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Responses to the Nature Table
A two day master class with Dail Behennah
11th and 12th June 2016 - 10.30-4pm
Oriel Myrddin Gallery are delighted to be able to offer a very special two day workshop with internationally renowned artist and maker, Dail Behennah.


Acclaimed originally as a basket maker, Dail Behennah’s exhibition Fieldwork at Oriel Myrddin Gallery (28 May – 30 July 2016) shows the work for which she is probably now best known – meticulously constructed sculptures of willow and natural objects. It also shows a new body of work, inspired by walks along the North Pembrokeshire coast; homage to the much-loved home to which she recently bid farewell.
New work places and arranges beautifully crafted and constructed artefacts alongside found objects in an exploration of the subtle relationships and the poetic and emotional connections she invests in her work through meticulous observation and contemplation. To make the work she uses a range of techniques and processes – enamelling, soldering, patinating, folding, plaiting and drilling using a variety materials such as wood, paper, metal, nylon monofilament and found objects.

Find out more about the exhibition Fieldwork

Responses to the Nature Table offers a rare opportunity to work with Dail Behennah over a two day course.
You will be guided to reflect on the exhibition for inspiration and consider ideas regarding assembly and display to create a nature table using found objects.
In response to this process you will make your own small objects which explore the properties of wire, foil and found objects. Techniques will include texturing, folding, plaiting, twining, stake & strand, random weaving, twisting and coiling.
The course will help you to gain an insight into Dail’s artistic process and give you the space to develop your ideas and making skills.
Start walking and collecting and bring your own found objects for the nature table.
Cost £120* (includes exhibition catalogue)
Suitable for age 16+.
Tea and coffee provided. Participants need to bring packed lunch.
No prior metalworking experience is required. Materials provided but you can bring things to experiment with too.
Booking essential- Please call 01267 222775, or e-mail SStacey@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Payment is non-refundable unless we are able to fill the place
Photo: Dewi Tannant Lloyd
About Dail Behennah:
“…a mature and accomplished talent, fully in command of her materials, and actively experimenting with confidence. Technical virtuosity and poetry combine here; expressing the culmination of many years invested in west Wales and the power of place that continues to underpin her making.”
Philip Hughes – Director, Ruthin Craft Centre.

Oriel Myrddin Gallery
Church Lane, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire SA31 1LH

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