Beasts of the Black Mountains
Pete Fowler

Green Man Festival

Glanusk, Crickhowell, Powys
17th – 20th August 2017

Situated on site at the Horsebox Studio, Einstein’s Garden.

Click here to complete our survey and be in with a chance of winning a signed, limited edition Totemic print. Deadline 3rd September. 

Originally from Cardiff, artist and designer Pete Fowler works in a variety of media, including drawing, painting, animation, printmaking and sculpture and is best known for his artwork for the Super Furry Animals.  For Peak/Copa’s artist commission for Green Man 2017, Pete was lured away from his studio on Brick Lane, London for a research visit to the rural Black Mountains of Wales.

Over an intense four days Pete visited a variety of locations, including waterways, mountains and woodlands and met local residents and eco volunteers. Pete was inspired to creatively respond to the region’s unique landscape to design a psychedelic mirrored realm of the environment.

Pete has created TOTEMIC – Beasts of the Black Mountains, a company of fantastical beasts that live and breath within the features of the terrain. Pete will unleash the Canal Hydrus, Table Mountain Shaman, Alder Wood Sprite and River Usk Nymph at Green Man festival. Audiences are invited into the unique portal of the Horsebox Studio, a creative mobile space that takes Peak projects on the road.

During the festival weekend this portal will grow and mutate as families and folk create their own interpretations of the beasts through creative drawing and writing workshops. Will the Green Man have the ingenuity to tame these strengthening beasts?

Totemic will be exhibited at The Old School in Crickhowell in the autumn and via Signed limited edition Pete Fowler prints will made available to purchase after the festival.

Totemic is supported by the Arts Council of Wales and Brecon Beacons Trust.

Peak/Copa creates opportunities for contemporary art in the Black Mountains.