Petals and Claws: Revisiting The Owl Service 50 years on
In August 2017 the novelist Alan Garner, along with many of his fans, celebrated the 50th anniversary of the publication of his cult novel The Owl Service. The book is based on the myth of Blodeuwedd, a woman created from flowers and turned into an owl, and comes from the cycle of Welsh tales called The Mabinogion.
In celebration of this, a group of us worked with Alan and Griselda Garner to present a travelling exhibition. The group featured photographer David Heke sculptor Liz Ellis, painter Jenny Ryrie, musician Chris Tally Evans, story teller Fiona Collins, dancer Jacqueline McCormick and poet Anna Wigley, and my Blodeuwedd chair.
You can see more on our Facebook page, Petals and Claws.
- Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin – 29 April – 16 July
- The Medicine House at the Blackden Trust – 26 August – 16 September
- Storyhouse, Chester – as part of the Literature Festival – October/November
- Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Llanbedrog – 28 January – 12 March
- Chester Cathedral Falconry Centre
- Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough – 27 March – 20 May
- St Donat’s, Llantwit Major – 8-10 June
- Moma Wales, Machynlleth – 7 July – 4 August
- Corinium Museum, Cirencester – 6 September – 30 September