/12/2008 - 23/12/2008

A small exhibition of photographs taken from four recent books by the Welsh publisher, Gomer, will be on show at the Gwynedd Museum & Art Gallery, Bangor, up until Christmas. Each book is based around words and pictures working together.

The photographers and books featured are Jeremy Moore (Blaenau Ffestiniog, poems by Gwyn Thomas), Ray Wood (On this Mountain, 10 essays), Wolf Marloh (Bardsey, words by Christine Evans) and Aled Rhys Hughes (Rhyw Deid yn Dod Miwn, poems by Iwan Llwyd). As a collection they go some way to illustrating Wales' remarkable and diverse range of land and seascapes.

In On this Mountain, ten authors explore and explain the appeal of their favourite Welsh hill or peak; those close to or in Snowdonia include Cefn Du (Jim Perrin), Cader Idris (Bethan Gwanas), Mynydd Tynybraich (Angharad Price), Dinas Bran (Jane MacNamee), Y Berwyn (Iolo Williams) and the Nantlle Ridge (Dylan Iowerth).

It was the combination of wild nature and man's work that drew Jeremy Moore to photograph Blaenau Ffestiniog and complement Gwyn Thomas' verse who describes Blaenau as 'a braclet of a town on the bone of rock....'

Christine Evans has been visiting Bardsey for forty years and her real stories go hand-in-hand with Wolf Marloh's evocative pictures. Aled Rhys Hughes latest project Rhyw Deid yn Dod Miwn (A Tide Coming In) was a collaboration with the prize winning poet Iwan Llwyd. Aled gives an alternative view of the Welsh coastline.

Alongside the exhibition where photographs and the books will be available for sale, it will also be possible to purchase other similar publications by various publishers; useful with Christmas coming.

On Saturday 6th December from 11am - 1pm, there will be an opportunity for book signing with mince pies and mulled wine on offer in the gallery. At 2pm will be the launch of Dolenni Hud - a new publication from Gomer about various locations in America which have Welsh placenames.

Please note the Gwynedd Museum opening times: Tues - Fri 12.30 -4.30 and Sat 10.30 - 4.30. Admission free. Tel: 01248 353368

Location: Gwynedd Museum & Art Gallery, Bangor.

Organiser Email: amgueddfa@gwynedd.gov.uk


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