Glesga Boys

Dates: November 1, 2011 - November 22, 2011
Preview: November 1, -
Location: Beaufort Gallery, Llandrindod Wells

Glesga Boys

Cameron and Edward

Artists Cameron Morgan and Edward Henry embarked on a three week residency at Celf O Gwmpas in Llandrindod in mid-Wales. The artists who are both passionate about wildlife were inspired by the wonderful scenery and rural location as well as the unique history and architecture of the town. Celf O Gwmpas provided the artists with a flat, a studio and a small stipend as well as access to their workshop programme which includes life drawing classes and sketching trips to local places of interest. This was a wonderful opportunity for the two artists and for the first time a residency has been developed which takes account of the particular needs of an artist who has a learning disability.

Morgan and Henry have worked with Project Ability for over sixteen years and in that time their practice has developed from workshop participant to workshop leader to skilful, imaginative and ambitious artist. Both exhibit widely and their work is in demand internationally. In April this year, Morgan took over the Project Ability gallery to create a massive wall painting Let the Games Begin. This was the start of a planned body of work leading up to a series of public art works scheduled for installation in 2014.

The residency ends on the 1st November with an opening of the artists’ work at the Oriel Beaufort Gallery. The exhibition The Glesga Boys runs until the 22nd November.

All photos by Edward Henry and Cameron Morgan. For more photos, please click here.