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Cyfuniad International Artists' Workshop has taken place twice at Plas Caerdeon, a converted stately home, near Barmouth in Snowdonia National Park, North Wales in 1999 and 2001. In total 45 artists including 21 artists from Asia, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and the Middle East have participated. Many of UK artists were from Wales and North-West UK. In common with other workshops linked to the Triangle Network, it focused on the development of artists’ work i.e. the process, rather than the product. Away from the pressure to produce, artists were given the opportunity to take risks and experiment within the inspiring environment of working and living alongside their contemporaries.

Cyfuniad, meaning ‘coming together’ in Welsh was organised by 2 British artists Lin Holland and Becky Shaw, supported by a committed group of artists from Wales and Liverpool. At both workshops, the artists worked at sites all across Plas Caerdeon. Some chose to stay in the communal areas of the house or allocated studio space, while the others worked on the estuary or in remote parts of the forest. One of the experiences most valued by the artists during both workshops was the slide presentations which were often followed by intense discussions, particularly regarding economic contexts and working practices. Each year the open day showing the work in progress at the end of the 2 weeks attracted over 150 visitors from London, Liverpool and European countries as well as from the region. Those visited joined the artists in talks and buffet.

In 1999 exhibitions associated with Cyfuniad took place in various locations in Wales and North-West England. These included video documentation of Cyfuniad at the Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool and the exhibition of the work from Cyfuniad at Liverpool Hope University College and at Oriel Mostyn Art Gallery in Llandudno.

In 2001, a number of exhibitions were held following residencies set up for 5 of the international participants at Cyfuniad. These residencies included: Atta Kwami (Ghana) at Oriel Mostyn for 1 month, Belle Shafir (Israel) at Wirral Metropolitan College for 2 weeks; Joseph Mbuthia Maina (Kenya) with ‘basement’ artists for 3 weeks; Navjot Altaf (India) at Liverpool Hope University College for 6 weeks; and Moitshepi Madibela (Botswana) at Liverpool Community College for 2 weeks. These artists collaboratively exhibited their work at ‘Jump Ship Rat’, Liverpool and Liverpool Hope University College in 2001.