Date: Thursday 21 November 2019
Local residents recently explored the Cowbridge area through a creative writing workshop at our Clare Garden Village development. Instigated by artist duo Site Sit, and led by creative writer, Emma Beynon, the public were invited on a guided tour around the development to gather inspiration on the homes and landscape before reflecting on the location in the four-bedroom Fakenham showhome.
During the session, Emma provided a range of creative writing exercises and example poems to help attendees develop their own piece of writing. Following the event, artists at Site Sit, who explore how art can reveal the potential, history and characteristics of different sites and environments, will gather each of the guests reflections to influence the design of a new public art sculpture, which will be installed at the Clare Garden Village development.
Site Sit is the shared artistic activities of artists Lauren Heckler and Sophie Lindsey. Commenting on the workshop, Sophie said: “Through this activity, we hoped to uncover different perspectives of the area, as well as encourage the participants to see their surroundings in new ways. We are very pleased with the workshop - Emma was able to share her considerable knowledge and techniques with participants, which created a supportive and creative atmosphere, leading to surprising results.”
Sara Taylor, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey South Wales said: “Events like this are a great way of bringing the local community together as well as giving people the opportunity to reflect on the history of Cowbridge. We hope that attendees were inspired by the workshop and we look forward to seeing the new sculpture that the talented artists at Site Sit will produce.”
This was the first of a series of free workshops at the Clare Garden Village development. In the New Year, Site Sit will be working with artists Robert Newell and Geraint Ross Evans to run 'plein air' landscape painting and drawing sessions.