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Yr Ysgwrn, in partnership with Amgueddfa Cymru and the Eryri and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authorities is pleased to announce that ‘The Lost Words’ exhibition will open to the public on the 24th of June.

The exhibition, which is being arranged by Compton Verney, Hamish Hamilton and Penguin Books will bring original art pieces by Jackie Morris alive side by side with English poetry from Robert Macfarlane and Welsh pieces from Mererid Hopwood.

The book of the same name by Macfarlane seeks to reconnect people, and especially our younger generations, with words that are slowly disappearing from our everyday lives, especially those related to the natural world.

The art pieces will play on conscience and encourage the audience to engage with the wonder of language and develop a deeper appreciation of nature.

Yr Ysgwrn, the home of the lost bard, Hedd Wyn is located in the majestic natural environment of Cwm Prysor and is the perfect location to appreciate the exhibition and the connection to biodiversity. An accredited museum which is committed to protecting Welsh heritage and celebrate the connection between the area’s unique culture and the landscapes and wildlife, it’s the perfect setting for hosting such pieces of art.

Naomi Jones. The National Park Authority’s Head of Cultural Heritage said;

“We are honoured to bring this captivating exhibition to Yr Ysgwrn, a place that celebrates the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of Wales. We hope that it will inspire people from all generations to reconnect with the natural environment and foster the relationship between language and biodiversity.”

The exhibition will be open until Spring 2024 and a programme of activities will be published soon. Educational resources in partnership with Conwy County Borough Council and funded by Artfund will also be available.


Note to Editors

  1. More information about The Lost Words exhibition on Yr Ysgwrn’s website.
  2. Photo copyright – Dandelions by Jackie Morris
  3. For more information contact Ioan Gwilym, the National Park Authority’s Corporate Services Communications Officer on 01766 772253 / 07900267506 or ioan.gwilym@eryri.llyw.cymru