WARP December bulletin


December Bulletin

Hello all,

It’s December already! We’ve been enjoying a busy programme of talks and screenings that are part of the current exhibitions – Holly Davey’s The Conversation and Lydia Meehan’s A Template For Application. The exhibitions continue until 3 February but please note that g39 will be closed from the 17 December and will reopen on the 10 January 2018. Plenty of time to visit before Christmas though.

Please join us on Friday 15 December to celebrate a great year, eat lots of mince pies, drink some mulled wine and launch the UNIT(e) publication from the 2017 Summer School artists. Everyone is welcome!

November brought the end of the Venice Biennale show from Cymru yn Fenis, Wales in Venice with James Richards Music for the Gift, curated by Chapter Gallery. congratulations to all involved and stay tuned for future news about this exhibition and an exciting project involving the invigilators.

Keep up to date through our website, or via the Facebook and Twitter (@_warp) pages.

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas!





Research Project – Supporting BME Artists in Wales

Warp supports artists from around Wales, and is running a research project to better understand the professional development needs of black, asian and minority ethnic artists in Wales.

We will be looking to contact as many BME artists in Wales as possible, and will be conducting a number of Consultation Sessions.

If you would like to get in touch please read more.



Breakfast Club
Every Saturday from 10am

Breakfast Club is hosted at g39 every Saturday morning from 10am. There are two left this year! Come along on the for a chat, plenty of tea and coffee, something to eat and a chance to look at our current exhibitions – Holly Davey’s The Conversation and Lydia Meehan’s A Template For Application.





Film Screening: Alfred Hitchock’s Psycho, 1960

Join us at g39 for a screening of Psycho with a brief introduction by Holly Davey about the film set and it’s significance.

Friday 8 December, 6.30pm. £2 entry




Publication Launch: UNIT(e) Summer School 2017

End the year with UNIT(e) artists, past and present, g39 an Warp staff and volunteers, spiced wine, music and mince pies.

Friday 15 December 4pm – 9pm








Opportunity: Berwick Artists’ Moving Image Residency 2018

Berwick Visual Arts and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival are pleased to announce applications are now open for their annual artist’s residency.

The residency is for a six-month period beginning in April 2018 and is an opportunity for an artist with a moving image-based practice to create a new work.

It includes a bursary of £7500 as well as private accommodation and studio space in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland.

The outcome of the residency will be premiered at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival between 20th and 23rd September 2018.

APPLICATION DEADLINE is Monday 18th December at 5pm

More Information

Artist residencies



GLYPT (Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre) are offering 3x artist residencies at The Tramshed in Woolwich between January and March 2018.

These residencies are aimed at young / emerging companies and artists (aged 18 to 29), who feel they would benefit from space and support for a specific piece of performance work. We would like to hear from artists who are making work that is exciting, innovative and unique. Work can be devised, scripted, dance, physical theatre, site-specific, interdisciplinary, outdoor, aimed at young audiences – we’re open to all ideas!

Residencies include a week of space and mentoring, plus an opportunity to show a work-in-progress for a public audience at one of our events.

  • A week of free space at The Tramshed (Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre) in Woolwich, during one of the above listed residency weeks
  • Mentoring, advice and support from GLYPT (both creative and organisational)
  • An opportunity, where appropriate, to perform a work-in-progress of the piece for a public audience at one of our performance platform events
  • An opportunity to be awarded a further residency and a bursary of up to £500 towards further development

DEADLINE: 10am on 18th December

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Indonesia Residency open call


BOM (Birmingham Open Media), Lifepatch (a citizen arts – science – technology organisation in Yogyakarta, Indonesia) and The British Council are working together to foster new female-led practice with creative technology. The project Sarinah, apa kabarmu? (Sarinah, how are you?) aims to stimulate new creative practice and build relationships between practitioners and organisations in the UK and Indonesia.

Proposals are invited from UK-based practitioners whose experience with creative technology might include digital performance, interactive fiction, experimental games, programmable technologies or social enterprise.

For this residency, we are looking for a practitioner actively exploring gender through a research-based process, using creative technology. We are particularly interested in proposals addressing ideas around trans and nonbinary cultures, and equality.

The practitioner will receive a fee of £5,000. This is in addition to flights and accommodation, which will be covered separately. The fee is based on 20 days @ £250, over four-weeks.

Deadline for Proposals: 5pm on Friday 8 December

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Call for artists moving image


The One Minute Artists Moving Image Festival, North Wales will take place on Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th February 2018.

The festival focuses on artists moving image within the duration of 60 seconds. One minute videos by national and international artists will be screening throughout the weekend.

Deadline 1st January 2018

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Raw Lab – Artist Residency



Tuesday, December 12, 2017 – 09:00
Bow Arts are inviting expressions of interest for the 3rd RAW Lab residency at Royal Albert Wharf, Newham, taking place from February to May 2018.

Open to: Fine Artists / Designers / Makers

Fee: Up to £4,000

Deadline Wednesday 13 December

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Artist facilitator for Somerset : engaging libraries project


Creativity Works are working with Somerset Libraries on a substantial project titled: Engaging Libraries. the overall aim of the engaging libraries project is to engage the local community on the subject of learning disabilities and autism using methods that are both fun and creative.

Fee circa £4000

Deadline Wednesday 13 December

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Fresh Art artists opportunities for working with adults with mental health difficulties on ward and in the community




Fresh Art@, is a partnership project supported by Creativity Works, Avon & Wiltshire NHS Mental Health Partnership Trust (AWP), The Holburne Museum, No1 Royal Crescent, The American Museum in Britain and Virgin Care, which creates new artwork to enliven NHS communities, created by people with experience of mental health, enabling them to explore, develop and grow through creativity and contribute to community projects.


 This year Fresh Art @ will be focusing on providing creative engagement for people affected by or caring for those who have experience of mental health challenges.

Fresh Arts@ project has two artist opportunities commencing February 2018

  1. To deliver a series of 12 weekly creative sessions within The Holburne Museum, No1 Royal Crescent, The American Museum in Britain on Thursday afternoons from 8th February 2018. This community project will be for people affected by or caring for those who have experience of mental health
  2. To provide a series of 4 creative sessions on an acute Dementia inpatient ward, St. Martins Hospital, Bath.

The project offers participants an opportunity to learn new creative skills in a friendly, supportive environment. It provides a chance to make new friends, share experiences, promote wellbeing and have fun. The museums provide inspirational environments and collections that can be used to stimulate creativity and engage participants. The artist will provide a range of inclusive creativity activities. Some of the artwork made by participants and staff will be donated to the Fresh Art@ Project and will be displayed in AWP NHS environments. There will also be an opportunity to exhibit work as part of the Bath Fringe Festival end of May – June 2018 and other community events throughout the year.

Deadline Sunday 10 December



Artist Professional Development Seminar


How to Get Your Work Shown

Friday 26 January 2018 | 2pm – 5pm* | £10 / £7 concessions (price includes tea and cake)

A half day professional development seminar led by Artist, Andreas Rüthi. Aimed at emerging and early career artists the Seminar will look at:

  • Creating a profile in rural Wales
  • Applying for ACW grants
  • Top tips for writing a statement and perfecting your CV
  • Navigating open calls and opportunities

In addition to and ahead of the Seminar, we are offering 5 artists a ½ hour surgery or portfolio session with Andreas Rüthi. Artists can choose one of the following focus areas for their session:

  • Portfolio viewing – feedback and guidance on your portfolio
  • How to create a portfolio
  • Presenting and selling yourself – a constructive review of your CV and Artist Statement

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Evgeny Antufiev – Organic resistance: body and knife – crossing the border
18 November18 February 2018
Mostyn Gallery
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Paul Eastwood web

Paul Eastwood – Litmus residency (part 4)

Opening 9th December

9th December – 27th January

Oriel Davies

For more info


Jessica Hoad – Rendered

Exhibition continues until Saturday December 16

Open Wednesday – Saturday 12-5pm

Elysium Gallery

 For more info

Simon Fenhoult – Orbit

2 December – 14 January

Oriel Mwldan

For more info


Larissa Sansour: In The Future They Ate From The Finest Porcelain

Exhibition continues until January 7 2018

chapter gallery

For more info


Mike Perry – Land/Sea (Tir/Môr)

Exhibition continues until 15 December

Closing event Monday 11 December, 6.00-8.00pm

Turner House

For more info


WARP Volunteers


Call out for lovely lovely volunteers!!

Get involved directly with your local art community and gain valuable experience volunteering at g39!

Do you have a day free to help with front of house duties during the running of our current exhibitions – Holly Davey’s The Conversation and Lydia Meehan’s A Template For Application ? Why not come give us a hand in the gallery we always appreciate your help and can offer bottomless tea/coffee, biscuits and hot water bottles/a heater for the cold weather. Contact me at warpintern@gmail.com with what dates you can do and I’ll put you into the calendar!

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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