Community Arts Organisation
CrackpotsCAOCrackpots Community Arts Organisation was formed in Cardiff in 1984. Christine Barker, Ellen Heeney and myself carried out community projects with children and young unemployed people and also designed special pottery studios which are accessible for people with disabilities. Small start up grants were received from The Princes Trust and the Julien Melchett Foundation, contributions which enabled us to develop the mobile clay facility "Crackpots". We thought the name to be suitably descriptive for an outfit building raku kilns and conducting interactive kiln firings in public places. See the Crackpots History page where Crackpots track record is documented in words and images. It's not all about history as there are plans to bring the mobile clay facility out of moth balls in the near future. Watch this space.
Media Hub2016 - Crackpots now provides a local Media Hub where fresh, creative, out pourings in music, film, photography and digital media have been compiled. Expect more fresh stuff to follow which will be published in stages throughout the year. I hope that you enjoy the esoteric and otherwise strange, fringey stuff which is exhibited alongside the more traditional, plastic arts like painting and drawing. The examples of art, music and film published on this web site has been produced by a variety of unsigned artistes. There is music and film stock available to download for personal use.
Support Community ProjectsThere are opportunities to support local community projects - like SOMA Housing Co-Operative Limited, by buying limited edition Prints of the artworks displayed, or CD's of recorded music created by a selection of musicians artists whose products can be sampled and downloaded for free - as MP3s. Get involved, support the projects, relax with the art and enjoy the music.
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