Posts Tagged ‘powys’

24 Jul
2017

LIFE DRAWING – autumn term

 

lifedrawingsummerschool

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.

 

30 Aug
2017

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

 

ARTS ALIVE WALES

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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ARTS ALIVE WALES

Yr Hen Ysgol, Ffordd Aberhonddu, Crucywel, Powys, NP8 1DG

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.

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

 

8 Apr
2015

Winner of the Creative Network mini-fund…

March 2015’s mini-fund has been awarded to artist Penny Hallas based in Llangattock, Powys who will use the £300 fund to purchase new digital equipment in order to experiment with site-specific projections and performance.

 

Penny Hallas
Penny Hallas
Penny Hallas

For several years, much of my work has taken place in and around Craig y Cilau Nature reserve, Llangattock Escarpment, with particularly focus on Eglwys Faen caveIn this location, and in collaboration with poets, musicians and performers, the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice has been re-imagined through the interplay between visual, spoken and musical languages.

Initially supported via an Arts Council Wales Research and Development Grant in 2010, the ideas and collaborations developed then have continued to grow in new and exciting ways.

The most recent manifestation of this project was in a cave-like retail space in Wrexham, where I showed four films relating to the myth. These combined drawn images, film and animation, accompanied by a soundtrack of poets and musicians and recorded sounds from Llangattock and Craig y Cilau. 

My ambition is to take this project forward in a new way – focusing again on Eglwys Faen, but using the creative lessons from all the preceding work. I will experiment with projecting film in the cave itself, using the tunnels and layers of graffiti as canvas, and making new film and recordings in situ. ‘  

- Penny Hallas

 

Developments from Penny’s project will be shared on the Creative Network blog.

Fore more information about Penny’s work visit her website: www.pennyhallas.co.uk

and blog: boxingthechimera.blogspot.co.uk

 

The next mini-fund deadline will be in late September 2015 (dated tbc)

 

14 Oct
2014

PEAK – Curator Visit to the Black Mountains

 

As part of PEAK, Axisweb’s Alicia Miller, responds to a Curator Visit to the Black Mountains, meeting selected artists in studios and venues across the region.

24th September 2014 

 

Saying hello to Morag Colquhoun's horse
Work by Morag Colquhoun
Morag Colquhoun
Tessa Waite's studio
Tessa Waite's studio
Alicia Miller with work by Tessa Waite
Work by Susan Adams
Susan Adams
Chris Nurse
Work by Chris Nurse
Work by Chris Nurse
Catherine Baker and Kasia Howard
Louisa Mayor and Philip Watkins
Work by Catherine Baker
David Trigg
Visitors outside Glasfryn, Llangattock
Alicia Miller with work by Pip Woolf
Emma Balch, Stefhan Caddick, Rebecca Spooner
Alicia Miller with work by Stefhan Caddick
Pip Woolf, Louisa Mayor
Louise Wright, Rebecca Spooner, David Trigg, Alicia Miller

 

PEAK practice in the Black Mountains

 

Arts Alive Wales’ new PEAK programme gives valuable support to artists working in the Black Mountains, helping to better network them with arts professionals and the wider artistic community at large. It also works to engender artistic exchange and explore opportunities to bring attention and support to the immensely talented community of artists working in this very rural setting.

I was really pleased to be a part of the first curator visit of the project. It was just my kind of day out – travelling through the countryside in beautiful sunshine, visiting a fascinating array of artists’ studios and houses, meeting a generous and friendly group of artists and seeing a lot of work I hadn’t encountered before. The company was good as well – including Kathryn Campbell Dodd, my west Wales compatriot who travelled back with me on an unending train journey plagued with mayhem and mishaps; the gentle and insightful Amanda Roderick from Mission Gallery; Bristol-based critic David Trigg whom I hadn’t seen in years; Ruth Cayford, who took time out to make the visit in the busy run-up to Cardiff Contemporary; and ACW‘s Louise Wright who somehow manages to be omnipresent across Wales at all times!

The day started with a visit to the house of artist Penny Hallas and poet Lyndon Davies, to see work by Philip Watkins and Catherine Baker, both unfamiliar to me. Watkins admitted to not being particularly proactive in raising the profile of his work, though he has in fact shown quite widely. His stark and unforgiving paintings of industrial sites, deserted streets and other banalities of landscape have an arid beauty. He admits to ‘trying to reconcile living in such a pretty place with my penchant for council estates and underpasses.’

Throughout the day, there is conversation between artists and curators about the context of the work – the impact of the rural locale on the artists’ practice and career is of varying relevance and there is some sense that the relationship to the place of their work is anything but direct. What rurality does afford is quietness and space – Morag Colquhoun‘s studio on the Penpont Estate may be small and compact but it breathes in the breadth of its surrounding countryside, making it impossible to feel cramped. With nature a constant companion, there is always room.

Talking with Pip Woolf at the Arts Alive Wales studio, we discuss the definition of contemporary art. She questions where her work ‘fits’, and I ask if it really matters? It seems to me that ‘contemporary art’ is a wide sphere of practice whose only definition might be a commitment to interrogate its past, present and future in some way. The studio space offers a place to crack this open – it is a test bed for the imagination where process meets practice. The studios we saw during the day were particular and idiosyncratic, most especially that of Susan Adams and Chris Nurse. Built in their garden, it houses both their diverse practices, which sit beside each other with a strange familiarity. Adams’ oversized automaton crouches in the corner making the space feel more than a little off kilter, and it crackles with creativity.

It’s quite important for curators to be gathered up and taken off to see work – it gives them license to walk away from the administration they are often trapped in and spend crucial ‘looking’ time that reminds them why they love what they do. Vital as this is, it can get squeezed out in the pressure to get the next show up or the next grant written. Making it easy is so valuable to these art professionals. Rebecca Spooner‘s careful coordination of the day, meant there was no rushing. The schedule gave ample time to see and talk and have a valuable exchange. Though some of the group knew the artists visited that day, most admitted there were a few they weren’t familiar with. Several curators commented that it had given them a better ‘mental map’ of artists working in the region and some overview of their practice. These kind of meetings may not have concrete outcomes for the artists involved but they are important in increasing a sphere of awareness of their work. Getting work seen is as important to artists as seeing work is to curators.

- Alicia Miller

 

Artists:

Catherine Baker

Philip Watkins

Stefhan Caddick

Pip Woolf

Morag Colquhoun

Tessa Waite

Susan Adams

Chris Nurse

Download details of the artistsPEAK Artists

 

Artist Photographer: Toril Brancher (photo credit)

 

Visitors:

Louise Wright, Portfolio Manager, Arts Council of Wales

Kasia Howard, Education Officer, The Landmark Trust

Kathryn Campbell Dodd, Gallery Assistant, Oriel Myrddin

David Trigg, freelance writer and critic

Gavin Johnson, Film Regeneration and Development Manager, Ffilm Cymru Wales

Alicia Miller, Axisweb Associate in Wales, Axisweb

Amanda Roderick, Director, Mission Gallery

Louisa Mayor, Assistant Curator, Meadow Arts

Ruth Cayford, Project Leader, Cardiff Contemporary

Download details of the visitors: PEAK Visitors

 

Rebecca Spooner, Arts Development Manager, Arts Alive Wales

Emma Balch, PEAK Project Assistant, Arts Alive Wales

 

PEAK is an initiative devised and delivered by Arts Alive Wales, seeking to develop platforms for contemporary art in the Black Mountains.

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Wed 22

DRAWING & PAINTING – autumn term

November 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fri 24

POTTERY – autumn term

November 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 25

LIFE DRAWING – autumn term

November 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 27

Air Lab – Above the Radar

November 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed 29

CREATIVE NETWORK: Film Night

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm