This proposed new artist run store will feature the work of Welsh makers in it’s biggest shopping center, St David’s, right at the heart of the countries capital.
Made in Wales will showcase handmade gifts, crafts and original artwork. Their aim is to attract a diverse customer base including the many tourists visiting the capital.Their aim to open our shop in May for a 9 week trail period. (8thMay until 7thJuly)They then hope to return for a second installment later in the year.They are inviting all Welsh artists to apply to take part in this unique concept.You can apply to take part as one of the shop team, working in the shop throughout the trial, or as a guest maker.
The Made in Wales shop will be managed by Bryony Morgan, of Made in Bristol, who founded the successful artist run shop, Paper Scissors Stone, in Bristol.Made in Bristol provides Bristol’s creative community with professional, affordable retail and business development opportunities.
Artists taking part in Paper Scissors Stone throughout 2012 found the experience very rewarding, not just financially but also with developing work, building confidence and the chance to work with other artists resulted in new collaborations, friendship and networks being formed.
FORUM is an informal, monthly event for early career artists, students and graduates. It is a platform for practitioners from various disciplines to exchange ideas, experience and opinions on visual culture.
FORUM is diverse in its nature and has no fixed form. Each event will have its own premise, which will provide a catalyst for discussion on a range of issues in the context of contemporary arts practice.
Every month we will invite artists to show or discuss new or unfinished works that relate to the month's theme in an informal setting, for feedback and discussion. Get in touch if you'd like to share your work!
This blog is where we post up all FORUM's activity and things we want to shout about. Email us to submit any links, opinions or questions and to promote any events you are involved in.
Previous FORUM themes have included:
October: Threats To Art Practice
September: Test Something
August: Art Prizes
June: Combining Forces
July: The Walk
May: Wales At Venice
April: Order and Chaos
March: Discipline Crossover
February: Constellational Practice
January: Website Specific
November: The Unseen October: Gesture September: Conversation Pieces
July: Art in the Public Realm
June: Art Schools
May: Space and Change
April: Archives and Collections
March: Art Fairs
There's no need to book! Please contact us on (029)20708870 or email@example.com for further information
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FEATURING...Zosia Krasnowolska & Dafydd Williams
Speakers at 'Pop-Up Exhibitions' FORUM.
Speakers at 'Combining Forces' FORUM and current students of Cardiff School of Art and Design