Pupils from Ysgol Tudno in Llandudno are proud to present an exhibition, entitled ‘Journeys’, which takes place on Saturday May 16th and Sunday May 17th at the school in Trinity Avenue.
The ‘pop up’ exhibition is the result of a five week artist in residence project, as part of an ongoing partnership with Oriel MOSTYN Gallery in Vaughan Street. There will be artist talks, art workshops and poetry readings during the weekend.
Artist Nadine Carter-Smith has been working in the school since early April and each of the 220 pupils, aged from 3 to 11 years old, has taken part in art workshops with Nadine. Beat box and hip hop artist Ed Holden, also known as Mr Phormula, has also been working with pupils to create a soundscape which will accompany the exhibition. The project focuses on part of the Year 5 curriculum which requires the children to create, curate, organise and promote their own gallery. It will culminate in an exhibition in the school’s assembly hall, with further artworks by Nadine forming a trail around the school building.
Nadine Carter-Smith said: This exciting and unique project is a fantastic opportunity for me to work with our potential artists of the future. The children are inspiring me with their creativity and enthusiasm and I’m really enjoying watching their ideas unfold.
Derfel Thomas Year 5 teacher at Ysgol Tudno said: We are so pleased to give our wholehearted support to this exciting partnership between Ysgol Tudno and MOSTYN. The gallery and school will become integrated in an artistic, educational and social community and many more creative collaborations and events are planned for the future.
The wider partnership, funded by Arts Council of Wales and entitled MOSTudno, will see artists and gallery staff working alongside children, staff, parents and grandparents. One of the key aims of this first project in the partnership is that pupils at the school, and the larger school community, will be given the opportunity to engage with the process that an artist follows in order to create a body of work.