Art, Heritage and Renewable energy. Coleg Menai Art Students and the National Trust Fit for the future work

The 'body' of work is both highly skilled and als varied. Energy and the depiction of energy has taken a lot of forms

The ‘body’ of work is both highly skilled and also varied. Energy and the depiction of energy has taken many forms

This afternoon I spent quite a bit longer with colleagues and the staff at Coleg Menai art department in Park Menai near Bangor. A few months ago we all got our heads together to see if we could use the skill in the colleges art department to instill a sense of discovery and surprise into people in the National Trusts work on renewable energy and how energy and heritage  can be blended together. We hosted a two stop tour of our countryside and built sites last year with 160 students to highlight whats going on and being planned. The students have now reached the stage of produced a large body of work. Quite a bit of this body of work produced by the skilled students will be hosted in an exhibition at Plas Newydd and will also be taken on a UK tour of some pretty prestigious sites. The challenge for the students was to convey both a surprise element in the “I never knew the National Trust did that in those sites’ but also a relate a message in terms of ‘I could do that’. What they have come up with resulted in Hawys, myself and Lucy spending so much more time than we expected at the college this evening. The work is superb! More to come on the work later on when the exhibition is ready. Hawys now has the difficult task of working with the college to select, arrange and manage the exhibition but with this volume and quality of work it is not going to be easy! Much, much more to come on this!

Simple montage of a small part of the superb work generated by the students for the National Trusts Fit for the future exhibition

Simple montage of a small part of the superb work generated by the students for the National Trusts Fit for the future exhibition

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