Celf o Gwmpas

Dawn McIntyre Exhibition

An Inspiring exhibition –“Life not Still” is on show at Centre Celf

11th of April to the 23rd of May 

We are delighted that DAC member Dawn is having her first solo show at Celf o Gwmpas, do get there if you can.

The gallery space is informal and relaxed and perfect for a quiet mooch for those with an artistic eye and those who just like some quiet time in a creative space.

Gallery hours will be variable so please ring for details!

Centre CELF, Tremont Road, Llandrindod Wells LD1 5EB

Telephone: 01597 822777

Art Studio01 Shrewsbury

New Ways Exhibition

April 10th – 27th 

11:00am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday


Wheelchair Accessible

Participate Contemporary Artspace,

32-34 Riverside, Raven Meadows, Shrewsbury, SY1 1PJ

New Ways presents the beginning of a new era for ArtStudio01, co-curated by Director Tanya Raabe-Webber and Producer Jennifer Gilbert. In January 2018 Tanya was awarded an ACE funded R&D looking into Learning Disability art studios and best practice. Through a series of visits Tanya learnt about new ways of working. This exhibition showcases how this research has begun to change the lives and working practices of ArtStudio01and its artists.

Alongside the exhibition, Cameron Morgan from Project Ability in Glasgow will be Artist in Residence with ArtStudio01. This year also saw artists Joshua Henderson and Veronica Watson from Blue Room in Liverpool and Sarah Watson from Figment Arts in Brighton, being mentored by Tanya.

Sky Arts – Landscape Artist of the Year

Open Competition

Artists enter with a landscape artwork they have created within the last five years, via our website: https://www.skyartsartistoftheyear.tv/landscape  If selected to take part in the competition they will then be given the opportunity to paint a specially chosen, stunning landscape within the UK.

Landscape Artist of the Year offers you the chance to win a £10,000 commission for a British institution’s permanent collection and £500 of art materials from Cass Art. Landscape Artist of The Year will film at stunning locations around the UK.

This competition is now open for entries. The deadline is 11th May 2019. Terms and conditions apply. Please visit Landscape Terms for more information.


The judges will view artists’ submissions on a screen so we’re keen for all photos to have the maximum impact and do the paintings justice. Follow these simple steps to take the best photograph of your landscape.


RawFest is Back – 25-28 April

Wales’ only youth-led festival takes centre stage in Cardiff

RawFfest 25 – 28 April 2019

Created in 2016, RawFfest is a 4-day youth arts festival for Walestaking place in Wales Millennium Centre from 25 April – 28 April 2019. A fun and innovative festival, RawFfest is planned and programmed by young people for young people and offers an experience of the arts in its richest and rawest form.

The aim of the festival is to promote and support work from young artists and performers aged 14 to 25 by showcasing the best of youth arts today whilst providing pathways for young participants to develop. This includes involving young people from ethnic minorities, young people with disabilities, and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. RawFfest’sprogramme includes performances and workshops of fashion, photography, circus, street dance, rap, music, poetry slams, TV, radio, film, comics, theatre and a whole lot more.

All performances and exhibitions taking place at RawFfestwill be by young people (aged 14 – 25), with many masterclasses and workshops led by experts, emerging artists and some by young people themselves.

The festival is programmed by ‘PlaceMakers’, a team made up of a dozen diverse young people from a broad range of backgrounds who curate, plan, produce, event manage, fundraise, budget and market the festival each year. One of the festival’s goals isto empower young people by giving them a voice. It allows them to build on their self-confidence as well as leadership skills. It empowers young people and gives them a feeling that they are being heard, whatever their age or abilities. The opportunities and challenges the PlaceMakers face as part of creating a festival is an chance to build their skills in a positive collaborative environment.

Guiding the PlaceMakers is RawFfest’s Director, Ruth Garnault who said “The festival celebrates the amazing creativity of young people in Wales today. We are delighted to be presenting such a wide range of exciting activity. What makes RawFfest unique as a national festival is that young people are in the driving seat. For Wales to thrive, we think it’s important that young people’s voices are heard.”

The festival is training the next generation of arts leaders. Gweni Llwyd, who is a PlaceMaker and Visual Art Co-ordinator Intern with the festival said “Working with the festival has provided a fantastic opportunity for me to develop the skills and confidence needed to get a foot on the arts career ladder. It’s also been a great way to meet and get to know like-minded, brilliantly creative and inspirational people! It’s so important that the festival is youth-led as it gives young people a voice, allowing us to speak about the issues that young people are facing now, and how the arts can help. This has empowered me to feel that what I’m doing is important and that I can make a difference to the arts in Wales and further afield.”

The festival grew from a youth arts conference which resulted in young people expressing the need for an arts festival to champion the work of their generation. In 2016 RawFfestwas born with an inaugural festival in Newport, South Wales. The festival then travelled to Venue Cymru Llandudno in 2017.

This year RawFfest, which will take place on 25 – 28 April 2019, will visit the Welsh capital for the first time.

Tickets for RawFfest are now on sale.  Tickets cost £5 for the day, £10 for the day and evening, plus some weekend tickets at £20. Although RawFfestis aimed at young people, 14 – 25 years, it welcomes audience members of all ages through its doors throughout the long weekend.

Visit rawffest.wales for more info and booking.

Altered Ego Project

Altered Ego Exhibition 

Here at DAC we have been looking forward to the culmination of this brilliant project for some time, do hope you will be able to join us at the launch event on Thursday 18th April at 2.30pm

To accompany the exhibition opening, there will be a panel discussion which will explore the artworks, the ideas and issues raised by the project.  It will include presentations by the Altered Ego artists and discussions with invited speakers.

We hope you will be able to join us in the beautiful surroundings of Insole Court for an enjoyable and fascinating event.


Preview Showing:

Insole Court Potting Shed Cafe Gallery, Llandaff
13th – 18th April 2019

Main Exhibition:

Insole Court House, Llandaff
18th – 28th April 2019

Opening & Presentation Event:

Insole Court, Llandaff
Thursday 18th April 2019 from 2.30pm to 8pm

Lord Spittleash has grudgingly opened the gates of his stately home at Insole Court to a cast of hopefuls, chancers, celebrities and spies.  Through photography, film, painting, sculpture, sound and live art, Altered Ego explores ideas of who we think we really are and how we present this to the outside world.  It explores our alter egos: our self-presentation in the world, our differing identities for different contexts, and those ‘normal’ parts of human behaviour that are often heightened by disability or circumstance.

The project is predicated on the notion that we all create a sense of self and identity, and that we all constantly recreate and evolve our identities in different situations. These alter egos are often not too far away from your own actual personality; giving confidence to explore parts of yourself that you might otherwise feel unable to. They create a psychological space in which you might embody somebody ‘different’ to your everyday self..

Altered Ego seeks to develop a model for addressing issues that are directly rooted in the experience of disability, yet which apply across wider society: the degrees to which we adapt ourselves to fit preconditioned attitudes and perceptions. Through a series of creative experiments, we examine the ways in which we all present ourselves with varying degrees of veracity, accuracy and even mendacity.

Altered Ego features a group of disabled and non-disabled artists, actors, writers and musicians: Sara Christova, William Craig, Paul Leyland, Zosia Krasnowolska, Rachael Smith, Rosie Swan, Kate Woodward and David Sinden.  We gave them the tools to create new identities, ranging from… Adam lane, a teen idol popstar gone to ground; to Lord Spittleash, a playboy Baron, spy and aristocrat, and his faithful butler Wallace; Lily-May, a haunted transnational singer; Slim Monroe, a washed up cowhand; Cardamon Jones, a mysterious agent hunting rare animal smugglers; Lord Spittleash’s niece, 80s pop sensation Lulu Goodridge; Blair Maddox, troubled teen and trouble itself; and Banks, Lord Spittleash’s head gardener, convinced that the world will come crashing down…  

Altered Ego will be shown as part of the Diffusion 2019 festival programme at Insole Court in Llandaff from 13th to 28th April accompanied by a discussion event organised in conjunction with Disability Arts Cymru, Cardiff School of Art & Design and the Creative Writing Centre at Bath Spa University. It will feature a public exhibition of new image-based and mixed media, standalone and site-specific artworks presenting the Altered Ego identities throughout the Insole Court house and grounds. In the lead up to the exhibition in the main house, an exhibition of works by the Altered Ego artists will also be shown in the The Potting Shed gallery and cafe at Insole Court from 13th to 18th April.  

The Altered Ego opening and presentation evening will explore the issues that the project raises in a discussion event with the exhibiting artists and some invited speakers.  They will explore the identity creation process and its impact on their creative practise, and reflect on wider issues around disability, identity and creativity.

Altered Ego is funded by The Arts Council of Wales and Diffusion.  It is a partnership between Ffotogallery, the Diffusion 2019 international photography festival, MADE gallery, Disability Arts Cymru, Cardiff School of Art & Design, the TRACE Writing Centre at Bath Spa University, Insole Court and the artists.

Digital Pointillist Art Exhibition

Face to Face by David Winwood

Dare Valley Country Park, Aberdare, CF44 7RG

April 1st – 30th

Face to Face is a digital art show of animals` faces from around the world. David Winwood is a digital pointillist and hyperrealist artist based in Wales, UK. Due to spinal and nerve damage, David is unable to work with a traditional paintbrush. With a computer screen as his canvas and an adapted mouse as his brush, he has developed his own unique style and way of painting, creating stunning pointillist and hyperrealist portraits.

Website for Further Info:  http://www.pointillist.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


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.

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

Sky Arts – Portrait Artist and Landscape Artist of the Year Competitions.

Call Out for Artists!

Each year we reach out to as many artists, and art students, as possible, hoping it will encourage them to apply. 

Artists enter with a self-portrait or a landscape painting depending in which competition they’re applying for. This year’s Portrait competition will be filmed at the Battersea Arts Centre in London. All the information you need can be found here: https://www.skyartsartistoftheyear.tv/


Key information

Deadline to apply for Portrait Artist of the Year 2020 – Monday 25th February 2019 (THIS IS FAST APPROACHING)

Deadline to apply for Landscape Artist of the Year 2019 – Friday 11th May 2019

Prize: a £10,000 commission to paint a portrait/landscape for a major British institution.


The new series of Portrait Artist of the Year began broadcasting weekly from 12th February 2019, on Sky Arts.

Due to the encouraging tone of the series, artists who participate comment without fail, that their experience was not only positive for their career in terms of exposure, but also thoroughly enjoyable, and useful for their evolution as an artist.

Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2020

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