Founder and Co-director of spacetocreate a socially engaged arts organisation in Haverfordwest
A little more about me:
Guy is a co-founder and Director of spacetocreate.
Since 2006, he has been designing and delivering visual arts projects throughout Pembrokeshire and for the last three years has focussed on the development of Confluence, an experimental arts and regeneration initiative in Haverfordwest, supported by the Arts Council of Wales, through the Ideas: People: Places programme.
The role that the arts can play in community development has been central to Guy’s work, which has seen him initiate participatory arts programmes in towns across Pembrokeshire, including: Rite of passage in Neyland – 2008 and 2010; Summer and Winter festivals in Pembroke Dock 2007-12; processions for Pembroke Festival in 2010 and 2012 and takingpartwest in Haverfordwest 2011-14. As part of this work he has also taken a creative lead in designing and delivering more than ten large-scale community lantern processions.
Other projects include: The Wren’s Feast an experimental food and performance piece for The Centre for Performance Research in Aberystwyth; Mythical, Wild and Human for the Cultural Olympiad; Moving stories – a four year arts and digital media programme and The Big Picture Llanelly House – an 18 month project exploring identity and portraiture.
He studied English and Drama at the University of Hull, gaining a BA Joint Honours degree in 1982.
Projects I’m working on:
Confluence- a partnership project using the arts as the driver to engage the community in the process of re-imagining Haverfordwest and to create a model for arts led regeneration of market towns in wales http://confluencewest.org.uk
Moving stories- a digital media project to strengthen the voice of people in planning services in Pembrokeshire www.moving-stories.org.uk
Currently working on curating, producing and co-creating a socially engaged arts programme in Haverfordwest as a legacy of the Confluence project.