Made by Hand – Cardiff November 2018

Applications for Exhibiting in 2018 are now OPEN.  

The deadline to apply is 6pm Friday March 30th 2018.  



Applications are invited from makers from across the UK and Ireland to the finest and largest contemporary craft fair in Wales.

You work to the highest standards making ceramics, glass, textiles, jewellery, metal, wood, plastics, mixed media, leather, recycled materials, printmaking and paper.
You are resident in the UK or Ireland and your work shows a dedication to quality of making, presentation and originality.

Set in one of Cardiff’s premier venues, Made By Hand is in partnership with Cardiff City Council and Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre. Made By Hand will feature 140 companies selling directly to the public in the centre of Cardiff with a full programme of workshops, demonstrations, masterclasses, children’s craft activities and cafe. Presented by the multi award winning team from The Contemporary Craft Festival.


Deadline: 6pm Friday 30th March 2018


For full application criteria please visit

Contact details
01626 437653


Mary Husted, Lois Williams

Private View 9 March 2018 6 – 8pm

The exhibition will be opened by David Alston

In Conversation. Mary Husted and Lois Williams will talk about their work with Dr Frances Woodley 
Before the private view there will be an informal walk and talk through the exhibition. Starts at 5pm
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These two artists have very different formal and material methodologies inherent in their relative practices, but both are interested in the land and landscape, and in how perception and visuality are interlinked and influenced by preconception and memory. They also share a feeling for fragility, tonal range and layering as process and meaning. Mary Husted’s work is strongly located within drawing, while Lois Williams has wider formal concerns, which include installation, sculpture, wall pieces and also drawing.

During the exhibition there will be an opportunity to join Mary Husted on a Walk and Draw workshop. Limited places available.
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Exhibition continues 10 March 2018 – 06 April 2018
Tuesday – Saturday 12 – 5pm

Celf o Gwmpas

Preview, Pudding and Prosecco

Thursday 22nd February  5 – 7pm

Tickets: £10 – includes  entry to the preview event and a delicious pudding (with a free glass of prosecco!).

Centre Celf, Tremont Road, Llandrindod Wells

Join us for a fabulous evening of art and deliciousness and feel good about supporting  a great cause!

Celf o Gwmpas in partnership with Disability Arts Cymru (DAC) is delighted to present the “In Residence” exhibition, featuring the work of artists who took part in a ground-breaking residency programme for disabled artists.

 The evening is also a fundraiser to support the work of Celf O Gwmpas, providing high quality, enriching arts experiences for disabled and socially excluded people.

The exhibition features four artists: Lou Lockwood, Dawn McIntyre, Jack McClafferty and Jo Munton. Each spent time in residence at Celf o Gwmpas between October and January researching, experimenting and developing their work:

Lou Lockwood’s residency is entitled Imprint – a further experiment in touch memory. Lou developed ideas using pin hole cameras.

Jack McClafferty used his time with us to develop a series of art works and ideas, in response to the language and landscape of Wales.

Dawn McIntyre’s residency – Sanguis et Capillum (Blood and Hair) – focusses on creating a self-portrait using abstracted images of organic materials, studied under a microscope.

Jo Munton – We Are Innocent When We Dream – explores sleep and dream, narcolepsy/ cataplexy and that strange place between waking and sleeping.

The evening will also feature “must-see” performances from Talkestra and Jo Munton (Vagabondi Puppets).

For ticket reservations or more information contact                                                                                 Or telephone 01597 822777. 

The “In Residence” exhibition takes place 23 February – 5 April 2018. This event is part of a programme funded by Arts Council Wales.

Outside In

The Artist’s Voice: the European Outsider Art Association Conference 2018

Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, 4th – 6th May 2018


From 4th – 6th May 2018, Outside In is hosting the European Outsider Art Association Conference at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester. This year’s conference focuses on the Artist’s Voice, celebrating the work of excluded and non-traditional artists and sharing best practice in the field through a series of presentations, key note speeches, and workshops delivered by artists and practitioners. The key note speech to open the conference on the Friday evening will be given by multi-disciplinary artist Bobby Baker, who created the touring exhibition Diary Drawings: Mental Illness and Me 1997 – 2008, and was commissioned as part of the London 2012 Unlimited project for the Cultural Olympiad.  


Presenters at the conference include the Living Museum (the Netherlands), Out by Art (Sweden), Venture Arts (UK), Joy of Sound (UK), and Look Kloser (UK). Panel discussions will focus on supporting the artist’s voice and exhibiting the artist’s voice, and panellists will include Garvald Artists (Scotland), Headway East London (UK), Arts Project Australia (Australia), Blue Circus (Finland), Creahm/MadMusee (Belgium), and Creative Minds (UK).


Tickets are priced at £150 for the full weekend. There are options to add on a dinner at Pallant House Gallery following the key note speech on the Friday, and you can join us for a VIP programme in the days leading up to the conference for an additional £75.


For more information and to book, please visit:

HeARTh Gallery

Rookwood PhotoRenga

HeARTh Gallery Llandough

Oriel yr Aelwyd : The HeARTh Gallery

Open daily 9am – 8pm

Main Plaza Entrance, Ground Floor, Llandough Hospital, CF64 2XX

PhotoRenga are inspired by an ancient form of Japanese poetry, in which sequences of haiku construct complex and profound renga poems.  The aim of the PhotoRenga project is to produce a series of short, collective, visual renga using photography, in a unique workshop format that enables people of all abilities to take part.

The project began when members of the Cardiff & Vale Brain Injury Group produced PhotoRenga in an ongoing workshop programme started in 2010 by David Sinden. 

The PhotoRenga workshops provided by David Sinden and Kate Woodward at Rookwood Hospital were open to six people with an adventurous spirit on each day.  Participants  started from a space, split up and created photographs on various themes. After reviewing the images together, one image from each person’s camera was chosen and then passed on to another person in the group. These images were then used as the source or as inspiration to produce a new set of photographs from which one image will be selected, and so the process was repeated during the workshop. The result was a series of collective PhotoRenga, and these inspiring works are on display in the gallery.

David Sinden has been running the PhotoRenga workshops since 2010, Kate Woodward has been a project partner since 2015.

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Disability Arts Cymru


An Open Call for Moving Image Submissions

Deadline – 5pm Monday 12th March

Gallery Partner – Mission Gallery (Swansea) –

Format – MP4 via USB Drive (cloud transfer formats available at request)

Max length – 3 mins


Disability Arts Cymru would like to invite submissions for a ‘DAC moving image showcase’ at Mission Gallery (Swansea): The work will be on show at Mission between 24/3/2018 and 29/4/2018 and will be located in the […] & Maker in Focus spaces.

This represents a great chance for emerging film makers to show their work in a public setting or for more established creatives to trial a work in progress. DAC are very interested in process-led investigation and the role of public discourse in developing and disseminating creative outcomes.

This opportunity is restricted to DAC members: Membership is currently free for anyone with additional needs caused by a long term mental and/or physical health condition. Please get in touch for more information regarding membership.

As a lead organisation for disability and the arts in Wales, DAC has 35 years experience delivering a range of artistic support and creative advice; specialist training programmes (Disability Equality Training & Mental Health First Aid); and professional development opportunities for our members. We currently support approximately 400 creative practitioners working across Wales.

Shape Open 2018

Collective Influence

We’re delighted to announce that the 2018 Shape Open – the UK’s premier disability-led group exhibition – will take place at The Art Pavilion, Mile End, London

From 22 March to 5 April.

This year’s theme is “Collective Influence”, featuring artwork created by both disabled and non-disabled artists in response to provocations such as: what influences you? How does influence go further than inspiration? What power does influence have to provoke change, and what capacity does it have to affect society?

All are welcome to join us at the Private View on 22 March from 6.30 to 8.30pm.

Full information can be found at

DAC Annual Exhibition 2018

Disability Arts Cymru invites you to submit work for theDAC ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2018

Image by Suzie Larke

The theme of this year’s open exhibition is ‘On The Edge’

Through our DAC Annual Exhibition we showcase and tour the work of Wales-based disabled and deaf artists or those living with long term physical and/or mental health conditions.

It is an open exhibition including work from up-and-coming artists and those who have been working as professional artists for many years. Our aim is to raise profiles; increasing the likelihood of sales, enabling the progression of careers in the creative sector; building relationships between peers and exhibiting venues.

We show a variety of forms and media; DAC supports artists working across all art forms, therefore giving as many artists as possible the opportunity to include their work

The exhibition will take place at the following venues – dates and details to be confirmed

  • Celf O Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells
  • Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Gallery, Merthyr Tydfil
  • Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy
  • Theatr Clwyd, Mold

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Tel: 02920 551 040