WARP Bulletin: May 2017


May Bulletin

25 May 2017

Hello all. hope all is well and productive with you. May has seen the continuation of Unit(e), with studio spaces beginning to be populated and things are starting to happen. Kelly Best and Tom Goddard have been in talking to the studio resident and imparting their wisdom.Diffusion has been all over Cardiff filling the streets with photography and Revolution! You have a few days left to catch it so make the most of it while its here.

May has also seen the Venice Biennale kick off with an excellent show from Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice with James Richards Music for the Gift, curated by Chapter Gallery it promises to be a good one.

Good luck to all students putting up their degrees shows, you have an exciting few years ahead!



21 April 2017 – 9 September 2017

Every year we transform g39 into a space for production, research, critical discussions, film screenings, socials, lectures, and more. Taking its model from various independent art schools and summer schools, the gallery becomes a busy studio hub for the participating artists. Once a week we invite the public in to see artists’ work in progress, the background noise, the often unseen studio activity of their practice.
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Breakfast Club
Every Saturday from 10am

Breakfast Club is hosted at g39 every Saturday morning from 10am. Come along, talk, drink too much coffee and see the Unit(e) studios.


Giles Bailey Talk
25 May | 6.30pm

We are pleased to be inviting Giles Bailey to g39 to give a talk about his practice. Giles has a practice that originates in performance but that generates a broad range of exhibition material from sculpture, objects, film, texts and archival material.
“Working largely with performance I try to rethink conventional approaches to assembling and recounting history. Working with texts, video fragments and choreographies, either composed myself or strategically plundered from elsewhere, these works propose a historiographic model that acknowledges doubt, subjectivity and reduction as inevitable factors when making sense of past events.”


Degree Shows

It’s that time of year again when students rush around scrabbling to get their final show together.

Heres a list of upcoming degrees shows to see.

Cardiff Metropolitan University (Llandaff Campus CSAD building): 27th May – June 2nd
University of South Wales at Castle Arcade + Duke Street Arcade: May 19th – May 26th (for full list)
Aberystwyth University at Aberystwyth University Gallery and Museum: May 22nd – June 1st
Glyndwr University : 30th May – 16th June
Trinity St Davids/Swansea College of Art at the Dynevor Building): 20th May – 9th June





Creative Practitioners | Arts Council Wales

The Arts Council of Wales are looking for inspirational Creative Professionals to express their interest in becoming part of their Lead Creative Schools Scheme.

You may be an animator, composer, dancer, photographer, storyteller or web designer. What we’re looking for are people who can work within carefully selected schools on tailored projects designed to:

  • Help the schools address their development priorities, in particular relating to literacy, numeracy and reducing the impact of deprivation on educational attainment between pupils entitled to free school meals and their peers.
  • Bring about improvements in teaching and learning in the schools
  • Improve outcomes for learners
  • Develop learners’ creativity.

Creative Practitioners will work with the schools alongside our Creative Agents to bring new ideas, fresh approaches and engaging resources to the table. They should provide teachers with a rich, practice-based professional development opportunity, through direct engagement with them and their learners on elements of their curriculum. Practitioners will be passionate and committed, as well as having a compelling live creative practice. They will be expected to excite and inspire pupils by making learning more meaningful and authentic.

Find out more here.

Deadline: 26 May

Creative Producers International

Creative Producers International is a new world-wide talent development programme led by Watershed, which will provide fifteen Creative Producers from across the globe with the skills they need to become the city change-makers of the future. Expanding and leveraging the networks and ethos of Playable City™, which puts people and play at the heart of cities across five continents.

Successful participants will gain the skills and abilities to have a new kind of conversation with city leaders and keep art at the heart of decision making. They will transform how their community engages with city futures and deliver ground-breaking projects at the intersection of creativity, technology and public space.

The result will be a diverse group of people and cities who influence, challenge and support each other, and have sustainable routes for sharing their knowledge and innovation all over the world. The programme will run from the beginning of October 2017 to the end of December 2019.

Deadline: 5 June 2017

More Information


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.

The Nova Arts Prize is free to enter as long as you apply before 21st April, after that it is £10.

Deadline: 18 September 2017

For more information visit the Nova Website.

Watershed Artist in Residence

Watershed Artist in Residence call is an invitation to research and make work at the intersection of art and technology. It is open to all artists of any discipline, who have been practising for two or more years. They have one residency available, which comes with a structured programme, work space at Pervasive Media Studio, a network of peers, plus financial, technical and critical support. The residency will take place in autumn / winter and they’re flexible about how you structure your time.

Deadline: Mon 24 July, 10:00

For further information read the Residency Brief.

You can access the Application Form here.

New Talent Residencies
Watershed have three New Talent Residencies available and are looking for ambitious practitioners with ideas for creative technology projects. You could be just starting out, changing career direction, or looking to return from a career break. With space to work within the Pervasive Media Studio, a community of peers, a project bursary, and support to make, test and discuss your work, we can help you get your idea off the ground.

Application Deadline: Mon 18 September, 10:00

For further information read the Residency Brief

You can access the Application Form here.

Jerwood Drawing Prize

The Jerwood Drawing Prize is open to all artists who are based in the UK to submit their drawings. Up to 70 drawings will be selected for the exhibition as part of the Jerwood Visual Arts programme at Jerwood Space, London, from 13 September – 22 October 2017, before touring to venues across the UK.

Deadline: 28 June 2017

For more info

Brian Ross Memorial Award | Arts Council Wales

Brian Ross left his estate to Arts Council of Wales stating that his legacy should be used to encourage and support up and coming artists to develop their work and to further their careers.

Since 2011 this legacy has been used to support graduating Welsh or Wales based visual artists in the early stages of their professional artistic career. The award of £3,000 will be offered to two students graduating from a fine art degree course.

Deadline: 6 September 2017

More info

Artist Residency at Green Man Festival

Call for Expressions of Interest.

Green Man festival invites artists working with light and/or digital technologies to submit expressions of interest to participate in a week long R&D residency at Green Man music festival. It will take place during festival and preceding week in 2017 with a view to artists submitting proposals for a number of commissions at Green Man 2018.

Green Man commissions are situated outdoors in the natural environment of a pine copse or within the temporary city that constitutes the festival site.

Artists will be in residence throughout the build and break period at the festival from 14-21 August gaining first-hand experience of installing work outdoors on a working event site. Applicants must be available on these dates. Each artist will be assigned an artist exhibiting in the 2017 programme to shadow, helping them to install work. Artists will form a peer group and attend a structured programme of talks and discussions led by curators and producers throughout the live days of Green Man 2018, camping together on-site in Wales.

There is no curatorial theme and artists are invited to consider the specific context of Green Man, a temporary cultural hub situated on a historic estate, and why this would be an interesting site for their work. Green Man has associations with music, contemporary culture, science, the natural world, and myth/legend of Wales. Most works are situated in a pine copse, a quieter area of the festival.

Deadline: 28 June 2017

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DIY 14 | Live Art Development Agency

DIY 14 is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to take part in unusual training and professional development projects conceived and run by artists for artists.

25 DIY projects and 3 DIY+ projects for both emergent and experienced practitioners will take place across the UK between July and November. Together, these opportunities represent a huge variety of subjects and approaches from across Live Art including (but not limited to) audaciousness, sensory perception, the penetrated male, embodied Islam, neurodiversity, ecocentric performance-making, displacement, sadomasochism, sound and blackness, the queering of sport, definitions of diversity, underwater living, sex, grief, ageing, and a pilgrimage in the footsteps of Dracula.

DIY+ is a new initiative that has been created to facilitate more ambitious DIY projects than we have previously been able to support. These 3 projects represent a step up from our regular DIY programme, either in terms of scale and scope, materials and resources, and/or which offer participant artists an increased or deeper level of engagement. DIY+ is supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

The DIY lead artists self determine and run their own projects, which includes defining the participants’ application and selection process. If you have any questions about a DIY project, please follow the ‘contact’ link on each DIY project page.

Deadline: 19 June

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Wal Pawb Commission | Oriel Wrecsam

To be installed in March 2018, the first Wal Pawb (Eng. Everybody’s Wall) commission will provide a focal point for all visitors to the People’s Market building. It will also receive significant national and international coverage as its unveiling coincides with the launch of our new venue, a flagship for the arts in North East Wales.

Due to the nature and purpose of Wal Pawb, it is a fundamental requirement that the commissioned artwork is developed in dialogue with potential future tenants and visitors to the building; particularly market traders currently located in Wrexham’s two other markets. As such there is an expectation that proposals include a minimum of 5 days engagement time on-site in Wrexham to carry out meaningful consultation, development and workshops. Initial contact with tenants and visitors will be facilitated by Oriel Wrecsam staff acting as mediators.

This opportunity is open to creative individuals or collectives based in the United Kingdom. Whilst possession of a degree in a creative field is not a requirement, it is desirable that the applicant is able to demonstrate a track record of creative activity.

Deadline: 5 June
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Art Car Bootique

Chapter Arts Centre

28 May | 11am – 6pm


These Rotten Words

Chapter Arts Centre

18 March – 11 June
For more info


Ephemeral Coast

Annie Thibault & Gemma Copp

Mission Gallery

8 April – 4 June 2017

For more info

Oceans: Surface/Below

Pam Longobardi and Diana Heise.

Oriel Myrddin

20 May – 8 July 2017

More info


Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

13 May 2017 – 28 Aug 2017

More Info

Music for the Gift

James Richards

Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice

More info


WARP Volunteers


Calling all our lovely volunteers!!

Free on a Saturday? Nothing to do? Why not come give us a hand in the gallery while Unit(e) is going on, we always appreciate a helping hand and offer endless tea/coffee. Drop us an e-mail with what dates you can do and I’ll put you into the calendar, first come, first served!

As always, we can do a full day or a half day (11am to 2pm or 2pm till 5pm). And, we can reimburse for travel up to £5 for a full or half day, and reimburse you for lunch up to £5 for a full day.
If interested in helping being a volunteer and want to be put on our volunteer mailing list, just click.

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