Rhôd Art Camp 2018

Rhôd Artists Group Art Camp 2018 – July 14 – 28th

at Melin Glonc, Drefach Felindre, Carmarthenshire SA44 5XB

Apply now as applications close on 22nd June

A picture of  a cloud

Rhôd Artists Group has a reputation for organising contemporary art exhibitions in a rural environment. As part of our commitment to rurality, accessibility and sustainability we would like to invite artists to come and research making work here with us.

Artists will be expected to a make a presentation of their practice to the other artists and any members of the public who attend. There will also be presentations by Rhôd Artists Group members and invited artists

The majority of spaces for making work are outdoors. This means it is possible to work on a large scale. There are some materials that can be made available for free. Artists should bring the tools they need. Making work is not a necessity, this is a wonderful opportunity to think about work and experiment in finding new approaches, or gather material and experiences for future work.

We are keen to make Art Camp accessible to everyone and will be liaising with Disability Arts Cymru on how to facilitate access to Art Camp activities. We would be happy to discuss with prospective participants how we can ensure an enjoyable and fulfilling experience for everyone.  Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.

To apply, please send your artist cv and a maximum of 6 images of your work to: [email protected] by Friday, June 22nd.

Art Camp is free – but you will need to bring your own tent/campervan/caravan. Rhôd Artists Group will provide an evening meal on 7 nights during the fortnight at a cost of £6 a head. Communal cooking facilities are available for all other meals.

rhod.org.uk

News from Celf o Gwmpas

After more than 11 years Kayte Phillips our chief executive is moving on.

Kayte joined Celf in 2006 as finance officer before beingappointed chief executive in 2016.

She has helped to guide Celf o Gwmpas through both positive and challenging times which are faced by a small arts charity. Through Kayte’s hard work Celf is now in a stronger position to face the years ahead

Kayte will be sorely missed by everyone involved with Celf o Gwmpas and we wish her lots of luck with her new venture in Portugal.

Artist in Residence Exhibition Preview

We would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed to our very succesfull pudding prosecco and preview evening.

The evening marked the opening of our Artists in Residence exhibition which runs until 5th April 2018.
Work on display is by Lou Lockwood, Dawn Mcintyre, Jack Mclafferty and Jo Munton who all had month long residencies at Celf o Gwmpas.
We were also treated to performances by Celf o Gwmpas’ own ‘Etcetera’ and Stephanie Finegan, a rap artist from Bangor.

The four residencies in partnership with Disability Arts Cymru are funded by the Arts Council of Wales and provided a unique experience for Disabled Artists living in Wales to develop their artistic practice.

Scott Berry International Digital Residency

We are excited to have started an International cultural exchange between
Celf o Gwmpas, Canadian artist Scott Berry and the Nina Haggerty Centre, in Edmonton, Canada.

We are jointly hosting a unique “digital residency” to share artistic practice among learning disabled artists.

During March and April, Celf o Gwmpas artists Geraint Edwards and Annie Levy will be working with learning disabled artists at Centre Celf, to devise and exhibit new work inspired by artist Scott Berry.

There will also be an exchange of video blogs between the Nina Haggerty Centre and Celf o Gwmpas. These blogs will Introduce and showcase the participatory art work taking place at both centres and share the working practice of Scott Berry and other artists at the Nina Haggerty Centre, with learning disabled artists at Celf o Gwmpas.

Collaboration on works of art will take place via post, between artists in the UK & Canada and exhibitions will be held at both centres, featuring the collaborative works.

We’ll keep you posted with links to the video blogs so you can check the progress!

X marks the spot

This month we have an Art Hunt at Celf o Gwmpas.
One of our artists has donated a beautiful piece of art to help raise funds to support the work we do at Centre Celf.
We are asking people to buy a square (or more!) @ only £2 a square, and whoever gets the right square, chosen by the artist, wins the painting.

So pop in, choose your square and fill in your name and contact details.
The winner will be announced once all the squares are sold.

2018 Evening Classes

The first of our 2018 evening classes will be starting soon

Willow Garden Structures

with Nicola Luxton
11 April – 16 May 2018

This course can only run on a minimum number basis, so
all classes must be booked and paid for in advance.

For further information or to book a place please contact us 01597 822777
or [email protected]

Workshops

Our Creative Space Programme is for people living with Dementia and their carers.

Watercolour painting with artist Terri Sweeney

Wednesday
Dates: 21 March, 4, 18 April, 2018

Time: 10.30 – 12.00 noon
Cost: £3.50

Our Create and Inspire Programme is for learning disabled adults and their carers.

Magic Doors with artist Jane Titley

Tuesday
Dates: 10, 17, 24 April, 1, 8, 15 May 2018

Time: 11.00 – 1.00pm
Cost: £3.50 (carers free)

 

 

 

Clinical Psychology Fringe Festival

On Thursday 18 January 2018 Celf o Gwmpas ‘Etcetera’ conducted by Rosie McConnell went to Cardiff for the Clinical Psychology Fringe Festival.

A performance piece, stemming from experiences of mental ill health ‘Etcetera’ which sits on the edge of a comfort zone provided the audience with a bizzare, unusual and entertaining experience. The performance was very well received.
It was an informative day for everyone from Celf o Gwmpas and we were very happy to be invited to perform.

www.psychologyfringe.com

Tŷ Newydd Courses

Upcoming Courses

Writing about Climate Change

Dates: 23 – 25 March 2018
Tutors: Emily Hinshelwood & David Thorpe
Fee: £220 – £295
Book

Song and Lyric Writing

Dates: 9 – 14 April 2018
Tutors: Stewart Henderson & Willy Russell
Fee: £495 – £625
Places are limited
Book

Emerging Writers: Writing, Editing & Publishing Prose

Dates: 4 – 9 June 2018
Tutors: Tiffany Murray & Tristan Hughes
Fee: £495 – £625
Book

Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for our Step Up:

Only a few days left to apply to our Step Up: Interpreting Collections course

Step Up: Interpreting Collections is Outside In’s training and professional development programme that provides participants with the skills to research and interpret works of art. This year the course will take place at the prestigious Wellcome Collection again. In this email you will learn more about Step Up and what the programme offers.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, this Friday 2nd March.

To apply, you need to complete a short application form. For more information and to download a form, see here.

Adobe Photoshop for Artists & Crafts people

Reworking photographs of artwork 

By the end of this one-day course it is expected you should be able to prepare photographs of your artwork for a variety of digital uses. These could be for online applications for funding, exhibition opportunities, websites, social media, email or print.

More info and booking:

Wednesday 28th March @ School of Creative Studies and Media, University of Bangor
Click to book

REMINDER:

“Photographing your own work”.  A session for 3D artists, taking place at Ruthin Craft Centre on 13th March. NB: This is full but please click to add your name to the waiting list.
and for 2D artists at Theatr Colwyn on 15thMarch.  Click to book

Traces Trial / Treial Olion

What it’s all about?

We are looking for people to come and experience Traces Olion, at St Fagans National Museum of History. It’s a site-specific storytelling app produced by yello brick in collaboration with National Museum Wales and Cardiff University. We’re interested in finding out what you think about the project, so we can measure the impact it has had.

What We Need You To Do

We will need you to come to St Fagans, try the app, and answer a few questions about your experience. This will take about 90 minutes.

We can offer £25 to cover your time and travel expenses.

We have a limited number of places available.

Sessions are available on the following dates:

  • Friday 9th March
  • Saturday 10th March
  • Sunday 11th March

How do I get involved?

If you’d like to attend a session, please register below.
Each time slot is for two people, which means that on the day, you might be asked to use the app alone or be partnered with another participant.
If after registering you realise that you cannot attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can allocate your space to someone else.

REGISTER HERE

Create with Schools

Calling artist educators who have been working with schools for 3 or more years.

Join us for a free training session with Cubitt Education, where you’ll learn, share, collaborate and create. Cubitt Education produce a programme informed by the context of the locality and contemporary art practice. They work to connect artists, school and communities living in Islington, London and to trigger new approaches to understanding, interpreting and producing art.

The workshop will include:

  • an update on the new curriculum
  • inspirational case studies to connect with schools, teachers and young people
  • the chance to reflect on your own practice and explore pushing boundaries in your creative delivery.

More info and booking:
Monday 19th March @ Mostyn, Llandudno

OR
Tuesday 20th March @ Oriel Pawb, Wrexham

Glyn Vivian Activities

February Half Term: 

Ocean Exploration Extravaganza

20.02.18 – 25.02.18 

Glynn Vivian invites you to a week of mind-boggling creativity as we bravely explore the wonders of the deep sea in a series of workshops for all the family.

For all ages


Talk:  
CHERISH: Climate Changes and Coastal Heritage

24.02.18, 15:00

Inspired by the Gallery’s current exhibition, join CHERISH, a team of researchers and conservationists, to discuss the impact of climate change on the cultural heritage of reefs, islands and headlands of the Welsh and Irish regional seas. 

Booking essential
Image: Jaanika Peerna, Sublime Ooze, 2018. Courtesy of the artist


Masterclass with Alexander Duncan

03.03.18 & 04.03.18, 11:00-16:00

Join award-winning Swansea artist, Alexander Duncan and learn a range of mould making and casting techniques before creating your own artwork.

Booking essential 16+
£80 for two day workshop – All materials provide

 

Facilitator Training 

Mess Up The Mess is looking to run its hugely successful Facilitator Training again in April and June this year.

Over 3 days the founding artists of MUTM will introduce you to their approach to youth arts facilitation, including inclusive approaches, workshop planning, approaches to devising, working with groups, using theatre as a vehicle for youth development and loads and loads of games!!! The training will also feature guest facilitators sharing their approach to youth arts. We’re hoping to offer this training free in April and June in Pontardawe. If you’re interested in a place, contact us at [email protected], and we’ll let you know first when we’re ready to take bookings.