Linda and Alison visited the Welsh Language Centre at Nant Gwtheyrn on the Lleyn Peninsula today, to meet Jim O’Rourke the Director. Jim kindly showed us round the site, which dates from the 1860s when a Liverpool company opened a stone quarry to provide setts for the streets of British cities. Nowadays, visitors to Y Nant come to learn Welsh, walk the coastal path and enjoy the spectacular scenery. The quarry chapel has been converted to a beautiful sunlit space where workshops may be held. Locally, there are hills and forests, beaches and mountains, and ancient historical sites to explore
We are looking staying at the Centre as a group so that artists involved in Le Cheile can meet to make work over several days in stimulating and congenial surroundings. Now we just have to arrange it all……..!!
For a report on our recent visit to Dublin for the opening of Le Cheile at the Graphic Studio follow this link: http://steffanjoneshughes.wordpress.com/2009/03/15…
Also my parcel of prints has finally made it to Australia…but Veronica was out!
The problem of not using the available technology appropriately was highlighted for me by the difficulties that Veronica was having collecting images from people for the travelling exhibition. Some of these problems could have been ameliorated by having a dedicated site to which images could be uploaded. This would have advantages over the sending of individual e-mails containing images in that the images would be in one place selectors wouldn't have to go through a number of e-mails containing images of varying format and sizes, the selection process would also be more transparent. The site could also be used by people working collaboratively on an image or images.
The a-n site could be used for both these process there are limitations created by the limited size of the images on this site and it lacks a facility to download images for others to work on but I'm not sure that the limitations are such that we need to set up an alternative. Judging by the amount of traffic on the Le Cheile a-n blog site not many of the members are comfortable or are aware of the advantages of using the technology. My preference is to continue with exploring the limits of the a-n blog. It's probably more a case of encouraging others to use it rather than setting up something new.
Four prints on their way to Aus. Am now sat in an hotel in Dublin looking forward to visiting IMOMA tomorrow morning and attending the opening of Le Cheilé in the evening.
Just heard that we're highlighted on the nan e-bulletin this month!
It’s been really hectic this week – not least because I’m still on dialup and it took an hour and a half to download all my emails on Monday. I still haven’t seen the pdf of the invite for the Graphic Studio because my internet connection timed out.
We are being featured in the Irish and Welsh language media: IMEALL, the Arts programme on the Irish language station tg4, is broadcasting a panel discussion including Pamela de Bri on March 11th at 11.15pm. It can be viewed on the web – no link I’m afraid. The Welsh media magazine Golwg is running a feature on the project; off to the printers tomorrow I think. I’m sorry my Welsh wasn’t up to it, but Diana and Eirian have given interviews. (Mae’n ddrwg gen i, Non!) Sioe Gelf, on the S4C/Welsh TV channel 4, know about us although they can’t run anything at the moment as there is some other Irish-Welsh art around currently.
My next job is to get the editions done for Australia, which means ordering the paper first…and then I'm going to get Broadband.
Thanks very much for the images, Don. As the next stage of the project unfolds I would be very interested in working with/on some of your images (as well as with Deirdre, if she’s going to continue)