Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre in St Davids is to host an unusual art installation as part of cARTrefu, Age Cymru’s flagship arts in care homes project.
The cARTrefu Cube, a freestanding transparent exhibition space, will feature a residency by Pembrokeshire artist Lizzy Stonhold in the courtyard from 19 July to 22 August 2019.
Age Cymru’s cARTrefu Cube will be in the courtyard at Oriel y Parc in St Davids from 19 July to 22 August.
Oriel y Parc Manager, Claire Bates said: “We are delighted to be able to host the cARTrefu Cube for the first time and welcome Lizzy back to Oriel y Parc as she continues to engage with the community to produce more brilliant work.
“The cube will provide another exhibition to the list of those on already on display here, ranging from work by local artists to art and artefacts from the collections of Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales.”
Lizzy Stonhold is well-known locally for work including the award-winning community arts project Coast Lines, which saw her take on the role of Artist in Residence at Oriel y Parc in 2017.
She is currently creating a drawn map of Wales through the project Drawn Together and will use this to begin her residency as a cARTrefu artist, encouraging all to make their mark on Wales.
cARTrefu artists have delivered 1,840 free workshops within their care home residencies so far in Wales.
Work by Pembrokeshire artist Lizzy Stonhold will feature in the cARTrefu cube at Oriel y Parc.
One aim of the project has been to use exhibitions to raise public awareness of creative life in care homes, through the art work that has been created with and inspired by the people living in, working in and visiting care homes.
The project has had a significant impact on the well-being of the care home residents, and has improved the attitudes of staff and artists to residents and what they can achieve.
This has led to residents socialising more, residents regaining motor skills and staff being more likely to seek out cultural experiences.
Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre is owned and run by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority and is the home of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales in Pembrokeshire.
For more information about cARTrefu project visit www.agecymru.org.uk/cartrefu.
To find out more about exhibitions and events at Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre in St Davids call 01437 720392 or visit www.orielyparc.co.uk.
Published 23 July 2019