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Steel industry celebrated in collaborative exhibition

Sarah Hopkins, a Swansea-based printmaker and head of creative industries at Coleg Sir Gâr, is part of the driving force behind POWER, a collaborative, multi-disciplinary project with artists Martyn Ware and Tracey Moberly.  

POWER is a site-specific and immersive audio-visual exhibition that celebrates and reflects on the UK’s steel manufacturing heritage in a post-industrial age.

Sarah Hopkins, Tracey Moberly and Martyn Ware, have created a multi-sensory experience for visitors using soundscapes, collagraphic works and projections showing abstracted visuals from steelwork processes.  

The three artists discovered their fathers had life-long careers within the UK steel industry, they were brought up appreciating the significance and importance of industry and manufacture on their doorstep and this had an influence on their individual artistic practice. 

The two-week exhibition takes place at Trafalgar Warehouse in Sheffield from March 30 and is free for visitors.

The exhibition will open with INGOT, a performance piece choreographed by University of Wales Trinity Saint David dance students, who have been working with multi award-winning choreographer and dancer, Gwyn Emberton. 

Sarah Hopkins, printmaker and head of creative industries at Coleg Sir Gâr said: “This project has been four years in the making, and it’s great to see it finally coming together. 

“We plan to bring elements of this exhibition to Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli in May, where it will feature alongside Ignite, the annual showcase of work created by our BA dance students.” 

          

Pics: Swansea-based printmaker and head of creative industries at Coleg Sir Gâr, Sarah Hopkins (left) (photo credit Beth Allender), Martyn Ware, music producer, Heaven 17 musician and co-founder of the Human League and Tracey Moberly a London-based multi-media artist.

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