Bringing Gower Home provides a series of one day photography workshops for groups of 12 participants on the Gower. The day workshop is followed up with a projected display of the participants’ favourite photographs at a venue convenient to the participating organisation. Here, each participant is encouraged to share their feelings about the experience and discuss their photographs with an invited audience. The whole project experience is focused upon developing participants’ life skills, particularly self-esteem.
The workshops encourage a connection with the landscape and celebrate what is personally special about the Gower. We focus on themes of Natural Gower, The Sea and Gower, Living on Gower, and Historical Gower. I am organising, delivering, and supporting this project in collaboration with Gower Landscape Partnership (GLP) which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Natural Resources Wales, City and County of Swansea, and National Trust.
The first round of 10 workshops took place in 2015-2016. You can read about the progress and results from participating organisations on the page for Bringing Gower Home 1. Click here to go directly to this page. Alternatively click on this link to see a video of last year’s project.
A second round of 10 workshops is currently taking place for organisations across the Swansea Bay Region. These are running from June 2016 – April 2017. If you have taken part recently in a workshop for Bringing Gower Home 2 then click on one of the links below to share in the experience. Meanwhile, if you’re an organisation interested in this unique project then contact me to get involved.
17-Mar-17: Priority Childcare (Reynoldston)
27-Oct-16: Melincryddan Celebration Event (Neath Cricket Club)
14-Oct-16: Melincryddan Advice Centre (Llanrhidian)
21-Feb-17: Townhill Celebration Event (Phoenix Centre Townhill)
27-Sep-16: Townhill Communities First (Rhossili)
7-Oct-16: Swansea Carers Celebration Event (Environment Centre)
23-Sep-16: Swansea Carers Centre (Oxwich)