I am thrilled to be working with Rural Futures, Wales to create socially engaged projects in two locations, Llandovery and Sennybridge. These projects are about local voices being heard and shared in bespoke projects, and I am thrilled to be one the artists commissioned to bring those stories alive through local exhibitions.
Living in Powys for the past 2.5 years has really opened my eyes to the joys and challenges of rural living. I witness first hand the difficulties of accessing culture and the lack of money and resources that is given to some of these communities. Therefore, opportunities such as this are hugely important because they not only provide those resources, they open up dialogues with people, allowing an array of stories to be told, listened to and shared .
I cannot wait to get started with the planning team and the local communities and begin the project.