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By celfogwmpas, Aug 15 2019 11:35AM

Celf o Gwmpas are really pleased to announce an exciting new training opportunity for practicing artists interested in becoming part of the growing sphere of Art and Health.

We are opening applications for a professional standard training opportunity for 10 artists working in any medium or any discipline; leading to skills in designing and running arts and health projects in a variety of settings.

The course will run over two consecutive days each month from October 2019 - June 2020.

For more information and application form please see the opportunities page on our website.

By celfogwmpas, Jul 29 2019 12:57PM

We are really pleased to be hosting this years full exhibition from Disability Arts Cymru.

The annual exhibition showcases and tours work of Wales based disabled and deaf artists, or those living with term term physical and/or mental health conditions.

There is a public event on Thursday 22nd August 2019 2 - 5pm, everyone is welcome.

After Centre Celf a selection of the work will travel to Mostyn, Llandudno; Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil and Theatr Clwyd, Mold.

If you would like to see the exhibition please contact us in advance as due through August we have reduced opening hours due to summer holidays.

By celfogwmpas, Jul 18 2019 01:57PM

Powys Lotto is a new lottery that Powys County Council have launched to help people support the huge range of amazing local charities that improve lives in Powys.

We are happy to say that you can directly support Celf o Gwmpas by signing up to our Powys Lotto page.

This means that 50p in every pound comes directly to Celf o Gwmpas and 10% goes into a community chest which all good causes signed up to Powys Lotto can apply to, so you could be helping us twice – just with your one pound! As a player you know that 50% of your money goes directly to the causes that you support.

We think this is a brilliant way to support local charities and give yourself a chance of winning; so it’s all wins all round!

Players are encouraged to sign up with a direct debit so that you just do it once and then you know that you are regularly buying tickets, helping Celf o Gwmpas and giving yourself chance to win the jackpot of £25,000! Each ticket is £1.00 per week.

It’s just a few pounds to the player, but to us it is incredibly valuable regular income. Regular income means that when we set our heating budget, we know that a percentage can come from our fantastic lottery supporters. Regular income means that we can afford to offer local groups very reasonable rates when they book our lovely building and that in turn helps their work. Regular income means that we can put more of our funds directly into our innovative, life-enhancing projects for people in our community who, for example, live with dementia, or who have learning disabilities.

It’s just a few pounds to the player, but your tickets, bought directly from our Celf o Gwmpas Powys Lotto page, will make a big difference to us and the groups who use our building.

By celfogwmpas, Jan 31 2019 12:42PM

Our lovely Gallery Building on Temple Road is available to rent. The Gallery comprises of a Gallery/Shop front and two offices at road level. On the lower floor there is a large studio/workspace, toilet and kitchen area.

If you would like more information or would like to arrange a viewing please contact Sarah at Centre Celf either by phone 01597 822777 or email

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!