August Bulletin 2017

August WARP Bulletin

August 2017

Hello all, hope all is well.

I hope you’ve managed to digest all the information from a packed talk programme in August, it was all very interesting and sparked lots of ideas here. Unit(e) is almost coming to an end and there will be a closing event on the evening of the 8th September so put it in the diary, this will be a chance to celebrate the residency and see works in progress, there will probably be a few drinks too…

WARP Away Day – Plymouth Art Weekender

23 – 24 September
All day from 8am

All day from 8am
The lovely folks at PAC Home have invited WARP down to Plymouth to see the Art Weekender on the 23rd September


Plymouth Art Weekender is an ambitious three day event that takes place annually across the city. The third Weekender will be held on 22nd- 24th September 2017

The Weekender confidently celebrates Plymouth, its people and the visual arts, promoting the city as an exciting contemporary art destination. The Weekender showcases a wide and diverse range of activity for all ages including a large array of events and exhibitions throughout the city by local, national and international artists.

The Art Weekender is an excellent experience and the whole of Plymouth is given over to artworks.

We will be heading down on Saturday early as its a 3 hour drive so will be leaving from G39 at 8am. For those able to drive there, WARP will be able to cover petrol costs from Cardiff to Plymouth and back We are looking to stay overnight and the PAC Home artists have kindly offered us places to stay and will be doing a breakfast event on Sunday morning.

If you are interested in coming, or can drive, please let me know by emailing and we will organise numbers and groups.

We are looking to drive down in a number of cars so if you’ve got a few spare seats please tell us.


End/ Diwedd – UNIT(e) closing event

8 September 2017

18.00 – 22.00

We’d like to invite you to the closing event at UNIT(e) Summer School.This will be a chance to see what the artists have been doing during their residencies. You can visit their studio spaces, see their artworks, ideas and research that they have been developing here. During the UNIT(e) season we devote the entire building to art practice.

The Summer School artists are: Emily Fryer, Paul Eastwood, Liam O`Connor, Megan Winstone, Jennifer Taylor, Johana Hartwig, Jon Ratigan, Neasa Terry, Clio Ryan, Philippa Brown, Rhiannon Lowe, Anne-Mie Melis & Roger Lougher plus MadeInRoath artist Emily Price.

More information >>


Breakfast Club
Every Saturday

Begun as part of the Unit(e) programme and Louise Hobson’s Library residency, Warp hosts a weekly breakfast club; intended as informal meeting to start the day and get the brain working. So come join us and meet the new Unit(e) artists over coffee, croissants and chat. As well as the usual breakfast club fare, you’ll be able to see the half term show.

All welcome.



Nova Art Prize

Nova is a biennial arts prize that is open to submission for all Welsh visual artists aged thirty-five or under and can be free to enter.

Nova aims to support and promote excellence in emerging Welsh art through offering artists the chance to have their work seen by our panel of high profile selectors, alongside being selected to exhibit their work, at the RCA, Conwy, as part of the inaugural Nova exhibition in November 2017.

The selection panel for Nova 2017 are Bedwyr Williams, Hannah Firth, Alfredo Cramerotti, Bruce Haines, Emily Weiner and Susan Liggett.

Alongside inclusion as part of the Nova exhibition, there are a range of prizes and bursaries for exhibitors to win.

Submission Fee: £10

Deadline: 18 September 2017

For more information visit the Nova Website.

Artist Residency Call | The Kitchen | Bettws Lifehouse

Oriel Davies is 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.

More info

MOSTYN Christmas Window Commission

We are inviting proposals for our eighth Christmas window display giving artists/designers/makers the opportunity to dress the double fronted art nouveau style windows at MOSTYN.

Are you a designer/maker with imaginative ideas about displaying your own work? We invite proposals from you on how you would create a dramatic display within a large/given space. This opportunity is open for collaboration work with other artists and designers. Saleable items made by the successful candidate, included in the display, must be agreed with the Retail Manager beforehand.
Or do you have visual merchandising ideas?

Are you an individual with the creative vision to produce a striking display that incorporates merchandise from the retail space? We invite you to propose and create a display that is visually stunning. This opportunity involves liaison with the Retail Manager regarding the selection of stock items to be displayed.

More info

North Wales Print Fair

A new print fair at MOSTYN

We are pleased to announce the first North Wales Print Fair to be held at MOSTYN in Llandudno, North Wales on Saturday 11th November 2017.

The North Wales Print Fair, organised in partnership with The Regional Print Centre, will be a fantastic opportunity for printmakers from all over the UK to present work for sale in the fabulous spaces of Wales’ foremost contemporary gallery and visual arts centre.

The gallery’s shop and retail spaces, including one dedicated to printmakers, has become known as the ‘go to’ place in North Wales to buy work by contemporary makers at affordable prices.

Applications are now being taken for a limited number of seller places at the fair.
Closing date for applications is 17th September 2017 at 5pm.

more info

Creative Wales-British School at Rome Fellowship 2018-19

Supported by the Arts Council of Wales, this Fellowship is an exciting opportunity for exceptional, ambitious and imaginative creative individuals, working within the visual arts art form.

Duration: 3 months (October-December 2018)

Research and travel grant: £1,500/month; plus a grant towards a short pre-residency visit to the BSR and a grant towards the transport of work back to Wales at the end of the residency.

Specific award criteria:

  • Applicants must be resident in Wales.
  • Applicants must be at a significant juncture in their careers (usually early- to mid-career).
  • Further information upon this Fellowship is available by clicking here.
  • An application form is available by clicking here.
  • A small poster is available by clicking here.

Deadline5.00 p.m. on Friday 13 October 2017

more info


WARP Users

Megan Winstone – Fenyw.
Private View: Thursday 31st | 6-8pm
30/08/20127 – 16/092017
Arcade Cardiff

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James Cocks – Forever Fallow, Forever Flourishing
1st September – 1st October 2017
Opening & performance, Friday 1st September 7pm – 9pm

Spit and Sawdust

More Info

Lauren Heckler – We must be still and still moving

15 September – 14 October

Elysium Gallery

More Info



CAB 2017: Cardiff Artistsʼ Books Event
Theme: ʻSound and Booksʼ / Free entry
Saturday 9th September / 10am–5pm
The Printhaus, Cardiff CF11 9N

Three Doors Up

ArcadeCardiff have opened a second space!

Three Doors Up is situated in the Queens Arcade shopping centre opposite the Post Office.

From August to October 2017 it will act as a creative hub in Cardiff city centre.


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