Cauldron Born: How Long I Have Thirsted to be a God Among Men
Surface is delighted to welcome back Amelia Seren Roberts, winner of the UK New Artists Prize, with her solo exhibition Cauldron Born: How Long I Have Thirsted to be a God Among Men.
Working across textiles and installation, Roberts applies traditional Welsh quilting techniques to the representation of Welsh mythic heritage and popular cultural imagery. Cauldron Born draws commonalities between the re-presentation of Welsh folklore in Lloyd Alexander’s The Chronicles of Prydain and Disney’s The Black Cauldron. The exhibition explores the dissemination of traditional Welsh cultural narratives as they are re-told through American perspectives and Westernised popular culture. Roberts’ use of quilt-making as a practice is closely linked to Welsh social history, questioning how quilting has shifted from a culture borne of familial and social responsibility, to individualistic relief from the many expectations facing modern women.
Cauldron Born opens in the Project Space in conjunction with our annual studio artist show in the Main Gallery. As always, there will be a donations bar with ales from local brewery, Pheasantry.
Free Entry: Everyone Welcome
Opening night: 25th June 6 – 9pm
Surface Gallery, 16 Southwell Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1DL
Sat 26 Jun 2021 to Sat 3 Jul 2021