The Drawing Room
Make / Play / Share
22 October 2016 - 25 February 2017
A creative, social space, where art, performance, craft and film will be made, shared and inspired.
For full details about the project and all events please go to the project site www.openspace.orieldavies.org.
Working in collaboration with artists and the public, Oriel Davies Gallery is creating The Drawing Room, a curiously inviting room assembled from found, collected, customized and bespoke objects. Everyday items from sofas, cabinets and tables, to books, soft furnishings and ornaments will be created and redefined.
From 22 October to the 25 February 2017 The Drawing Room will be a multi-use space - an artist studio, boutique cinema, stage set, newsroom... A place for ideas, where discussion, learning, creativity and play will be encouraged. A space for hanging out and entertaining friends – Newtown’s living room in an art gallery.
Oriel Davies Gallery invites residents, schools, voluntary groups, established and emerging artists to get involved, contribute, make use of and experience The Drawing Room. The following opportunities will be promoted through open calls and online discussion in the lead up to opening in October:
- Artist residencies and commissions (see below)
- Seed fund opportunities
- Community creative challenges
- Contribute on facebook to The Drawing Room conversation
- Hold an event (e.g. scratch night, music recital…)
- Create an interest or discussion group (e.g. crochet club, book group, script reading…)
- Furniture collection
- Craft material collections
Details for each opportunity will be posted here as they are made available. They will also be shared on The Drawing Room facebook group. Alternatively, and for further information or a discussion, please contact Amber Knipe, Project Co-ordinator at email@example.com
CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES
The Drawing Room is part of Open Space, Oriel Davies Gallery’s two-year pilot project that runs from March 2016 to March 2018. In both years, Open Space will present a broad platform of cultural activity from October to January/February, which will run alongside the Gallery's existing exhibition and learning programmes.
Open Space is funded by Arts Council of Wales and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.