February/March 2016

Printmaking Workshops with Terri Sweeney - A series of Tuesday afternoon workshops for learning disabled adults to come and explore printmaking techniques...


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April/May 2016

Paper Sculpture Workshops with Geraint Edwards - A series of inclusive workshops for adults with a range of support needs aged 50+ as part of the Age Cymru Gwanwyn Festival of the Arts for Older People in Wales 2016


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Coffee, Cake & Christmas Craft  A fundraising event to make a creative selection of christmas decorations to take home.  Led by the Celf o Gwmpas Team



Artists Voice Workshop - Tuesday 20th September 2016

The aim of this workshop was to gather a group of past, present and future Artists that have been associated with Celf o Gwmpas to provide a collective voice, to inform direction and ensure artistic quality of all future projects.



Offa's Dyke Challenge Walk - Our annual sponsored event where Celf staff, artists, trustees and friends take up the challenge to complete Offa's Dyke.  This year the intrepid walkers started in Pandy and walked to Kington.


MAY 2016

Coffee, Cake & CROCHET  A fundraising event with practical demonstrations and the opportunity to learn how to crochet.  Led by Sarah Hill


MARCH 2016

Coffee, Cake & UP-CYCLING A fundraising event showcasing the work of Jane Mason and her clothing line 'Tatty Buys' with the opportunity to have a go in turning drab into fab


'TV Classics Part 1' by Cameron Morgan


Exhibition Dates:  Wednesday 29th June - Thursday 4th August 2016


Celf o Gwmpas & Project Ability present...


An exhibition of paintings featuring television programmes throughout the ages


Our current Artist in Residence is Stephen Park who has been running 'Peer to Peer' training sessions with groups in Llandrindod Wells and Ystradgynlais.


Stephen has also been developing his sculpture practice in the Artist Studio at Centre Celf...


"Artist in Residence - Great Privilege.  Making sculpture again after 20 years, time and space to do this without financial risk - hugely significant to me"


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'Boxing Shadows'


Exhibition Dates:  Thursday 10th November 2016 - Thursday 5th January 2016


Boxing Shadows was an exhibition of work created by participants on our year long Arts Council of Wales Learning & Practice project.  We celebrated the end of the project by holding a week of events in partnership with Disability Arts Cymru and Making Minds 'WALLS:MURIAU' Arts and Mental Health Festival 2016

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Date:  10th - 15th November 2016


A week of events in partnership with Disability Arts Cymru and Making Minds 'WALLS:MURIAU' Arts and Mental Health Festival 2016


Exhibiton Preview a multi-media exhibition 

Thursday 10th November 4.00 - 6.00pm


Providing a platform for the artists involved to exhibit and screen work. With over 30 Artists involved on a National Level, this exhibition will be made up of sculpture, paintings, drawings, film, ceramics and more.


In parallel with Stephen Park: Residency Exhibition


Showing new work created during his residency stay over the course of six months in Llandrindod Wells. This new work sees Stephen return to sculpture after a 20 year hiatus.




Comedy Evening 'Havin' a laugh' showcasing a Powys-based project with Owen Griffkin

Friday 11th November 6.00 - 8.00pm


Our Artist in Residence Stephen Park will be compering the evening, with perfomances from Sean Burn and Owen Griffkin.


Writer, performer and outsider artist. Performing: a little added nuts : a wittily honest look thru seans eyes using humorous live art to examine thestigmatising language around mental distress and find strength and beauty hidden beneath those wounding words. this performance even includes the chance to win real art prizes!




Sean Burn Image: David Clarke Wilson



Panel Discussion and Artist Talks surrounding the topic of Arts and Mental Health

Tuesday 15th November 10.00 - 4.00pm


We will be joined by Jane Cooke (Senior Officer Mental Health PAVO), Stephen Park, Sean Burn, Amanda Wells and participating artists sharing their processes in working towards the Boxing Shadows Exhibition.



Drop-in Workshop with Amanda Wells and the Celf-Able group

Tuesday 15th November 2.00 - 4.00pm


Amanda Wells and her Celf-Able group are offering a free drop-in session at the Centre Celf workshop where you are invited to come in and express your creative voice and ‘have-a-go’ and making art! This is free of charge and will provide an insight to the types of projects ran at Celf o Gwmpas.



Artist Talk: Blue MacAskill

Tuesday 15th November 4.15 - 5.00pm


"Art with Impact” Using artwork to understand the experience of mental illness: Mainstream artists and Outsider artists Can we get past where it’s come from and call it ART in the mainstream - Touching on teaching film and art in a safe and therapeutic way to produce work that helps with the challenge of living with illness. A talk/discussion with Blue MacAskill Artist and Filmmaker Image By Blue MacAskill / National Library of Wales Residency Archive



CELF ARTIST NETWORK EVENT 'Art Therapy: A Dangerous Opportunity'


Wednesday 16th November 2016 6.30 - 8.00pm


Mark Shakespeare NHS Art Therapy Consultant presents a discussion on Art Therapy and its benefits.  With an opportunity for Artists and Organisations to come together and discuss issues raised from the talk over a free glass of wine.


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Season's Greetings

November 2016

'12 Drummers Drumming'

Printmaking Workshop with Jane Mason - A one day printmaking workshops for learning disabled adults to come and create a print of '12 Drummers Drumming' as part of Outside In's Twelve Days of Christmas Campain.


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Learning & Practice - Throughout 2016

The Learning & Practice year long training project will provide a new approach for practicing and aspiring artists with mental health challenges to learn, create and present whilst also promoting engagement with and sharing on wider platforms.


Image by Artist Blue MacAskill


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