Daniel Crawshaw in conversation
22 September 2013
*Please note that the event Daniel Crawshaw in conversation with Francine Stock takes place from 3pm on Sunday 22 September in the Gallery.
This is the first showing of a series of new works by Daniel Crawshaw. The exhibition embraces paintings and preparatory works created through a residency in the Victorian 'High Country' region of South Eastern Australia and also pieces derived from visits to his more familiar North Wales. This will be a preview showing of the work before it travels to Australia for exhibition at the Gippsland Art Gallery in March 2014 and represents a welcome return to the Trust for Daniel, an artist whom we have exhibited before and who has his roots in the Welsh borders.
The ambitious international project was instigated by The Gippsland Art Gallery when curator Simon Gregg discovered Daniel's work and felt that it would complement the rich heritage of the important regional public gallery under his auspices. Daniel travelled to Australia in October 2012 and was hosted by the Cowwarr Artspace and the High Country 'Alpine National Park' on a six week intensive study visit.
Back in North Wales a bunkhouse on the upper slopes of Capel Curig has provided a base for a series of visits to the region that has yielded the misty cloud laden landscapes for which he is known. The Snowdonia National Park Authority has also provided Daniel with a temporary studio space at their Visitor Centre in Betws y Coed. For Daniel this is an important opportunity to clarify his connection to the Welsh landscape and produce a body of paintings for an international arena. In June 2014 Daniel's work will be taken back into the heart of Wales with a show at Oriel Myrrdin Gallery Camarthen.
The project has been generously funded by the Arts Council of Wales and Wales Arts International Opportunities Fund.