Capturing the spirit of the path through arts and poetry
As part of 10th anniversary of the path, a new body of ten poetic and artistic works will celebrate the path and the Welsh coastline.
A journey along the path is unique and special to everyone who experiences it. From the stunning coastal sights and sounds to the salty seaside wind on your face, it’s no wonder the path is a fantastic source of artistic inspiration for many.
About the project
We are working with painter and curator Dan Llywelyn Hall to develop a series of events to unveil these new works. These will take place at venues across Wales from summer in 2022.
A finale exhibition bringing together all artists and poets to celebrate the path’s anniversary and a launch of a bilingual book is planned for St David’s Day 2023 – the national day celebrating the patron saint of Wales.
The project launch was unveiled at Hay Festival 2022 where Dan Llywelyn Hall announced the poets, artists and hub locations to a selected audience in Cymru Wales Dome. We are very excited to see how path can be used as an inspiring artistic backdrop.
The artists and poets
Handpicked for this special commission, we are proud to announce the names of the poets and artists and their regions of the path:
North Wales Coast
Artist: Wendy Dawson
Poet: Zoe Skoulding
Artist: Manon Awst
Poet: Llion Pryderi Roberts
Artist: Brian Jones
Poet: Guto Dafydd
Artist: Liz Neal
Poet: Haf Llewelyn
Artist: Bob Guy
Poet: Ceri Wyn Jones
Artist: Stephen West
Poet: Gillian Clarke
Artist: Iwan Bala
Poet: Elinor Gwynn
Swansea (including Gower)
Artist: Simon Page
Poet: Natalie Holborow
Industrial coast (Neath Port Talbot, Bridgend)
Artist: Neale Howells
Poet: Robert Minhinnick
Cardiff and Newport
Artist: Dan Llywelyn Hall
Poet: Hanan Issa
- Early summer 2022 will see the creation of artwork and poems.
- Late summer to autumn 2022 – artwork and poetry will be launched at various venues across Wales.
- Winter 2022-2023 - Launch of anniversary book
- 1st March 2023 – Finale exhibition of works
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