Rhôd Artists Group Art Camp 2018 – July 14 – 28th
at Melin Glonc, Drefach Felindre, Carmarthenshire SA44 5XB
Apply now as applications close on 22nd June
Rhôd Artists Group has a reputation for organising contemporary art exhibitions in a rural environment. As part of our commitment to rurality, accessibility and sustainability we would like to invite artists to come and research making work here with us.
Artists will be expected to a make a presentation of their practice to the other artists and any members of the public who attend. There will also be presentations by Rhôd Artists Group members and invited artists
The majority of spaces for making work are outdoors. This means it is possible to work on a large scale. There are some materials that can be made available for free. Artists should bring the tools they need. Making work is not a necessity, this is a wonderful opportunity to think about work and experiment in finding new approaches, or gather material and experiences for future work.
We are keen to make Art Camp accessible to everyone and will be liaising with Disability Arts Cymru on how to facilitate access to Art Camp activities. We would be happy to discuss with prospective participants how we can ensure an enjoyable and fulfilling experience for everyone. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.
To apply, please send your artist cv and a maximum of 6 images of your work to: [email protected] by Friday, June 22nd.
Art Camp is free – but you will need to bring your own tent/campervan/caravan. Rhôd Artists Group will provide an evening meal on 7 nights during the fortnight at a cost of £6 a head. Communal cooking facilities are available for all other meals.
Please note that booking is essential as sessions have limited numbers.
Saturday 16th June
How creatives can succeed in rural areas – with Patricia van den Akker of The Design Trust, Galeri, Caernarfon.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-creatives-can-succeed-in-rural-areassut-mae-modd-i-weithwyr-creadigol-lwyddo-mewn-ardaloedd-tickets-45694411214
Saturday 30th June:
Workshop, Wet Plate Photography, Balaclafa, Caernarfon. This day workshop is an introductory to wet plate photography using plastic cameras.https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/workshop-wet-plate-photography-gweithdy-ffotograffiaeth-collodion-gwlyb-tickets-46461636004
Wednesday 4th July:
Workshop, Ceramics, Maen Alaw, Penmaenmawr, Conwy. In this workshop the tutor will demonstrate a variety of hand building techniques using a red earthenware clay body, coiling, slab building, and press molding using a variety of forming methods.
Friday 6th July:
How to Collaborate as an Artist. A participatory workshop for artists who are developing collaborations or thinking about doing so. Tabernacle, Llandudno. NB: This is repeated in Corris, South Gwynedd details below.https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-collaborate-as-an-artist-sut-i-gydweithio-fel-artist-llandudno-tickets-46709559550
One Night Only which will look at the curating of exhibitions as a one-off event. This will be followed by a session on theins and outs of hanging/displaying artwork. Tŷ Pawb, Wrexham.https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/curation-one-night-only-with-tips-and-tricks-of-art-installationcuraduro-un-noson-yn-unig-gyda-tickets-46710760141
Wednesday 29th August:
How to Collaborate as an Artist. A participatory workshop for artists who are developing collaborations or thinking about doing so. Stiwdio Maelor, Corris, Gwynedd. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-collaborate-as-an-artist-sut-i-gydweithio-fel-artist-corris-gwynedd-tickets-46709939687?ref=estw
Sessions do fill up quickly and it is always worth putting your name down on the Eventbrite waiting list as participants can drop out. It also indicates interest in the topic so we can explore delivering it again.
Just 7 days left to register for this years Open Studios event! Enjoy year round benefits of the Helfa Gelf programme of training, exhibitions, residencies and a new emphasis on promoting our artists online! https://helfagelf.co.uk/
Underground Basket Weaving for Beginners
Thursday 14th and Friday 15th June
12 noon – 8pm
Artist Gail Howard will be at Arcade Cardiff where she will be teaching very basic basket weaving.
Gail is hoping that the sessions might become a conduit for talking about our mental health, current thinking in the treatment of mental ill health, and the benefits (or otherwise) of occupying ones hands, or ‘moral work’ as it used to be known in the early 1900s.
Underground Basket Weaving for Beginners is part of the UK wide antiuniversity programme, and takes place over two days – 14/15th June between midday and 8pm at Three Doors Up (a break out space of ArcadeCardiff’s) in Queens Arcade. All are welcome.
Part of TYFU | GROW – Theatr Clwyd’s Creative Development Programme
Generously supported by the Gladstone’s Library
In Collaboration with Paines Plough
Call out to Welsh Language writers!
Applications open until Friday 23 March 2018
This year, Theatr Clwyd are once again co-producing the Roundabout Season with Paines Plough. Three brand new plays will be premièred on the doorstep of Theatr Clwyd in the award-winning pop-up theatre that is the Roundabout, before going on to the Edinburgh Festival and then a UK tour.
As part of Theatr Clwyd’s TYFU programme and our commitment to becoming a home for writers in Wales, we are inviting three Welsh language writers to work alongside the Roundabout company. Each writer will develop a 10-minute script that will be performed in the Roundabout when the season opens at Theatr Clwyd.
The Theatr Clwyd Roundabout Welsh Residency will offer our three writers the chance to get to know other artists, spend time observing rehearsals and develop ideas in a supportive environment.
The 2018 Residency includes:
- Monday 16 – Wednesday 18 April: 3 days in London as the Roundabout Season rehearsals begin – meeting the acting company, creative team and writers, and experiencing the first days of work on the new scripts.
- Week commencing Monday 4 June: 3 days at Theatr Clwyd to observe rehearsals in the Roundabout itself and time in the main building to start script development.
- Monday 25 – Saturday 30 June: 6 days at Theatr Clwyd to work with a director and 3 actors, further developing and rehearsing the script.
- Saturday 30 June: Performances of the three 10-minute scripts in the Roundabout.
Each writer will be given a bursary to cover travel, subsistence and expenses + a fee of £500
How to Apply
If you are interested, please send an email to [email protected] by 5pm on Friday 23 of March 2018.
The email should include:
- A CV of both your work as a writer and/or other employment, training and education
- A brief description of where you currently are as a writer
- A brief description of why you would like to be involved in this project
- Two pages of a script that you’ve written in the Welsh language
- Confirmation of your availability for all dates listed
We will notify all applicants in due course. You will receive more information after submitting your application.
Experience | Place | Story
How can we use playful strategies to create new narratives of place and community?
Fri 23 March 2018 10:30 – 13:30
St. Fagans National Museum of History Saint Fagans CF5 6XB
What’s it all about?
A creative morning that delves into ways in which place, experience and story can be explored through digital and analogue technologies. Against the noisy backdrop of investment in VR and AR can we create new dialogues with audiences that arouse the senses, engage the emotions, and that are attuned to the environment.
The event will feature presentations from creative organisations and artists that have produced work at St Fagans National Museum of History.
Who’s it for?
The event is aimed at anyone who is interested in creating digital and/or analogue site-specific projects that connect people, story and place.
The day will be split into two parts:
Talks and presentations focusing on exploration and discovery through creative practice. This will feature contributions from St Fagans’ artists in residence, members of the digital team and researchers on immersive media. The morning session will be followed by lunch and networking.
2pm – 4pm [optional]
In the afternoon guests will be invited to take part in St Fagans’ new immersive storytelling experience Traces (Olion) or can attend a games making workshop with yello brick producer Alison John (places for the workshop are limited to the first 20 sign ups).
Writing about Climate Change
Dates: 23 – 25 March 2018
Tutors: Emily Hinshelwood & David Thorpe
Fee: £220 – £295
Song and Lyric Writing
Dates: 9 – 14 April 2018
Tutors: Stewart Henderson & Willy Russell
Fee: £495 – £625
Places are limited
Emerging Writers: Writing, Editing & Publishing Prose
Dates: 4 – 9 June 2018
Tutors: Tiffany Murray & Tristan Hughes
Fee: £495 – £625
February Half Term:
Ocean Exploration Extravaganza
20.02.18 – 25.02.18
Glynn Vivian invites you to a week of mind-boggling creativity as we bravely explore the wonders of the deep sea in a series of workshops for all the family.
For all ages
CHERISH: Climate Changes and Coastal Heritage
Inspired by the Gallery’s current exhibition, join CHERISH, a team of researchers and conservationists, to discuss the impact of climate change on the cultural heritage of reefs, islands and headlands of the Welsh and Irish regional seas.
Image: Jaanika Peerna, Sublime Ooze, 2018. Courtesy of the artist
Masterclass with Alexander Duncan
03.03.18 & 04.03.18, 11:00-16:00
Join award-winning Swansea artist, Alexander Duncan and learn a range of mould making and casting techniques before creating your own artwork.
Booking essential 16+
£80 for two day workshop – All materials provide
Mess Up The Mess is looking to run its hugely successful Facilitator Training again in April and June this year.
Over 3 days the founding artists of MUTM will introduce you to their approach to youth arts facilitation, including inclusive approaches, workshop planning, approaches to devising, working with groups, using theatre as a vehicle for youth development and loads and loads of games!!! The training will also feature guest facilitators sharing their approach to youth arts. We’re hoping to offer this training free in April and June in Pontardawe. If you’re interested in a place, contact us at [email protected], and we’ll let you know first when we’re ready to take bookings.
West Wales Network Event
**23rd February 2018** – 1.30pm – 4.30pm at the Torch Theatre, St Peter’s Road, Milford Haven
A practical session for youth arts workers to come together to re-energise and network in West Wales, led by professional Circus Practitioner Pete Duncan, Circus Eruption and Circus Works UK. The focus – Games – inclusive, accessible and fun!
To find out more and book your tickets go to: yanc.co.uk/product/regional-yanc-network-event-west-wales/