Hales Gallery is happy to announce that Work and Play, a major touring exhibition of works by Richard Slee organised by Tullie House in partnership with Hales Gallery, is travelling to Oriel Myrddin Gallery in south-west Wales.
Oriel Myrddin Gallery is the main publicly funded art and craft gallery for the south-west Wales region, presenting an ambitious contemporary programme of temporary exhibitions. This exhibition, now in its third venue, covers Slee’s most radical work to date produced over the last 10 years. ‘Work and Play’ is grouped into two themes: ‘Work’ which contains the tools and signs of both business and industry; and ‘Play’ which focuses on the equipment and symbols of sport and leisure. In the exhibition Slee evokes a fantasy of the traditional day: eight hours work, eight hours play. This collection sees Slee exploring new materials, processes and subject matter. Inspired by a love for the ‘great indoors’ and a preoccupation with making, DIY and popular culture Slee chose to reimagine the world of commonplace tools, sports equipment and domestic objects.
There will be a talk with the artist in conversation with Andrew Renton to mark the opening of the show at Oriel Myrddin Gallery. A limited edition, fine press Artist’s Book ‘Richard Slee: Means of Production, 2003 – 2013’ is also available.
Work and Play
4 July - 12 September
Oriel Myrddin Gallery
Carmarthen SA31 1LH
In conversation: Richard Slee and Andrew Renton (Head of Applied Art – National Museum Wales)
Saturday 4 July, 2pm
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