The palindromic title Golden Rod: Adorned Log plays upon the reciprocal exchange from twinned organisations. The mirrored construction of the two terms chances upon strikingly similar imagery. The first imagines a majestic gilded staff, the later an understated draping of nature; yet they could well be one and the same. Dialogue surrounding such cultural exchange hinge precisely on these mistaken identities, reinterpretations and alternate perspectives. Seeking to explore and articulate their respective identities by way of exchanging exhibition, ethos and personnel, the show combines works from ex-patriot New Zealanders, Welsh artists and TRFF members, all supportive of an ethos aimed toward widening the accessibility of contemporary artistic content.
Exhibiting artists include Carina Brand, TRFF, Owen Griffiths, Andy Hazel, Victor & Hester, Cam O’Connell and Shannon Reed. GOLDEN ROD Adorned Log will focus around two special events at The Dairy; the exhibition preview will be accompanied by the launch of Victor & Hester Journal 21 Talking Through Broken Teeth and pushing it all out until the only thing left is the sound of your own body by Giuseppe Mistretta.
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