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.

Project launch

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

Anglesey

Artist: Manon Awst

Poet: Llion Pryderi Roberts

Llŷn Peninsula

Artist: Brian Jones

Poet: Guto Dafydd

Snowdonia coast

Artist: Liz Neal

Poet: Haf Llewelyn

Ceredigion

Artist: Bob Guy

Poet: Ceri Wyn Jones

Pembrokeshire

Artist: Stephen West

Poet: Gillian Clarke

Carmarthenshire

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

What’s next

  • 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

Keep up to date

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