Photographer in Residence


Berlin based, German portrait photographer Lorenz Widmaier will spend time with us at Celf o Gwmpas creating portraits and running a masterclass for people wishing to develop their skills in portrait photography. He will cover all the essential steps from location, camera set up, natural and artificial lighting, raw editing and simple retouching with Adobe Lightroom.


Date: Friday 10th July - Friday 17th July 2015

Textile Artist in Residence


Annelies Egli's is a Bristol based Swiss artist who will work with the groups to enable them to develop and make textile work for exhibiton. Educated in Switzerland and the UK, Annelies now uses her skills in leading workshops and tutoring in Art, Craft & Design. Her work includes weavings from typewriter ribbons, interactive scroll type books and textile prints made from three generations of handprints.

This is an ACW funded project.


Date: Monday 7th September - Friday 25th September 2015


Photo Credit: Fay Stevens

Curator in Residence


Laura Hamilton is a Scotland based curator and she will work with groups to select textile and glass pieces for exhibition and develop interpretation materials. This will be a showcase of the work produced in a curated exhibiton in Celf's gallery space and through the building. After graduating from the University of St Andrews with a degree in Art History, Laura was appointed Curator of Fine and Decorative Art and Temporary Exhibitions Officer at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle. She then moved to Glasgow where she spent almost  25 years as Curator of Strathclyde University's Collections and Director of the Collins Gallery. She has curated over 300 temporary exhibitions, covering Fine Art and all craft media. Since 2012 Laura has been an independant curator and has been involved in mentoring new and developing artists and makers. She is looking forward to working alongside Celf o Gwmpas. Laura will also provide 1:1 sessions for up to 12 Powys based makers while she is here, so that they can have the opportunity to discuss and gain feedback on their creative practice with a professional curator.

This is an ACW funded project.


Date: Monday 5th October - Friday 23rd October 2015


Installation by Glasgow's Chalet group at Strathclyde University's Collins Gallery, 2012. Photo Credit: Iona Shepherd

June - November 2016 - Curator in Residence: Stephen Park



Stephen Park was born in Edinburgh in 1962, and grew up in Newcastle.

While attending Goldsmiths College he was included in the New Contemporaries at the ICA London.  He graduated from Goldsmiths with a First Class Honours in 1985, and the same year was included in a group show at the Serpentine Gallery.  In 1987 he gained a Higher Diploma in Sculpture from the Slade School London.  The following year he exhibited at Canary Wharf with Gary Hume, Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, Michael Landy and others in Freeze.


In 1992 he was awarded the Henry Moore Fellowship at the Slade, which was extended for him the following year. He has subsequently exhibited in the UK and abroad.


Stephen Park has also designed and made jewellery, and performed poetry and comedy (which he presented at the Port Elliot Literary Festival and Theatre Royal in Plymouth, among many other venues). Until 2008, he regularly co-hosted the popular cabaret event in Totnes, One Night Stanza.


He has been closely involved with the Dartmoor Arts Summer School since its inception in 2006.  Throughout his career he has taught and delivered workshops at various places including The Royal College of Art.


Stephen will be Celf o Gwmpas Artist-in-Residence as Part of our Learning & Practice Project funded by the Arts Council Wales.  Stephen will be delivering Peer-to-Peer training sessions at Centre Celf, The Oriel Davies, Newtown and The Welfare, Ystradygnlais.  These sessions will talk place June, September and October.  For more information on this project, see our opportunites page.











stephen park

Celf o Gwmpas creates projects, exhibitions and residencies that open up opportunities for participation, develops artistic practice and presentation and supports social inclusion. etc.


To date, we have successfully recruited 14 artists to Celf’s innovative and pioneering Training and Mentoring programme (2009 – 2014), some artists have participated all the way through and others have joined and moved on.


Through early exhibition opportunities at Celf o Gwmpas's Beaufort Gallery in Llandrindod Wells, Oriel Davies Gallery in Newtown, and other venues in the UK, the majority of mentored artists have become increasingly visible, independent exhibiting artists.


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