Amongst the throng of cameras and jostling reporters will be a SIGHT SELDOM SEEN in the 68 years of the Cannes Film Festival: an artist working with a pencil, sketchbook, possibly some watercolours and definitely no camera.
A visual artist will be 'Artiste en Residence' for the duration of the festival from , with accreditation for the Palais des Festivals.
The painter is 34 year old Dan Llywelyn Hall, who’s based in London. Dan will draw and paint the 'sights and curiosities' in and around the Palais and the town of Cannes. He will be attempting to catch the spirit and character of the most glamorous festival on earth which attracts upwards of a quarter million visitors each year.
The project entitled 'Beyond the Red Carpet' will be updated daily to thewww.dancannes.com website and will be used by magazines and newsagencies to provide a different take on the spectacle of the red carpet and beyond. The collection will then form an exhibition to tour London and Paris this time next year.
Introductory interview with artist
For advance interview requests and proposals for publishing the images during the festival please contact info@danllywelynhall.