Welcome to the Art’s Celebration of Eryri 70.
Eryri has inspired various artists for centuries by actuating questions, discovering and reminiscing about the past, present and future of the park. This website has been created to celebrate some of Eryri’s artistic talents as part of the 70’th anniversary since Snowdonia National Park was established. The map is the focal point of this website which enables you to choose a location or artist to see their work.
Wales’ National Bard Ifor Ap Glyn was commissioned to write a poem especially for this celebration and various artists have responded to the poem and the parks’ special qualities. Among them is a painting by Lisa Eurgain Taylor, a gate made by Joe Roberts; an environmental art installation by Tim Pugh; a song composed by Owain Roberts and Eve Goodman; a dance film by Angharad Harrop accompanied by harpist Helen Wyn Pari. Artist Miriam Jones was commissioned to create a baton to go on a journey from the North of Eryri to the South for the Park’s birthday on the 18th of October.
Look back at the historical art inspired by Eryri curated for the map by the National Museum of Wales and The National Library of Wales.
Discover the work of future artists through the creative response of the foundation art course students at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai Bangor and the UAL Level 3 Art and Design Diploma students at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai Dolgellau. In co-operation with Pontio Bangor University, Snowdonia’s Primary and Secondary schools were invited to a series of creative workshops with some of the project’s artists including a poetry workshop with Ifor Ap Glyn; an art workshop with Lisa Eurgain Taylor; a dance and music workshop with Angharad Harrop and Helen Wyn Pari and a drama workshop with Mared Elliw Huws from Pontio asking the question of ‘Who is Eryri?’. There will also be further dance workshops with Angharad Harrop and Helen Wyn Pari in co-operation with Conwy Council and National Dance Company Wales.
We are inviting you- today’s artists to also be part of the celebration by following the open call to share your creativity on the map.
Snowdonia National Park would like to thank everyone who have been involved in this project, in the Park staff, artists, individuals, landowners, businesses and organizations including thanks to…
- National Museum of Wales
- National Dance Company Wales
- Natural Resources Wales
- Grŵp Llandrillo Menai
- National Library of Wales
- Pontio, Bangor University
- National Trust