Creative interpreter wanted at Porth y Swnt
March 2017 will see Porth y Swnt our visitor centre at the heart of Aberdaron turning three years old. We’re looking to develop parts of the centre to evolve the experience for our visitors- many of whom return every year- and so we’re searching for an innovative practice, collaboration or artist to help us enhance the visitor experience through creative interpretation.
Opened as part of a Visit Wales and ERDF funded Coastal Centre of Excellence project, Porth y Swnt aims to promote and interpret the unique qualities of the Llŷn Peninsula through the use of an innovative mix of poetry, art installations, technology and audio visual elements.
As well as being a destination in itself Porth y Swnt acts as a gateway to what the area has to offer in terms of walks, activities and attractions. We also welcome groups and school visits and organise a series of community events throughout the year.
What we’re looking for?
The three topics we wish to explore further in this phase of development are geology, agriculture and wildlife. Llŷn is of significant geological importance and has a great diversity of rock ages and formations. Agriculture is at the heart of Llŷn’s communities and has sculpted the landscape into what we see today, and many of the peninsula’s habitats are of international importance supporting a wealth of wonderful wildlife. The topics are inherently interlinked and interwoven.
Visitors love that the visitor centre offers something a “bit different” and praise the atmosphere that’s been created within. Innovative, spiritual, creative, imaginative, beautiful- all words that crop up time and again in visitor feedback. We want to build on this and create a multi layered experience that can be enjoyed on a visual/artistic level but which also includes tangible information on the three topics. The ability for visitors to engage or interact with the work is very important.
The centre aims to attract visitors to Aberdaron and Llŷn throughout the year.;it’s as much a place for families to spend a wet afternoon in August as it is for a group of walkers to learn more about the area in March, or an individual to soak in the atmosphere in November.