Owain Train McGilvary - Loving Deeply

Arts At Home Creative Assignment
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During extraordinary times that we are living through now Owain Train McGilvary believes there are pertinent questions about how we live and behave in the world and how much we value communication on all levels. Particularly thinking about how we differ generationally, between the old and young, but also discovering how actually we can relate to each other through political agencies. 

The assignment is simple: Create a collage that expresses your deepest love right now. 

Who are they? What is it? Where is it? What is the ideal scenario of love for you? 

The question is deliberately short and open-ended as there can be a lot at stake when you commit yourself to love. It’s dangerous and risky. During isolation we are left to think about what we hold dearest to our hearts and perhaps start rekindling with friends/family from afar and igniting old flames. 

Collaging (in its broadest sense) is an appropriate medium to be doing this. It works well as a group activity but also completely solo. Owain envisages this project to spark communication and bring up questions that span generations, our class situations, ecological concerns and our identities within those structures. 

Your approach can be broad – paper, pencil, felt pens, trinkets, computer editing software, photography (new and vintage), paint, glitter, magazine cuttings, scrap paper, objects, fruit, vegetables, hair, writing, your body. The more ‘out there’ the better. 

Examples of artists who use collage are: 

Hannah Höch
Kurt Schwitters 
Laure Prouvost
Luned Rhys Parri 
Heather Phillipson
John Stezaker 

You can send your creation via instagram either to @typawb or you can send it via email to carunddwys@gmail.com. You can take a photo of it with your phone or camera or use a scanner. Anything else you would like to share about the assignment we encourage you to do so. 

Owain will then produce all the assignments into a publication that will be available to download online as a PDF. 

This is suitable for all ages and Owain encourages you to do this with everyone in your family, whether that is physically or digitally. 

About the Artist:

Owain Train McGilvary is an artist based between Glasgow and Anglesey working in moving image, collage and drawing. He is interested in the way language derived from popular culture, gossip, queer and feminist thinking can be used as a strategy to question modes of artistic production through reinterpretation, reference and parody.

Visit https://owaintrainmcgilvary.tumblr.com/ for more info.

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