Public Art Opportunity- Pobl Group/Arts & Business Cymru

 

Pobl Group wishes to commission a series of innovative public artworks as part of its Herbert Road / Riverbank Avenue development in Newport. As part of a new-build housing development alongside the River Usk, the commission includes the creation of up to 4 related artworks within the site to complement the vision of creating an exciting place to live and relax. The developer is interested in commissioning artworks which reflect the history or character of the area in a contemporary way, possibly using new technology and providing an element of interactivity.

It is envisaged that the works would be in place by Summer 2020 to coincide with the completion of build phases at Herbert Road. The draft timescale of activity is that expressions of interest are invited June/July 2019 with site visits for interested artists taking place on 26 July and 2 August 2019.

A budget of up to £100K is allocated for the realisation of the artwork, with an additional £15K potentially available from CultureStep for the community engagement activity.

 Interested parties should contact A&B Cymru for further details at contactus@aandbcymru.org.uk or ring Rachel Jones on 029 2030 3023.

Artists wishing to attend a Site Visit Day on 26 July or 2 August need to arrange an appointment with A&B Cymru no later than Friday 19 July.

Pointillism Art and Wellbeing Workshop at The Gate (Free event)

The Pulpit Cafe Bar, the Gate, Cardiff

Wednesday July 17th, 2-3pm

 

 

Also known as dotwork, pointillism is a drawing technique which involves delicately layering individual dots to build textures and images. Pointillist artist Cerys Knighton has found this technique to be hugely beneficial in coping with mental ill health. During this workshop, Cerys will provide pens, art paper and drawing outlines, so that you can try out different textures with pointillism, either starting a drawing from scratch or taking an outline and using pointillism as a form of shading/colouring – no drawing ability is required, this is just a space to experiment with pointillism! Your creations will be all yours to take home.

This workshop will take place alongside Cerys’s ‘Bipolarity’ exhibition, so there will also be a chance to have a look around at the artwork of the exhibition.

Please note this is a Free event – but spaces are limited so booking in advance is recommended
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About the Artist:

Cerys Knighton is a Welsh artist and medical humanities PhD student funded by the South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership. Primarily using a pointillism technique with pen and ink, her artwork examines and communicates the findings from her research. Cerys analyses patient case notes, medical journals and literary texts to investigate the conceptualisation of mood disorders as a category for diagnosis. Her artwork also draws from her own experiences of living with bipolar disorder.

 

 

Llanidloes Artists Exhibition

Hidden

Exhibition open from 12th May until 30th June, Thursdays to Sundays.

Mid Wales Arts Centre, Caersws SY17 5SB

Hidden presents a selection of work from 16 members of Llanidloes Artists. 

Exhibiting artists: Jeremy Andrews, Andrew Baldwin, Junko Burton, Vivi-Mari Carpelan, Leanne Cordingley-Wright, Sandy Craig, Jacob Deakin, Irene Gardiner, Osian Gwent, Erin L Hughes, Annie Levy, Charlotte Lloyd, Marg Munyard, Nia Newson, Diane Rose, Bronwyn Strugnell, Gini Wade.

There will be residencies associated with this exhibition.

Opening 12th May 3-5pm with refreshments available. Music by Gini Wade.

 

Poster Art work by DAC member Vivi-Mari Carpelan.

 

More information can be found on facebook/instagram /llanidloesartists   www.midwalesarts.org.uk    

Link to opening event: https://www.facebook.com/events/173619256875478/?ti=ia

The concept of the exhibition came from discussion on how artists, and particularly rural artists, often inhabit a space outside of public gaze. Most work in isolation at home or in their studios, or keep themselves tucked away in the hills. Even if you actively search it can be difficult to find which artists live and work in this area. This presents something of an issue for a practice that actually requires public interaction.

Primarily this exhibition aims to make visible the talent that exists in and around Llanidloes. By bringing together visual artists and presenting their work in one space it shows more clearly the range and volume of creative work that is happening in the area.

The artists have been asked to submit work on the theme Hidden, a word which can be interpreted many different ways, with endless associations. From work exploring visual elements or places which are literally obscured or hidden, to the hidden depths of the subconscious, or experiences of hidden physical conditions, the work presented explores a wide range of subjects, each as unique as the individual artists that made them.

Llanidloes Artists was formed in August 2018 to support local artists and promote Llanidloes as a vibrant creative town. The group includes artists from a wide range of disciplines, backgrounds and experience and as such itacts as a melting pot of talent encouraging dynamic discussion of work and a place to explore ideas.

 

Chaiya Art Awards Now Open!

2nd Chaiya Art Awards – £10K TOP PRIZE!

The biggest biennial art awards in the UK exploring spirituality through art is now open for submissions.  

The Chaiya Art Awards is open to any artist and covers all mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, glass, textiles, mixed media, photography and video. We have also introduced a new category for Community Groups, who can submit a collaborative piece.  Entrants are invited to be authentic and daring as they respond to the theme.

The winners exhibition will take place at London’s prestigious South Bank gallery@oxo from 10-19 April 2020.

The first Chaiya Art Awards proved hugely popular, with over 450 entries and more than 2,700 exhibition visitors.  New to Chaiya 2020 will be an ‘affordable art fair’ over two days of the exhibition. We will invite artists in the exhibition to be present, to discuss, promote and sell their work.

A respected panel will anonymously judge entries on Originality and Technical excellence, Theme Interpretation and Emotional Impact .

Full details of the awards, theme, criteria, deadlines and how to enter, can be found at: https://chaiyaartawards.co.uk

 

WOW Film Festival begins Thursday 21st March


 

The 2019 WOW Film Festival opens at Aberystwyth Arts Centre before travelling to The Riverfront Newport, Taliesin Arts Centre Swansea, Theatr Clwyd Mold, Kinokulture Oswestry, Theatr Gwaun Fishguard, Theatr MwldanCardigan, Queen’s Hall Narberth and The Courtyard Hereford.

  • We have Abercon, a special anime themed event at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Saturday 23rd March.
  • Dr Francesca Fois will give a talk about shamanism in Brazil alongside The Dead and the Others
  • Prof. Michael Woods will give a talk on the “global-rural” on Sunday 24th March, with a director Q&A with Gaetano Crivano and Margherita Pisano.
  • Flore Cosquer from the Scottish Documentary Institute will give a Q&A following Freedom Fields, about the Libyan women’s football team on Tuesday 26th March.

Women are highly visible in this year’s festival, and we believe that women are making some of the most interesting and innovative films in world cinema today! Particular highlights include Cathy Yen’s Dead PigsMouly Surya’s Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts and Alice Rohrwacher’s Happy as Lazzaro.

Click here for details of all the films

Aidan Moseby – New Work

WORK IN PROGRESS | AIDAN MOESBY: I WAS NAKED, SMELLING OF RAIN

Arnolfini, Bristol BS1 4QA

 

Thursday 14 March 2019, 18:00 to 20:00

Free  Book

Join us for this work in progress showing of a new performance, ‘I was naked, smelling of rain’ – with artist Aidan Moesby and psychiatrist David Cousins. An Unlimited funded R&D project, supported by Pervasive Media Studio, and Arnolfini.

They both like the weather and they both like nothing more than talking about it. Join them on their first outing of this performative conversation as they explore the links between weather, climate change and well-being.

From Robert Fitzroy the founding father of the Met Office, through loneliness and presence, a weather soundtrack for the 21st century, to discovering your weather-personality™ come and look at the world through weather tinted spectacles.

Climate change and well-being can be fun!**

As part of this work in progress event, there will also be a newly commissioned sound work by Duncan Speakman & Tineke De Meyer, and some weather responsive artworks by Aidan Moesby.

Arnolfini 
16 Narrow Quay
Bristol BS1 4QA
Main Office: 0117 917 2300

You’re Invited to the Showing of PARADE

ADDO Creative Arts Consultancy

Parade is a multi-media sound and film installation created by John Rea

Maindee Library, 79 Chepstow Road, Newport NP19 8BY

 

Thursday 14 Feb, 8pm / Friday 15 Feb, 8pm / Saturday 16 Feb, 2pm + 6pm

PARADE is a multi-media installation by John Rea that presents a new and unique view of Maindee, featuring the people themselves. It will involve special performances of the work in Maindee Library, alongside the launch of a specially designed online portal featuring individual portraits, that highlight the personal histories, opinions, and issues that matter to the people of Maindee, in their own words. It is hoped these sound portraits convey something of what it means to live in the area, in a new and revealing way, by giving a platform for the people to speak: the true voices of those who live, study, work, volunteer, and worship here.

This commission has been co-curated by Joanne Sutton (Maindee Unlimited) and Sarah Pace (Addo) and was funded as part of Finding Maindee – a three-year project supported by the Arts Council of Wales’ Ideas: People: Places strategic programme, which aims to test new models of regeneration and collaboration through the arts. Finding Maindee was part-funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Garfield Weston Charitable Trust and the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme through Newport City Council.

Llyfrgell Maindee Library is run by dedicated volunteers and managed by the trustees of registered charity, Maindee Unlimited. It is built upon a love for books, community solidarity, coffee and the preservation of services for future generations.

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

Arts & Business Cymru

26th Arts & Business Cymru Awards

Commission 2019

Fee: An all-inclusive fee of £3,300 + VAT will be paid for this commission. The fee will cover all design, making, packaging and transportation costs.

Contract:

The A&B Cymru Awards exist to encourage, acknowledge and celebrate exemplary partnerships between business and the arts across Wales. A high quality and high profile event, the 26th ceremony will take place at Wales Millennium Centre on Thursday 11 July 2019.

A&B Cymru wishes to commission 12 awards which will be presented to the winners of the 2019 ceremony.

The commission is open to artists living and working in Wales or Welsh artists living and working elsewhere.

For further information regarding this brief and to apply, please click here.

Closing date for applications: Friday 11 January 2019