Posts Tagged ‘art’

14 Aug
2017

CREATIVE NETWORK: Film Night

Creative Network: Film Night

Film reviewer Graeme Hobbs introduces director Gideon Koppel’s 2008 film, Sleep Furiously, a poetically inflected portrait of the farming community and landscape of Trefeurig, Ceredigion.

In addition we will be screening Working Landscape a short by filmmaker Siôn Marshall Waters from Abergavenny, in response to Peak’s project at the Royal Welsh Show Spring Festival 2017, recording life on the smallholdings of mid Wales.

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Wed 29 November,
6-7pm ‘bring and share’ supper
7pm screenings

FREE for members of the Creative Network only. Donations welcome.

Please let us know if you’re coming. e: info@artsalivewales.org.uk t: 01873 811579
The Creative Network supports arts practitioners through opportunities for collaboration, discussion, promotion and training. The Creative Network is focused (although not exclusively) on the Black Mountains and surrounding areas and has over 100 members working in the visual, literary, applied and performing arts.

 

Facebook: facebook.com/AAWCreativeNet

Twitter: @AAWCreativeNet

 

24 Jul
2017

PRINTMAKING – saturday workshop

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Printmaking with Hannah Firmin

In this Saturday workshop printmaker Hannah Firmin will guide you through the importance of drawing to develop a print design.

You’ll create a relief print from drawings made in the studio from observation or reference images and transform these into a design to produce an original relief print in either Lino, vinyl or wood. You don’t have to have experience of drawing for this workshop, the printmaking process reduces tones and simplifies lines to achieve striking results.

Hannah will show examples of her own work and demonstrate the process from initial ideas and drawings to finished artwork.

The workshop is ideal for complete beginners as well as those with some experience.

 

SATURDAY 18 Nov

10am-3pm £45

 

Scroll down to book ONLINE or t:01873 811579 e:info@artsalivewales.org.uk

Please see our Booking Information page before making a booking.

14 Sep
2017

Air Lab – Stories from Above

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Monday 6th + Saturday 11th November

10am-4pm

A professional development course for emerging artists to gain valuable training from experienced practitioners to design creative projects with young people.

We are delighted to welcome guest artist Mariele Neudecker to the first day of training.

Artists will have the opportunity to work with Mariele, alongside Emma Posey, Air Lab Associate Producer and Rachel Dunlop, AAW Participation Manager to collaboratively explore and develop workshop ideas. In the second session artists will be supported to facilitate their workshops with young participants from Arts Alive Wales’ projects and gain critical feedback.

‘German-born, Mariele Neudecker (b1965) lives and works in Bristol. She is known internationally for her glass vitrines containing landscapes of forests, lakes or mountains together with simulated weather effects. These often evoke other pictures or artists. Also using sculpture, film and photography, Neudecker creates a playful frisson between historical representations of the Sublime landscape and our perception, imagination and memory of experience.’ – Tate.

Mariele is a Professor at Bath Spa University. www.marieleneudecker.co.uk

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Training Places
Free training places are available for up to 6 x emerging Wales based artists, at a pivotal stage in their early career.

Aimed at emerging artists, applications must be made by artists who have achieved a professional level of practice but can demonstrate the benefit of attending further training. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. We are not seeking ‘digital artists’ per se but are also interested in those artists who are keen to explore the potential of digital within their practice.

Deadline for applications: 5pm Monday 9th October. 

For more information and application processAir Lab Stories from Above application

Or contact Rebecca Spooner 

e: rebecca@artsalivewales.org.uk / t: 01873 811579

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Air Lab – creating new perspectives

Air Lab is a new digital project focused on the potential of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), exploring the terrain of the Black Mountains from the sky, through a programme of training events and workshops. Artists, creative technologists and environmental organisations will work together to increase skills and knowledge, experiment and network in a spirit of peer-to-peer learning and collaboration.

Click here for the full programme

 

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15 Sep
2017

Portfolio+ Plus Exhibition

Portfolio+ Plus Exhibition – Saturday 7th October 12-4pm

Portfolio has widened my horizons as to what I could do and what I’m able to do. I always like the new experience, whether working with an artist or doing something I would never think of doing.”

An exhibition celebrating the creativity of young people

You and your guests are warmly invited to attend PORTFOLIO PLUS+ 

Featuring the work of students aged 15-19 who took part in Portfolio+Plus, South Powys in July 2017.

The exhibition will be formally opened by Kirsty Williams at 3pm.

 

Work will be available for collection at 3.30pm

Portfolio is a visual arts project for young people who show a special interest and talent in the visual arts. The project boosts students’ artistic skills and knowledge and encourages creative careers. This is a fantastic opportunity to come and celebrate the achievements of the young people involved in our Portfolio+ Plus project 2017. If you want to learn more about the project and register an expression of interest for 2018 (two groups 11-15, 15-19), please consider joining us on 7th October.

- Refreshments served

- Drop-in workshop

- Short films

 

Please RSVP to Rachel Dunlop, Participation Manager

rachel@artsalivewales.org.uk / 01873 811579

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Arts Alive Wales, Crickhowell, delivers the project in South Powys while Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown delivers in the north of the county. Portfolio is funded by the Arts Council of Wales and Powys County Council and is part of the national Criw Celf initiative.

Please visit the Visit Us page for info. on directions and parking.

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24 Jul
2017

DRAWING & PAINTING – autumn term

classes 2 Join artist Susan Milne for our Wednesday morning art classes. You’ll be introduced to a variety of art materials, practical techniques and processes alongside relevant art history examples. The course will introduce the fundamentals of drawing as a discipline that underpins painting, design, printmaking and other creative work, and will also explore the extent of drawing as an end in itself. There will be objective drawing from still life, including perspective, tone and form and a session of drawing in the landscape. Different drawing methods and materials will be encouraged and individual attention given during the sessions.  The focus of the first four sessions will be based on Drawing. After the break and four sessions drawing, the course will introduce painting with a variety of pastels and mixed media to explore gesture and form. The course is suitable for beginners and the more experienced. Please bring a sketchbook with you.

WEDNESDAY, 10am-1pm

4-25 Oct & 8-29 Nov

£70 for 4 weeks/ £130 for 8 weeks

Scroll down to book ONLINE or t: 01873 811579 e: info@artsalivewales.org.uk

Please see Booking Information before making a booking.

24 Jul
2017

BASKET MAKING – autumn term

Basket Making

Artisan Basket Maker and Willow Craftswoman, Mary Zammit, will introduce you to the skills and techniques of this ancient craft. Using locally grown willow you’ll learn how to design and construct your own basket from scratch. The classes allow opportunity to work on your own personal project under the expert guidance of Mary. You’ll need a sharp pocket knife, secateurs and a medium flat-headed screw driver. Suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience.

 

MONDAY, 10am-2:30pm

2-23 Oct

£120 for 4 weeks

 

Scroll down to book ONLINE or t: 01873 811579 e:info@artsalivewales.org.uk

Please see our Booking Information page before making a booking

24 Jul
2017

LIFE DRAWING – autumn term

 

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A monthly class concerned with the importance of observation of the human figure. You will work directly from the life model with artist, Tony Tribe, on hand to provide individual guidance. The course will equip you with the technical and perceptual skills to competently render the human figure. Each session will feature a long pose of two or three hours length, although shorter poses are always incorporated into the day. Students will be introduced to key areas of life drawing: measuring, proportion, anatomy, line, tone and mass.

Suitable for all abilities. Places fill up quickly, early booking is advised.

Please bring a packed lunch, materials and drawing board if you have one.

SATURDAY, 10am-3pm

30 Sept, 14 Oct, 25 Nov.

£25 per day or £60 for 3 days

 

Scroll down to book ONLINE or t: 01873 811579 / e: info@artsalivewales.org.uk

Please see Booking Information before making a booking.

 

24 Jul
2017

POTTERY – autumn term

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Concentrating on the making process this practical course introduces the fundamental techniques used in hand-built ceramics. Martin Craddock, our trained potter and tutor will guide you through coiling, slabbing and press-moulded dish making. There will also be plenty of opportunities to throw on the wheel. Participants will be able to work on their own personal projects under the guidance of Martin making items for your home, garden etc.

Suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience.

Includes firing and access to specialist equipment.

 

FRIDAY, 2-5PM

22 Sept-27 Oct & 10 Nov – 15 Dec

£170 x 6 weeks/ £305 x 12 weeks.

Our Pottery Autumn Term Course is now Sold Out. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

 

Scroll down to book ONLINE or t:01873 811579 e:info@artsalivewales.org.uk

Please see ‘Booking Information’ before making a booking.

 

9 Aug
2017

2017 Food Festival Art Project

Volunteer with Bettina Reeves to create stunning sculptures for Abergavenny Market Hall

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Volunteers are warmly invited to join Bettina Reeves for the 2017 Abergavenny Food Festival art project.  Bettina, who retires this summer from her position as senior tutor for Theatre Design at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, has chosen chickens for this year’s art project, a theme last visited in 2008 “We will be crafting chickens from withy and willow, paper and fabric and fluttering amongst these beauties will be native butterflies of silk”.

The project takes place in the Arts Alive Wales studio over 15 intensive days from 29 August to 13 September, 9.30am to 5.30pm and will be installed in Abergavenny Market Hall in time for the Festival weekend on 16/17 September.  This hugely enjoyable and rewarding project is open to volunteers  of all abilities aged over 16 years.  Join us to share and learn new skills and to enjoy the camaraderie, fun and great lunches.  We look forward to welcoming familiar as well as new faces.

Bring lunch to share and a pair of scissors

For more information or if you want to take part email info@artsalivewales.org.uk 

The unveiling of the annual art project is an eagerly awaited moment in the local calendar whilst the sculptures are a hugely popular feature of the Market Hall, drawing residents and visitors all year round.  In recognition of its iconic status, this year’s project has been generously supported with funding from Abergavenny Town Council

2017 is Abergavenny Food Festival’s 19th year running and reaches 35,000 people  http://www.abergavennyfoodfestival.com

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30 Aug
2017

OPPORTUNITY: Project Co-ordinator – Young people aged 16-25

 

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Old School, Brecon Road, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1DG

Closing date 26th September at 5pm.

 We are seeking to employ a part-time Project Co-Ordinator for two arts projects for young people in Abergavenny and Brecon aged 16 to 25 years. The post is offered for an initial term of 12 months.

 

The Project Coordinator will work to engage young people and ensure that they participate in decision-making about the project and its content.  They will liaise with project partner organisations and support professional artists to deliver activity that develops the skills and nurtures the creative ideas of young people taking part. The role may include delivery of sessional workshops in Abergavenny.

The successful applicant will be a creative and dynamic person, and a brilliant communicator. 

 

21 hours per week or 0.6 part-time – £10,842 pa / £903.50 per month (Based on FTE 35 hours / week / NJC SPC18 £18,070)

Download an application pack hereAAW Project Co-Ordinator Pack – English

or email info@artsalivewales.org.uk

Only electronic applications will be accepted.

For more information or to discuss the post, contact Rachel Dunlop, Participation Manager rachel@artsalivewales.org.uk or 01873 811579.

Once you’ve completed your application, please send it FAO Justine Wheatley, Chief Executive by email to info@artsalivewales.org.uk

The deadline for applications is 5pm Tuesday 26th September. 

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 3rd October at Arts Alive Wales Studio venue based in Crickhowell.

 

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Dyddiad cau 26 Medi, 5pm.

Rydym yn chwilio am Gydlynydd Prosiect Rhan-amser ar gyfer dau brosiect wedi’u hanelu at bobl ifanc rhwng 15 a 25 blwydd oed yn y Fenni ac yn Aberhonddu. Cynigir y swydd ar gyfer term cychwynnol o 12 mis.

 

Bydd y Cydlynydd Prosiect yn gweithio i gysylltu â phobl ifanc, ac yn sicrhau y byddant yn cymryd rhan yn y penderfyniadau am y prosiect a’i gynnwys. Bydd hefyd yn cyfathrebu gyda sefydliadau mewn partneriaeth yn y prosiect, ac yn cefnogi artistiaid proffesiynol i arwain gweithgareddau sydd yn datblygu sgiliau, ac yn maethu’r syniadau creadigol o’r bobl ifanc sydd yn cymryd rhan. Efallai bydd y rôl yn cynnwys arwain sesiynau gweithdy yn y Fenni.

Bydd yr ymgeisydd llwyddiannus yn berson creadigol a dynamig, ac yn gyfathrebwr rhagorol. 

 

21 awr yr wythnos neu 0.6 rhan amser – £10,842 pa / £903.50 per month (Based on FTE 35 hours / week / NJC SPC18 £18,070)

Lawrlwythwch becyn ymgeisio: AAW Project Co-Ordinator Pack- Welsh

Neu e-bostiwch: info@artsalivewales.org.uk

Derbynnir ceisiadau electronig yn unig.

Am ragor o wybodaeth neu i drafod y swydd, cysylltwch â Rachel Dunlop, Rheolwr Cyfranogi rachel@artsalivewales.org.uk neu 01873 811579.

Dychwelwch y ffurflen wedi ei chwblhau at sylw Justine Wheatley, Prif Weithredwr drwy e-bost i info@artsalivewales.org.uk

Y dyddiad cau ar gyfer ymgeisio yw 5pm Dydd Mawrth 26 Medi. 

Bydd cyfweliadau yn digwydd ar Ddydd Mawrth 3 Hydref yn y Stiwdio Arts Alive yng Nghrucywel.

23 Aug
2017

AUTUMN / HYDREF 2017

You can now download our bilingual Autumn 2017 programme, with details of all our projects, classes and events….

 

 

AAW Autumn 2017 Programme (click to download)

 

 

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17 Aug
2017

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Creating market hall artwork – Abergavenny Food Festival 2017

Bettina Reeves’ annual art project for the 2017 Abergavenny Food Festival starts on Tuesday 29 August and runs daily in Arts Alive Wales’ Crickhowell studio until Weds 13 September.  We are seeking volunteers aged 16 years + who can commit whole days to this enjoyable and rewarding project.   The artwork will be unveiled over the Food Festival weekend 16/17 September. Email info@artsalivewales.org.uk if you want to join in.  Bring scissors and lunch to share!

31 Mar
2017

POTTERY – summer school

pottery-2Our popular five-day summer schools enable students to develop their own projects and interests, with the support of a professional tutor in the Arts Alive Wales studio.

 

 

Concentrating on the making process, this practical summer school introduces the fundamental techniques used in hand-built ceramics. Martin Craddock, our trained potter and tutor will guide you through coiling, slabbing and press-moulded dish making. There will be plenty of chances to learn how to throw pots on the wheel in the studio (or just practise!)

Martin will provide inspiration and guidance as you form ideas for your own personal pottery project. Suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience.

Limited places are available – early booking is advised!
Sat 29th July – Weds 2nd Aug, 10am-3pm
£175 for 5 days

Includes materials, firing and access to specialist equipment

Please call to book: 01873 811579 / email: info@artsalivewales.org.uk

4 Jul
2017

ARTIST OPPORTUNITY Horsebox Studio Commission – Peak/Copa & Abergavenny Food Festival

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Peak/Copa & Abergavenny Food Festival

August – September
Festival Weekend 16th & 17th September 2017

 

 

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The Horsebox Studio Commission is a partnership project between Peak/Copa and the Abergavenny Food Festival. We are seeking a professional, Wales-based visual or applied artist of any discipline, to respond to the distinctive region of the Black Mountains and to the themes of the festival to produce new work in collaboration with the public, which will be created and presented in Peak’s Horsebox Studio on site during the festival weekend (16th and 17th September 2017).

 
Themes: growing, cooking, agriculture, sustainability, food culture, the politics and economics of food production, individual and collective memories of food, markets, small holdings
- The artist must be available during the preparation and delivery of the festival weekend (16th and 17th September).
- The artist is expected to spend a minimum of 8 days working on the research, preparation, delivery and evaluation of the commission (at least 4 days to be located in Abergavenny).
- The Artist Commission is supported through Arts Council of Wales funding.
• £2,500 artist fee inclusive of materials and production costs
• Up to £150 travel expenses
• Up to 4 x nights’ accommodation in Abergavenny (if required)

 

 

For full details of the commission please visit https://peakart.org.uk/

Or contact Rebecca Spooner, Creative Director rebecca@artsalivewales.org.uk / 01873 811579
The deadline for applications is 10am, Wednesday 19th July 2017.

 

 

Peak/Copa is an initiative devised and delivered by Arts Alive Wales, an arts education charity based in Crickhowell, Powys. Peak creates opportunities for contemporary art in the Black Mountains and Welsh Borders for the benefit of the region’s artists, communities and visitors.

 

 

 

 

 

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21 Jun
2017

Computing at School Powys Hub Meeting

Computing at School Powys Hub Meeting

 

Arts Alive Wales and Computing at School (Powys hub) are teaming up to hold an event at the Arts Alive studio on Wednesday July 12, 2017 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM.

It will be a peer-to-peer session for teachers, artists and arts professionals working with digital and coding in schools/education to share best practice, ideas and experiences.
Alongside this, we will have a special guest speaker, artist Paul Granjon. Paul will demonstrate the BBC micro:bit when creating robots from e-waste at a primary school in Bridgend as part of the Arts Council of Wales’ Lead Creative Schools initiative – www.zprod.org

The rest of the session will be made up of a ‘hands-on’ workshop using the BBC micro:bit and learning how simple techniques can be applied to the classroom in practical ways.
This workshop is free to attend.

Booking details and the schedule of the day can be found online:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cas-mid-wales-powys-hub-meeting-tickets-35350646736?ref=ebapi

You can either book online by visiting the Eventbrite link above or email and reserve a space: rachel@artsalivewales.org.uk

 

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POTTERY – autumn term

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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LIFE DRAWING – autumn term

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