DAC Poetry Competition Winner Announced

Congratulations to Denni Turp, who has won this year’s DAC poetry competition with her poem ‘Triawd y Gorffennol: above Braich Quarry’.

We invited our members to submit work that is in response to the theme of
On The Edge: we wanted to reflect the feelings of our DAC members about this broad theme which was open to their own interpretation.

The prize is a voucher donated by Literature Wales redeemable against a 2019 writing course at Ty Newydd

The Judge Dominic Williams says: ‘I’ve been impressed by the quality of this years entries and there were many excellent pieces of work.’ 

Dominic would also like to highly commend the following poets for their entries:

Alison Weetman for ‘Point’ 
Greta Templeman for ‘The Bird’ 
Maj Ikle for ‘Edge’
Emily Hillman for ‘Scapegoat’ 
Rachael Smith for ‘On the Edge (dream state)’

A selection of poems will be published in an e-publication later in the year, alongside images from the DAC Open exhibition which was along the same theme of ‘On the Edge’.

Many thanks to all the poets who entered this year and supported DAC.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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DAC are recruiting for a new Director

 

 

Director

Salary – £36,000 per annum (£30,857 pro rata)

30 Hours per week   (Head office in Cardiff)

Disability Arts Cymru seeks a Director to further develop and implement a comprehensive, and dynamic, artistic strategy for disability arts across Wales.  We believe in…. Opening up access and opportunity, celebrating diversity, nurturing embryonic and established high-calibre disabled practitioners, and inspiring change throughout Wales.

Our vision is a simple one: to make the arts in Wales creative and diverse in equal measure, with disabled and D/deaf people at the very core. 

Closing Date for applications 12 noon November 29th 2018

Interviews – 10th December 2018

 To apply please visit www.richard-newton.co.uk/assignments

or call 029 20 397 341 or email recruitment@richard-newton.co.uk

Personal Assistant – Freelance job opportunity

PA to Artist Nick Elphick
Job Description

Fee: £10-13.60 p/hr (dependent on experience), plus travel expenses
Hours: Variable – Agreed via contract for each project

Established Sculptor/Artist Nick Elphick is looking for a highly motivated Personal Assistant to support with widening the impact of his work as a Wales based, highly acclaimed international artist. The successful candidate will be an outstanding professional; motivated, reliable and able to demonstrate exacting standards and organisational skills. You will be expected to work using your own initiative at all times. Exemplary communication and networking skills are essential to be considered for this role as you will be liaising with commercial galleries, curators as well as media as prospective clients. You will be familiar with a variety of social media platforms and knowledgeable in their use as marketing and communication tools. 
The work will include:
• IT skills, administration/diary management/bookings
• Networking, liaising with galleries, curators, media and other stakeholders. 
• Assisting with Social Media Management
• Assisting with updating and maintaining websites/blogs
• Assisting with drawing up a business plan
• Liaising between legal representatives, venues, client and Artist
• Attending meetings with Artist and clients
• Knowledge and understanding of marketing and promotion
• Essential – In depth knowledge and experience of approaching galleries and the art industry
• Essential – knowledge and understanding of dyslexia

The successful post holder will be required to work from home and to travel throughout the UK; access to personal transport will be required.
Core hours: Work outside of agreed hours/days may occasionally be requested but will be agreed in advance.

Nick Elphick is a Disability Arts Cymru Member and DAC will be assisting Nick with the recruitment process for this post as part of our professional development support programme for artists.
*Once appointed, the role will be directly managed through the respective contracts signed and agreed by Nick and the selected candidate, and DAC will have no further legal responsibility in respect of this role.

Closing date for applications: Friday 31st August 2018 
Interviews: (TBC)
To apply please e-mail a CV and covering letter outlining your interest and suitability for the role to lowri@dacymru.com

DAC Open Exhibition 2018

On the Edge…

An exhibition of works submitted by DAC members

 

 

Exhibition of all 60 entries showing at :

Celf o Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5EB  July 19 2018 – Aug 30 2018  www.celfogwmpas.org     Public event Aug 30 3pm – 7pm

Selected works to be shown at:

Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil,  CF47 8NN  Sept 6 2018 – Sept 21 2018
www.cyfarthfa.com    Public event September 6  – 3-5pm

Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy, LL32 8AN  Sept 28 2018 – Oct 27 2018 www.rcaconwy.org

Theatr Clwyd, Mold, CH7 1YA  Nov 12 2018 – Dec 1 2018 www.theatrclwyd.com

Mostyn, Mold, LL30 1AB  Jan 10 2019– March 4 2019 www.mostyn.org

Keep an eye out for more public events,  – dates tbc

 

DAC News

Farewell and Thanks to Denni Turp

Our North West Wales Regional Officer is retiring at the end of this week. We are extremely grateful to Denni for all her amazing work for DAC over the past 5 years. She will be missed by the team and all the members, especially those members within NW Wales who have worked closely with her throughout her time at DAC. The North West Region has benefited enormously from Denni’s passion and energy and leaves a wonderful legacy in the publications she has been instrumental in creating.

Many thanks Denni and very best wishes for a long and happy retirement from us all.