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 Pigs, Mouly Surya’s Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts and Alice Rohrwacher’s Happy as Lazzaro.
Click here for details of all the films
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.
Bay Art, 54B/C Bute Street Cardiff Bay CF10 5AF
Saturday 2nd February 2019 2-5pm
We would like to invite you to Bay Art for the Launch of the 6 Artists Exhibition on Saturday 2nd February from 2pm
The Exhibition will be opened by artist Rachel Gadsden and there will be a discussion with the artists followed by the private view from 3 – 5pm
We do hope to see you at what will be a fascinating event.
Exhibition continues 5th February 2019- 1st March 2019
For further information
The theme of this year’s open exhibition is ‘Trust’
Open to D/deaf and disabled artists and those with long term physical and/or mental health conditions, residing in Wales, aged 16 and over.
Entry fee – £7.50 per entry
Closing date 14th June 2019
Image by Vivi-Mari Carpelan – The impossibility of sleeplessness and Damien Hirst doesn’t exactly help
Through our DAC Annual Exhibition we showcase and tour the work of Wales-based disabled and D/deaf artists or those living with long term physical and/or mental health conditions. It is an open exhibition including work from up-and-coming artists and those who have been working as professional artists for many years. Our aim is to raise profiles; increasing the likelihood of sales, enabling the progression of careers in the creative sector; building relationships between peers and exhibiting venues. We show a variety of forms and media; DAC supports artists working across all art forms, therefore giving as many artists as possible the opportunity to include their work.
We welcome entries under the theme of ‘Trust’ – It is intended as a broad theme open to wider interpretation
The full exhibition will take place at: Celf O Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells.
A smaller touring exhibition will then show at the following venues:
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Gallery, Merthyr Tydfil
Theatr Clwyd, Mold
Entry criteria: One entry per person
Visual art mediums accepted: drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, collage.
Exhibition ready – All 2D work must be framed – with ‘d rings’ and picture wire/string attached for hanging. Size Limit: 1m x 1m
Work for sale: A commission will be taken for any work sold – commission rates will vary depending on the exhibition venue.
Entries must be submitted by 14th June 2019.
Due to the size of the venues there is a limit to the number of pieces that can be exhibited. Work must adhere to the Exhibiting Policy and DAC will select the work to be exhibited if there is over-submission. DAC reserve the right to accept or reject any work for inclusion in the show. In the event your work is not exhibited in at least one venue your entry fee will be returned.
Chosen work must be delivered to the DAC head office or stated venue by 28th June 2019 .
Work must be available for the duration of the exhibition which will run between July and December 2019.
Please submit a clear image of your work with your application.
Images can be submitted by post (A4 size) or via email as an attachment with a high resolution (300dpi) to firstname.lastname@example.org or uploaded directly via the following link https://airtable.com/shrHfdIRrs6lNqUFZ
All artists must be members of DAC (you may join at the time of submission including your completed membership form alongside your entry form )
For further information please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
or on the FB events listing https://www.facebook.com/events/814176645593737/
for more information. WellbeingMerthyr
26th Arts & Business Cymru Awards
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.
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
An art exhibition of genuine letters of the first World War to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice
By Carrie Francis
Opening Night 14th November at 6.30pm
Art in the Attic
The Robert Maskrey Gallery
The Factory, Welsh Hills Works
Porth CF39 9PP
Gallery Opening times 10.am-4pm Monday- Friday
For more info contact email@example.com
Tel 01443 687080