North Wales Art Open 2021
North Wales Art Open 2021 – The North Wales Art Open is an exhibition that celebrates talent from around the region and takes place in the Theatr Clwyd Gallery. The North Wales Art Open has been running annually at Theatr Clwyd for over 35 years.
Artists of all ages from or living in North Wales can now apply to be part of the competition exhibition. Each participant can accordingly submit up to four pieces. Works can be of any medium, including printmaking, painting, photography, sculpture, video and sound, textiles, and crafts.
The exhibition will run from Friday 29th October 2021 to Friday 7th January 2022. The deadline for applications will be open until Monday 11th October at 5pm.
Award-winning Wrexham-based artist Rhi Moxon, an illustrator and printmaker from Wales, will select the exhibited display. A guest panel of acclaimed artists will choose the prize-winning entries. Artists displaying their work will also be able to sell their work to the public while on display.
A Theatr Clwyd spokesperson said “There is an abundance of incredible talent here in North Wales and we are always looking at ways to celebrate and shout about it. The high standard and diverse range of entries we have had in the past certainly makes for an exciting exhibition. We would encourage armatures and professionals alike to join with us in celebrating artistic creativity in North Wales.”
For more information about the exhibition and how to apply, go to the Theatr Clwyd website.
Theatr Clwyd Background
In 2021 Theatr Clwyd won The Stage’s ‘Regional Theatre Of The Year’. Major recent successes have included co-producing Home, I’m Darling with the National Theatre, which won Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards. They have also received nominations in five categories, the UK Theatre Award-winning musical The Assassination of Katie Hopkins, the site-specific, immersive Great Gatsby and the Menier Chocolate Factory co-production of Orpheus Descending.
Theatr Clwyd is one of only four theatres in the UK to build sets and props, make costumes and paint scenery in-house. Their impressive team of workshop, wardrobe and scenic artists, props makers and technicians ensure the skills vital to a vibrant theatre industry have their roots right in the heart of Wales. In addition, Theatr Clwyd hosts an artist development programme. There is also a trainee technicians’ scheme and an 18-month traineeship for directors to develop artistic directors.
Theatr Clywd Ethos
Theatr Clwyd works in the community across all art forms and is a cultural leader for its cross-generational theatre groups, work in youth justice and diverse programmes of arts, health and wellbeing. Award-winning Community Engagement projects include Arts from the Armchair, in partnership with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, which uses theatrical making skills to help people with early-onset memory loss and their carers, and Justice In A Day, working in schools and the law courts to help at-risk children to realise the consequences of crime.
Theatr Clwyd has completed the public consultation period for a major Capital Redevelopment Project. This project will reimagine the theatre’s public spaces. It will also create a greener, more efficient and sustainable building. World-class art can thrive there and social action has a place for generations to come.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the theatre has been active in helping its community, from hosting blood donation sessions and distributing food to vulnerable families to creating digital dance workshops for those with Parkinson’s and sharing creative packages and activities with those most isolated.
Our website: www.theatrclwyd.com
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