BA Ceramics student contributes to Chartist project ‘In their footsteps’

CSAD BA Ceramics student Elin Hughes has contributed to ‘In Their Footsteps: loss and contribution’, a series of artworks remembering the loss and exploring the contribution of the thousands who marched to gain fairer democratic representation during the events of the 1839 Newport Rising.

The new artworks mark the route of the Chartist march down Newport’s Stow Hill, from St Woolos Cathedral to Westgate Square. They represent the culmination of six months of community projects across the city of Newport. Elin supported schoolchildren, community groups and individuals in the making of many hundreds of clay shoes that form part of a large scale installation.

The project launches on Friday 19 May, 9:30am to 11.30am, with special performances and a walk down Stow Hill to view other new artworks, culminating in the unveiling of The Chartist Milestone at the site of the massacre outside the Westgate Hotel.

An installation will be open to the public for 10 days at St Woolos Cathedral:
Monday to Friday 7:45am to 5.40pm.
Saturday 9am to 4pm.
Sundays 10am to 8pm.

More details and information on the project launch page.