News from Celf o Gwmpas

After more than 11 years Kayte Phillips our chief executive is moving on.

Kayte joined Celf in 2006 as finance officer before beingappointed chief executive in 2016.

She has helped to guide Celf o Gwmpas through both positive and challenging times which are faced by a small arts charity. Through Kayte’s hard work Celf is now in a stronger position to face the years ahead

Kayte will be sorely missed by everyone involved with Celf o Gwmpas and we wish her lots of luck with her new venture in Portugal.

Artist in Residence Exhibition Preview

We would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed to our very succesfull pudding prosecco and preview evening.

The evening marked the opening of our Artists in Residence exhibition which runs until 5th April 2018.
Work on display is by Lou Lockwood, Dawn Mcintyre, Jack Mclafferty and Jo Munton who all had month long residencies at Celf o Gwmpas.
We were also treated to performances by Celf o Gwmpas’ own ‘Etcetera’ and Stephanie Finegan, a rap artist from Bangor.

The four residencies in partnership with Disability Arts Cymru are funded by the Arts Council of Wales and provided a unique experience for Disabled Artists living in Wales to develop their artistic practice.

Scott Berry International Digital Residency

We are excited to have started an International cultural exchange between
Celf o Gwmpas, Canadian artist Scott Berry and the Nina Haggerty Centre, in Edmonton, Canada.

We are jointly hosting a unique “digital residency” to share artistic practice among learning disabled artists.

During March and April, Celf o Gwmpas artists Geraint Edwards and Annie Levy will be working with learning disabled artists at Centre Celf, to devise and exhibit new work inspired by artist Scott Berry.

There will also be an exchange of video blogs between the Nina Haggerty Centre and Celf o Gwmpas. These blogs will Introduce and showcase the participatory art work taking place at both centres and share the working practice of Scott Berry and other artists at the Nina Haggerty Centre, with learning disabled artists at Celf o Gwmpas.

Collaboration on works of art will take place via post, between artists in the UK & Canada and exhibitions will be held at both centres, featuring the collaborative works.

We’ll keep you posted with links to the video blogs so you can check the progress!

X marks the spot

This month we have an Art Hunt at Celf o Gwmpas.
One of our artists has donated a beautiful piece of art to help raise funds to support the work we do at Centre Celf.
We are asking people to buy a square (or more!) @ only £2 a square, and whoever gets the right square, chosen by the artist, wins the painting.

So pop in, choose your square and fill in your name and contact details.
The winner will be announced once all the squares are sold.

2018 Evening Classes

The first of our 2018 evening classes will be starting soon

Willow Garden Structures

with Nicola Luxton
11 April – 16 May 2018

This course can only run on a minimum number basis, so
all classes must be booked and paid for in advance.

For further information or to book a place please contact us 01597 822777
or centrecelf@celfogwmpas.org

Workshops

Our Creative Space Programme is for people living with Dementia and their carers.

Watercolour painting with artist Terri Sweeney

Wednesday
Dates: 21 March, 4, 18 April, 2018

Time: 10.30 – 12.00 noon
Cost: £3.50

Our Create and Inspire Programme is for learning disabled adults and their carers.

Magic Doors with artist Jane Titley

Tuesday
Dates: 10, 17, 24 April, 1, 8, 15 May 2018

Time: 11.00 – 1.00pm
Cost: £3.50 (carers free)

 

 

 

Clinical Psychology Fringe Festival

On Thursday 18 January 2018 Celf o Gwmpas ‘Etcetera’ conducted by Rosie McConnell went to Cardiff for the Clinical Psychology Fringe Festival.

A performance piece, stemming from experiences of mental ill health ‘Etcetera’ which sits on the edge of a comfort zone provided the audience with a bizzare, unusual and entertaining experience. The performance was very well received.
It was an informative day for everyone from Celf o Gwmpas and we were very happy to be invited to perform.

www.psychologyfringe.com

Wales One World Film Festival

As WOW Film Festival enters its final 3 days in Aberystwyth, we look forward to the next stop on our journey around Wales: Cardiff’s Tramshed Cinema.

Have a Nice Day (15)

Thursday 22 March, 6.15pm, Tramshed Cinema
Politically and artistically fresh, this Tarantino-esque animated tale is like no Chinese film you have ever seen.

Sweet Country (15)

Thursday 22 March, 8.15pm, Tramshed Cinema
“Indigenous filmmakers, not only in Australia, now have a voice and the world is listening, because people want to hear a different opinion on the past, the present, and maybe even the future.”
– Warwick Thornton, director of Sweet Country and Samson and Delilah

Heavenly Nomadic (PG)

Friday 23rd March, 6.15pm, Tramshed Cinema
A beautiful tale about a disappearing way of life set high in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan.

The Gulls (15)

Friday 23 March, 8.15pm, Tramshed Cinema
Set among a fascinating mix of people and cultural traditions in the Buddhist European country of Kalmykia.

Mary and the Witch’s Flower

Saturday 24th March, 11am, Tramshed Cinema
A chance to see the magical debut from Japan’s Studio Ponoc.

Magical Animation Workshop

Saturday 24th March, 1pm, Tramshed Cinema
Run by Cardiff Animation Festival, this workshop is for everyone aged 8+

Big Fish & Begonia (PG)

Saturday 24th March, 3pm, Tramshed Cinema
A mind-blowingly beautiful Chinese anime that will sweep you up on a tidal wave of magic, mystery and wonder.

Beauty and the Dogs (15)

Saturday 24th March, 6.15pm, Tramshed Cinema
A film both specific to its Tunisian setting and yet altogether global in experience and reach, this powerful debut from a female voice takes a razorblade to misogyny.

Wajib (15)

Saturday 24th March, 8.15pm, Tramshed Cinema
A charismatic portrait of a father-son relationship and what it means to be a Palestinian abroad versus a Palestinian at home. Directed by Annemarie Jacir.

Festival Dates:

March/Mawrth 15 – 21
Canolfan y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth Arts Centre

March/Mawrth 15 – 29
Kinokulture, Oswestry/Croesoswallt

March/Mawrth 22 – 24
Tramshed Cinema, Cardiff/Caerdydd

April/Ebrill 3 – 12
Theatr Clwyd, Mold/Yr Wyddgrug