It could be argued that our political system is at breaking point. Some say politicians act in the interest of corporations and not of the people. Throughout the world, there seems to be an air of discontentment.National Theatre Wales’ Assembly programme has developed into a three-year programme of work called The Big Democracy Project, which explores how art and creativity can play a part in helping communities across Wales re-engage with the democratic process.We’ve already started asking…See More
September 12, 2014 at 12pm to September 14, 2014 at 5pm
National Theatre Wales with Migrations & Louise Ann Wilson Company Created by Louise Ann Wilson Written by Gillian ClarkeDogs and sheep in the dance of the slopes, the mountain deep in animal mind, hefting the weight, treading the shape of it, the knowledge, cynefin in their bones, nerves, blood A powerful exploration of the annual cycle of sheep-farming, The Gathering / Yr Helfa is the culmination of three years' observation of life at Hafod Y Llan, a working hill farm on Snowdon. Join…See More
An Official National Theatre Wales GroupDirectors, designers, choreographers, composers, production people... A group for everyone who is interested in Creative Production at National Theatre Wales.See More
September 1, 2012 at 4pm to September 9, 2012 at 3pm
The 2012 Summit is a major arts and sustainability event presented by Volcano and the Centre for Alternative Technology, beginning with a Land Journey on foot and converging upon CAT's extraordinary and beautiful site in Machynlleth, mid-Wales.Emergence 2012 brings CAT's pioneering work on low-carbon infrastructure together with Volcano's work on developing the role of the arts as a crucible of ideas and visions for a sustainable society. The Summit has two parts: an international conference of…See More
Fern Thomas is based out of Swansea, Wales, UK. Rooted in the processes and principles of Social Sculpture, her work explores the potency and transformational capacities of the image in its broadest sense and interrogates her relationship with the ecological, archetypal, and mythological world. Manifesting in action – live or documented – her process-led and intuitive explorations often take the form of a physical interaction or ‘meeting’ between herself and a place, a dream, a history or another being.
Thomas is the winner of Mostyn Open (2011), was a recipient of the Arts and Humanities Research Council Award (2011/2012), was awarded the Interdisciplinary Arts Prize (2013) at Oxford Brookes University for her work during her Masters in Social Sculpture, and received a Creative Wales Award in 2014 to support her ongoing research into participatory forms and their relationship with sustainability. Thomas received her MA in Social Sculpture from Oxford Brookes University, working with Shelley Sacks, where she developed the post-apocalyptic research unit Institute for Imagined Futures & Unknown Lands.
She co-initiated the collaborative and pedagogical groups Art’s Birthday Wales and Forever Academy, works closely with her key collaborator Owen Griffiths.