Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor’s Art students Celebrate Eryri’s 70th Birthday

Art & Design students at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor’s Dolgellau campus have been working on a collaborative art project with Snowdonia National Park to celebrate the park’s 70th birthday.

The collaboration, which includes some of North Wales’ best-known names within the world of art, is part of a month-long celebration which started on October 1st.

Artists using a variety of mediums were commissioned to celebrate the park and its special qualities creatively on a new website, which went live on October 1st. The website contains a virtual map of Eryri.

Take a look at the map - HERE

Ffion Pugh, student on the L3 Diploma in Art & Design course at Dolgellau said: “I really did enjoy the experience during this project. Making environmental art was completely new to me, and to be able to celebrate the National Parks' 70th birthday in the process was really exciting.”

Wales national bard Ifor Ap Glyn was commissioned to write a poem especially for this celebration and various artists have responded to the poem using a variety of mediums highlighting the parks’ special qualities. Among these works are: a painting by Lisa Eurgain Taylor; a gate made by Joe Roberts; an environmental art installation by Tim Pugh; a song composed by Owain Roberts and Eve Goodman, and a dance film by Angharad Harrop, accompanied by harpist Helen Wyn Pari.

Martin Evans, course leader on the Art and Design programme, said: “Having this kind of experience is truly invaluable to our students. All of these students live within or near to the boundaries of Snowdonia National Park, and they have responded in a unique and personal way to produce highly creative work. Seeeing their artwork presented alongside such big names in the Welsh art world is a fantastic experience for them. We wish Snowdonia National Park all the very best with their Eryri70 celebrations, and we are very grateful to have been given the opportunity to contribute creatively.”

If you need more information on any courses at the Dolgellau campus, please visit Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s website at www.gllm.ac.uk or telephone the course advice line on 01341 422 827.

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