Looking at the whole of the Popty Bach project with the 20/20 vision that is hindsight is a wonderful thing.
Back at work this week, I have missed the whole project immensely, and of course thought of a million ways of adding and doing more, but interestingly not changing what I have done.
The workshop, intended to be a research/ pilot ,was a successful and beneficial project in its own right. Certainly a brave and unique initiative for the arts community of south west Wales
As there were just six of us on the project,(we were told how other Traingle workshops can have dozens of artists in much smaller spaces,making the atmosphere and work ethic even more intense,) we could take time to talk to each other about individual concerns, and how they were addressed through the workshop. Individual and global politics and lifestyle were discussed daily, and expressed in the work made at the workshop. So were the universal languages of colour and symbols. We all have practical workshop and some outreach experience , it was interesting to discuss themes and current methods of communication between art professionals and the public.
There are more photos to sort through, but the job of sorting through what has been given to us in other ways is bigger.
I really hope to be able to experience an international Triangle Arts Network workshop next year.
Quarter to eight now, and still folks looking around. Liz `the amazing`, is operating a hot, hand made, pizza delivery service, like an angel with a baking tray.Anchovies and spinach and no cheese for me.
There must have been nearly a hundred people through the workshop space today, that is more than any private view I have been to recently. It has been good weather, and the feed back from the visitors has been wonderful. Witty broke our pact and moved her work. It was somewhere else though.
Pete the film has been here and we all got interviewed for Culture Colony. Watch that space.
Sat for most of the day at the front of the workshop by the roller shutter, talking and taking photos.
That is, to all intents and purposes the end of the Popty Bach 2013 workshop. I am back to work in the morning , but back here tomorrow night.
The whole roof
these machines are art
Witty quick draw
We all agree that its going to take a while to digest everything we have seen and done during the last ten days. Victoria has some catching up to do with this blog, and there is a bit more socializing to do over the week end. I may be a bit tired at work tomorrow.