From Scratch

From Scratch

An intensive scratch project designed to challenge performance professionals to create a show within 2 days!



Produced and facilitated by Gareth Pahl (Ernie Sparkles), a group of artists are invited to create a performance from scratch! This collaborative and intense project is specially designed for professional performance artists to push their usual practice out of their comfort zone and develop artists skills in devising.

From Scratch April 2018, Photo by PLSS Photography

The first From Scratch took place at Wales Millennium Centre in April 2018 and was proven to be a successful and worthwhile project. 

From Scratch April 2018, Photo by PLSS Photography

Participants feedback includes:

"I loved every minute of it - the intensity, the connections between participations and felt really safely led by Gareth"

"It is increasingly necessary to have projects such as FROM SCRATCH to allow artists to share practice and to create simultaneously"

"A much needed regrouping in my work, a place to be pushed to play and perform straight away"

"Projects like From Scratch are most definitely important, they can cover the necessary challenge, or push, or transition for such a wide variety of artists, at varying stages in their practice"



From Scratch April 2018, Photo by PLSS Photography

From Scratch April 2018, Photo by PLSS Photography

From Scratch April 2018, Photo by PLSS Photography

From Scratch April 2018, Photo by PLSS Photography

From Scratch April 2018, Photo by PLSS Photography