Patterns of Merthyr


Patterns of Merthyr

Over three months, 100 people in Merthyr Tydfil suggested over 300 patterns that they find personally significant. The long hoarding shielding work on the new Redhouse Old Town Hall/Hen Neuadd y Dref was hand painted with a selection of these suggestions and 2000 souvenir brochures were delivered to residential addresses in the two wards adjacent to the redeveloped building. Redhouse opened to the public on 01 March, St David’s Day.


Grennan & Sperandio

“Mr Grennan and Mr Sperandio tweak our notion of what art is and who it is for.” Roberta Smith, New York Times Simon Grennan and Christopher Sperandio met at the University of Illinois, Chicago in 1988 and have worked together exclusively as a team since 1990. Grennan works from north Wales, and Sperandio works from Houston, Texas. Two things remain constant in their practice: they always work together and their work invariably involves the authorial or editorial participation of other people – other members of the public. Their work often utilizes media that are culturally compromised: chocolate, comic books and television, appearing at social sites of consumption in the home and store and on the street.
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