Cultural Diary

[Exhibitions]

'Gallaecia Petrea' constitutes a journey through the presence of stone in Galician culture, from the earliest times down to the present day; from the moment it became the basic element that shaped the landscape to its more recent uses in forms of cultural expression. It provides an insight into the relationships between territory and stone, generating a debate on one of the hallmarks of Galician culture, the Galician landscape and the Galician way of life, addressing the use of stone as both building material and artistic medium, explaining not only the reasons why it is used, but also the techniques used to work it and the various aesthetic languages employed. It features some of the most significant examples of such uses, both utilitarian or artistic, in varying kinds of stone, yet stems from a geological analysis of the territory to explain the choice of a specific material in each case.

Gallaecia Petrea brings together, for the first time ever, the most significant stonework produced in Gallaecia, namely modern-day Galicia, Northern Portugal and adjoining areas of Asturias: the territory bounded by the River Duero to the South and the River Navia to the East.... read more

Venue
Museo Centro Gaiás
Location
Cidade da Cultura, Santiago de Compostela, 15702
Start date
15/06/2012
End date
15/12/2012
Start hour
11:00
[Festival]
Venue
Parque de Belvís
Location
Parque de Belvís , Santiago de Compostela, 15703
Start date
16/06/2012
End date
16/06/2012
Start hour
13:00