Carl Chapple Exhibition – Reminder

Audio Described Tour of Exhibition

Wales Millennium Centre

Friday 6th December

7.45pm

Carl is a painter, and artist in residence with the dance company Ballet Cymru.

His exhibition of pictures at Wales Millennium Centre includes audio described/touch tours for people with visual impairments that will be delivered by Alastair Sill of Word of Mouth.

Tours will be free of charge, informal, and run for a little over an hour.

Figure drawing workshops – led by Carl and modeled by pairs of Ballet Cymru dancers – will explore movement and expression using some of the approaches I’ve been developing in my recent work. They will run for around ninety minutes, with dancers improvising together and working interactively with participants to discover poses.

Workshops will take place in the Glanfa at the WMC – the main foyer of the building – beginning at the following times:

  • Friday 6th December – 2pm and 5pm
  • Saturday 14th December – 11.30am and 5.30pm
  • Thursday 19th December – 11.30am and 5.30pm
  • Saturday 21st December – 11.30am and 5.30pm
  • Saturday 4th January – 11.30am and 5.30pm

These events will be free of charge, and suitable for children and adults of all abilities and experience. Materials will be provided, though everyone is welcome to bring their own.

No booking required.

If interested, do come along!

 

Walking with my eyes Exhibition at Arcade Campfa, Cardiff

ARCADE CAMPFA 3b Queen’s Arcade, Queen St, Cardiff CF10 2BY

I will be exhibiting artwork that I have produced during my residency at ARCADE. The exhibition is entitled “Walking with My Eyes” I am a neurodiverse artist and the work displayed explores my experience with autism.

Opening event27th of November (6-8pm)
Exhibition dates 27th November 2019 – 8th January 2020

 

DASH and Wysing Arts Centre

Open Call for Curatorial Commisions Programme

Curator in Residence – Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge

As a partner in the ground-breaking DASH Curatorial Commissions Programme, Wysing Arts Centre is happy to announce an open call for its Curator in-Residence.

DASH has been working with galleries and arts centres in England and Wales since 2009 creating opportunities for Deaf and Disabled artists to exhibit and curate.

These opportunities have significantly advanced the careers of more than 15 Deaf and Disabled artists, and have influenced and changed the thinking of a number of key people in these galleries. However, DASH asserts that further deep-rooted cultural changes must be made within the visual arts sector in order for it to become a more inclusive and accessible artform.
 
One way of effecting this change is by placing Deaf and Disabled people in positions of influence within the visual arts, to drive change from within – this led to the establishment of the Curatorial Commissions Programme which along with Wysing Arts Centre, runs in partnership with Middlesbrough Museum of Modern Art MIMA and Midlands Arts Centre MAC.

The long-term aim of the programme is to support the development of Deaf and Disabled Curators, so they can become the directors/curators/programmers of the future.

During 2020, Wysing Arts Centre will put broadcasting at the centre of its artistic programme; to connect with remote audiences in a way that enables us to listen, as well as to transmit, ideas using digital and other technologies.

Through exhibitions, events, residencies, retreats and our annual music festival, we will work with a range of artists and contributors across the year to explore how broadcast technologies, in particular radio, can enable the communication of ideas and create dialogue and understanding.

Building on the work of our recent programmes, we will focus on connecting a network of ‘many voices’ made up of those often left out of the conversation, whether due to access requirements, location outside of metropolitan centres, or discrimination due to race, gender and/or sexuality.

We will be looking to both amplify voices and enable supportive networks and connections to be made. Our gallery will become an expanded studio space where ideas are explored, including through exhibitions, commissioned and archival artworks, recorded events with live audiences, new collaborations and through works that are made specifically to be broadcast from Wysing.

As part of the year we are looking to work with a Curator in-Residence who is interested in the context of our 2020 programme and in exploring with us some of the barriers to accessing art. It is within this context that we invite expressions of interest from a Curator who identifies as a Disabled person to be in-Residence at Wysing five days per month from April 2020 to March 2021.

Our initial expectation is that the Curator in-Residence will work from Wysing’s site five days per month.

This can be consecutive days or spread across the period. However, we are also open to exploring this and to alternative arrangements.

The role will be based within Wysing’s programme team. The Curator in-Residence will work alongside two permanent Curators, a Digital Producer, Education Manager and Head of Development, and be based in the programme office.

The team works collaboratively and will work with the Curator in-Residence to support the development of their ideas, leading to a public outcome which could include an exhibition, event, or a talks programme. The residency includes free onsite accommodation if required.

The residency fee is £13,750 (55 days at £250 per day) inclusive of VAT.
There is a budget of up to £1,250 for travel and other expenses.
There is a budget of £10,000 for a residency outcome.
 

How to Apply
 

Applications are made as a two-part process. The first asks for an initial expression of interest in response to the context of our 2020 programme, alongside some background information. 

Following this initial phase, we will select approximately ten proposals to be worked up in further detail. Bursaries will be available for additional support for this phase. 

Expressions of interest can be made in writing or recorded to video or audio. We would prefer these to be made online via the website Submittable. Once you have set up a Submittable account, you can return to your expression of interest any time up until the deadline which is midnight on Sunday 15 December 2019. Let us know if you would prefer to send your expression of interest by email. 

You will need to provide: 

  • Your response to our 2020 programme (maximum 500 words or a five-minute recording).  
  • Some information on: your experience your areas of interest (total maximum 500 words or a five-minute recording).
  • Your access requirements.  

We are happy to receive links to websites or already existing online material as a response to any of the areas outlined above, all of which can be added to Submittable. 

If you would like to arrange an informal phone conversation about the role before applying, or have any other questions, please email [email protected] or call 01954 718881. 

We look forward to hearing from you. 

www.wysingartscentre.org

Open Art 2020 At Cyfarthfa Castle March 17 – June 14 2020

Notice for all artists!

We are looking for submissions of artwork for our 2020 Open Art Exhibition at Cyfarthfa Castle

Last year we displayed over 150 pieces of amazing art and are looking to do the same in 2020.

If you are a professional or amateur artist then please get in touch to request an application form .

We have  limited space so please get in touch ASAP to request a form and return it as soon as possible

To request  an application form and further information contact [email protected]  or [email protected]

or call 01685 727371

Opportunities for Artists

ArtWorks2

Holyhead Road,
Betws-y-coed,
Conwy LL24 0AB

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new gallery, ArtWorks2 Betws-y-coed, in Gwynedd, North Wales. We are currently looking for professional and original artists and crafts people to take up the fantastic opportunity of exhibiting their work in our spacious gallery which is opening on Monday 14th October.

Please contact us as soon as possible – email us at [email protected]   www.artworks2.co.uk/

 

The Ceramic Art:

Grants to Studio Ceramic Artists programme supports studio‐ based ceramic practices and curatorial research in contemporary studio ceramics. Grants of up to £1,000 can cover expenses for research, creation, production of artworks for public exhibitions or development of prototypes and promotional material.

Find out more online: www.craftpottersassoc.co.uk/craft -potters-charitable-trust/ 

Deadline 15 December 2019

Alastair Duncan – Sound Artist

Project Proposal – Developing Art and Audio Interactivity

Alastair Duncan has set-up a fundraising page for his new project which involves collaborating with disabled artists to produce new audio interactive artworks for an exhibition.

To donate and for more details the link to the project page is: 

https://alastair-duncan.com/art-and-audio-interactivity

Even a small amount can go a long way to helping Alastair make this project idea a reality. 

Thank you.

Background to the project:

During the past three years I have been developing the integration of audio to my tapestry weaving. In 2018 I received an Arts Council of Wales Research and Development grant as well as an award from the Theo Moorman Charitable Trust towards the development of my work in this area.

I was invited to exhibit a large interactive woven tapestry with the British Tapestry Group exhibition “Sound and Weave” which toured to Scotland, England and Wales and following this I have been invited to show this tapestry and other new work in group exhibitions in Northern England, Nottingham and London. I have also been invited to give a solo exhibition in Sunbury-on-Thames, London in the Summer of 2020 (26th July – 2nd August).

An important aspect of the inclusion of audio in my work is that the means of activating it should encourage the audience to interact with it and that, to a degree, this should allow an element of creativity. The challenge is to find suitable means of prompting interaction with art work that normally forbids the audience to touch it.

A section of the audience for my exhibition in Sunbury-on-Thames will be people with a wide range of disabilities, including visual impairment. This is not necessarily relevant but it is important to me that the potential techniques, design and structures of my work that uses audio interactivity, make it accessible to everyone. This includes the audio content as well as the practical integration with the work.

Artists registered with Disability Arts Cymru are keen to work with me on this project and a programme of workshops and consultative/collaborative sessions is being arranged.

2018 Poetry iBook is out now

Disability Arts Cymru’s Poetry Competition 2018 iBook is now available for download

Absolutely free, £0.00 is all it costs to download this colourful iBook, full of the images from 2018’s annual exhibition and poetry competition brought together into one publication. 

The iBook can be read on any iPad or Mac computer. If you do not have access to either of these, you can download the whole thing as a pdf file instead. 

This is the 4th year we have produced this publication, the other 3 are also available on the iBooks store. Why not check them all out and take the inspiration to enter the next poetry competition which will be based on this year’s theme of ‘Trust’ – keep an eye out for the opening of that competition on here, or sign up as a member to get a weekly update on everything we are doing and more. Membership is free to disabled artists living in Wales and at a small cost for non-disabled artists and organisations. 

Have a look at the slides below for screenshot of this year’s book, then use the download links at the bottom of the page to grab your free copy.

Downloads

Can be viewed:

  • On iPad with iBook 2 or later and iOS 5 or later
  • On iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later
  • On a Mac with OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or later

Download pdf

Can be viewed on just about anything

Disability Arts Online and Aidan Moseby

Contested Spaces Exhibition

9 September 2019 – 9 January 2020

Open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm

The Foundry, 17 Oval Way

London, SE11 5RR

In association with Equalities Work and The Foundry, Disability Arts Online is pleased to announce an exhibition and related programme of events, working with DAO’s Associate Artists, Aidan Moesby, Dolly Sen and Richard Downes, running from 9th September until 9th January 2020

We are living in a time of rising extremism. In our everyday, space and structures are increasingly contested. There is a conflict over whose voices get heard and dominate the socio-political agendas of the future. ‘Contested Spaces’ radically explores this from a Social Justice, Human Rights and Disability perspective.

The show has been curated by Aidan Moesby.

Artists exhibiting:

  • Malgorzata Dawidek
  • Juan delGado
  • Colin Hambrook
  • Kin
  • Vince Laws
  • Aidan Moesby
  • Kate Murdoch
  • Elinor Rowlands FRSA
  • Dolly Sen

There is a series of events throughout the exhibition, which runs until 9th January 2020. Please see https://disabilityarts.online/events/disability-arts-online-contested-spaces-london/

 

 

Learning Disability Wales Photo Competition

Here is your chance to win a prize!

Learning Disability WalesWe are running a photo competition with Able Radio for anyone living in Wales with a learning disability. 

There is a lot you can say with a photo. All you have to do is email me your picture and entry form. 

Deadline for entries is Monday, 14th October  2019.

How to enter?

  • Read the competition rules.
  • Take a picture on any type of camera or camera phone you like.
  • Fill in the entry form and send the form and photo to us.
  • You must send your entry so it gets to us by Monday, 14 October 2019

What photos to take?

You can take a photo on the theme of “Right here”.

It can be a picture of anything, but must tell a story about how or where you are seen, heard, included and valued.

Winners will be announced at our annual conference #righthereldw  in Newport on 6th November. You can book your place to attend our conference by clicking on the link below.

You can read about the rules and fill in the entry form by clicking on the link below.

Rules and entry form

Book your place now for “Right here”

If you have any questions or requests please contact [email protected] or call 029 2068 1160.