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Workshop with Rachel Gadsden 17th & 18th May 2 -3pm

Inspired the BayArt, Cardiff, current Storm Exhibition, and the drawings, artworks and films created by Rachel Gadsden and the Deluge collective, this stimulating visual art and sound workshop will consider and explore themes of personal disability identities relating to the storm created by the covid pandemic.

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Led by disabled visual and performance artist Rachel in collaboration with composer and musician Freddie Meyers and violinist Emily Earl, will guide participants through a series of drawing and painting exercises, stimulated by visual and sound exemplars, to inspire artworks that respond to writer Haruki Murakami’s quote from his novel Kafka on the Shore:

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”

“Ac unwaith y bydd y storm ar ben, fyddi di ddim yn cofio sut y doist ti drwyddi, sut y llwyddaist ti i oroesi. Fyddi di ddim hyd yn oed yn siŵr a yw’r storm ar ben go iawn … Pan ddoi di allan o’r storm, fyddi di ddim yr un person a gerddodd i mewn. Dyna hanfod y storm hon.”

Participants should be prepared to be stimulated to create powerful, exciting and emotional artworks that express in some way, how you survived the Storm! 


Art Materials

Please bring art materials you have, but suggested materials could include:

Pencils, charcoal, pastels, chalks, pens

Sketchbook, paper, or old cardboard boxes (cut to size to create on)

Paint brushes, watercolour, ink, gouache, acrylic


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We need to know your access requirements by Wednesday 5th May for the Arts Workshop.

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