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

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Freelance Project Co-Ordinator

Celf o Gwmpas is seeking to recruit a new member to join their Staff Team

The post will be a freelance position for a period of 11 months, starting early in February 2018.  Celf o Gwmpas wishes to engage an individual with knowledge and experience of Arts, Health and Wellbeing to co-ordinate our current project ‘Reaching Out, Drawing In’ and to develop our ‘Artist Network’.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please visit our website for more information and to download an application pack

www.celfogwmpas.org

Closing date for applications: Monday 15 January 2018 @ 5.00pm

Telephone: 01597 822777

Email: [email protected]

Centre Celf, Tremont Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5EB

Artist in Residence

Centre Celf are delighted to welcome their third artist in residence Jack McClafferty .

McClafferty’s residency entitled Exploring the language of landscape, people and place will seek to develop a series of art works and ideas, in response to the language and landscape of Wales.

Throughout December, McClafferty will make various explorations around the different regions of Wales, engaging with language, landscape, people and places and create art works in response to experiences.

As a multi-disciplinary artist and designer, McClafferty is interested in themes and ideas such as identity, exploration, time and place.

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

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Artist in Residency

Celf o Gwmpas are delighted to welcome Lou Lockwood, the first of four artists in residence to arrive at Centre Celf.

Lou is using her time at Celf o Gwmpas to further develop ideas using pin hole cameras during her residency: Imprint – a further experiment in touch memory.  

Lou will be in residence throughout October, so look out for pin hole cameras dotted around Llandrindod Wells…

Lockwood works in sculpture, audio, photography, film and performance.  The direction of her work is in response to her need to adapt to sight loss and to develop a language in art that aims to bring sighted and non-sighted audiences together.

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

www.celfogwmpas.org

DAC Annual Exhibition 2017

 

Centre Celf o Gwmpas  20 July – 29 August 2017

 

Through our DAC Annual Exhibition we showcase and tour the work of Wales based disabled and deaf artists, or those living with long term physical and/or mental health conditions. 

The artwork being shown at Celf O Gwmpas is a selection of pieces chosen from our Open Exhibition, and includes work from emerging, up-and-coming artists, as well as professional artists of long standing.  All are members of Disability Arts Cymru (DAC)

Our aim is to raise the profile of the artists involved; increase artwork sales; support and develop career progression and to build relationships between peers and with exhibiting venues.

The Theme this year is Stronger Together: we asked for artists’ to consider the theme personally and/or politically, for example:- relationships; partnerships; families; the power of people together; Unity; Solidarity or in response to Brexit and issues around Immigration.

For more information contact 01597 822777

Celf o Gwmpas, Centre Celf, Tremont Road, Llandrindod Wells LD1 5EB

[email protected]

To see all the work in this  years exhibition visit:

https://www.disabilityartscymru.co.uk/gallery/dac-annual-exhibition-2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Centre Celf o Gwmpas

Workshops with writer and artist Helen Ivory

4-7 September 2017  £3.50 per session (Booking preferred)

A series of  workshops giving disabled artists a safe space to map a personal walking journey through Powys.

The workshops will focus on gathering materials through group discussions and activities, to encourage them to keep journals or sketchbooks and produce a series of poems and word image collages.  The workshops will culminate in an Exhibition and Live Reading taking place on 6 September 2017

Monday September 4th:      1 – 3pm

Tuesday September 5th       10.am – 12pm   and 1-3pm

Wednesday September 6th  10.am – 12pm   and 1-3pm

Thursday September 7th      10.am – 12pm

Celf O Gwmpas, Centre Celf, Tremont Road, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5EB

For more information contact 01597 822777; 

 [email protected]  

  http://www.celfogwmpas.org/celf/4593007244

 

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Residency Programme

Celf o Gwmpas in partnership with Disability Arts Cymru is delighted to announce the successful applicants for the first ever residency programme open to disabled artists in Wales.

The four winners are:

Lou Lockwood: Imprint, a further experiment in touch memory

Dawn McIntyre: Sanguis et Capillum

Jack McClafferty: Exploring the language of landscape, people and place

Jo Munton: We are innocent when we dream

A high standard of applications were received, all coming from artists who have achieved a professional level of practice and selection was made on the basis of artistic ambition, risk-taking and experimentation.

Each of the artists will have the opportunity to spend time with ground-breaking arts organisation Celf o Gwmpas at Centre Celf in Llandrindod Wells, Powys, focusing on research, experimentation and the development of new work.

Residencies will be taking place from October 2017 to January 2018, and the successful applicants are forming part of a national and international residency programme supporting disabled artists working in a wide variety of art forms. Each artist will receive a bursary, accommodation and shared studio facilities at Centre Celf as well as advice and guidance on career development and an in-residence group exhibition in March 2018.

Celf o Gwmpas continues to generate and create through an international pioneering training and workshop programme, gallery exhibitions, screenings and performances, working towards social inclusion, inspiring artistic ambition and providing a rescource for the wider community.

For more information please contact [email protected] or telephone 01597 822777

To find out more about Centre Celf please visit www.celfogwmpas.org

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Looking at Me

Mosaic Workshops

For people in the early stages of dementia and their carers.

An exciting opportunity for you to explore mosaic techniques with amazing local artist Terry Sweeney.

Every Thursday from 15th June for 6 weeks

10.30am – 12 midday

At Centre Celf

Cost per session £3.50 (carers free)

Pre-booking preferred, please phone 01597 822777

Centre Celf

Tremont Road, Llandrindod Wells LD1 5EB

Email: [email protected]

www.celfogwmpas.org

 

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Closing Date is Fast Approaching

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 13th June 5pm, 2017

Call for artists! An amazing opportunity to apply for a 4 week residence in a supportive, creative and focused environment in beautiful Mid Wales.

Celf o Gwmpas is offering 4 x 4 week residencies in partnership with Disability Arts Cymru (DAC) https://www.disabilityartscymru.co.uk that are designed to support Wales based disabled artists to develop new work.

The residencies will provide the time and support for artists to focus exclusively upon their own practice. The 4 artists will each have the opportunity to spend time with ground-breaking support organisation Celf o Gwmpas at their base in Llandrindod Wells, Powys, and focus on research, experimentation and the development of new work. The successful applicants will form part of a national and international residency project supporting disabled artists working in a wide variety of art forms.

Residencies will be taking place in October, November, December 2017 and January 2018: dates tbc.

Selection will be made on the basis of a proposal. We wish to support artistic research with the emphasis on ambition, risk-taking and experimentation.

The residency opportunity is supported by Arts Council Wales.

The package includes:

•£1,000 each to cover artist fees, travel and subsistence costs

•Accessible self-contained accommodation

•Shared studio facilities at Centre Celf

•Opportunity to show work in progress

•Advice and guidance on future opportunities, including consideration for Celf o Gwmpas exhibition programme.

For more information including access requirements, selection criteria, application process and interview information please click HERE  

Please contact the office if you require this information in an accessible format. (01597 822777) If you need to submit your application in an alternative accessible format please contact us in advance. Welsh translations available on request.

If you would like to have an informal chat about the residencies, please contact Anca on [email protected]

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 13th June 5pm, 2017

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Staff Vacancies

celf logoCelf o Gwmpas is looking for two new people to fill exciting roles and join our busy team at our base in Llandrindod Wells.

Development Officer
21 hours per week

The post will be a part-time fixed term contract for a period of 24 months, starting early in 2017.  Celf o Gwmpas wishes to engage an individual with knowledge and experience of Arts, Health and Wellbeing to manage our ‘Reaching Out, Drawing In’ programme and focus on the research and development of longer term strategies for working in the Arts and Health sector and identify appropriate funding streams to support any new work.
 
The successful candidate will have excellent communication and organisational skills, be able to build and maintain partnerships and have experience of working within the Arts and Health sector.  He or she is expected to show a commitment to equal opportunities and diversity and to the aims and objectives of Celf o Gwmpas.

The role will involve liaison with a range of venues, organisations and individuals in the arts and health sectors. The project will be delivered through a programme of outreach work, workshop sessions, exhibitions and residencies.

The rate of pay for the work is £12.33 per hour (actual salary per annum £13,464.36)
For the job description and further information, visit our website.  To apply please complete and return the application form found at www.celfogwmpas.org

Submit your completed application form to [email protected]
If you require your application in a different format, please call the office on 01597 822777. Welsh translations available on request.

The closing date for applications is Friday 24 February 2017 at 1pm. Interviews are to be held on Friday 10 March 2017.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email. If you do not hear from us by 10 March, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Board of Trustees
Unpaid
 
We are currently looking to appoint a new member to the Board of Trustees. Celf o Gwmpas creates projects, exhibitions and residencies that open up opportunities for participation, developing artistic practice and supporting social inclusion.
 
Celf o Gwmpas has a strong commitment to inclusion, participation and diversity.  Applications are particularly welcome from candidates who will bring additional diversity to the board, and will complement the skill set of existing trustees.
 
Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate strengths in working within the arts (music, literary or visual) and have excellent communication skills.
 
All candidates will need to be willing to work at a strategic level as a non-executive.  Celf expects all trustees to support the organisation, staff and other board members.
 
To apply, please submit a CV and personal statement to [email protected], or telephone 01597 822777 for further information.