On May 21st, CAER Studio artist Dylan was invited along to the Monday morning ‘Creative Community Garden’ art project at ‘Our Place: Dusty Forge’, to facilitate a creative design workshop.
He worked with 8 regular participants to generate ideas, taking inspiration from the CAER Hidden HiIlfort Project. The group had previously been approached to paint a small wooden castle built by the local ‘Dusty Sheds’ group and situated in the Dusty Forge garden. We thought this would be a great opportunity to create a design based on the history of Caerau hillfort and to collaborate with other local makers.
The art group members worked enthusiastically on designs for the castle, which they aptly named the ‘Dusty Fort’! Dylan will now use the ideas and drawings created by the participants to generate a final design. The group will paint the design onto the castle in the next few weeks.
If you would like to get involved with CAER Studio and find out more, we will be taking part in the Creative Garden Party taking place at the Dusty Forge on July 23rd from midday. At this FREE event you will be welcome to work with our CAER Studio artists to create some heritage-themed artwork, find out more about the project and view some of the fantastic handmade products that we have made with the local community!
Following the success of the award-winning Caer Heritage Project, CAER Studio is a one year AHRC funded project that will lead to the development of a series of creatively co-produced art objects and craft items inspired by the history and heritage of the community of Caerau and Ely in South West Cardiff. Local people will have the chance to get involved in a range of artistic activities, inspired by the knowledge and artefacts gained from archaeological excavations at Caerau Hillfort. The CAER Collective, a cohort of local artists, will hold workshops and events over 2018 at which residents can come along and get creative, while developing new skills and learning more about the history of their community.