The National Park Authority administers Sustainable Development Fund grants in Pembrokeshire. To read summary details of the projects supported by the fund, choose a project title from the list below.
Kisses Across the Irish Sea
The final output of this project will be a public sculpture featuring the multi image of children's lips cast in recycled aluminium. The public will also see a video recording of the children who in a 30 second interview will speak of their hopes and aspirations for the future. Their speaking will be in their mother tongue which will in this case feature the Welsh, English and Irish languages. A monument to living children is rare and almost a unique form of public art. The sheer numbers of children alone involved will create a tremendous interest for the children for the lifetime of the sculpture, which in theory could well outlast their lifetimes. The work will surely create new fellowships and friendships and will make adults revisit their thinking on how creative and perceptive children really are in their thinking and visioning. An immediate aim and outcome of the project will be to educate in an exciting way the importance and potential of recycling metal - in this instance largely through drinks cans made from aluminium. The project will be videoed in almost every aspect including the recycling and casting processes and also the journey aspect of making new fellowships across the Irish Sea. In addition, for both the launch of the maquette and the main piece (should it go ahead) there will be special works of contemporary dance commissioned which will feature children from the project in the performance - a short piece of the maquette stage and naturally a larger scale event for the main work. This being a further collaborative piece involving the artists/sculptor, a composer and choreographer.
Project Total Cost: £21,470.00
Grant Awarded: £2,845.63