Public art proposal for Flint Castle

Close view from the south eastFlint Castle 8(3)

Welsh Government has allocated funds to develop a public art proposal for Flint Castle as part of a wider regeneration and development project.

Between January and March 2018 a team/consortium of artists, or an organisation, will be commissioned to work with the communities of Flint to explore discuss and investigate their aspirations for the flint foreshore, the castle and relationship with the town. The artists will use creativity to fully engage with the local community to develop themes and stories to be used that may inform the production of a permanent public artwork to be commissioned in the future. Flintshire County Council’s Arts, Culture and Events section will be managing the project.

This specific commission is to contract a team or consortium of artists or organisation to work within Flint’s communities in a variety of art genres for 60 days between the 8thof January and the 30 March 2018, with research and planning taking place in December 2017. We would welcome expressions of interest from artists, across all artforms, who are highly experienced in working with diverse communities. We would particularly welcome expressions of interest from a team/consortium of artists or organisations using a variety of artforms.

Expressions of interest need to be emailed to by Friday 1 December 2017 and must include all Artist CV’s outlining relevant experience, contact details of two referees per team, a proposal of how you would approach the brief and a covering letter, an estimated budget. For an informal discussion please contact Gwenno Jones on 01352 702471.
Please see attached documents for further information on how to apply.

Oriel Davies 2018 Exhibition


Oriel Davies Open 2018 | #ODO2018

Call for entries



Oriel Davies’ biennial, open submission exhibition, ODO, is now live with a call for entries. ODO has a longstanding reputation for having showcased work by some of the most exciting emerging and established artists from across the UK and beyond.

We now invite professional artists and those studying art* to submit entries of recent work in order to be considered for the exhibition taking place 23 June – 5 September 2018. ODO18 has no theme or geographical restrictions.  (*Students aged 18 and over, studying undergraduate or postgraduate visual art courses are eligible to apply)


Overall exhibition Prizewinner: £1000 + solo show in 2019

Student Prizewinner: £500

People’s Choice Prizewinner £250

Selection Panel:

Matthew Collings, art critic, writer, broadcaster and artist

Sacha Craddock, art critic and curator

Jane Simpson, artist and founder Galerie Simpson Swansea

Steffan Jones-Hughes, Director, Oriel Davies

Alex Boyd Jones, Curator, Oriel Davies



5pm, Monday 12 February 2018


For full details and entry form:

Enquiries to or 01686 625041



Submissions are open for “Collective Influence”, the 2018 Shape Open group exhibition!

shapeartsDisabled and non-disabled artists are invited to submit work for our 2018 Shape Open, “Collective Influence” – the UK’s leading disability-led group exhibition – to be held at The Art Pavilion, Mile End, London from Thursday 22 March until Thursday 5 April 2018.

Held in high-profile, artist-led spaces, the Open provides an exciting opportunity for disabled and non-disabled artists to show disability-led work and discuss views and ideas about issues and topics which are often sidelined within artistic debate. This year’s theme is “Collective Influence”: what influences you? How does influence go further than inspiration?

Submissions deadline: 12 noon, Monday 16 October

To submit work for the Open or for more information, please visit:

Photographs From Home

Kay by Scott MichaelPhotographs From Home is a run by a democratic photographer’s collective based in Wales.

The project is about empowering mentally and physically disabled photographers and help them access the same creative platforms that non disabled photographers have.

The photographers that have and will feature on the website have full creative freedom to express themselves in the medium of photography. . It is based within the borders of our fair and passionate land where beauty surrounds us all. And we as a collective just want to show you our photographs of home.

If you would like to get involved or check out the website just CLICK HERE

DAC Annual Exhibition – Launch at Plas Glyn-y-Weddw

Dydd Sul 6ed o Ragfyr / Sunday 6th December – 2pm – 5pm
(hyd at 24ain o Ragfyr 2015 / closing 24th December 2015)
Agorir gan: Nêst Thomas – Prif Swyddog Amgueddfeydd a’r Celfyddydau Cyngor Gwynedd
Opened by: Nêst Thomas – Principal Officer for Museums and the Arts Gwynedd Council

DAC Annual Exhibition showcases and tours the work of over 40 disabled and deaf artists or those living with long term physical and/or metal health conditions, who live and work in Wales.
This exhibition includes work from up-and-coming artists and those who have been working as professional artists for many years. We show a variety of forms and media; DAC supports artists working across all art forms.
Theme of Austerity/Extravagance: In the light of recent governmental decisions, which affect many people throughout Wales, we wanted to reflect the feelings about this through our exhibition of work by DAC members, many of whom have been affected by austerity measures. Contrary to this we are also asking for work in response to the theme of ‘Extravagance’.


Mae gwaith dros 40 o artistiaid anabl yn cael ei gyflwyno yn Arddangosfa Flynyddol DAC. Mae’r holl artistiaid yn byw neu’n gweithio yng Nghymru ac yn dioddef o anableddau hir dymor gan gynnwys cyflyrau iechyd corfforol neu feddyliol yn ogystal a phroblemau clyw.
Mae’r arddangosfa yn cynnwys gwaith artistiaid newydd yn ogystal a rhai sydd wedi bod yn gweithio fel artistiaid proffesiynnol am sawl blwyddyn. ‘Rydym yn arddangos gwaith mewn amrywiol ffurf a chyfrwng ac mae DAC yn cefnogi artistiaid sy’n gweithio ar draws pob ffurf celfyddydol.
Llymder/Gormodedd ydi’r thema: Yng ngwyneb penderfyniadau diweddar y Llywodraeth sydd wedi effeithio cymaint o bobl yng Nghymru, ‘roeddem eisiau adlewyrchu ein teimladau trwy arddangosfa o waith gan aelodau DAC, llawer ohonynt wedi eu heffeithio gan y mesurau llymder. I’r gwrthwyneb, ‘rydym hefyd yn gofyn am waith mewn ymateb i’r thema ‘Gormodedd’.