July WARP Bulletin
July 2017 Hello all, hope life is good.
July came and went and you finally got to see what the Unit(e)rs have been up too at their half term show. We are officially half way through the programme! but that doesn’t mean there will be a drop in productivity as our studio residents continue to crack on. You can continue to see their progress every Saturday when we open to you, the lovely public.
Coming up in August we have loads of talks to wrap your brain around from Tom Dale & Ben Borthwick, Kevin Hunt, Georgie Grace and the Rescheduled Claire Feeley. See you there!
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.
21 April – 9 September
UNIT(e) occupies our whole gallery space for the summer this year, building a temporary studio community that can foster and support artists at any career stage.
UNIT(e) Upcoming Artist Talks
Tom Dale in Conversation with Ben Borthwick – 12 August
Kevin Hunt – 21 August
Georgie Grace – 23 August
Claire Feeley 26 August
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.
Made in Roath festival Call outs
madeinroath is an artist-led event, now in its 9th year, which aims to take art out of the gallery and into the wider community.
It showcases the work of emerging and established artists, makers, musicians, writers and performers, who use the whole of Roath as the venue, including domestic, commercial, public and overlooked or disused spaces. You do not need to be a Roath resident to participate in the festival.
The curatorial theme for this year’s festival is Longer Tables, based on the quote ‘When you have more than you need, build longer tables not higher walls’. The closed road event will feature a series of longer table commissions, to be presented along a table that runs the length of Plasnewydd Road.
Curatorial Internship | Theatre Mwldan
Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan, in association with Oriel Davies, Newtown,Powys are looking for a graduate or postgraduate to help curate and manage the 2017/18 visual arts exhibitions at Oriel Mwldan.
The Internship will run for 2 full days (0.4 full time equvalent) a week for the 12-month period. The Intern will receive a salary of £14,249 pro rata.
Deadline for applications: 3 August 2017, 5pm
Interview Date: 9 August 2017
For full information and details of how to apply go to the Theatr Mwldan website
In Guise of the Rock
Oriel Davies, Newtown
20 July – 20 September 2017
Witchcraft for Club Kids
19 July – 5 August 2017
Sunday 6th August
Chapter Art Centre, Cardiff
In what seems to be a missing scene of sorts, imagined from the middle of Shakespeare’s play, we see Macbeth and Banquo together again in some strange psychic space – a dream, perhaps. The tyrant Macbeth has sent his cronies to murder Banquo, and has begun his descent into madness, but we see none of this.
Attempting in part to distill the poetic essence of the original play into something smaller, the film is also an exploration into the relationship between the two characters – informed by folk horror, doom metal and buddy movies. We can think of them at once as infamous figures; secondly as archetypes – the tyrant and the negotiator; and lastly as human beings, mundane and petty.
The film was shot over 5 days around Berwick-upon-Tweed and the Scottish Borders. It was shot by a team of 4 (performers included!) on a Blackmagic pocket cinema camera, predominantly with vintage lenses. Some additional shots were captured later in a studio.
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