10 Sep Cornish Contemporary Artist Represents Cornwall at Celtic Festival in Brittany
What an honour to be chosen to showcase my work in front of hundreds of thousands of people at one of Europe’s largest Celtic Festivals this summer!
I was one of four Cornish artists chosen to be a part of the Festival Interceltique de Lorient in Brittany, which attracts up to 700,000 international visitors.
My work, which draws inspiration from man-made intrusions on the natural world, was displayed for a month alongside three other talented local artists’ work which ranged from photography to installation art.
It was a fantastic opportunity for me to exhibit my work to a much wider audience. I have exhibited across the UK and internationally, including Japan, but I have never been involved in a cultural festival like this.
Viv Gillard, curator and art co-ordinator for the Cornish collective in Lorient, was a massive support and commented in the press that; “this is an exciting opportunity to showcase Cornwall and raise the profile of our home-grown talent. All exhibitors have spent many months planning and there will be something for everyone to admire.”
The annual Festival Interceltique de Lorient in Brittany runs from the 7th to 16 August and this summer Cornwall and the Isle of Man shared the spotlight as the showcased areas at the festival, now in its 45th year.
A ten-day celebration of art, music, dance, film and food, the event features a three hour parade of costumed dancers, pipe bands and musicians as part of a full programme of concerts, films and entertainment. Cornwall and the Isle of Man also shared a large pavilion presenting information on culture and tourism, hosting performances and serving the best examples of food and drink. Cornwall’s presence at the festival was supported by Cornwall Council.