Ceremony of Peace and Blessing

12/11/17

 

 

The ceremony was lead by a group of women from Wales, Ireland, Germany, The United States and England and represents a thanksgiving or ‘giveaway’ after completing their own respective Rites of Passage ceremonies in the area throughout the preceding week. Their week long Rite of Passage entitled ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ explored identity, transformation and the power of ceremony. It was part of Creative Wales Award recipient Fern Smith’s residency at Aberystwyth Arts Centre made possible with support from Arts Council of Wales.

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About Avi Allen

Artist and Co Founder of Capel Y Graig Art Space. Avi took on Capel Y Graig and its attached Ty Capel in 2003 and spent the next 8 years, together with her Father Chris Allen, renovating and restoring the Capel. During this period and along side the restoration project, Avi undertook art training at the West Wales School of The Arts, Carmarthen graduating with a BA Hons Fine Art. Avi gained a PgCE qualification in 2010 and her teaching experience includes leading the Critical and Contextual Studies programme at The West Wales School of the Arts Foundation Course 2009-11 and on the BTEC Diploma Art and Design, Coleg Ceredigion 2011-13. Within her Art/Curatorial practice, Avi is interested in revealing and disrupting established systems of hierarchical classification and the power relations manifested within them.

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