Artes Mundi and The Prince’s Trust hand deliver artwork to the Senedd
Following the culmination of a successful project working with The Prince’s Trust, Artes Mundi and a group of young people who participated in the programme visited the Senedd to present Julie Morgan AM with an artwork created by the young people.
Artist Kim Thompson has led this project over the past six months, introducing two groups of young people aged 16-25 to exciting creative processes including photography, printmaking, resins and plastics and Photoshop; and exhibition and gallery visits in Cardiff and Bristol.
The taster sessions culminated in an exhibition of the artworks produced, the first entitled ‘Express yourself’ at Cardiff Central Library and the second in St David’s Hall entitled ‘A World of Difference’.
With the guidance of Kim the young people have been able to explore their experiences of the world.
Kyle, one of the young people who presented the artwork said, “The project helped to give me more experience in developing an idea and creating final artworks.”
Alice, another of the participants said, “It’s really given me confidence boost, I know feel I’m good at a lot of things where before I didn’t.”
The artwork on loan is a collaborative light-writing piece, created with the support of Kim, and now hangs in pride of place in Julie Morgan’s office.
Julie Morgan AM said, on accepting the artwork, “I’m delighted to have this piece of artwork to hang in the office so that everyone who comes into the office can see it. I think it’s really important to support projects like this which involve young people around Artes Mundi and art. Making sure that art isn’t seen just for the elite but for everybody.”