Derived from the Written: Henriette Heimdal and Leah Meredith
Art in the Bar
'Derived from the Written' shows the work of Henriette Heimdal and Leah Meredith. Both artists explore the idea of revealing a written story through their chosen medium. Using photography, Heimdal portrays figures from ancient Norwegian folklore in uncanny ways; drifting through the Welsh and Norwegian landscape, she shines her flash on the traces of the natural and industrial world to tell the stories of these eerie figures. Meredith’s paintings appropriate images from press cuttings around the topic of refugees, highlighting each individual's story. By her portrayal of these people as lone figures, she takes them away from all of the written assumptions and catastrophic imagery that we see in mass media and captures an intimate and sincere portrait of humanity.
About the Artists
Leah Meredith based in Wales. Recent Exhibitions include 'Apathy Ends. 19/05/17', University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Dynevor Campus (2017), 'Art and Artefact', Rhondda Heritage Park (2017), 'Re- Imagined Spaces', Welsh Assembly's Ty Hywel (2016). 'CMYK Remix Portal', Hereford College of Art (2015). Leah is an emerging artist that has recently graduated from University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea College of Art.
‘Henriette Heimdal is based in Norway and Wales. Recent Exhibitions include, ‘RE:Imagined’, Short Street Gallery (2017), ‘Llygaid Fress’, Royal Arcade Cardiff (2017), ‘LAB-A’, Loosen Art (2016), ‘Selected works’, Telemark Museum (2016), ‘Swansea College of Art Photography’, Free Range & University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Dynevor Campus (2016), ‘Eh.. Wow’, Elysium Gallery (2015), ‘On Photocopy’, Fringe Arts Bath Festival (2015), ‘Arts Birthday’ Elysium Gallery (2015). Henriette is represented by Millennium Images and is currently a Master’s Degree student at University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea College of Art.
A panel discussion will take place 22 September 2-6pm. The discussion will include Caitlin Davies, and both artists plus invited guests. The event is free but booking is essential. To book on line please follow this link. Alternatively you can come and book at Box Office or Call us on +44 (0)29 2030 440
‘Derived from the written' has been curated by Caitlin Davies, Curatorial Volunteer at Chapter. The exhibition is part of her final assessment for her Masters Degree in Curating at University of West England.