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Amanda Jackson – Where The Red Kite Flies

Posted on Dec 5, 2023 by in Exhibitions, Past Exhibitions

07/10/23 – 31/12/23

We are pleased to welcome back to Colwyn Bay, photographer Amanda Jackson. Amanda exhibited her work ‘To Build A Home’ at Oriel Colwyn back in 2017 and we are thrilled to now share her new work, ‘Where The Red Kite Flies‘ with you.

The exhibition is showing across 2 locations in the town, in the foyer of the Coed Pella building as well as within the main Oriel Colwyn gallery.

Maia and Mirelle ©Amanda Jackson

Originally from Canada, Amanda moved to the UK in 2001 and is passionate about sustainable living and environmental issues.

The series ‘Where the Red Kite Flies’ focuses on the young people who have grown up at the Lammas Tir y Gafel Eco Village and surrounding community in Pembrokeshire, Wales. 

Amanda has been photographing the Eco Village since 2010. Between 2013-2021 she created her series ‘To Build A Home’ which we showcased at Oriel Colwyn to coincide with the Northern Eye Festival in 2017. It focused on the people living in the community, among them the children who are now the teenagers and young adults featured in Where the Red Kite Flies.

Luella in the sky ©Amanda Jackson

With a collaborative, sometimes playful approach, this window into a small world celebrates a less conventional way of life, where people have a strong connection to the land.

Eli and Ruben ©Amanda Jackson

Living in this community is described by one of the subjects as growing up in a state of bucolic wonderment.