WORKERS ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAMME 2019
The Workers Gallery was established in 2014 and it supports a vibrant community of professional local, national & international artists in the small village of Ynyshir in South Wales, UK. The gallery is situated in one of the most unique post-industrial landscapes in Europe. It is a multifunctional space operating as a community hub and a commercial gallery. It is the top rated gallery in the welsh valleys on Tripadvisor. It is purposefully NOT publicly funded and operates as an independent artist-led space in the belief that art can agitate to provoke positive social and cultural change.
This year’s programme offers professional visual artists, designers, musicians and writers the opportunity to undertake a short residency utilising the high street gallery space. The gallery is approximately 1 000 square feet. It is open plan with a main gallery, a high street gallery & a studio space. Access to our professional woodworking workshop next door may also be possible. There is a small kitchen area and toilet. The studio space can also be used for performances or temporary exhibitions during the residency (with prior agreement). A member of staff will be available/on site at all times & residents are encouraged to engage with local artists, visitors and members of the local community. There is no WiFi access or living accommodation. Residences can be booked during August 2019 in 1 – 3 day blocks. Other times may be possible.
There is a charge for residencies for artists living 20+ miles from Ynyshir. The Gallery currently has no funds for residency programmes but offers 3 selected ‘local’ artists who live within a 20 miles of Ynyshir a free 1 day residency. Our income is generated through sales & hires & we rely on volunteers to support events and programmes. Although we are considered to be within an area of deprivation we thrive on the support of a diverse range of individuals and organisations & vice versa. We will do our best to help promote & support appropriate fundraising initiatives with selected residents, but we are unable to offer free residencies under this scheme.
1 day for £65 or 3 days for £180 (1 day free for local artists).
Full payment is required 14 days prior to the first residency date booked.
Send a residency proposal summary, your CV, an artist statement & your website address, all as a PDF document, no larger than 10MB please. No jpegs/images of work should be submitted at this stage.
Deadline: 30th April 2019. Selection: by 10th May 2019.
If you would like to discuss a proposal contact Gayle Rogers (Gallery Manager) by Email only: firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNDAY 31ST MARCH
Mothering Sunday Special Opening
Yes we’re going to open on a Sunday!
Enjoy a chilled out cultural fix at the gallery – with light refreshments. Browse and buy to your hearts content!
WAM: Words Art Music night
7 – 9pm Thursday 4th April
With MC and resident writer Mike Church. Art by Lucy Jane Purrington and Music by Christian Punter.
For further details please visit www.facebook.com/WordsArtMusic
We are now a food donations collection point for the Rhondda Foodbank, who are helping local people in crisis. Please see their website for more information on the important work they do https://rhondda.foodbank.org.uk/
Longlife milk, longlife juice, coffee, tinned fruit and packet rice are items currently urgently needed, should you be looking to bring along a donation on your next visit.
The Workers Gallery,
99, Ynyshir Road, Ynyshir, CF39 0EN
Telephone: 01443 682 024
20 mins walk from Porth Railway Station and on the 132 Bus Route.