Copyright Ailie Rutherford 2015

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I am currently working as lead artist in residence for Ideas:People:Places Llandudno.

In collaboration with Culture Action Llandudno I will be taking a deeper look at the forces that shape this town and challenge established approaches to place-making.

The residency began with an investigation into the social ecology and economy of the town, drawing on the feminist economic practices of JK Gibson-Graham and their metaphor of “the economy as an iceberg”.
By upturning the iceberg we can begin to chart the unseen, unaccounted for efforts that keep our communities afloat, but also where we need to connect more and begin to establish new structures or modes of living together.

The work has dovetailed into the setting up of a Network for Creative Activism in Llandudno that I hope will continue beyond my time here.

For more information visit the project blog

Commissioned by Culture Action Llandudno and Arts Council Wales

Photography by Alan Whitfield