Tu Fewn PhotoRenga Photography Workshops

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At G39 in Cardiff as part of the Tu Fewn festival in conjunction with Disability Arts Cymru and DASH – 19th and 20th August  

The workshop on Friday 19 August will be open to anyone who has had a brain injury.

The workshop on Saturday 20 August will be open to anyone!

The PhotoRenga workshops are open to six people with an adventurous spirit on each day.  Participants will start from g39, split up and take photographs on various themes. After reviewing the images, one image from each person’s camera will be chosen and passed on to another in the group. This image will be used as the source or inspiration to produce a new set of photographs from which one image will be selected and so on… By the end of the day, we will have created a series of collective PhotoRengas.

Participants will just need a digital camera, clothing to cope with whatever the weather throws at us and a willingness to share and create!

Sign up by emailing [email protected]

PhotoRenga are inspired by an ancient form of Japanese poetry, in which sequences of haiku construct complex and profound poems. The aim of the PhotoRenga project is to produce a series of short, collective visual rengas using photography.

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

To date the one-day PhotoRenga workshops have been hosted by Ffotogallery in Penarth and the Hanbury Road Gallery in Bargoed. The PhotoRengas will be produced in an eBook and as an exhibition in the future.




Disability Arts Cymru – Poetry Comp

DAC Poetry Competition

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We invite you to submit work that is in response to the theme of Austerity and/or Extravagance


The competition follows the same theme as this year’s DAC annual exhibition. If you would like to use the exhibition for inspiration you can view the work at: www.disabilityartscymru.co.uk/gallery/dac-annual-exhibition-2015

 There will be two prizes of £50 awarded and selected poems will be part of an e-publication

The Judges are Dominic Williams and Sian Northey

You can enter via post or email, all the details of the competition can be found on our website

For more info and entry criteria – CLICK HERE

Artist Network Meeting

Baby in a Pirate Hat with Words "Everybody has to start somewhere and some people have to start al over again"

Are you an Artist based in West or Mid-Wales?

Want to meet with like minded People?

Come along to the ‘Disabled Artist Networking Get-together’ this Monday (18th July)

All welcome, come along and tell us what you are doing, meet each other, gain inspiration and support from each other and from us at DAC.

From 2pm to 4.30pm.
Venue: CAVO, Bryndulais, Bridge St, Lampeter, SA48 7AB

Want to come along?

Great. Hooray. Let me know. See below. If you want to but can’t get to this location we may be able to set up a Skype/Hangouts session so that you can join in from home.

Please contact Rachel on [email protected] or 01570493356 or 07799884835

Click the image below to see the full flyer for detailed information.
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‘flora’ Audio Description Talking Pictures

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Every Friday,12noon-1pm. FREE (From 12 July – 17 September)

Providing deeper engagement for blind and partially sighted people to flora through Audio Description Talking Pictures. Audio Description is putting visual images or events into words to improve access for blind and partially sighted audiences.


flora is an ambitious contemporary arts project that brings together work by national and international artists to reveal flowers as powerful commentators in art.

From common weeds to exotic cultivars, flowers have been and are embedded in people’s lives across the globe, not least as inspiration to artists. This visually stunning exhibition both in and outside of the gallery presents new and existing work by eleven key artists; Emma Bennett, Michael Boffey, Caroline Dear, Anya Gallaccio, Ori Gersht, Owen Griffiths, Anne-Mie Melis, Jacques Nimki, Magali Nougarède, Yoshihiro Suda, Clare Twomey. These artists offer ways in which flowers make visible cultural, historical, geographic, social and scientific ideas.
OFFICIAL OPENING: Saturday 23 July, 6-8pm

flora is a National Touring Exhibition curated by Oriel Davies and supported by Arts Council of Wales. Touring schools education programme supported by the Ernest Cook Trust.


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As part of our ACW Learning & Practice Project, Celf o Gwmpas are running a series of workshops for young women aged 16 -30 with Artist Blue MacAskill. http://www.bluemacaskill.com


Throughout these workshops we will cover a range of areas:

  • Filmmaking techniques
  • Storyboarding
  • Stop-motion animation
  • Sequencing and design
  • Software training
  • Editing


The theme for the films will be loosely based around the idea of self-portraiture. At the end of the workshop programme, you will have shot, edited and produced your own independent film which can be shown as part of an exhibition at Centre Celf in November 2016. This workshop programme is suitable for all abilites, and we encourage complete beginners to apply.


When: 18 x 2 hour sessions at Centre Celf, Llandrindod Wells (6pm – 8pm)

Tuesdays: 21st June, 28th June, 5th July, 12th July, 2nd August, 9th August, 16th August, 23rd August, 30th August, 6th September, 13th September, 20th September, 27th September, 4th October, 11th October, 18th October and a special screening on 15th November.

Cost: £3 per sessions

As well as the workshops, there will also be two free optional gallery visits across Wales throughout the Summer Holidays to see Art outside of Powys, and to gain some inspiration for your films. (Gallery visits to be confirmed) If you’d like to be a participant on our Llandrinod Wells Studio Skills workshop programme,

email [email protected] / 07730455188

Cae Garnedd extra care scheme residents get creative this May

A NORTH Wales artist is inviting local residents to get involved with an arts project she is running with a group of over 55s living in Bangor.

Rachael Roberts from Bryn y Maen near Colwyn Bay will be working with residents from the Cae Garnedd extra care scheme on Penrhos Road on the ‘Women of Wales’ project.

‘Women of Wales’ is inspired by famous women from Welsh literary figures who are connected to Anglesey.

These figures areBranwen from the Mabinogion, St Dwynwen – the patron saint of Welsh lovers and Princess Siwan, wife of LlywelynFawr – the Prince of Gwynedd.

Says Rachael

“I’m looking for members of the public to volunteer to come along to the ‘Women of Wales’ sessions I’ll be running every Thursday throughout May at Cae Garnedd, which is run by North Wales Housing.

“During the workshops, we’ll be producing arts works in different media –including collage, natural Welsh inks and clay modelling.

“This will give residents at CaeGarnedd the chance to socialise and get to know people from the wider community while taking part in creative activities.

“After the workshops, we’ll be exhibiting the works that have been produced at the venue and the people from CaeGarnedd will also have the chance to come along and see their work on show. Work will go on tour to another Gwanwyn event at Eirias Park on 1 June.“

The ‘Women in Wales’ project is being funded by the Gwanwyn arts festival for over 50s.

Gwanwyn is a month long, Wales-wide arts festival for over 50s which has been running for the last 10 years.

Age Cymru runs Gwanwyn with support from the Welsh Government and Arts Council for Wales.

Says Emma Robinson, the Gwanwyn festival coordinator:

“I’m really excited that Rachael Roberts – whose work has been exhibited at Plas Glyn y Weddw, is contributing to this year’s Gwanwyn festival.

“Her ‘Women of Wales’ project is a great way to combine the stories of famous Welsh literary figures with the festival’s aim of celebrating creativity in older age.

“I’m sure the people who live at CaeGarnedd will enjoy working with Rachael during May and I’d encourage anyone else who would like to take part in the workshops to book a place while they’re still available.”


To book a place on the ‘Women of Wales’ workshops, please email Carwyn George at the CaeGarnedd extra care scheme – [email protected] or if you don’t have email pop in to book directly.

Photographs From Home

Kay by Scott MichaelPhotographs From Home is a run by a democratic photographer’s collective based in Wales.

The project is about empowering mentally and physically disabled photographers and help them access the same creative platforms that non disabled photographers have.

The photographers that have and will feature on the website have full creative freedom to express themselves in the medium of photography. . It is based within the borders of our fair and passionate land where beauty surrounds us all. And we as a collective just want to show you our photographs of home.

If you would like to get involved or check out the website just CLICK HERE

RawFfest GŵylGrai 2016 – Call for Work

RawFfest is a new youth arts festival for Wales that is fun, innovative and surprising. It is being planned and programmed by young people for young people. We want to showcase the best of youth arts today: performances, exhibitions, workshops, events. We value the original over the copy, the quirky over the conventional, the daring over the dull.

If you or your group would like to propose work to bring to RawFfest, please complete this form by Friday 29th April 2016: CLICK HERE for Info


Gŵyl gelfyddydau ieuenctid newydd i Gymru ydi GŵylGrai, sy’n hwyl, yn arloesol ac yn ddigon o ryfeddod. Fe’i cynllunnir ac fe’i rhaglennir gan bobol ifanc i bobol ifanc. Mae arnom eisiau rhoi stondin i’r gorau ymhlith celfyddydau ieuenctid heddiw: perfformiadau, arddangosfeydd, gweithdai, digwyddiadau. Rhown fwy o werth ar y gwreiddiol yn hytrach na’r copi, y cranclyd yn hytrach na’r cyffredin, y beiddgar yn hytrach na’r diflas.

Os ydych chi neu’ch grŵp am gynnig gwaith i ddod gyda chi i RawFfest GŵylGrai, llenwch y ffurflen yma erbyn dydd Gwener 29ain Ebrill 2016 (ffurflen gymraeg) : Cliciwch yma

Best wishes

Cofion cynnes



Ruth Garnault

Director, RawFfest – Youth Arts Festival Cymru 

Cyfarwyddwr,  GŵylGrai – Gŵyl Celfyddydau Ieuenctid Cymru



07967 093442


I work 3 days a week on RawFfest GŵylGrai, usually Monday, Tuesday & Thursday and will endeavour to get back to you as soon as I can.