The Nature of Stuff and Ready Steady GO are two films commissioned by the University of South Wales to record the sights and sounds of the sculpture workshop at Treforest campus shortly before its closure.
The films were shown during the The Periodic Table exhibition at Oriel y Bont, University of South Wales, 7th Oct to 15th Nov 2019.
“The Periodic Table is an installation by Nigel Talbot who specialises in working with salvaged material. In this instance the materials are drawn from the University of South Wales’ sculpture workshop, which is being decommissioned. The exhibition acknowledges the way an institution such as a University evolves and the way buildings are re-purposed. For instance, the Treforest campus is located on the site of the former South Wales and Monmouthshire School of Mines.
The exhibition also includes contributions from staff, alumni and students of creative writing who have been commissioned to respond in kind including two new films by Sharon Magill.”