THIS is the beginning . . . Because somewhere between not knowing . . . and knowing . . . there lies imagination . . . THIS, THAT and THE OTHER . . . Book 1 . . . OUT NOW . . . THIS is the beginning . . . Because somewhere between not knowing . . . and knowing . . . there lies imagination . . . THIS, THAT and THE OTHER . . . Book 1 . . . CLICK HERE . . .

CURRENT : RED SPARROW WRITERS : storytelling, workshops, book signings : RSPB Conwy : booking now for 29 October 2019
THIS (parts 1 & 2) : OUT NOW from The Red Sparrow Press : paperback & e-book editions

FUTURE : Folklore & Fairy Tales of North Wales : Mixed Exhibition at Oriel Ty Meirion Gallery, Dyffryn Ardudwy : 22 October 2019 - 5 January 2020
THIS (Kindle Editions parts 3 & 4 of THIS, THAT & the OTHER Book 1) : Publication Dates TBA


Information about public courses and workshops taught by Remy Dean, author, artist, editor and experienced teacher. Also available for residencies, creative workshops, talks and lecture presentations (DBS + PPL + PI) - further details on request (please use 'Booking Enquiries' e-mail at left).


INTER⁁VERBA - Workshop & Gallery Talk
Wednesday 24 April 2019
Creative Workshop 14:00 - 16:00
Exhibition Opening & Artist's Talk 17:00 - 18:00
Hosted in the Oriel Maenofferen Gallery at Blaenau Ffestiniog Library

As part of the Storiel Pop-up Museum there will be a two-hour Creative Workshop for adults led by author and artist Remy Dean using writing and drawing to respond to works on show in his exhibition and to items from the Storiel museum collection that relate to your local heritage.

The workshop is FREE, but spaces are limited, so please book in advance by telephone during library opening hours on 01766 830415 or by email HERE 

There will also be an early evening Exhibition Opening event that will include an Artist's Talk giving insight into Remy's creative approach. All welcome. There will be light refreshments.

EDGE 2 - Curator & Artists Talking
Wednesday 6 February 2019
workshop & networking event at Pontio, Bangor

The Edge 2 mentoring and exhibition programme has been a great opportunity and fascinating process for the mentor/curator and artists involved. To hear more about their experiences using new technologies to innovate and push boundaries in their creative practice, please come to one of the sessions on Wednesday 6th February 2019. There will be one session in the morning and one in the afternoon. Each will be led by Remy Dean, the Edge 2 Curator, and involve up to four of the artists whose work is on display.

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)


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).

June 2018 - February 2019
Art meets Technology in this Helfa Gelf mentoring and training programme 
followed by a curated Exhibition in Arloesi Pontio Innovation’s White Box. 

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.

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!

Download Application Form HERE

Place... a Sense of Space
Friday 16 - Sunday 18 March 2018
creative writing course and retreat in spectacular Snowdonia

Three-days. All-in.

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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Sunday 24 September 2017
exhibition preview, workshop and artist's talk

Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog, part of the Helfa Gelf Art Trail festival of North Wales
- more info HERE

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

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