Sculpteen RO250

An exhibition of work by Young People working with Mid Wales Arts

Exhibitions | 1 March 2022 - 22 March 2022

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of the social reformer Robert Owen, young people in mid Wales were invited to join sessions to create a sculpture that would reflect them.

Nineteen young people between the ages of 11 and 18 took part in Sculpteen sessions at Mid Wales Arts over the summer.

With the help of members of Mid Wales Arts, Sculpture Cymru and the Robert Owen Museum, the young people were introduced to a variety of sculptors, materials and techniques.

Mid Wales Arts has selected eight final pieces, and they are asking the public to celebrate the achievements of the young people by voting for their favorite piece.

Robert Owen

During the sessions, the young people learned how to tackle sculpture making, and the Robert Owen Museum talked to them about Robert Owen and his legacy, how he influenced society, what issues he would address today, and what impact his ideas have on contemporary society.

Robert Owen was born in Newtown in 1771, and as well as mills in Scotland, he set up a school for the workers' children.

He was a popular figure in the trade union movement during the nineteenth century, and believed in the importance of ensuring a good environment and conditions for its workers.

The words pioneer, father, philosopher, philanthropist, ideologist, utopian, entrepreneur, strong, generous, courageous, dreamer, visionary, progressive, selfless, tenacious, planner, and purposeful were used to describe him, and the work reflected these words.

For more information on the project click here

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