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Black Pond is an extended project including works on paper and poetry factured by Allen Fisher from 2016 to 2019. It began with a series of large-scale works on paper (approximately 100 x 150cm, 40 x 59”) made in situ around a pond on Waen Ddu peat bog near Llangattock in Powys, Wales, in 2016 and 2017. The series developed with further works on paper in the studio and an eight-part sequence of poems. The project was supported by Arts Alive and PEAK Media who, with BBC Wales, documented Allen at work: Allen Fisher on Waen Ddu, in the studio and in his study, 360° video and interview (5”31’), Allen at work on Waen Ddu (5”13’), Allen Fisher first studio visit (2”58’)


There are two books from the project. Black Pond 7, a limited edition, very large format (510 x 760 mm, 20 x 30”) artist’s book, published in 2018 and Black Pond, a large format (310 x 430 mm, 12 x 17″) book including all the poems, paintings and and the work in Black Pond 7, published in October 2020.

310 x 430 mm, 12 x 17” (slightly larger than A3). 102 pages on silk-fusion paper with board covers bound with black wire. 28 full-colour plates. £23.66

With postage and packing: UK: £28.71, Europe: £44.76, Elsewhere: £57.55

ALL OF THE COPIES OF THE FIRST PRINTING OF BLACK POND HAVE BEEN SOLD. There is now sufficient interest to produce a second, and final, printing of Black Pond. To secure a copy, please fill in the form on the Publications page on this website by Tuesday 1st December 2020. Thank you!




Glasfryn Project supported the Black Pond project from the beginning. The book will be launched in an online event hosted by Glasfryn Project on the 8th of November 2020 at 18:00 UTC.


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