Voices from the Edge: Murmurations - cARTrefu at Craft in the Bay Cardiff

Type of Event: Art Exhibition

Michal Iwanowski

This exhibition encompasses the works of five visual artists who have spent two years working with residents of care homes across Wales as part of Age Cymru's cARTrefu programme.

Each artist created a nurturing environment where residents felt relaxed and encouraged to share fond memories and forgotten stories.

Emma Prentice

Through responding to this unique interaction, the artists were able to connect with the older people, some of whom live with dementia. As a direct result of this connection the artists were inspired to develop their practice and create work which expressed the sensitivity and fragility of these shared experiences, capturing and amplifying the past glories of the people they met.

Claire Cawte

The spectrum of works in the exhibition is very broad, yet there is a common thread - to showcase the experiences of the older people - creating a wider audience and challenging society's assumption of older age.

Ticky Lowe

Exhibiting artists: Emma Prentice/Michal Iwanowski/Prue Thimbleby/Ticky Lowe/Claire Cawte

Artist Residency projects running alongside the exhibition and taking place in the exhibition area:

Photographic Collage with Michal Iwanowski on Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th June, 11:00 - 13:00 each day.

Sculpture in clay & found objects with Emma Prentice on Sunday 11th June, 11:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 16:00

Stitch and feltwork with Claire Cawte on Tuesday 20th June, 11:00 - 13:00, Wednesday 21st June, 11:00 - 13:00, Thursday 22nd June, 11:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 16:00

Prue Thimbleby

Booking required for all workshops as places are limited to six people per session.

Suitable for all ages and abilities. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Become a Dementia Friend - free talk at 2pm in Craft in the Bay provided by the Alzheimer's Society. The Dementia Friends programme is the UK’s biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition. Watch the Dementia Friends online video.

The exhibition and workshops run alongside Age Cymru's Gwanwyn Festival, celebrating creativity in older age.


  • Saturday 13th May 2017


Craft in the Bay, Cardiff

Start time:

10:30 AM


7 hours