TIN SHED NOT ONLY UTILISES EVERY ASPECT OF THEATRICALITY IN ORDER TO FULFIL ITS ARTISTIC VISION, IT IS A COMPANY THAT THINKS CAREFULLY ABOUT WHAT IT HAS TO SAY, AND HOW TO SAY IT.
WALES ARTS REVIEW
ARTIST COMMISSION-Maesglas Underpass
This is a Living Levels and Tin Shed Theatre Co. co-commission to offer an artist and/or group and opportunity to write a project brief and apply for up to £8,000 of funding to create a unique piece of art that can enhance an urban underpass.
This form is to gauge interest from any and all artists interested, and will be followed by an interview stage in the new year when you'll get to pitch your idea more clearly.
We’re looking for a company and/or artist to create an interpretive Artwork within the Maesglas Underpass. It’s about re-imagining space and creating a unique work of art that enhances peoples experience of travelling through.
Here, there is the opportunity to create an interpretive Artwork at the Maesglas Underpass; a significant structure on the cycle route between Tredegar House, the heavily urbanised Duffryn Estate, and the Wetlands Centre. We feel this passage way has the potential to become a canvas that can tell a story of the Gwent Levels to local people and visitors.
It would be particularly effective if it introduced walkers/cyclists to the bird and animal life they could encounter as they approach the Wetlands. The work has the potential to be digital, visual, sculptural, notional, interactive, site specific and playful.
We want to use this commission to create an opportunity to bridge the gap between the residential hinterland and the environmental oasis of the Wetlands.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 1st FEB 2020
INTERVIEWS FOR SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS: 10th FEB 2020
BLAENAVON- In collaboration w/ Cadw
We’re currently working on a large-scale outdoor spectacle piece in collaboration with CADW. Working out of the Blaenavon Ironworks, we’re looking to connect with a town and ask it to define its own potential and future by reimagining what they know about the space and place within which they live.
During our R&D we worked at the Blaenavon Ironworks site, building and creating a physical story to tell whilst also working and talking with local residents who live in the town. Through doing this we suddenly discovered this link, or at least an idea that links with what it is we’re hoping to say with peice and suddenly there’s something there. In a town, filled with unesco heritage sites that is regularly visited by film and television companies wanting to film there, it feels like its constantly asked to focus the past, so with this work we want to ingrain ourselves in the town and ask them to make bold plans for the future.
We’re currently looking for creative and financial collaboration on this project, so if you’re interested in working with us on this then please get in touch.