Cerbyd - The Bus is about to leave!
30th July 2010
Cerbyd – New cross-disciplinary artist-led project for Wales
Start your cultural engines Cerbyd is ready to go!
will begin its anticipated eight-day journey across Wales this Monday August 2nd until August 10th, starting in Cardiff.
artists have been selected to travel, learn, research and create in 12 locations around Wales, while responding to specialist groups and their unique activities. The artists, who come from areas throughout Wales, are: Louise Bird, Ben Lloyd, Tomoko Takahashi, Lucy Pedlar, Femke van Gent, Kathryn Ashill, Paul R Jones, Megan Broadmeadow and collaborative duo Turnhurst - Rosa Tyhurst and Charlotte Turner.
artists explore a wide range of themes and ideas, including boundaries, scientific theories, human interaction, architecture, identity and Welshness and notions of anti-art.
variety is reflected in the groups they will be visiting. They will visit the Eisteddfod in Ebbw Vale to participate in science busking with the Institute of Physics in Wales, before stopping at Chirk Writer’s circle, Caernarfon Model Railway Club, and the North Wales branch of the George Formby Society.
is no rest for the Cerbyd artists on the weekend, as they visit the Brecon and Radnor Beekeepers Association, before heading to Llandrindod Wells for some Appalachian dancing with Raise the Dust. The artists will be scaling the landscape on foot as well as on kayaks with the Llandysul Paddlers. The artists will stay at the Old Mill with the Arts for Well being organisation, where they will track their visual journey of the project.
conclude the adventure, the artists will test their knowledge against the Aberystwyth Quizzers, before returning to g39 in Cardiff for afternoon tea.
Tom Goddard said: “Cerbyd will provide a creative map of Wales, making it easier to identify numerous important communities and artist groups. It will also benefit those wishing to work in Wales, by bringing contemporary art
practice and new audiences into rural areas.
“We aim to link artists as they travel together but also through unfamiliar communities gathering an awareness of other practices, concerns and geographical perspectives.”
Brian Watkins said: “The creative responses the artists make to their country and the communities they encounter will be a lasting legacy to the project.”
Follow Cerbyd's journey through Wales by reading Louise Bird's ArtLog of her experience.
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