Getting 'Arty' at the Hafod

'Art @ the Hafod:  the Spirit of Place' took place at the historic Hafod-Morfa Copperworks, which was one of the primary centres of industry in South Wales and integral to community life in the Lower Swansea Valley.  Participants of all ages had a unique chance to respond to this site of rich heritage through observational drawings and painting as part of the event.  Over the course of the day each visitor created some investigative drawings from points of interest. At various times, the group explored the findings, discussed the drawings and what might make a final piece.  With guidance from artist, Dan Llywelyn Hall, members of the group had the opportunity to develop their observational skills and gain confidence with drawing and painting. 

The Hafod and the Artists

Background

‌Swansea University’s Research Institute for Arts and Humanities (RIAH) was chosen as one of five hubs for the Festival of Humanities 2015, and organised events around the theme of ‘Heritage, Health and Wellbeing’. The events took place at a number of venues including the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks, Clyne Farm Centre, the National Waterfront Museum and the University’s Singleton Campus.  The Festival was organised by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the AHRC, British Academy and Wellcome Trust.  The 'Art @ the Hafod:  the Spirit of Place' event was supported by the CU@Swansea project.