Built around a block of high-rise flats in a council estate in the mid 1970s, Maelfa was once a thriving indoor shopping centre and local focal point for the surrounding community, but sadly it has significantly deteriorated over the years.
Sean Edwards’ film is a portrait of this neglected and derelict space, which set out to convey the sense loss of what was once a lively and flourishing neighbourhood. Through the slow pace and eerie silences, Maelfa touches upon a sense of poignancy associated with disappearing communities and failed ideals.
The talk and film screening will be accompanied by a book launch, published by The Bedford Press, London and Safle, Cardiff.
Gordon Dalton, Learning Officer at the Gallery said, “Sean Edwards is one of Wales' most consistently interesting artists. His unique approach to using objects has now been expanded to include somewhere like Maelfa. We'll also have the launch of his new book.”
For a full list of all exhibitions and activities at the gallery call 01792 516900 or go to www.glynnviviangallery.org
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