Oriel Davies 2018 Exhibition

 

Oriel Davies Open 2018 | #ODO2018

Call for entries

 

 

Oriel Davies’ biennial, open submission exhibition, ODO, is now live with a call for entries. ODO has a longstanding reputation for having showcased work by some of the most exciting emerging and established artists from across the UK and beyond.

We now invite professional artists and those studying art* to submit entries of recent work in order to be considered for the exhibition taking place 23 June – 5 September 2018. ODO18 has no theme or geographical restrictions.  (*Students aged 18 and over, studying undergraduate or postgraduate visual art courses are eligible to apply)

Prizes

Overall exhibition Prizewinner: £1000 + solo show in 2019

Student Prizewinner: £500

People’s Choice Prizewinner £250

Selection Panel:

Matthew Collings, art critic, writer, broadcaster and artist

Sacha Craddock, art critic and curator

Jane Simpson, artist and founder Galerie Simpson Swansea

Steffan Jones-Hughes, Director, Oriel Davies

Alex Boyd Jones, Curator, Oriel Davies

 

Deadline

5pm, Monday 12 February 2018

Application

For full details and entry form:

www.orieldavies.org/en/open2018

Enquiries to open2018@orieldavies.org or 01686 625041

 

Oriel Davies – Litmus

 
 

 Two Artist Residency opportunities

 

 

Litmus is an exhibition and development programme offering curatorial and practical support for five early career artists based in Wales and the Welsh Borders to research, develop and present new work at Oriel Davies.

Artists are invited to submit applications for either part 4: Litmus Residency or part 5: Litmus Commission.

The full etails of the calls can be found through this link: http://www.orieldavies.org/en/news/articles/litmus-open-call-parts-4-5

Artist Residency Call

 Artist Residency Call | Bettws Lifehouse
The Kitchen

Deadline: Sunday 10 September 2017

Oriel Davies is seeking a creative practitioner with a background in participatory practice to take on a six-day residency in Oriel Davies’ pop-up project and event space The Kitchen, working with a group of students with autism, moderate learning needs and behavioural difficulties.

We are inviting proposals from, but not limited to, visual and digital artists, performance makers, creative writers, filmmakers, illustrators and craft specialists. Although the focus of the residency is the development and delivery of four workshops with a group of students from Bettws Lifehouse. There is also opportunity to produce a mix of artistic engagement activities for general visitors and develop creative interventions in The Kitchen project space.

This is an exciting opportunity for a versatile practitioner with proven experience working with young people with learning and behavioural difficulties and is keen to further explore their practice.

The Kitchen – is a creative social space, where art, performance, craft and film will be made, shared and inspired. Oriel Davies’ pop-up project and event space, The Kitchen will be open to visitors from 07 October 2017 to 27 January 2018, presenting a vibrant programme of workshops, activities, events and talks alongside fantastic opportunities for collaboration and community intervention.
The Kitchen is a room to relax and hang out in as well as a space for creativity. Designed as a flexible environment for a wide range of activity, The Kitchen will continuously adapt and change over the four months as visitors, artists and community groups create and share their work.

Building on the achievements of The Drawing Room in year one, The Kitchen is the next edition of Open Space, a two-year pilot project that runs alongside, and in addition to, the Gallery’s existing exhibition and learning programmes. Open Space is funded by the Arts Council of Wales and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Open to artists from across the UK. We particularly encourage proposals from artists based in Wales and the Border counties.

Fees £1,200 + materials and expenses

Further details and application information http://openspace.orieldavies.org/en/get-involved/artists

Oriel Davies Writing competition

 

Oriel Davies is inviting submissions of poetry and prose on the theme of Water.

The competition is open to anyone and those wishing to submit more than one piece in either category are more than welcome.

Categories:
Poetry (50 lines max)              Prose (1000 words max)                       

Theme:   Water

Fee:
£3 per submission

Closing Date:
04 November 2017

Judges:
Chris Kinsey, celebrated nature poet
Sophie McKeand, Young People’s Laureate Wales

Prizes:
A £50 voucher to spend in Oriel Davies shop (1 for best poem and 1 for best prose)

The winning entries will feature on the Oriel Davies website and be read to an audience at an event in February 2018. Shortlisted writers will also be invited to participate in the readings.

Info and submission details: http://www.orieldavies.org/en/news/articles/oriel-davies-open-writing-competition-2017

 

 

 

Oriel Davies

Open Writing Competition

Enter Now! 

Oriel Davies is inviting submissions of poetry and prose on the theme of Water. The competition is open to anyone and those wishing to submit more than one piece in either category are more than welcome. 

Categories: 
Poetry (50 lines max) 
Prose (1000 words max) 

Theme: Water 

Fee: £3 per submission

Closing Date: 04 November 2017 

Judges: 
Chris Kinsey, celebrated nature poet 
Sophie McKeand, Young People’s Laureate Wales 

Prizes: 
A £50 voucher to spend in Oriel Davies shop (1 for best poem and 1 for best prose) 

The winning entries will feature on the Oriel Davies website and be read to an audience at an event in February 2018. Shortlisted writers will also be invited to participate in the readings. 

Info and submission details: http://www.orieldavies.org/en/news/articles/oriel-davies-open-writing-competition-2017 

Oriel Davies

Litmus Programme Parts 2 and 3

Litmus is an exhibition and development programme offering curatorial and practical support for five early career artists based in Wales and the Welsh Borders to research, develop and present new work at Oriel Davies.

Litmus is selected through open call and for parts 2 and 3, the programme divides into two strands, responding to the nature of the applications we received for part 1. Artists are invited to submit applications for either:

part 2: Litmus Commission or part 3: Litmus Residency.

Litmus is based in our third exhibition space, which is a small yet adaptable space that measures 158cm (w) x 212cm (l) x 219cm (h). Whilst we’re anchoring the programme here, artists are encouraged to submit applications that consider other spaces/places in Oriel Davies (whether physical or digital), and the surrounding area.

Artists are encouraged to submit applications showing ambition, experimentation and creative risk taking as part of a commitment to developing their creative practice.

Whats on Offer?

Litmus Commission

You are invited to propose how, through this opportunity, you might crystallise your current research, focus your practice and develop new work. The Litmus Commission is an opportunity to test out an idea and bring into reality the next stage of your practice.

•   An exhibition in our third exhibition space. Exhibition dates: 29th July – 20 September 2017.

•   Curatorial and practical dialogue and support from Litmus Curator Louise Hobson, Oriel Davies Curator Alex Boyd Jones and the wider gallery team.

•   A fee of £600 and an additional budget of £400 for production, materials and expenses.

Litmus Residency

You are invited to propose how, through this opportunity, you might open out an area of research or a new aspect, project or development within your practice. The Litmus Residency is an opportunity for time and space to explore emergent strands of practice.

•   A residency based from our third exhibition space. Residency dates: 07 October – 02 December 2017.

•   Curatorial and practical dialogue and support from Litmus Curator Louise Hobson, Oriel Davies Curator Alex Boyd Jones and the wider gallery team.

•   A fee of £600 and an additional budget of £400 for travel, accommodation and expenses.

Who Can Apply?

•   Artists based in Wales and the Welsh Borders – Litmus aims to support artists from a wide geographic spread across Wales and the bordering Counties (Cheshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire).

•   As an organisation that seeks to support artists from all backgrounds, Oriel Davies welcomes applications from BAME artists and also those artists who identify as disabled.

•   Artists making work in any media – Litmus aims to support artists with a range of practices and artistic approaches.

•   Early career artists – selected artists will be in the process of establishing their creative/professional practice.

•   We are looking for those who will benefit the most from the Litmus Programme and the support and dialogue on offer.

How to Apply

Please apply by downloading and completing the Litmus Open Call Parts 2 & 3 ApplicationForm, which asks for the following:

•   Tell us whether you are applying for the Litmus Commission or the Litmus Residency.

•   Introduce yourself and your practice (max 200 words)

•   Outline how you propose to use this opportunity including ideas and starting points (max 400 words)

•   Tell us what informs your practice, how this project may enable you to develop your practice and support your personal and/or professional development (max 400 words)

•   Attach your CV (max two pages A4)

•   Attach one PDF of up to 6 images and/or up to four web links (to sound files or videos) to show examples of your work

•   Download, complete and attach our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form 

Key Dates

•  Closing date for applications: Monday 22 May 2017, 10pm

•   Artists notified of interview: Friday 26 May 2017

•   Artist interviews at Oriel Davies, Newtown: Friday 09 June 2017

•   Successful artists notified: Wednesday 14 June 2017

•   Artists Announced: Monday 19 June 2017 

Arts Development UK

Litmus Part 1 Artist Commission: Open to emerging artists based in Wales & the Border counties

LITMUS FINAL _crop_1Deadline for proposals: 1 March 2017

Litmus is a 12-month programme of new artists’ commissions at Oriel Davies between May 2017 and April 2018. Litmus – Part 1 is the first call for commission proposals for the period 20 May – 19 July 2017. Litmus offers commissioning opportunities alongside professional development and networking while widening the Gallery’s audiences for new, innovative and experimental contemporary visual art. The initiative focuses on commissioning and presenting the work of emerging artists based in Wales and the Welsh Borders through a series of innovative exhibitions and presentations.
 
We are keen to hear from practicing visual artists whose proposals make innovative use of the current TestBed space as well exploring potential other spaces in and around the Gallery or online. As part of the commissioning process artists are expected to give a talk or present their work to an audience. The Litmus artists’ commission programme will be developed working with an up and coming Artist Curator, who will work alongside and be supported by Oriel Davies Curator, Alex Boyd Jones, and other members of the gallery’s team. The TestBed space is small, yet adaptable and measures 158cm (w) x 212cm (l) x 219cm (h). The space can accommodate a variety of work, from video and installation, to sculpture, time-based and wall-based work.
 
Fees: There is a commission fee of £600, with an additional £400 for production, materials and expenses. For more information and details on how to apply please follow:  http://www.orieldavies.org/en/news/articles/artist-commission-call-litmus-part-1

 

 

Oriel Davies

Conversations: Dancing in the Gallery

drawing-room-imageFriday 3rd February

Oriel Davies, Newtown, Powys SY16 2NZ

10.30am – 5pm

A day of talks, performance, film and discussion focusing on the presence of live dance performance in the Gallery.

Frank Bock    Alex Boyd Jones   Karine Decorne    Heike Roms    Simon Whitehead    Joanna Young

With films by: Siobhan Davies   Yvonne Rainer   Joe Moran

Event created by Simon Whitehead

Delivered in partnership with: Creu Cymru   Maynard   Fieldworks   Oriel Davies   Department of Theatre, Film & Television Studies at Aberystwyth University.

Tickets: £25 (includes lunch and refreshments)

3 bursaries are available for Wales based dance artists.

Bookings: 01686 625041 or desk@orieldavies.org

For more information please visit – http://openspace.orieldavies.org/en/

Oriel Davies

Opportunity at Oriel Davies, Newtown, Powys

oriel-daviesArtist Curator sought for the Litmus Programme

Applicants should be based in Wales or the Border counties

An opportunity has arisen at Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Powys for an emerging Artist Curator to develop and manage the Gallery’s new Litmus programme. 

This role offers enhanced curatorial professional development through on-site support and mentoring opportunities with the wider arts professional community within Wales.

Litmus is a 12-month programme of new artists’ commissions, resulting in a minimum of 5 new exhibitions and related works, all of which will show at Oriel Davies between late spring 2017 and spring 2018. 

We are seeking an emerging creative practitioner with keen curatorial interest to develop and deliver Litmus. The aims of Litmus are to create new opportunities for emerging artists from Wales and the Borders to make innovative new artwork for public exhibition in one of Wales’ leading galleries, supported by a strong programme of artist and curatorial professional development; support access and inclusivity and to develop and engage new audiences for the programme. The Artist Curator should ideally have a professional qualification in the arts and / or some proven track record in working with contemporary visual arts practice.

This is a Freelance Contract for up to 1 year, with a fee of £5000. The Litmus Artist Curator will work closely with staff at Oriel Davies.

The Freelance Contract has been estimated at 25 days over the course of the year to plan, organise and deliver the Litmus programme and to include additional mentoring. The Freelance Fee is £5000 (daily fee £200 –  including all travel expenses).

For further information about this opportunity and details about how to apply please contact alex@orieldavies.org or go to http://www.orieldavies.org/en/news/articles/artist-curator-sought-litmus-programme

Closing Date for applications: 5pm, Wednesday 18 January 2017

Date for Interview: TBC

Expected start: end Feb – early March 2017

 

Litmus is supported by the Arts Council of Wales Lottery