Artists in Residence 2015

From April to June 2015, two artists will be sharing their creative responses to Castell Coch

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    Castell Coch

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Cadw has announced that two artists will be in residence at Castell Coch, near Cardiff, from April to June 2015.

Speaking about the appointments, Ffion Reynolds, Cadw’s Heritage and Arts Engagement Manager, said:  'The artists will respond to Castell Coch as a whole — its physical site, but also the people that have been instrumental to its development over time, the architecture and the eccentric decoration within it.

'They will work across different themes, using different but complementing media to present Castell Coch to the public.'

Lauren Heckler is a site-specific artist and likes to act in a site-responsive way.

Lauren is fascinated by the discovery of the local, and conversation and research is key in the accumulation of her ideas.

At Castell Coch, her work will involve sound, video and small sculptural installations across the monument.

Her work is playful and often concerned with the conventions of human interaction, the joyousness of interpersonal activity and the desire for reciprocation.

John Abell is an award-winning printmaker who pushes the craft to its limits and produces works far larger than those normally associated with the practice.

John proposes to make a triptych of vast woodcuts based on Castell Coch’s history, myth and symbolism.

He will be making his woodcuts and hand-printing the on site, and people will be able to see him at work over the coming months.