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Gaynor Kavanagh

Gaynor brings a love of words, images and forms, plus a great sense of adventure to the course. She has an extensive background in the arts and museums, and now chairs a charity, Open-Up Music, that empowers young disabled musicians to build inclusive youth orchestras.



Her charity develops accessible musical instruments and repertoire, challenges expectations and forges new progression routes through the creation of great music. By 2018, it will have the National Open Youth Orchestra up and running. http://openupmusic.org

Until October 2015, Gaynor was Dean of Cardiff School of Art & Design at Cardiff Metropolitan University. She continues to write, play and muck about with ideas, taking inspiration from the landscape and the garden. She is interested in the ways our senses inform us, anchoring our memories and sense of self. Her many publications include books on memory, the making of histories and on the First World War..

Gaynor believes that being creative, in whatever form this takes, is fundamental to our well-being and that we are all innately creative in one way or another. The trick to this is living mindfully and in the moment, opening our senses to all that is both around and in us.

She lives in South Wales with three cats and a view over the mountains.


Email: kavanagh.gaynor@gmail.com

Website :
www.kavanaghwales.com

People Say…

"The course content … involved drawing, painting, writing, guided meditation and dancing. At its best the course allowed participants to freely experiment with different forms of expression. I particularly liked exercises involving writing from experience and creating a collage around an outline of the body. There was a good balance between individual work and sharing achievements with others. "

Philip Champness

Courses with Gaynor Kavanagh

Weaving With Water
July 13th - July 20th