How to Make a Kite
Gwenllian views kites as sculptures of the sky, as well as storytellers of the open air. They exist beyond the confines of a gallery space, giving anyone the opportunity to interpret them as they will, weaving their own stories as the kite weaves in the wind.
Kite-making is a reflection on your surroundings; it’s a contemplative activity that engages with your landscape in a distinct way. Throughout these current periods of isolation, kite-making is a continuous link with the outside world, whilst kite-flying instigates a relationship between you and the open sky. These activities are an amalgamation of all three elements of the theme: looking in, looking out, looking up.
To download a PDF of the zine you will see in the video and make your own kite, click here.
Gwenllian is an artist whose work is predominantly rooted in the Welsh landscape where she grew up. Her practice (often site-specific) travels across landscapes; earlier this year she was an artist-in-residence with Kinono Art Gathering in Greece (2020), while most recently she was working on a commission for the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust (2020).
Gwenllian graduated from BA Fine Art Drawing at Camberwell College of Arts in 2018. Recent exhibitions include: Adlais Hynafol, Ancient Echoes, Camberwell Space, London (2019); The Westmorland Landscape Prize, Rheged Centre, Penrith (2019); UK Young Artist City Takeover, Surface Gallery, Nottingham (2019); Elephant x Griffin Art Prize (shortlisted), Elephant Gallery, London (2018). She is the recipient of the Vanguard Court Studio Award (2018-2019) and is a previous recipient of the Young Artist Scholarship awarded by Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru (2015) which she used to fund the Summer Workshop Programme with MI-LAB Artist-in-Residence in Tokyo, Japan (2016). Earlier this year she was an artist-in-residence with Kinono Art Gathering on Tinos Island, Greece (2020) and was most recently working on a commission for the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust (2020).
Premiere: Saturday 28 November at 10am