Welcome to the Street Life Project.
Your chance to be part of and interact with the Street Life Exhibit at Oriel Colwyn.
Street Life marks the official opening of Oriel Colwyn, a new gallery space situated above the recently regenerated Theatr Colwyn in Colwyn Bay.
The exhibition allows both residents and visitors to engage with the area and create their own community art piece.
The gallery walls have been covered with a large-scale street map and you are invited to visit and add your own 6×4 photograph to it. This map is like a blank canvas, using your photographs you have the chance to turn it into your own unique visual representation of the Bay. The photographs can be of something physical, like the pier or your own house for example or they can be something linked to a memory or feeling about the area.
The map stretches from the edge of Penrhyn Bay to the quarry at Llanddulas and includes Rhos on Sea, Colwyn Bay, Old Colwyn, Colwyn Heights and a little of Mochdre.
The exhibition goes live on Thursday 26rd April and will run for just over 3 months. It is hoped sections of the map will then tour various libraries, community areas and schools throughout the year.
The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 10am and during normal theatre opening hours. If you plan to visit as part of a group please phone to book as workshops and meetings are held on various days.
As part of the community commitment to the project Cambrian Photography in Colwyn Bay have pledged to print your 6×4 photograph for no more than 10p, (Next day service, 1 Hour service may be available at Cambrian’s discretion) – please mention the Street Life Project to access this discount rate.
Colwyn Bay Library have also kindly offered help with scanning and the use of their computers, giving you the option to include your old photos in the project.
Complimenting the visual and photographic element of the Street Life Project map there will also be the opportunity to join workshops to verbally record your memories and feelings from the area or your added photograph.
Through this dedicated website you are also invited to interact with the exhibition and share a little information on the photograph you included on the Street Life map or to recount some of your own memories of the area.
Oriel Colwyn, Theatr Colwyn, Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL29 7RU.
Tel: (01492) 577888
Email: Oriel Colwyn