A series of workshops with Rebecca Spooner, Curator at PEAK Arts for the National Trust and Trust New Art working with three sites across Wales; Colby Woodlands, Dinefwr Castle and Tredegar House. We explored ideas of how to commission an artist and what that would mean for the different locations and properties?
How can art be useful?
How can culture help bring out the alternative narratives behind these histories to be more inclusive; to discuss colonialism, slavery and Empire - looking beyond the picturesque qualities of a property?
How can bring a critical lens to heritage practice?
How can we link to local economies and communities?
How do we work with agendas of sustainability and land management through culture?
How do we explore risk and failure?
How do we de-institionalise ourselves?
Posters and text works which explore some of the ideas and statements the groups have made over the period of the sessions.