This photo does little justice, but Angharad Harrop gave a beautifully playful performance at the opening of the Culture Action Llandudno’s Freehaus exhibition on Friday.
Responding to the paintings themselves and to prompts from the audience, the dancer moved around the exhibition giving a commentary in Welsh, Portuguese and English, describing some of her experiences and thoughts about modelling at the FreeHaus project – both for me, and for the students in the workshop we ran last month. A real highlight of the Llawn Festival weekend.
I’m very grateful to Angharad for her enthusiastic involvement in this project. I learned a great deal about figure painting on a significantly larger scale than I’m used to, and made a number of technical discoveries that I know I’ll take forward in my future work – much of which was drawn from the model’s creativity.
For more information about Angharad’s practice, please see find her website here.