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The Mind in the Cave

23 November, 2019, 11:00 am - 4:00 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 16 November, 11:00-16:00, at Weston Park Museum in Sheffield. 

This event will also take place on Sunday 17 November, 11:00-15:00, at The Old Laundry at the National Trust Dinewfr Park in Llandeilo.

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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Details

Date:
23 November, 2019
Time:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-mind-in-the-cave-tickets-73833789853

Organiser

Cardiff University

Other

Is booking required?
Yes
Contact email address
guerillarchaeology@gmail.com
Event partners
Paul Evans (artist), National Trust
Region
Wales
City/town
St Nicholas
Accessibility information
For accessibility information please contact the venue.
Image copyright information
Public Domain

Venue

The Cory Education Centre, National Trust Dyffryn Gardens
Dyffryn Gardens
St Nicholas, Vale of Glamorgan CF5 6SU United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
For accessibility information please contact the venue.
Phone:
02920 593328
Website:
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dyffryn-gardens