DAC Open Exhibition – Mostyn, Llandudno

We are very excited to host the DAC annual Exhibition at Mostyn, Llandudno  in the coming weeks.

Venue: MOSTYN, 12 Vaughan Street

Llandudno LL30 1AB

11th Jan – 4th March 2019

Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday 10.30am – 4.00pm






Image ‘On the Edge of Restoration’ – Cerys Knighton

DAC Presents…

On The Edge­_  2018 Open Exhibition

A collection of 21 artworks submitted by DAC members; consisting of D/deaf and disabled artists, or those living with long term physical and/or mental health.

On the Edge is the title for DAC’s 2018 Open Exhibition; DAC members were asked to react to this title and submit work based on their own interpretation. The exhibition includes a wide range of work from artists at varying points in their creative development.

DAC’s aim is to raise the profile of the artists involved; increasing artwork sales; support and develop career progression and to build relationships between peers and with exhibiting venues.


Bay Art

Six Artists 

02 February – 01 March 2019 

Vivi Mari Carpelan, Jo Shapland, Lou Lockwood, Gemma Jayne Paine, Rachel Wellbeing and Jan Williams.


BayArt Gallery

54 Bute Street


CF10 5AF

This exhibition is a partnership project with Disability Arts Cymru. These artists all possess a particular voice and a form of articulation. Some use their art to reflect upon their various disabilities, sometimes through humour, sometimes as critique or as challenge. Some are investigating material itself through their own physical capabilities or are using materiality as metaphor. They are artists who all show serious commitment to developing their own ‘voice’ and furthering their individual practices. There is no overall conceptual criteria or thematic link other than all of the artists being members of DAC, and the exhibition will highlight their particularities and individual strengths. 


The Art of Walking Slowly

Sun 3 February 2019

11:00 am – 4.00 pm


Walking workshop with Jo Shapland

“A body in life is more than a body merely alive” Eugenio Barber.

Jo Shapland will take you to some interesting locations within and near to BayArt where she will share some of her approaches, showing you ways to sensitize to your own body and your surroundings at a deeper level.

This workshop will happen indoors and outdoors, whatever the weather, so please dress appropriately (waterproofs or sun cream…who knows?)! If you play a musical instrument you are welcome to bring it. Drawing materials will also be available. No prior experience necessary, Jo simply asks you to be open to what you might discover!

Here are some of the things you will do:-

In the gallery: Work in pairs. Blindfold walking. Individually/whole group: Try out the Noh walk. Get a feel for jo ha kyuin the rhythm of each step.

…All this is the preparation for going out

Outside in the bay: Walk together silently to specific places. Walk slowly in these places. Can you see the rhythm of the walk in surroundings?

Back at Bay Art: Writing and drawing about the experience. Sound-making too. Various explorations, depending on the group.


Jo Shapland’s 30 year practice has for some years focused on ‘the art of walking slowly’ as a creative sourcing point for her site-sensitive performance/installations and drawings.

The essence of all of her work is dance; it is always about movement whether that be changes in materials and objects, film imagery or the body moving through space. This flows from her fundamental concern with relating to and responding to nature and the desire to witness the environment through the body.

Recent projects include: creating and performing “Told by the Wind”, made in collaboration with the Llanarth Group, touring internationally. Jo’s “Being in Place” Creative Wales Major Award project led to nature-connected Rites of Passage and to build a ritualized practice of nature immersion. To this end, since 2016 Jo has been training with The Helpers Mentoring Society and since 2015 Jo has co-facilitated nature immersion for The Art of Mentoring UK. These celebrate, animate and respond to traditional rite and ceremony from specific indigenous cultures and have a big influence on Jo’s current work.

To book a place please go here


Sat 9 February 2019

11:00 am  – 3.00 pm


Limewash workshop with Jan Williams

The workshop will introduce the history of Lime-wash, its use as an architectural painting medium and the ways it can be used to create paintings. You will look at the traditional colours and materials used to tint Lime-wash, and will be of particular interest to anyone who is interested in the use of traditional environmentally friendly paints.

During the day you will complete one or more paintings using Lime-wash. All equipment – paint and painting boards will be provided as will all safety masks, eye protection and aprons. Please bring source material with you to inspire your painting, for example – photographs or drawings of a favourite landscape or place that is special to you. By the end of this workshop you will have created a painting or paintings that you will be able to take home.


Jan Williams is an artist based in Cardiff, Wales. She was brought up on a farm near Brecon in Mid Wales. She has a studio in the Kings Road Artists Studios, based in the Pontcanna area of the city. Her work focuses on concerns with memory, identity, the temporary, the transient and a sense of place. Marking the passage of time and the ambiguity of transitional states are also interests that she explores through the medium of paint, photography and installation.

The use of lime-wash is significant in her practice as it is a memory from her childhood of the annual lime-washing of the cowsheds and buildings on the family farm.

Jan completed an MFA at Cardiff School of Art and Design Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2012. Recent shows include 2017 October – Penarth Pier Gallery, Disability Arts Cymru, Selected artists from Wales. Selected artists from Wales. Jun – Dec 2017, Disability Arts Cymru, Annual Exhibition, Oriel Ynys Mon.

To book a place please go here

Journey Book

Sat 16 February 2019

11:00 am – 3.00pm


Journey book workshop with Gemma Jayne Paine

This collage workshop will help you to build a journey book of your life or a chapter in your life, in a very tactile form – quite different from the digitised version of your life.

Please bring memory prompts/aide-mémoire for example old photographs and materials that can be pasted or sewn, cut or torn – for example old photographs, postcards, tickets, postage stamps, poetry, short pieces of text and found objects.

During the workshop you will construct a sculptural four page book. All materials will be provided


Gemma Jayne Paine is a textile artist. Recent work includes tributes to women such as Rosie the Riveter, and many famous women in the entertainment industry for example Dolly Parton, Marilyn Monroe.

Represented on Outside In – a platform for artists who face barriers to the art world – Gemma has created a distinctive pathway. Gemmas experience includes using her creative skills in mental health day; care arranging exhibitions with Butetown History and Arts Centre,involvement with the Womens Arts Association. Recent exhibitions include ‘Gemma Jayne Paine. A retrospective’ at Cardiff Bay Pierhead 2018, ‘Made with Love’ The Factory Porth 2016.

To book a place please go here



Cyfarthfa Castle Open Art 2019

The first Open Art Exhibition at Cyfarfthfa Castle

April 8 – June 23 2019

An Open Art exhibition for all artists at Cyfarthfa Castle in 2019!

If you want to be a part of it there are no age restrictions and both professional and amateur artists are welcome.



Please get in touch

Phone :01685 727371

Email  museum@merthyrleisuretrust.co.uk

 or on the FB events listing https://www.facebook.com/events/814176645593737/

for more information. WellbeingMerthyr

The Last Post Exhibition 12th – 30th November

An art exhibition of genuine letters of the first World War to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice

By Carrie Francis 
Opening Night 14th November at 6.30pm


Art in the Attic
The Robert Maskrey Gallery
The Factory, Welsh Hills Works
Jenkin Street
Porth CF39 9PP                    
Gallery Opening times 10.am-4pm Monday- Friday

For more info contact anneculvershousevans@valleykids.org  
                                                                      Tel 01443 687080



DAC 2018 Exhibition On The Edge – Theatr Clwyd 13th November – 1st December 2018

We are very excited to host the DAC annual Exhibition at Theatr Clwyd Mold in the coming weeks-  Please join us at the launch event on 14th November 2018 ( 6-8pm)





Image ‘On the Edge of Restoration’ – Cerys Knighton

DAC Presents…

On The Edge­_  2018 Open Exhibition

A collection of 27 artworks submitted by DAC members; consisting of D/deaf and disabled artists, or those living with long term physical and/or mental health

Venue: Theatr Clwyd, Mold

13th Nov – 1st Dec

For opening times see www.theatrclwyd.com

Public event Weds 14th Nov 6pm–8pm





Arddangosfa Agored DAC 2018 // DAC Open Exhibition 2018 in Conwy

Hoffwn eich gwahodd i ddigwyddiad agoriadol Arddangosfa D.A.C yn yr R.C.A yng Nghonwy. Bydd yn gyfle gwych i ddangos gwaith caled a sgil ein haelodau yn ogystal â chyfle I mi gyfarfod â phobl gan fy mod yn newydd i’r swydd yn D.A.C fel Swyddog Celfyddydau rhanbarthol.

Dymuniadau gorau,


I would like to invite you to the opening event of DACs’ exhibition at the R.C.A in Conwy. It will be a great opportunity to show our members’ hard work and skill as well as a chance for me to meet with people as I am new to the post at D.A.C as regional arts officer

Kind regards


TEIMLO LLAIS at Theatr Mwldan


Teimlo Llais is an interactive installation comprising a fabric quilt, a ceramic quilt and the voices of women speaking in Welsh. The exhibition is a culmination of the research and development project Llais Menywod in 2016 which highlighted the need for the women’s voice to be heard. The focus on touch and sound makes the exhibition suitable for blind and partially sighted people. penny d jones is an artist who feels that the Welsh language and women’s issues are paramount.

There will be a performance from a local Welsh women’s choir to launch the exhibition through a collaboration with penny d jones at the opening on 7 September at 6pm at Oriel Mwldan, Cardigan

Mae Teimlo Llais yn osodwaith rhyngweithiol sy’n cynnwys cwilt defnydd, cwilt ceramig a lleisiau menywod yn siarad yn Gymraeg. Mae’r arddangosfa hon yn anterth y prosiect ymchwil a datblygu ‘Llais Menywod’ yn 2016 a amlygodd yr angen i leisiau menywod cael eu clywed. Mae’r ffocws ar gyffwrdd a sain yn gwneud yr arddangosfa hon yn addas ar gyfer pobl ddall a phobl sy’n rhannol ddall. Mae penny d jones yn artist sy’n teimlo bod yr Iaith Gymraeg a Lleisiau Menywod yn hollbwysig.

Bydd perfformiad gan gôr merched lleol i lansio’r arddangosfa sy’n seiliedig ar gydweithrediad â penny d jones ar 7 Medi am 6:20pm Oriel Mwldan, Aberteifi


Rhôd in Roath 2018 Rhôd yn y Rhath 

Final Call for this year’s Rhôd in Roath/ Rhôd yn y Rhath 

This is the last call for any artists interested in making work in a garden in Ninian Road, Cardiff as part of Rhôd in Roath. The themes are either rural/ urban or in respond to the garden. The artwork can be an installation, performance, or work that can be displayed outside.  
The work is on display over the weekend of the 20th-21st October, setting up can be done up in previous week. There is a fee for chosen artists of £100.

The deadline has technically passed but there’s space for a few more artists so be quick, email david.shepherd9@ntlworld.com for more info.