The Lost Words

Yr Ysgwrn, Eryri and Oriel y Parc, St Davids, Pembrokeshire

Discover the power of nature to spark the imagination as the best-selling book ‘Geiriau Diflanedig - The Lost Words’ is brought to life in two unique exhibitions this summer.

The award-winning book, The Lost Words, uses stirring spell-songs and eye-catching illustrations to reintroduce the fading faces of nature to our vocabularies and in turn, inspire us to join the fight to reverse their plight.

This summer, in an unique partnership between Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales and two Welsh National Park Authorities, the best-selling book will be brought to life in exhibitions at Yr Ysgwrn, Eryri and Oriel y Parc Gallery in Pembrokeshire.

The touring exhibition, which is organised by Compton Verney, with Hamish Hamilton and Penguin Books, will bring together, for the first time the original artwork by Jackie Morris alongside the English language poems by Robert Macfarlane and Welsh language poems written by Mererid Hopwood. The exhibition will be fully bilingual in Welsh and English languages. The Welsh publication, Geiriau Diflanedig was published by Graffeg in 2019.

Yr Ysgwrn, Trawsfynydd

Exhibition opens 24 June, 2023 and will be on display until spring 2024 in collaboration with Snowdonia National Park Authority.

Oriel y Parc, St Davids

Exhibition opens 2 July, 2023 and will be on display until spring 2024 in collaboration with Pembrokeshire National Park Authority.

At Oriel y Parc in St Davids, specimens from the natural history collections of Amgueddfa Cymru will also be used to highlight the level of biodiversity loss and explain the work being done to try and arrest this decline.

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©Jackie Morris, 2016 

©Jackie Morris, 2016 

©Jackie Morris, 2016