Charles Byrd (1916 – 2018) is one of Cardiff’s most popular artists. Perhaps better known for his magical machines, Charles also produced a wonderful collection of paintings depicting Cardiff in the 1950s. These paintings capture Cardiff at an important time in history; emerging from the second world war, proclaimed the capital city of Wales, energised by new technologies, materials, music, culture and leisure. His paintings are full of colour, vibrant with life and tell a story of Cardiff.
Artist Trails encourages communities to engage with art, finding personal connections in paintings of the locale and responding with short stories. Stories and artwork are then combined to form a walkable trail so the artworks and stories can be discovered within the place of initial inspiration.
Over the coming months Artist Trails will be running workshops and collecting stories inspired by the paintings of Charles Byrd. Then the process of building the trail begins.
Look out for news on future workshops, events and the launch of the trail here and on social media. To get involved send a message via the Contact page.