Remy Dean will present an overview of the Ymly 2/Edge 2 creative programme, talking us through his approach to mentoring the eight selected artists and curating the work produced for this exhibition. He will discuss selected key works with the artists who created them, giving insight into their varied approaches and the different materials and processes that have been used.
Points of discussion will include collaboration and overlaps between artist and technician, retaining, maintaining or relinquishing the hand of the artist, and how it is possible to remain true to an original creative vision when using potentially clinical, digitally-driven technologies.
Tickets are priced £2.25 (Helfa Gelf members) and £4.50 (non-members)
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Remy is currently delivering educational projects with three schools as part of the Arts Council of Wales Lead Creative Schools initiative and also a Mentoring programme on behalf of Helfa Gelf (see below).
Do you have an interest in using new technology within your creative work?
EDGE-2-YMYL exhibition brief: Artists will address questions about the modern world and our human experience within it. Artists will use new technologies to innovate and push boundaries in their creative practice, helping them develop exciting new ways to better address questions about contemporary life.
Innovation: The artists involved will use the technologies available in Arloesi Pontio Innovation ‘fabLAB’ from laser and vinyl cutters to thermo-forming and 3D printers. Exploration of these new technologies will inform and innovate the creative practice of the artists.
Engagement: The artists will share their journey and talk about their practice and use of the ‘fabLAB’ to Helfa Gelf/AAF members and the wider creative community. This will involve an exhibition launch event and artists will also be available at times during the exhibition period.
Economic Regeneration: The exhibition will allow local artists, business people and Helfa Gelf/AAF members to understand the potential of using new technologies as a creative tool and the different ways those technologies could contribute to the development of their own creative or commercial practice.
Please note this opportunity is available to Helfa Gelf and AAF members only.
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Eight visual artists will be selected from those who apply for this opportunity to spend more time in Arloesi Pontio Innovation (aka 'fabLAB'), receive professional training and mentoring and be part of a group exhibition at White Box - Friday 18th Jan to Monday 11th February 2019. The selection panel will include Helfa Gelf representation and the Edge 2 Curator.
Your Mentor and Curator is Remy Dean, artist, author (including Evolution of Western Art), critic and Creative Agent, who has many years’ experience as an arts tutor, coaching creatives from concept to outcome.
Arloesi Pontio Innovation, part of the University of Bangor, is a leading innovation centre and one of the UK’s finest maker spaces. API is a place where the arts meets science. Pontio fabLAB is a facility where you can gain access to digital manufacturing and prototyping equipment. For more information, see the Pontio Website and find 'fabLAB' on the 'innovation' drop-down menu.
The Deadline for Applications is noon on Wednesday 16 May 2018
It is free to apply, but please note there will be a registration fee of £19 payable if you are selected - as part of the programme, all other on-going training and mentoring costs will then be covered by Helfa Gelf!
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Location: a spectacular Victorian manor house set in its own woodland and gardens, Plas Tan Y Bwlch is the Snowdonia National Park Authority’s Environmental Studies Centre.
The main focus of the course is responding to environments and recording personal responses through creative writing, would equally appeal to visual artists wishing to pursue a new approach to sketch books and commonplace books. The course is activity-based with various exercises and techniques you will be able to sample and take away with you.
Price: £190.00-£210.00 (full-board).
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Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog, part of the Helfa Gelf Art Trail festival of North Wales
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Exhibition preview from 12 noon
workshop: 'reading the land', at 13:00 in the Stable Block,
followed by artist's talk at 14:00 in the Lecture Theatre.
Workshop and talk are FREE, but please BOOK HERE