08/09/18 – 09/09/18


‘Achup – gafael neu ddaliad (o dir)
Achubion – y pethau sy’n goroesi, neu gael eu cadw/arbed

Pa lyfrau wnewch chi achub?

Yn aml, ystyrir casgliadau llyfrgell yn bethau parhaol a pharhaus, cronfa o wybodaeth sydd rhywsut yn dragwyddol ac yn ddigyfnewid.
Ond pwy sydd yn penderfynnu pa wybodaeth sy’n cael ei chasglu?’

‘Sauver – to keep (safe), protect, redeem
Salvus – reserve for future use

Which books will you save…?

Library collections are often imbued with a sense of permanency, a repository of knowledge that is categorised, fixed and eternal.
But who decides what material should be collected? ‘

Daeth menywod at ei gilydd o dros Brydain a phob un yn dod â thri llyfr gyda hi, er mwyn creu llyfrgell dros dro o waith gan fenywod yng Nghapel y Graig yn Ffwrnais, Ceredigion.

Gan ddechrau ar ddydd Sadwrn yr 8fed of Fedi ac yn parhau hyd oriau mân bore Sul byddant yn darllen yn uchel o’r llyfrau hyn, heb egwyl. Llenwir gofod y Capel â lleisiau a geiriau menywod ar faterion mawr a mân…

A group of women have come together from across the UK, each bringing three books with them, to create a temporary library of the work of women authors at Capel y Graig in Furnace, Ceredigion.

On Saturday 8th and on into the early hours of Sunday morning they will have been reading aloud from this library in an uninterrupted flow. The space will be charged with the words and voices of many women on matters great and small…

At 3pm the Library will close and the women and the books will disperse….

Bydd y llyfrgell yn cau am 3 o’r gloch a bydd y menywod a’r llyfrau yn gwasgaru…

The women and the books they chose for The Saved Library in order they were received at Capel y Graig:

Avi Allen

Man made language by Dale Spender

Always more than one by Erin Manning

Teaching to transgress by bell hooks

Naomi Heath

A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman

Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Tide-race by Brenda Chamberlain

Christine Watkins

Must by Peggy Shaw

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

At the root of this longing by Carol Lee Flinders

Jacqueline Durban

Midwifing Death by Leslene de la Madre

52 Flowers that shook my world by Charlotte du Cann

Honey for tea by Karin Celestine

Sarah Arkle

Ariel by Sylvia Plath

The Sea, The Sea by iris Murdoch

The Book of Hag by Carolyn Hillier

Rowan O’Neill

Map of a nation by Rachel Hewitt

Strike for a Kingdom by Menna Gallie

How to put on a community play by Ann Jellicoe

Fern Smith

Moon Magic by Dion Fortune

The Change by Germaine Greer

Living the Magical Life by Suzi Gablik

Fiona Collins

The Left hand of darkness by Ursula K. le Guin

The Mabinogion by Sioned Davies (ed.)

Llestri’r Dylluan cyf. Bethan Gwanas

Gauri Raje

Sita’s Ascent by Vayu Naidu

Our Non-Veg Cow and other stories by Mahasweta Devi

A Book of Silence by Sara Maitland

Angharad Davies

Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay

The production of money by Ann Pettifor

Yoni Shakti by Uma Dinsmore-Tuli



Prosiect gan Christine Watkins, Avi Allen and Naomi Heath

A project by Christine Watkins, Avi Allen and Naomi Heath

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About Avi Allen

Artist and Co Founder of Lle Celf Capel Y Graig Artspace. I took on Capel Y Graig and its attached Ty Capel in 2003 and spent the next 8 years, together with my dad Chris Allen, restoring and renovating the Capel. During this period I also studied at the West Wales School of The Arts, Carmarthen, gaining a BA Fine Art. I have taught Critical and Contextual Studies at Foundation and BA Level. Within my practice I am interested in revealing and disrupting hierarchies and inherent asymmetrical power relations.

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