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Catching up with the Artists in Residence at Castell Coch

Lauren Heckler and John Abell

Cadw are hosting two artists in residence at Castell Coch, who are using the space to create work inspired by the castle, the area and the community.

We’ve been keeping in touch with them to find out what they’re working on.

Lauren Heckler

Lauren has been exploring light and shadow, working with the local bat group and meeting local residents.

Locals in the Lewis Arms
Ton’ Boys (Copyright Lauren Heckler)

You can view all of Lauren’s photos on her Flickr page.

John Abell

John’s been hard at work creating this amazing woodcut.

You can see more of John’s work on his website.

Cadw are hosting a launch event on July 31st at 6:30pm.

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