Announcing Nyth Artists

Artists to boost Nyth design process.

We’re delighted to announce the artists who will be working with us, our design team and our young people on the design process for our new home in Bangor.

The artists below were selected because their artistic vision uses art to promote accessibility and inclusion through creativity whilst also celebrating the buildings rich heriatge. Working closely with our communities, the artists will support the project’s public arts strategy to ensure that public art is incorporated into Nyth’s final design.

The successful projects are:

1. Telynth by R. Seiliog

Musician R.Seiliog will develop an interactive, musical instrument that can be played in every corner of Nyth.

Even though the instrument’s central hub will be nestled in Nyth’s social gathering area, people will be able to play it all over the building. Whilst being an acoustic manifestation of Frân Wen’s activity, it will also become a way-finding tool that helps people find their way around the site.

Telynth will invite the public to experiment, explore, play and create ambient sound.

2. Egwyl (Interval) by Gwyn Eiddior and Tom Ayers

This is a place to relax, to take a breath, calm down after a busy period or just reflect. This time-out could result in something special, open up new discussions, valuable thoughts or just give that person space to pause before they resume their day.

As well as being a striking work of art, this is an installation that will offer a retreat to all members, artists, audiences and visitors of the new Nyth building. A special place that someone can (in many ways) ‘come back to nature’.

If this space was a theatre script it would translate into that crucial ‘interval’ between the busy performances.

3. Feast by Melissa Appleton and Owen Griffiths

Can we tell and interpret the stories of the old St Mary’s church and its community through a three course meal?

Uplands will host a series of community and social events during its development, to re-identify the site and its role within the local, regional and national community. After these events, the artists will use the findings to develop a community site in Nyth. Initial ideas include a community garden and dining area.

The intention is to shape the building as a wider community resource as well as Frân Wen’s new creative home.