Capturing the spirit of the path through arts and poetry

View the work in person or online

Celf Coast Cymru is an artistic explosion capturing the spirit of the path through poetry and art.

What’s been happening

10 artists and 10 poets were invited to pay tribute to their special part of the coast path during our 10th anniversary year capturing the spirit of the entire path in a unique way. The connection between nature, Wales’ unique culture, heritage and language and the coastline of Wales has been brought alive by the artists and poets.

Through their collective work, 10 poems and 10 pieces of art, they have weaved us a journey along a path that is unique and special to everyone who experiences it. All the poems are available in both English and Welsh, translated by former National Poet for Wales, Ifor Ap Glyn. The project has been curated by featured artist Dan Llywelyn Hall.

How you can see the work  

You can see this unique collection of art and poetry in person and online.

14 January 2023, Ucheldre Centre, Anglesey, 3-5pm

An in person, private view of art, paintings and drawings by the commissioned artists.  

Join Dan Llywelyn Hall for a brilliant opportunity to meet the artists and be inspired by their unique perspectives on their favourite sections of the Welsh coastline.

You’ll be able to see intricate embroidery on fabric inspired by the coastal stretch from Harlech to TalyBont, wood engraving depicting the Petrified Forest at Borth beach to oil on canvas which offers a sense of contemplation of looking in-land or out to sea.

The art work will be on exhibition at the Ucheldre Centre, Millbank, Holyhead, LL65 1TE until 24th February 2023 with an opportunity to buy it. See Facebook Event for any updates

28 February 2023, Norwegian Church, Cardiff Bay, time to be confirmed.

An in-person event launching the entire Celf Coast Cymru collection.

This launch is a fantastic opportunity to see all 10 pieces of artwork and 10 poems in one place – each telling their own individual stories from the Wales Coast Path. Located on the path itself, the Norwegian Church is the ideal exhibition space to house this exclusive collection of work encompassing 870 miles of one of a few continuous coastal walking trails in the world.

There is a warm welcome to everyone – please drop by and take your time to immerse, explore and experience different perspectives of the Welsh coastline - what it offers us, now and into the future.

All the work will be on exhibition for approx 3 weeks at the Norwegian Church, Cardiff Bay, CF10 4PT. Contact Dan Llywelyn Hall for details

Coming soon in 2023 - Look and Listen Online

Don’t worry if you can’t make any of our in-person events.  We’ve created some short videos so you can see and hear the work from wherever you are - available from January onwards.

Keep up to date

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