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The Mind in the Cave

November 17, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Art is an essential part of being human. Cave painting is one of the earliest, most mysterious of its forms – strange patterns and images of animals hidden deep within caverns. Its survival and re-discovery after tens of thousands of years is extraordinary! Many theories relate to the purpose and creation of these beautiful images, drawn and painted in secrecy and darkness.

Join Guerilla Archaeology and award winning artist Paul Evans in a hands-on creative experiment, recreating cave paintings using ancient materials (and the hands, eyes and brains inherited from our Paleolithic ancestors).

‘The Mind in the Cave’ will offer participants the opportunity to explore the mysterious abstract patterns observed in the earliest art, and to experiment with the role of memory in creating the stunning images of animals that we see in the cave paintings of Europe.

This event will also take place on Saturday 23 November, 11:00-16:00, at the Cory Education Centre at the National Trust Dyffyrn Gardens in St Nicholas.

This event will also take place on Saturday 16 November, 11:00-16:00, at Weston Park Museum in Sheffield.

Please note: attendees must book online to avoid paying the National Trust entrance fee (follow the link below).

Organiser

Cardiff University

In partnership with

Paul Evans (artist), National Trust

Contact email address

guerillarchaeology@gmail.com

Booking required?

Yes


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Date:
November 17
Time:
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-mind-in-the-cave-tickets-73830648457

Organiser

Cardiff University

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Description for print
Art is essentially human, Cave Painting one of its earliest forms. Join Guerilla Archaeology and award winning artist Paul Evans in a hands-on creative experiment, recreating Cave Art using ancient materials – and hands, eyes and brains inherited from our ancestors.
Is booking required?
Yes
Contact email address
guerillarchaeology@gmail.com
Event partners
Paul Evans (artist), National Trust
Region
Wales
City/town
Llandeilo
Accessibility information
For accessibility information please contact the venue.
Image copyright information
Public Domain

Venue

The Old Laundry, National Trust Dinefwr
Dinefwr Park, Newton House
Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire SA19 6RT United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
For accessibility information please contact the venue.
Phone:
01558 824512
Website:
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dinefwr