Elen Mai Wyn-Jones – ‘A Fragmented Retrospective’ Exhibition

Golwg Darniog Yn Ôl / A Fragmented Retrospective
RUG – Unit 16, Ground Floor, Capital Centre, Queen Street, CF10 2HQ
8/11/19 – 17/11/19
Ar agor / Open: 12:00 – 18:00


Noson agoriadol / Opening night: 7/11/19 @ 18:00
(drinks + snacks provided)
Gyda perfformiadau gan / with performances from:
Trigger Warning and the Safe Spaces, Little Eris, Glittasphyxia,
Dancing Queer, Efa Supertramp, Will Ford, Beth Greenhalgh + Laz Lazarus.


Friday 8th November – Angry Women, The Invention of Schizophrenia and Spike the Sexy Vampire
River will talk about how psychology re-imagined hearing voices, unusual beliefs (usually described as paranoia) and femme anger as a mental illness that cannot be cured. Psychological diagnostic categories can depoliticise, decontextualise and individualise experiences that are often a lot to do with what happened, or is still happening.The workshop builds on River’s lived experience, their research at King’s College London and the work of the Hearing Voices Network, a voice hearer-led movement.

Saturday 9th November – Queer Crafting Circle with Theo, 2-4pm
The Queer Crafting Circle is an LGBTQ+ community space for chatting and crafting. Whether you’re an experienced crafter, looking to learn a new skill, or just want to come and hang out with your community, you’re welcome here! Bring your own crafting supplies if you have them, though there will be a small selection of supplies available which will be free for all to use. There is also no pressure to make anything at all – the craft is just an excuse for us to create a chilled space in which our community can come together.

Saturday 9th November – Zine-Making Workshop + Badge-Making with Efa + Molly 4-6pm
Ellie used to create a queercore femme zine called ‘Bitch, Please’ – titles included Alcoholic Bitch, Transformative Bitch, Obsessive Bitch, Artistic Bitch. These were a combination of accounts around mental illness, risque collages and bizzare rants and imagery. For this zine workshop,we’ll talk about what zines are, show examples of wicked zines (including Ellie’s), talk about why they are still relevant to DIY Culture and some of the different ways we can put them together/produce them! We’ll also be making badges.

Friday 15th November – JUKE Spoken Word Open Mic at Tactile Bosch Lounge (next door to RUG)
JUKE is back for a one-off event in honour of the late Elen Mai Wyn-Jones as part of the ‘A Fragmented Retrospective’ exhibition show. She was a fantastic artist and an integral part of JUKE taking off in the way that it did with the first night being dedicated to her.
There will be no feature acts just a lovely night of open micers and special connections. So please come along and share your words and celebrate a brilliant person amongst her wonderful artwork.

Saturday 16th November – CLOSING PARTY at Undertone, Cardiff
with Killdren, GlitchGirl, Spazrammer and Little Eris. 6-10pm, £5 on the door.

Accessibility: RUG Gallery is on the ground floor of Capitol Centre and is wheelchair accessible.
All public areas of the Capitol Centre are accessible spaces, including washrooms on each floor.
For press enquires: recordiauafiach@gmail.com

MORE ABOUT ELEN MAI WYN-JONES HERE – We intend to build an archive of her work on this domain address, so if you have anything to contribute, please let us know! Ellie was always so enthusiastic about Afiach and always contributed to the events. We miss her so much and want to honour her memory ❤

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