new pieces of art commissioned
Early-career artists have benefitted from incredible opportunities
Artworks presented over 2 years
“I spent an intense eight days at Crickhowell installing my work, Mirrored, at Green Man Festival and I’m only now beginning to process it! Green Man is very different from a lot of music festivals. There’s a real focus on building a strong visual aesthetic and visual arts programme.”
Green Man presented four large-scale visual artworks at this year’s 15th anniversary festival, including new commissions by Antonio Roberts, Calum McCutcheon and Lumen (Louise Beer, Melanie King and Rebecca Huxley), and a significant reconfiguration of a recent work by David Ogle. The programme built on the inaugural year of this pioneering visual arts programme in 2016 and saw its first commissioned artists come up through the 2016 research and development residency. The Festival has commissioned four new art works to date, which is expected to rise to nine in 2018.
The visual arts programme at Green Man is carving out a new space for visual arts in the music festival world with our ever-evolving programme. Artists gain technical experience and production skills as they develop new artistic ideas for work, contributing to sustainable onward careers. The research and development residency is a key part of the commissioning process, offering a supported opportunity for artists to explore the challenges and opportunities of the outdoor festival context in order to make proposals for new work.