From Pakistan To Pentre Ifan: Art, Cake And Neolithic Wales

26 Jun

My solo show, “Yr Helfa / The Hunt”, is now on at Swansea’s quirky artspace, Cinema & Co throughout July and we’re finishing with a fabulous event on Monday July 31st from 5.30 pm featuring a film from Melvyn Williams, an illustrated talk from Dewi Bowen and I’ll be launching a new edition of a lino print made especially for the event.

I am exhibiting a series of drawings made of ancestral Bronze Age and Neolithic monuments in the field – mostly muddy fields – drawn on my journey across South Wales over the past 18 months with prehistorian Dewi Bowen and filmmaker Melvyn Williams. This body of work has its roots in a life-changing journey I made to Pakistan some years ago, where I became fascinated by rock carvings over 10,000 years old.


Back in February 2016 I started trudging through mud and slurry, fording turbulent streams and climbing over brackish hilltops through hail, rain and snow with Dewi and Melvyn to hunt down Neolithic and Bronze Age burial chambers, ceremonial circles and standing stones that lie scattered across the landscape of Wales. Coming face to face with these ancestral symbols both of a long lost culture and of continuity in a rapidly changing world has had a profound impact on me.

Please check Cinema & Co’s Facebook page for opening times during the exhibition.



For a limited period I am putting a new drawing of an ancient monument on my Artfinder gallery every day.  If you’d like to check them out, please click on the image below or the Artfinder link at the top right of this page.




4 Responses to “From Pakistan To Pentre Ifan: Art, Cake And Neolithic Wales”

  1. Michael Richards (certainline) June 28, 2017 at 08:24 #

    I’d love to be there but I’ll be at a medieval history conference on the other side of the country! I wish you a very successful exhibition and a fun opening night. Homemade cake, mmm!

    • Rosie Scribblah June 28, 2017 at 13:18 #

      Oooh medieval history 😀 Thanks, I’ll be busy making cake next week

  2. Leonie Andrews June 28, 2017 at 03:31 #

    All the best for the exhibition. I will send my apologies now. I’m interested in your comments on how your residency 10 years ago has gone on to influence the direction of your work. I wonder what I will think about mine over time?

    • Rosie Scribblah June 28, 2017 at 13:17 #

      Yes, it took a long while brewing inside before I could make sense of it 😀

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