Film: Lowri Page
Music: Pools by Glass Animals
Filmed during a day-long collaborative workshop that took place on 17 December 2016 at Oriel Davies.
The artists are a group of young people who come together as 'Criw Celf'* (Art Crew). For the event, the group were placed in three random groups and were set a two-part challenge - the first part was to devise and create their own 'art tools' - for this they were provided with a range of 'low-tech' resources such as bamboo sticks, cardboard, nails, fabric, paint roller handles, wire, string, tape and more. The second part was to develop mark-making methods and designs or drawings with their art tools. They were provided with plain wallpaper and flooring lino on which to work, and it was explained that the resulting artworks would be exhibited here in the TestBed space. They were also aware that the art tools were to be exhibited.
Criw Celf is a project for young people aged between 12 and 18 from North Powys who have been identified as being able and talented in the visual arts. It is part of a national initiative to nurture young talent in Wales. The participants come together around seven times a year to work with professional artists, to visit exhibitions, university fine art departments and artists' studios.