Stories of a Changing Landscape, a Farmer's Perspective
26 October 2022 - 29 January 2023
"Stories of a Changing Landscape, a Farmers Perspective" documents and celebrates local farming heritage looking at the challenges and successes of working the land and how farming practices have changed over the years, linking to sector specific support services for those who might be struggling silently in order to strengthen, support and create a resilient rural Swansea that has increase health and wellbeing.
The commissioned exhibition, with imagery and sound by documentary filmmaker Florence Browne and photographer, Callum Baker seeks to amplify the voices and experiences of farmers in rural Swansea. It is hoped the exhibition will create a point of connection for agricultural workers struggling with some of the issues explored, and to give the public a glimpse of what life is like for those feeding the nation.
Wednesday 26 October - Thursday 27 October, South Gower Sports Club
10.00am - 6.00pm
13 Salisbury Close, Scurlage, Reynoldston, Swansea SA3 1AZ
Tuesday 1 November - Thursday 3 November, Pontarddulais Institute
11.00am - 5.00pm
45 St Teilo Street, Pontarddulais, Swansea SA4 8SY
Tuesday 22 November - Sunday 29 January, Swansea Museum
10.00am - 4.30pm, Tuesday - Sunday
Victoria Road, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 1SN
This film forms part of the exhibition, which also includes over 50 images showing life in rural Swansea and Gower throughout the last 100 years.
Swansea Rural Development Partnership:
- 01792 636992
A range of resources to help support those suffering with poor mental health have also been developed, for example, the mental health and wellbeing directory: RDP Oral histories project: 'Stories of a Changing Landscape, a Farmer's Perspective'
Image: Sheltered from the downpour, Bethan and John quietly focus on their early morning milking ritual.