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.

Bay Art – Launch of 6 Artists Exhibition

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

DAC Open Exhibition 2019 – Call for entries

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
Mostyn,Llandudno

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 kate@dacymru.com 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 kate@dacymru.com or post@dacymru.com

 

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

The Last Post Exhibition 12th – 30th November

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

Venue:

Art in the Attic
The Robert Maskrey Gallery
The Factory, Welsh Hills Works
Jenkin Street
Porth CF39 9PP                    
Gallery Opening times 10.am-4pm Monday- Friday

For more info contact anneculvershousevans@valleykids.org  
                                                                      Tel 01443 687080

 

 

Nyrsys – Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru

As this year sees the NHS turn 70, we take a look behind the scenes of a busy cancer ward in a hospital in Wales today, with a script and songs created from interviews with real nurses. This new play shines a light on nurses’ experiences — the challenges they face in their day-today work and the mischief, sisterhood and sense of vocation that sustains them. A heartfelt depiction of the life and work of these real-life heroes who care for us and our loved ones within a healthcare system that’s under perpetual strain.

This is a Welsh-language production. The Sibrwd app provides a live audio synopsis for non-Welsh speakers and Welsh beginners. Full information available here.

Age guidance: 11+

As this production is an integral part of the company’s exploration of the theme Care and Community, and comes at the end of a special year in the history of the National Health Service, a special offer is available of concession price or 10% off ticket price for all NHS staff. NHS staff are kindly asked to show their ID card and quote ‘NyrsysGIG’ when buying tickets.
On Tuesday 17 April, we presented the first public presentation of Nyrsys as a work in progress at Wales Millennium Centre, as part of their season ‘Performances for the Curious’.
Click here to see a video  promoting the BSL performances  on 17th November and 20th November : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB1hLroO6eA&feature=youtu.be

Details of pre- and post-show talks along the tour:

Pontio, Bangor 06/11/2018:  18.30 Pre-show talk for Welsh learners, PL2  Post-show talk in the theatre.
Lyric, Carmarthen 09/11/2018:     Post-show talk in the theatre.
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth 13/11/2018:    Post-show talk in the theatre.
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff 16/11/2018:   19.00 Pre-show talk for Welsh learners, meeting room. 
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff 17/11/2018:   19.30   BSL Interpreted performance.
Theatr Clwyd, Mold 20/11/2018:    18.30 Pre-show talk for Welsh learners, Haydn Rees room;   Post-show talk in the theatre.
Theatr Clwyd, Mold 21/11/2018  19.45   BSL Interpreted performance.
Borough Theatre, Abergavenny 27/11/2018:  18.30 Pre-show talk for Welsh learners, Council Chamber Room.
Mwldan, Cardigan 04/12/2018:   19.00 Pre-show talk for Welsh learners, Mwldan Café.
Galeri, Caernarfon 07/12/2018:    Post-show talk in the theatre