Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Anniversary: Act of Memory

As part of Experimentica a project called ‘Anniversary – an act of memory’ has been commissioned; a performance series in 60 acts, focusing on the importance and relevance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
It will include voluntary performers who will learn and recite from memory individual Articles from the Declaration, in their preferred language, making up the entire Declaration along with artist Monica Ross. The UDHR is translated into 385 languages and to date more than 400 people have taken part in thiswork in over 50 languages. Although the text remains the same, each voice gives its own context and we are encouraging participants to celebrate the diversity of language in Cardiff and Wales. 
Groups and individuals are invited to take part in this unique event at Chapter. Please join us for a workshop with Monica Ross at 7pm on Thursday 1 November, where she will talk about the project and outline how it will work. The performance will take place at 12 noon on Saturday 24 November at Chapter.
Please see the website for more details…

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Made in Roath

Now in its 4th year Made in Roath returns with a full programme of events, such as exhibitions and workshops, that stretch into the community in an effort to create an inclusive environment for local artwork. The festival will play host to numerous forms of art including presentations of locally made films, music and spoken word performances and more traditional exhibitions of painting and photography. 

The festival began on Friday 12th October and continues until 21st October.

Some highlights and participants of the schedule include:


The new gallery space will play host to Brzeska' Eagle, a tribute to Henri Gaudier Brzeska an artist who lived in Roath in 1908. g39 have invited three Wales based artists to respond to the magnificent stuffed eagle from the National Museum of Wales that Brzeska studied in the early 1900s.

The Hand of Roath 

For the duration of the festival, Made in Roath will be occupying an empty shop space in Queen’s Arcade in the city centre as well as bringing passing shoppers a rolling programme of performance based art.

The Gate

As part of the exciting Made in Roath festival The Gate will be hosting an open exhibition of local talent that aims to give an insight into the people and community of Roath, something reflected in its inclusive attitude regardless of constraints on age, experience and subject. 

In that spirit the show comprises mixed media work from children, the elderly, amateur and professional on equal standing.

The show opened on the 10th October and will continue to the 3rd November.


Throughout the festival there will be an array of workshops including silent movie making, script writing, flower arranging, lindy hop dancing and we will be hosting a digital photography workshop at Milkwood with Ffotogallery. 

Closing Night
Sunday 21st October
7pm onwards

As well as a screening of the classic ‘movie goer’s movie’ Cinema Paradiso, and a free DJ and live art event at The Globe, there will also be a night time trail paying homage to Roath after dark. Using sound and light based artwork, the trail will include a dramatic live performance of Fauré’s Requiem in memory of Cardiff’s lost architecture and hot spiced punch at various venues to keep you warm!

WORKS/PROJECTS Submission Opportunity for Unrepresented Artist in South West

WORKS/PROJECTS are offering the opportunity for an unrepresented South West based artist to have work exhibited in their new London based gallery space as well as further professional development sessions. WORKS/PROJECTS sits between an artist studio and an exhibition space that primarily displays intimate shows of their artists. 

The deadline closes on the 2nd November.

For further information visit. 

Friday, 12 October 2012

Public Realm Commission Call Out for Applications

Application Deadline: Midnight Saturday 20 October 2012
Commission Budget: £800 (to include artist fee and production expenses)

Hand in Glove is a group of artists and curators based in Bristol.  They are currently welcoming proposals from artists based in South West England and South Wales for a project to be developed for the public realm and delivered in Spring/Summer 2013.
This is a unique co-production opportunity encouraging experimentation and fresh thinking around the display and public presentation of artwork. Hand in Glove will work closely with the selected artist to facilitate the development of work for an appropriate public context. The commission will enable the selected artist to push the boundaries of their practice and test new ideas in relation to how artwork is presented. This is an open brief for the selected artist to work with Hand in Glove to explore how art is disseminated and received, and to work in a space or context outside of the gallery, i.e. in response to a specific site or in multiple venues, online or in print. If a physical location is required, we would like the artist to work in Bristol and its surrounding area.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by Monday 29 October and must be available to present to the selection panel on Friday 9 November 2012 in Bristol. This will be an opportunity for you to elaborate on your proposed project.

Selection panel:
Sean Edwards, Artist and WARP (Wales Artist Resource Programme) Coordinator
Katie Daley-Yates, Curator and Situations Programme Coordinator
Louisa Fairclough, Artist and Co-Curator of Mezz
Hand in Glove, Leela Clarke, Vickie Fear, Dominique Hill and Cara Lockley.

More information on how to apply can be found at: http://handinglove.org.uk/2012/09/public-realm-commission-call-out-for.html 

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

September FORUM

Claire Prosser's activity at the front of Chapter.