MyfanwyNia's Studio Weblog

Hello and welcome to my creative world, thank you dearly for your interest in my artistic endeavors.

Here on my web log I record my studio progress, it acts as a web based journal spanning back to 2010, here I can easily glance back at projects and artworks and add current progress. I hope some of you also will find inspiration here.
I welcome dearly your comments and feedback as valuable assets, that help me consider different aspects of my art practice and my creative growth as an artist.
Love and Light
Harriet

If your interested in any of my artworks please contact me via my facebook page or via my website www.myfanwynia.com much of my older work is also view-able there. Alternatively a selecion of my artwork is available from my ETSY store at: https://www.etsy.com/ie/shop/myfanwynia

Monday, 2 July 2012

'The Upset' Leitrim's Environmentally Themed Arts Event

We had a wonderful turnout at the opening of 'The Upset' Here are some photo's from the day:













The Upset took shape as a community organized arts event curated by Harriet hosted in the town of Drumshanbo Co. Leitrim on the 30th of June 2012 “The Upset” –our awareness and the freedom to express it-  took place in one of the empty units on the old Lairds site, behind the Food Hub, in Drumshanbo. This exhibition started as an expression of concern by some artists about the environment especially with the threat of the gas industry making plans for a large scale gas extraction project on our doorstep. The event had grown to a major exhibition with over 70 artists, many well known, not just from Ireland, but from USA, Mexico, Hong Kong and the UK exhibiting. The exhibition was open for one week in July, with an all day Saturday Opening at 12pm (until 9.30pm) Showcasing an exciting mix of art; music; readings; dance; film and workshops where through their different practices the artists involved displayed their love and concern for the environment and its future.

Video From the Opening Day

By Alexa Mc Dermot from Dublin's White Lady Art



One of the highlights of the day was a dance drama by our local Irish dance school run by my sisters Kathleen and Jemima based here in Leitrim. The dance was introduced by a poem that told the story of the dance, below is the video and a copy of the poems text
Dance Drama Entitled 'Frack Off':



The cockerel crows -- a sign of a new day,
the farm animals wake and begin to play.

The local farmer tends to his land,
and the postman drives by and shakes his hand.
Gives him his post and be's on his way,
as the farmer reads it he begins to sway.

The news of corruption,
a lack of respect,
and fracking on his door step he stops and reflects;
what was then, is not now, for ever thing has changed,
for worse not better,
things will never be the same.

Its time to take a stand,
hold our heads up high,
fight for our country,
not let this pass us by.

I'll gather the farmers and we'll fight till the end,
we will not be beaten,
with this we intend.

We'll show them we mean business,
they can take back their threats,
if they try to bribe us we'll knock it on the head.

If they want a fight, a fights what they'll get,
we'll stand tall together and prove this I bet.

Our mischievous sons will follow in our ways,
for these will be their farms soon some day.

We'll gather our placards, shout as load as we can,
till people take notice and understand what's the plan.
The land will be free to thrive once more,
the water -- drinkable -- clean and pure.

The animals will return and beauty restored,
for I am a farmer and its my farm I Adore.

Filmed at the Opening of 'The upset