5.30pm A walk through Benifallet starting at the Parroquial Church. Then to the river to see some recycled public art. The Safereig. The washrooms. A talk about its original construction and the significance of the art that adorn the walls. A walk by the river to see the Benifallet Boat that functions through the holiday season then where the old ferry used to launch and the mode it did so and a view of the bridge made to replace the ferry. 6.30pm Then to The Galeria. A walk up the recycled staircase leads to the Galeria de Benifallet, Lloc d' Amanda See the mural of my neighbours made famous by a production by TV3 starring 'Quim Masferrer' presenting Benifallet by it's colourful inhabitants. Then into the house where you will see work in progress, stonework, trencadis, mosaics, paintings, work drawings, interiors. A tour of the lower house to discuss techniques and materials. See the Rock Pool. A coffee and a biscuit in the middle of the tour. Questions are answered at the table. Resume ascension of the house to the top floor. 8.30pm Leave by the back door and see the outside mural of neighbours and family.
´Deeds, not words´ - My favorite phrase and my school motto in England. 'Amanda Collelldevall', is my artist name and I am half Catalan, half English. Born in Dover, I grew up in Coventry in the West Midlands. I studied art and design in Rugby. Then, self-employed at 18 I painted local scenes for tourists. and helped establish many independent retail businesses. After some years I found myself in Catalunya, the land of my father and not speaking Catalan. I opted to create art in front of the locals to show my intent - to share. 15 years later, I am an artist, painter, restorer and inventor. With many ideas in mind, I MY PLACE, LLOC D'AMANDA, GALERIA DE BENIFALLET, was made. Here I teach creative art & construction by examples of my work, seen in the old recycled/ upcycled townhouse .
Coffee. tea or soft drinks and biscuits.
My house! As a child, one day I wanted to build a tall townhouse and transform it into an interesting recycled place. When I got older and after many years of working in more affluent areas in the UK I was made aware of purchases made 'to keep up with the Joneses' and the waste when items are thrown away, to keep the show up! I want to save the waste and make use of it as we can't keep using our world as a dumping ground for greed.
Living by 'Deeds not Words'