Monday 16 November 2015

 

An exhibition of 62 photographs of Welsh Patagonia by top Argentinian art photographer, Marcos Zimmermann, is to go on show to the public in Cardiff.

The photographs show local people, including descendants of the original Welsh settlers, in their homes and at work and play, alongside stunning landscapes.

The exhibition was commissioned by the Argentinian Embassy in London to mark the 150th anniversary of the Welsh settlement in Argentina.

Previously the exhibition has only been on show for one day at the Senedd in the summer and at the Palace of Westminster in London. British Council Wales has brought the exhibition back to Cardiff as part of its work to support Patagonia 150, the year of celebration in Wales. The exhibition is being presented in partnership with Cardiff Council and St David’s Hall.

Jenny Scott, director of British Council Wales, said: “When my team saw the exhibition at the Senedd they were determined to bring it back to Cardiff so that more people could enjoy it. The beautiful photographs give an insight into real life in today’s Welsh Patagonia. This year we have supported visits to Patagonia by BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the National Youth Choir of Wales and People’s Collection Wales, and now we’re pleased to be bringing a piece of Argentinian and Patagonian culture to Wales.”

The exhibition is open from 21 November until 30 January 2016, 10am - 4pm Monday to Saturday, also evenings and Sundays (if a concert is on), on Level 2, St David’s Hall, The Hayes, Cardiff. The exhibition is free and everyone is welcome.

More information about Patagonia 150 can be found at www.patagonia150.org

 

Notes to Editor

Photography © Marcos Zimmermann. All rights reserved.

The exhibition has been kindly lent by the Embassy of Argentina.

For more information contact Alison Cummins at British Council Wales on 029 2092 4334 or Alison.Cummins@britishcouncil.org

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