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International artists head for Llanfyllin

 
Created on 08/09/2010 @ 18:39
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Llanfyllin will once again play host to a group of international visiting artists for the 'Interventions Wales Artists Residency Programme' this month.
 
Interventions Wales is an ambitious international multi disciplinary artists residency that takes place in the town on an annual basis. The project was set up by artists Tom Gilhespy and Ruth Carter from Llanfyllin and Nick Lloyd and Amy Sterly from Llanfair Caereinion.
 
Since its inception two years ago the project has steadily gained national and international recognition and this year is being supported by the Arts Council of Wales, SAFLE, the Gwendoline and Margaret Davies Charity, Arts Connection Cyswllt Celf and The Llanfyllin Workhouse.
 
The aims of the project are to offer a space where international artists can engage with the local community and locally based artists to create a series of temporary site specific art works. Previous years have seen artists from Estonia and Denmark create a variety of exciting works including murals,sculptures, sound and light installations, video works, photographs and drawings inspired by the Llanfyllin Workhouse and the surrounding area.
 
This year the project has invited local artist Marja Bonada and a group of four artists from Kecskemet in Hungary to take part in the week long programme based in the Workhouse Gallery. As has happened in previous years the Hungarian artists are looking forward to the possibilities of working with Mike Morgan and his students in the art department of Llanfyllin High School and to meeting the local community.
 
Interventions Wales will take place from the 18th September - 2nd October. A number of free events will take place during the residency including an open evening at the Workhouse Gallery on Wednesday 22nd September when the visiting artists will show examples of and talk about their previous work and the tour of the final exhibition of works will take place on Saturday 25th September at 5:30pm in the grounds of Llanfyllin High school, moving on to the Workhouse Gallery at 6:30pm.
 
For more information about Interventions Wales please visit: www.interventionswales.org.uk

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