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By celfogwmpas, Dec 11 2017 12:14PM

Dawn McIntyre, who has resided in Coelbren (Powys) for ten years was selected as our latest Emerging Artist at Celf o Gwmpas. Being an artist in residence, Dawn had a clear vision for her exhibition, which is to be unveiled in February 2018.


Dawn studied art at university level and went on to earn an associated master’s degree. After then going on to train as an engineer in Blackpool, Dawn began to find her artistic niche in combining technology, design and classic art forms. It was this passion that Dawn was able to best live out during her stay and work in Botswana, Africa. These learnings and life experiences have only added to Dawn’s natural orientation in the arts and world of design.


As an artist in residence, Dawn represents an important local icon in representing the interests of Celf o Gwmpas, Disability Arts Cymru and the Arts Council of Wales. Dawn, clearly talented artistically, was awarded a bursary to fund the use of a flat and a studio to showcase work relating to her brave survival of a life-threatening head injury. Having survived a devastating brain haemorrhage, Dawn drew on the positive and aptly devoted herself to a project which inspires both hope and faith called ‘Sanguis et Capillum’, which translates as ‘Blood and Hair’.


Throughout November, Dawn set out to work on developing self-portraits based on the above-mentioned theme. By using various samples of other individual’s blood and hair, Dawn has creatively incorporated these into her self-portraits. As Dawn further explains, we may all be individuals, however, we are also deeply interconnected. Thus, her choosing to opt for a more provocative manner in representing her self-portraits is now proving to be one of the most anticipated exhibitions in 2018!


We invite all of you to join in us in February 2018 to view what will prove to be an unforgettable experience!


By celfogwmpas, Sep 14 2017 09:02AM

Centre Celf was alive with creativity last night!


Our first Mapuche Weaving Class with Artist Liz Beasley was an amazing experience. We learnt about Chilean culture, climates, natural dyes as well as weaving techniques!


This hands on series of evening classes will provide students with the practical experience of making a simple frame loom, and the expertise to create beautiful woven textiles.


Dates: 13, 20, 27 September, 4, 11, 18 October 2017 (6.30 - 8.30pm)





Image: Jane Mason's fabulous creation

By celfogwmpas, Sep 7 2017 03:35PM

Wednesday 6 September 2017 saw the preview of the inuagural Artist Network Exhibition: The Beginnings


During this fantastic evening we were joined by over 40 people and hosted live poetry readings with special guests Helen Ivory and Martin Figura. We were also treated to poetry readings from Jane, Marie, Rachel and Mary-Ann who took part in Ivory's 'Personal Mapping' workshops during her 3 week residency at Centre Celf.


18 artists are exhibiting in the exhibition, which was curated by Anca Pancu.


Exhibition Dates: Thursday 7 September to Tuesday 17 October 2017

By celfogwmpas, Sep 5 2017 04:25PM

Celf o Gwmpas are very excited to announce that our first monthly newsletter went out today!


We have been very busy at Centre Celf, and are delighted to invite people to 'Read all About It'


Newsletters will come out at the beginning of each month, and will contain information about workshops, exhibitions and events coming up...


If you want to receive regular updates from us, please subscribe to our mailing list on the Home page!



IMAGE: Artist Network Exhibition 7 September - 17 October 2017

By celfogwmpas, Aug 15 2017 11:34AM

Celf o Gwmpas in partnership with Disability Arts Cymru (DAC) is delighted to announce the successful applicants for the first ever residency programme open to disabled artist in Wales.


Celf o Gwmpas are delighted to award the places to Lou Lockwood: Imprint - a further experiment in touch memory, Dawn McIntyre: Sanguis et Capillum, Jack McClafferty: Exploring the language of landscape, people and place and Jo Munton: We are innocent when we dream.


A high standard of applications were received, all coming from artists who have achieved a professional level of practice and selection was made on the basis of artistic ambition, risk-taking and experimentation.


Each of the artists will have the opportunity to spend time with ground-breaking arts organisation Celf o Gwmpas at Centre Celf in Llandrindod Wells, Powys, focusing on research, experimentation and the development of new work.


Residencies will be taking place from October 2017 to January 2018, and the successful applicants are forming part of a national and international residency programme supporting disabled artists working in a wide variety of art forms.


Each artist will receive a bursary, accommodation and shared studio facilities at Centre Celf as well as advice and guidance on career development and an in-residence group exhibition in March 2018.


Celf o Gwmpas continues to generate and create through an international pioneering training and workshop programme, gallery exhibitions, screenings and performances, working towards social inclusion, inspiring artistic ambition and providing a resource for the wider community.


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