School children explore Lost Worlds - Schools Artist in Residence Programme
Children from Ewloe Green Primary School, Hawarden Village Church School and
Penarlag CP School in Ewloe will be wearing their explorer hats and
investigating ‘Lost Worlds’.
Through funding from the Arts Council of Wales and Flintshire County Council,
pupils will be working alongside professional textile artist, Cefyn Burgess, to
create artwork based on the theme of ‘Byd Coll... Lost Worlds’.
The Schools Artist in Residence programme will culminate in an exhibition at
Clwyd Theatr Cymru between Tuesday 10 March and Tuesday 7 April, 2015 with
artwork by Cefyn and the school pupils.
Councillor Chris Bithell, Cabinet Member for Education, said:
This is a wonderful opportunity for pupils and teachers to work alongside a
professional artist in developing their creative skills, and I am sure the
experience will be enjoyed by all. I look forward to seeing the work that is
created through this project. The arts provide access to learning in a rich and
creative environment and provide long lasting memories.”
Please contact individual schools for photograph opportunities.
Cefyn Burgess is artist in residence at the following schools on the following
10 – 13 February - Hawarden Village Church School
24 – 27 February - Ewloe Green CP school
(also, 27 – 30 January – Penarlag CP school)
About the artist:
Cefyn Burgess, born in Bethesda, is an internationally renowned traditional
Welsh fabric designer and weaver. Educated at Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen, he then did
an arts foundation course at Birmingham Polytechnic, a BA (Hons) in Fashion and
Textiles at Manchester, before completing his MA in woven textiles at the Royal
College of Art. He has a workshop in Ruthin.