My A'th Kar NQY is a public art project that i have become involved in over the last few months. My A'th Kar NQY is Cornish for I Love You Newquay, and it is a youth led project aiming to produce murals around Newquay reflecting the feelings of young people in the area.
My involvement in the project is to give workshops to the group and develop their ideas of what they would like to create as pieces of public art. We have been meeting in various locations around Newquay each week, and trying to develop concepts for sites around Newquay.
The guys have decided that they would like to address the issues of under age drinking and lack of respect that some people have when they come to Newquay. They would like to raise the profile of Newquay on a National level as a beautiful place to visit, that doesn't just offer drunken holidays! The project is backed by RIO (Real Ideas Organisation) and being helped by Excess Energy Communications in Newquay.
As the project progresses, there will be more updates about what is happening. A big thank you to the guys at Mount Wise Youth Centre for allowing us to use their space for the first workshops.