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Partially Buried

RIELLY, James (1956 - )

Partially Buried

Date: 2004

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 198.1x 259.1cm

Acquired: 2006, Gift from the Artist

Accession Number: NMW A 27903

A house is shown engulfed by mountain of black material. On 21 October 1966 a colliery waste tip slid down the mountainside in Aberfan and engulfed Pantglas Junior School. 144 people – 28 adults and 116 children – lost their lives. Rielly, who was born in Wrexham in 1956, has related this painting to his own childhood memories of the Aberfan disaster. It operates as a personal expression of how the memory of the event continues to affect us. 


14 October 2014, 22:04
I cannot imagine the memories.God bless the artist with peace.
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