Landscape of rolling hills with fog descending over the path, some sheep are grazing on a country road, the sky is blue and mountains are visible

About Watershed

Featured artists: Zillah Bowes, Daniel Crawshaw, Kate Green, Rowena Harris, Antony Lyons, Isa Suarez, and Eustace Tickell.

A group exhibition exploring the relationship between Birmingham and Elan Valley, Wales; two communities linked by water. The group show includes work by six resident artists who have reflected upon an area in mid-Wales on the edge of the Cambrian mountains, which has been the source of Birmingham’s water for nearly 120 years.

Watershed presents artistic responses to a controversial change to Welsh land, the connections between two distinctive landscapes, and the part that people play in nature’s balance. The featured artists took part in a unique residency programme led by Elan Links, including work by artist Rowena Harris made in spring 2023 during their residency with Elan Links and MAC.

Zillah Bowes, Pont ar Elan (landscape in moonlight) from the series Green Dark, 2021.