“I enjoy going outdoors and seeing how art can merge or impact where we are.” 


Illumine is a year-long digital training project for young ‘Image Makers’ (16-25 years) that is managed and coordinated by Peak on behalf of Powys County Council. Having commenced in Spring, our Image Makers are working with artists and industry professionals to ‘reimagine’ the Brecon Beacons and wider area, creating original digital content for display at ‘y Gaer’, Brecon’s new cultural hub opening in Winter 2018.


Two day mini-residency working with photographer Clémentine Schneidermann and stylist Charlotte James, responding to their ongoing ‘FFASIWN’ project.


The project is made up of workshops, mini-residences, studio visits and location shoots. Throughout the Summer, participants worked with artists including photographer Clémentine Schneidermann and Stylist Charlotte James, as well as Peak’s Green Man commissioned artist Natasha Russell to co-produce work for the Horsebox Studio over the festival weekend. BBC Connected Studios Cathy Robinson worked with Image Makers over the course of a mini-residency to explore ‘soundscaping,’ and they embarked on visits to Cardiff for a tour of 4pi Productions and a tour with Lisa Edgar, Senior Curator of Photography at National Museum Wales, as well as a trip to Birmingham’s IKON Gallery.

Documentary photography workshop with photographer and filmmaker Sion Marshall-Waters


Throughout the Autumn, Image Makers will be working with other artists to begin to collate and edit content, accessing collections from Brecknock Museum and exploring ways to display the work at y Gaer.

Subsistence bursaries of up to £500 per person are available to support young people with food, travel and materials costs.


Documenting Brecon through a workshop working with photographer Jon Pountney using disposable cameras.


Stop-frame animation mini-residency with visual artist Susan Adams


To find out more or to be involved contact  Rachel Dunlop, Participation Manager / t: 01873 811579



This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government. Illumine also receives funding from Powys County Council and Brecon Beacons National Park Sustainable Development Fund.