Articulture’s ‘expedition’ to The National Eisteddfod of Wales was one of two networking events held in the Welsh landscape in 2014, with the aim of sparking the development of outdoor arts unique to Wales.
The event focused on embedding outdoor arts at the roots of Welsh culture, with The National Eisteddfod of Wales, the country’s renowned celebration of Welsh arts and language, and Europe’s biggest travelling cultural festival, providing a forum and a live case study for this theme.
Facilitated by Gareth Lloyd Roberts, Director of Aberystwyth Arts Centre, 20 practitioners took part, exploring opportunities around creating and presenting outdoor arts at the Eisteddfod as it enters a dynamic new phase, as well as other similar community cultural events across the country. This included touring the festival site, and viewing the premiere of the Articulture/Eisteddfod commission by Citrus Arts.
Speakers included: Arwel Gruffydd, Director, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru; Bridie Doyle, Director, Citrus Arts; and Geinor Styles, Director, Theatr na nÓg.