Criw Celf are in discussions with Artes Mundi regarding possible opportunities for our members here in North Wales to access and learn from their work and exhibtions…
Artes Mundi is an internationally focused arts organisation that identifies, recognises and supports contemporary visual artists who engage with the human condition, social reality and lived experience.
Artes Mundi is Latin for ‘arts of the world’, reflecting the international focus of this Wales-based arts charity whose mission is:
“To present a landmark programme of international, contemporary visual art that will enrich the cultural and educational life of Wales and its people, develop and inspire new audiences and build cultural bridges between Wales and the wider world”.
Founded in 2002 by Welsh artist William Wilkins, Artes Mundi is best known for its biennial international Exhibition and Prize which takes place in Cardiff. The exhibition is Wales’ biggest and most exciting contemporary visual art show. One of the shortlisted artists is awarded the prize of £40,000, the largest art prize in the UK and one of the most significant in the world.
Our learning and outreach programme offers the opportunity for individuals and groups to experience, participate in and discuss contemporary art in many different ways. During our biennial exhibitions we develop a full line-up of events, workshops, resources and activities for anyone to join in with.
Between exhibitions there is an ongoing programme of activity and research. This enables us to build meaningful relationships with our local communities; to experiment and explore, and to learn new approaches to interpretation and participation.
Artes Mundi’s links with the international art community make it well placed to initiate dialogue between artists and the communities, opening up access to the contemporary visual arts and the ideas and practice of contemporary artists.
More info. available on their website… www.artesmundi.org