LLAWN - Llandudno Arts Weekend returns for 2018

LLAWN06 14 - 16 September / Medi

LLAWN - Llandudno Arts Weekend returns for 2018

14 - 16 September 2018


This year's LLAWN is promising to be out of this world!

Art exhibitions, street performances, and creative hubs will bring colour and fun to the town of Llandudno over the weekend of 14 - 16 September 2018.

Museum of the Moon, to be displayed in St John’s Church, has travelled the world, thrilling audiences along the way. The installation features NASA imagery of the moon’s surface with music composed by award-winning composer Dan Jones who scooped an Ivor Novello award for best TV soundtrack for his score for the BBC's The Miniaturist.

But it's not just the moon which will be captivating. Visitors can take a trip back in time with the arrival of Boudicca. Riding a Roman Chariot built around a mobility scooter, Boudicca will bring comedy and music to the streets as she encourages others to join her on her tour of Llandudno.

Award-winning sound artist Ray Lee will bring his monumental outdoor interactive sound sculpture to town, creating an entrancing concert reminiscent of a peel of bells, delivered by loudspeakers housed in eight, giant high metal towers. A sea monster will take to the coastline, to deliver clean seas message and returning unwanted plastic waste to the land, and a giant whale will further link the seaside with the town.

And at MOSTYN, along with our exhibition She sees the shadows, with over 40 contemporary artists re-examining familiar objects and materials in unexpected ways, and our Into the Sea retail showcase, we'll also host artist Chris Lewis-Jones (Nu-Urban Gardeners) and a relief printmaking workshop in partnership with Regional Print Centre.

MOSTYN Director, Alfredo Cramerotti, said:
“We're really pleased to be working with a number of artists and organisations to bring fantastic art and performance to the streets of Llandudno again this year. LLAWN festival is a joyful celebration of contemporary art and the many ways in which it can be enjoyed - there's something for everyone!”

CALL (Culture Action Llandudno) will welcome visitors to explore the town’s ‘lost spaces’ through installations, digital art, prints and performance by over 30 regional artists which will shine a light on buildings untouched for years.

Outdoor cinema and music from Old Colwyn’s TAPE Community Music & Film and the transformation of beach huts to include art installations will also form part of the activities.

“No matter where our visitors and residents are in Llandudno over the LLAWN06 weekend, they are bound to come across artwork, performances, or installations which will make them stop, think, or get involved. Our festival partners will also be working with local schools and groups to create artistic opportunities.

“The curatorial theme this year is ‘Cultural Ecology’, looking at our environment, the sea, our lands, the planets. But we are also looking at how culture plays a vital part in our towns and region and at how we can support this ecology of artists to continue thriving. There will be so much to explore and discover and we’ll be lifting the lid on more activities as we move forward,” added Sabine Cockrill, director of CALL.

LLAWN is MOSTYN'S free 'Llandudno Arts Weekend' and has, every year since 2013, brought contemporary art and performance to the town over one weekend in September.

LLAWN06 takes place over the weekend of 14 - 16 September 2018 in Llandudno. Organised by MOSTYN, LLAWN partners include Mostyn Estates Ltd, Royal Cambrian Academy, Culture Action Llandudno (CALL), Conwy County Borough Council – Conwy Arts Service,Tape Community Music and Film, Helfa Gelf, Venue Cymru and Migrations.
LLAWN is funded by National Lottery through the Arts Council of Wales, Mostyn Estates, Conwy County Borough Council, Arts & Business Cymru and Llandudno Town Council.