The second in our Artists Talks series on April 27 saw a lively discussion with arts consultant, and editor of CCQ magazine, Emma Geliot.

Speaking to an audience of artists and creative practitioners Emma discussed the past meanings of artists studios, and their future potential as sites of engagement with the wider local community, as well as production.

Had a great time @harfatlab last night, talking about artists’ studios with a really switched on bunch of folk. H’west is getting buzzy.

— Emma Geliot (@EmmaGeliot) April 28, 2016

Sharing examples of alternative funding models for studios and arts schools from around the UK Emma touched on the importance of social interaction for artist populations in rural communities like Pembrokeshire, in terms of personal artistic development and exposure.

Emma’s talk is available to listen below:

Emma also opened up the floor to a lively discussion about the potential for artists in Haverfordwest to develop their own studio model, with people sharing their own experiences of working in, and visiting shared studio space. As she says, ‘H’west is getting buzzy’!

Every time I come to the Lab I feel more involved, that I have learned something and have completely enjoyed myself.

— Feedback card (27/4/16)

Enjoyable – Would love to get involved if I could carve out some time.

— Helen Bowen (27/4/16)

Images: Tangwen Roberts