Wales —Green Mountain, Black Mountain & Sutherland in Wales

Selected by George Shaw

13.01.2012 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Modern Art Oxford

Film Screenings Selected by George Shaw:

Wales – Green Mountain, Black Mountain

Dir. John Eldridge, UK, 1942, 12 mins 

Made for the Ministry of Information during the Second World War, and written by Dylan Thomas, Wales – Green Mountain, Black Mountain is a classic piece of wartime propaganda. It presents idyllic images of a Welsh landscape, the work ethic of its communities, and their pastimes and traditions. The film features evocative footage of the Welsh countryside, which inspired many of Graham Sutherland’s most enigmatic works.

Sutherland in Wales

Dir. John Ormand, UK, 1978, 28 mins

First broadcast in 1978, this BBC documentary provides a rare insight into the artist and his life-long interest in the Pembrokeshire landscape. Coinciding with the creation of the Graham Sutherland Foundation at Picton Castle, the film follows the artist on a walk through the Welsh countryside, as he explains the inspiration behind his work and his efforts to build up a repertoire of unique shapes and forms.

 

Wales - Green Mountain, Black Mountain, 1942

Wales - Green Mountain, Black Mountain, 1942

Event Dates

  • Film Screenings 13.01.2012 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Friday, 7pm. £3, booking essential. Double Bill: 'Wales – Green Mountain, Black Mountain' (1942) is a classic piece of wartime propaganda which presents idyllic images of a Welsh landscape. 'Sutherland in Wales' (1978) is a BBC documentary that provides a rare insight into Graham Sutherland and his life-long interest in the Pembrokeshire landscape.

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