Helfa Gelf

Wool and Fleece Fair

Saturday 3rd of February 2018
Penygroes Memorial Hall.
10am – 4pm. Free
How can local wool sustainably support our environment, livelyhoods, traditional crafts and communities?
An opportunity for those keeping sheep and producing wool to connect and trade with crafters and lovers of wool.
Discussions with Hilary Kehoe PONT (Pori, Natur a Threftadaeth – Grazing, Nature and Heritage) and Aaron Hughes ( shearer and advisor with Farming Connect).
Plenty of locally produced, native fleeces for sale!
Tea, coffee, cake and refreshments available.
Demonstrations of spinning, felting, weaving and woolen crafts.
If you keep sheep, and have fleeces for sale please bring along with some information, pictures of the breed and where in North Wales you’re based.
If you’re a crafter please wear and bring some creations. We will have space for a Show and Tell as well as a marketplace to sell some items. If you’d like to add a little info about your location, what you do, we can place all skills and wool resources on our map.

This is a new initiative organised by a group in Gwynedd, but it is open to all.  Please contact contact Nicolenico_23le@yahoo.co.uk
07889932573, for more info (please don’t contact Helfa Gelf).

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Helfa Gelf Exhibition at Oriel MOSTYN

In-Sight 13
Private view – Friday 17th November 6:30pm
Mostyn Gallery Café
12 Vaughan Street, Llandudno LL30 1AB


17 October 2017 – 28 January 2018
A new collection of work by artists from North Wales in MOSTYN Gallery Cafe at MOSTYN, in partnership with Helfa Gelf Art Trail.

Jan Gardner | Angie Hoopert | Andrew Smith | John Smout | Catherine Taylor Parry | Katy Mai Webster

The exhibition is curated by Barry Morris.

Private view – Friday 17th November 6:30pm 

 For further information, visit our website:


TV Conwy

TV Conwy have produced this lovely little film about this years Helfa Gelf. Click on the link below to watch. Thanks to TV Conwy.
Please watch, share and enjoy!




Helfa Gelf – Training

CONFIDENCE for Creatives,
webinars with Susan Mumford, Be Smart About Art
What role does confidence, or a lack thereof, play in your creative career? For many people, it’s a hurdle that keeps getting in the way.
Dates of LIVE sessions, 8-9.30pm: 
Wednesday 1st November
Wednesday 15th November
Wednesday 29th November
More information:http://www.besmartaboutart.com/blog/330/the-results-are-in-confidence-for-creatives-what-hurts-what-helps
85% discount for Helfa Gelf members, contact katie@hefagelf.co.uk

Artist talk and tour –  EDGE
Monday 13 November @ Pontio Innovations level 2
If you are interested in learning about opportunities to develop your creative practice using technology this will be a day for you.

To co-incide with the Helfa Gelf EDGE exhibition at White Box in Pontio, Bangor there will be a training day where participants are given the opportunity to take part in an artist-led tour of the EDGE exhibition.  Here the artists involved will talk about their work and the potential for new digital technology to invigorate artistic visions and develop creative practice.  This will be combined with a guided tour of Pontio Innovate’s “Fab Lab” with demonstrations of the cutting edge technology available. 
Booking essential:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/artist-talk-and-tour-edge-ymyl-sgwrs-a-thaith-i-artistiaid-tickets-38835237240
Evolving role of the curator
Wednesday 15 November, MOSTYN, Llandudno
Helfa Gelf is delighted to have arranged an exclusive introduction to the new exhibitions at the MOSTYN, where you will learn about the curation decisions behind the exhibitions as well has hearing more in depth about the evolving role of the curator.
More information & booking:

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Arddangosfa yn Y Capel, Llangollen
Sir Ddinbych

Tachwedd – Rhagfyr 2017

Mae hwn yn gyfle i fod yn rhan o arddangosfa o waith cymysg gan artistiaid Helfa Gelf.

Rydym yn chwilio am geisiadau gan artistiaid Helfa Gelf, yn arbennig gwaith 3D neu gemwaith i’r arddangosfa hwn.

Os oes diddordeb gennych, yna danfonwch ebost at Menna yn datgan diddordeb gyda’r pwnc ebost:CYFLE Y CAPEL. Rhennir ffurflen a manylion pellach. Bydden yn dethol y gwaith a rhai llwyddiannus yn arddangos am 6 wythnos, drwy gydol mis Tachwedd nes ganol mis Rhagfyr yn Y Capel, Llangollen.

Nid oes gofyn am thema arbennig, mae’n hollol agored.

Os oes gennych ddiddordeb yn unrhyw un o’r cyfleoedd hyn, cysyllywch â Menna am fwy o wybodaeth ac i gael manylion am sut i wneud cais (manylion cyswllt isod)

Arddangosfa yng Nghanolfan Iechyd, Llangollen, Sir Ddinbych

Tachwedd 2017 – Ionawr 2018

Cyfleoedd gyda Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Betsi Cadwaladr & Helfa Gelf @ Canolfan Iechyd Llangollen gyda chefnogaeth GWASANAETH CELFYDDYDAU SIR DDINBYCH & CYNGOR SIR DDINBYCH

Dyddiad cau: 5pm Dydd Gwener, Hydref 13, 2017

Mewn partneriaeth â Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Betsi Cadwaladr, bydd cyfle i arddangos yng Nghanolfan Iechyd Llangollen. Y dyddiadau ar gyfer yr arddangosfa yw’r 31ain o Hydref tan ddiwedd mis Ionawr 2018.
Mae cyfle i arddangos gwaith yn y Ganolfan Iechyd hon, gyda
posibilrwydd y bydd cynulleidfaoedd newydd yn gweld y gwaith.

*** NODYN: Yn anffodus, gan fod y hwn yn ofod arddangos gyda ffrâm clip yn unig ar y wal, dim ond gwaith 2D y gallwn dderbyn ar gyfer y cyfle hwn a mae cyfyngiadau maint. Am ragor o wybodaeth, cysylltwch â Menna ar menna@helfagelf.co.uk ***

I gyflwyno cais, cysylltwch â Menna yn datgan diddordeb gyda phwnc e-bost: CYFLE CANOLFAN IECHYD LLANGOLLEN. Rhennir ffurflen a manylion pellach. Byddwn yn dewis y gwaith yn fuan ar ôl y dyddiad cau. Bydd y ceisiadau llwyddiannus yn cael eu gwaith arddangos o 31 Hydref  tan ddiwedd mis Ionawr 2018 yn Canolfan Iechyd Llangollen.

Nid oes thema benodol i weithio tuag ato, mae hwn yn arddangosfa gwbl agored.

Os oes gennych ddiddordeb yn unrhyw un o’r cyfleoedd hyn, cysyllywch â Menna am fwy o wybodaeth ac i gael manylion am sut i wneud cais (manylion cyswllt isod)

menna@helfagelf.co.uk // 07472531813
neu info@helfagelf.co.uk

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Exhibition at Y Capel, Llangollen

November – December 2017

 This is a great opportunity to exhibit as part of a varied exhibition of Helfa Gelf artists.

We’re looking for applications for this opportunity from Helfa Gelf artists, specifically 3D/applied art for this exhibition.

To submit an application, please contact Menna declaring an interest with email subject: Y CAPEL OPPORTUNITY. A form and further details will be shared. We will be selecting the work soon after the deadline date. The successful applications will have their work on show for 6 weeks from the beginning of November until mid December at Y Capel, Llangollen. 


Exhibition at Llangollen Health Centre, Denbighshire

November 2017 – January 2018

Opportunities with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board & Helfa Gelf Art Trail @ Llangollen Health Centre supported by DENBIGHSHIRE ARTS SERVICE & DENBIGHSHIRE COUNCIL 

Deadline: 5pm Friday, October 13, 2017

In partnership with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, there will be opportunities to exhibit at Llangollen Health Centre. The dates for the exhibition 31st of October until end of January 2018.
There’s an opportunity to exhibit work in this Health Centre, with possibility of new audiences seeing the work.

***PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, as these are clip frame exhibiting
wall spaces, we can only accept 2D work for this opportunity and
there are size restrictions. For further information, contact Menna on menna@helfagelf.co.uk

To submit an application, please contact Menna declaring an interest with email subject: LLANGOLLEN HEALTH CENTRE OPPORTUNITY. 
A form and further details will be shared. We will be selecting the work soon after the deadline date. The successful applications will have their work on show from 31st of October until the end of January 2018.

There’s no particular theme to work towards, this is a completely open exhibition. 

Deadline for applications;

  •   5pm on Friday the 13th of October, 2017

If you’re interested in either of these opportunities, please do get in touch with Menna for further information and for details on how to apply menna@helfagelf.co.uk // 07472531813 or info@helfagelf.co.uk

Art Masterclasses for artists and creative

Wednesday 25 October 2017
The Carriage Works, Denbigh
£13.87 – £27.14



Two master classes will run simultaneously (at the same venue) so allowing participants in each session to interact and network during the breaks as well as observe what each is doing.

You can select one of the masterclasses either SAORImôr weaving or stained glass.

To book and more information:


Helfa gelf – Residencies

Helfa Gelf is hosting a number of residency projects during September as part of this year’s event.




Helfa Gelf @ Galeri, Caernarfon
Doc Victoria Caernarfon Gwynedd, LL55 1SQ

16 – 17 September
11 – 4pm on both days

Working with HG artists group, CARN, the general public will be invited to create a large installation of large newspaper front pages,  to hang in the space above the Bar at Galeri. The piece will be created in connection to INC festival at Galeri at the end of September. The INC festival is a celebration of the newspaper industry history in Caernarfon. Members of CARN, Rita Ann and Anthony Morris will be inviting you to partake in the creation of the installation in a FREE activity.


The work will then be on show from 18 September – 19 November 2017

Launch night: 22 September 2017 


Helfa Gelf with Blind Veterans UK, Llandudno
Queens Road, Llandudno, LL30 1UT

25 – 29 September

Artist Luned Rhys Parri will be creating work with some of the residents based on some of the research made on the building, at Blind Veterans UK in a week long residency. 
The work will then be exhibited at Venue Cymru, Llandudno 1st of October – 31st of December.


Helfa Gelf Exhibitions

Helfa Gelf is hosting a number of
exhibitions during September as
part of this year’s event.





Helfa Gelf CYWRAIN @ Galeri, Caernarfon
Doc Victoria Caernarfon Gwynedd, LL55 1SQ

11 September – 03 November

For more information please visit the website:


The Carriageworks, Love Lane, Denbigh
LL16 3LU


For further information contact: 

Gallery Betws-y-Coed
Holyhead Road, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0BW

1st of September – end of October 2017

Exhibition of Artist from Helfa gelf and other regular artists to the gallery.
Artists – Ann Lewis, Helen Gittins, 
Sonja Besnskin Mesher, SArah hartill,
Sharon Wagstaff, Valerie Lewin,
Catherine Taylor Parry, Christine Garwood,
Su Walls, Judith Samuel, Diane Evans,
Ceri Williams, Simon Collinge and Ruth Vintr.

Paintings, Ceramics, Mixed Media and Jewellery.
Some of the artsists exhibiting will be
opening their studios during the Helfa Gelf

 For further information please see webpage:

Remember that there’s a number of exhibition and other events over the weekend across North Wales, as well as the open studios.
For further information, visit our website:https://helfagelf.co.uk



Helfa Gelf

Unlocking Potential

Helping young people achieve their potential through meaningful artistic interventions.

21st September, 10am – 4pm

Denbigh Town Hall

£30 full fee/£25 Engage organisational members/£20 Engage freelance members, Helfa Gelf and AAF members

Fee includes light buffet lunch and refreshments.

This will be an interesting and informative event if you are working or thinking about working with young offenders.

 Aimed at: artists, arts development officers, arts organisations, youth workers, education officers, youth service.

Unlocking Potential aims to bring together arts, youth justice, youth services and education professionals together to explore best practice in engaging young offenders, or those at risk of offending or exclusion through meaningful arts interventions.

We will explore a range of arts interventions, including:-

‘ReCreations’ led by the John Hansard Gallery, Southampton who are working in partnership with the Police & Crime Commissioner

Engage Cymru Summer Arts Colleges delivered at Parc Prison Youth Offending Institute and Hillside Secure Unit, Neath

And explore these in the context of the recent Youth Justice Review (Charlie Taylor Review) which promotes access to meaningful activities for young people that motivate and inspire and support them to develop skills and gain qualifications.  The event will offer an introduction to Arts Award and include a practical interactive artist-led session on the qualification.

Booking information:- http://www.engage.org/newsitem.aspx?id=3553

For more information contact Angela Rogers, Engage Cymru cymru@engage.org or call 01834 870121

Helfa Gelf in partnership with Engage Cymru and Denbighshire Arts Service