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Oriel Davies Open Writing Competition 2017

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Oriel Davies is inviting submissions of poetry and prose on the theme of Water.  The competition is open to anyone and those wishing to submit more than one piece in either category are more than welcome.

Categories:

Poetry (50 lines max)

Prose (1000 words max)

Theme:                         

Water

Fee:

£3 per submission*

Judges:                                   

Chris Kinsey, celebrated nature poet

Sophie McKeand, Young People’s Laureate Wales

Prizes:                                    

A £50 voucher to spend in Oriel Davies shop  (1 for best poem and 1 for best prose)

The winning entries will feature on the Oriel Davies website and be read to an audience at an event in February 2018. Shortlisted writers will also be invited to participate in the readings.

Submissions:            

Please send submissions either by email to desk@orieldavies.org or by post to: Oriel Davies, The Park, Newtown. SY16 2NZ. Please include in the subject heading or on the envelope ‘Water, Oriel Davies Writing Competition’.

* Payment Methods:

Cheque: Make payable to - Oriel Davies Gallery (please write your payment reference in the back of the cheque**)

BACS: Account Name: Oriel Davies Gallery Sort Code: 40-34-33 Account No: 51484494 (please state your payment reference **)

** Payment Reference:

All payments must include the reference ‘Water’ followed by your full name e.g. waterjoebloggs

Please note that entries submitted without payment will not be considered.

Deadline: 
11/04/2017

Artist Call – Workshops for Children and Families

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Oriel Davies is seeking creative practitioners with a background in participatory practice to deliver a programme of workshops for children and families in Oriel Davies’ pop-up project and event space The Kitchen.

We are looking for up to 6 artists to run workshops and activities that take inspiration from The Kitchen, both the project space and all things relating to the domestic setting.  In addition, there are four Big Draw workshops, which should be based on the 2017 festival theme – Living Lines.

 

The Kitchen – is a creative social space, where art, performance, craft and film will be made, shared and inspired. Oriel Davies’ pop-up project and event space, The Kitchen will be open to visitors from 07 October 2017 to 27 January 2018, presenting a vibrant programme of workshops, activities, events and talks alongside fantastic opportunities for collaboration and community intervention.

The Kitchen is a room to relax and hang out in as well as a space for creativity. Designed as a flexible environment for a wide range of activity, The Kitchen will continuously adapt and change over the four months as visitors, artists and community groups create and share their work. 

Deadline: 
09/10/2017

Artist Residency Call | Bettws Lifehouse

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We are seeking a creative practitioner with a background in participatory practice to take on a six-day residency in Oriel Davies’ pop-up project and event space The Kitchen, working with a group of students with autism, moderate learning needs and behavioral difficulties.

We are inviting proposals from, but not limited to, visual and digital artists, performance makers, creative writers, filmmakers, illustrators and craft specialists. Although the focus of the residency is the development and delivery of four workshops with a group of students from Bettws Lifehouse. There is also opportunity to produce a mix of artistic engagement activities for general visitors and develop creative interventions in The Kitchen project space.

This is an exciting opportunity for a versatile practitioner with proven experience working with young people with learning and behavioral difficulties and is keen to further explore their practice.

Building on the achievements of The Drawing Room in year one, The Kitchen is the next edition of Open Space, a two-year pilot project that runs alongside, and in addition to, the Gallery's existing exhibition and learning programmes. Open Space is funded by the Arts Council of Wales and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Oriel Davies – is a contemporary art gallery in the heart of Wales. Based in Newtown, Powys, Oriel Davies is the largest and most significant visual arts venue in the region and a key gallery of Wales, showing groundbreaking national and international art and craft.

Bettws Lifehouse - is a school for children with emotional and behavioral difficulties, Autistic Spectrum diagnosis and moderate learning difficulties. The Lifehouse provides a valid and realistic alternative to mainstream education and pupil referral units, for those needing something ‘a little bit different’ for up to 20 pupils aged between 9 and 19.

Residency Details

This is a six-day residency, which will take place on consecutive Tuesdays from 07 November to 12 December 2017. Although the first day will include a visit to the school, the artist will be based in The Kitchen at Oriel Davies for the remainder of the residency.

The artist will work with eight lower school pupils (aged 10 – 14). The students will be supported by five members of staff from the Art and English team during their visits to the gallery. The students involved in the project will have a range of emotional and behavioral difficulties, Autistic Spectrum diagnosis and moderate learning difficulties.

The Kitchen – is a creative social space, where art, performance, craft and film will be made, shared and inspired. Oriel Davies’ pop-up project and event space, The Kitchen will be open to visitors from 07 October 2017 to 27 January 2018, presenting a vibrant programme of workshops, activities, events and talks alongside fantastic opportunities for collaboration and community intervention.

The Kitchen is a room to relax and hang out in as well as a space for creativity. Designed as a flexible environment for a wide range of activity, The Kitchen will continuously adapt and change over the four months as visitors, artists and community groups create and share their work. 

Deadline: 
09/10/2017

Join the Kitchen Collective!

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A new group open to anyone interested in taking part and supporting The Kitchen. The Collective will input into what takes place in the project space, support events and activities as well as be out there spreading the word.

The Kitchen is a space for creativity as well as a room to hang out in. It will play host to a programme of workshops, activities, events and talks as well as offer opportunities for visitors, artists and groups to try out and share new, creative ideas.

The Collective will have input into what takes place in The Kitchen, support events and activities as well as help spread the word. We welcome positive energy and ideas, and as a new group, those joining early will help inform and shape how the Collective runs. New members can join at any time and you only need to commit as much time as you wish to give.

Open to residents from Newtown and the surrounding area, The Collective is FREE to join and brings with it a number of benefits, including reduced participation fees and priority invitation to certain events.

Deadline: 
01/27/2018

Call for Donations - Unwanted furniture, objects, utensils and craft materials needed

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Oriel Davies is seeking donations of unwanted kitchen furniture and objects from the residents of Newtown and surrounding areas. We are looking for items to create and furnish The Kitchen.

Deadline: 
09/22/2017

Colourfelt | Andreas Rüthi

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09 December 2017 - 27 January 2018

Colourfelt brings together five bodies of work by Swiss-born painter Andreas Rüthi: joint prizewinner for Oriel Davies Open 2016. Andreas, who lives and works in Monmouthshire, has exhibited his still life paintings in over twenty solo exhibitions worldwide. Oriel Davies is delighted to present colourfelt, his first one-person show in Wales.

The work is a constant investigation in new possibilities held within the traditions of painting: from colour and form to the notion of ‘likeness’ and the gaze. Much of his subject matter originates from magazines, prints, books and found objects
and plays with the nature of reproduction and re-presentation.

Showing for the first time and throwing the gallery into riotous colour is Field. Consisting of 64 paintings portraying every reproduction in a mushroom guidebook the work celebrates the hallucinogenic power of colour, while representing the potential held within each reproduction.

The title of the show colorfelt refers to both the experience of colour and the German word for field which is Feld, pronounced felt. 

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