Litmus is an exhibition and development programme offering curatorial and practical support for early career artists in Wales and the Welsh Borders to research, develop and present new work at Oriel Davies.
Upcoming - Katie Surridge: Who lives in a hole like this?
Building on the legacy of Oriel Davies’ previous initiatives - TestBed and In Focus - Litmus is based in and around our third exhibition space, which is a small yet adaptable space that measures 158cm (w) x 212cm (l) x 219cm (h). Whilst we’re anchoring the programme here, artists are invited to submit applications that also consider other spaces/places in Oriel Davies (whether physical or digital), and the surrounding area of Newtown.
Working collaboratively with Litmus Curator Louise Hobson and supported by Oriel Davies Curator Alex Boyd Jones, alongside the wider gallery team, artists are encouraged to experiment, to be ambitious and to take risks as part of a commitment to developing their creative practice. A fee of £600 plus an additional budget of £400 for production, materials and expenses will be provided to each artist.
Litmus aims to support artists with a range of practices and artistic approaches, and from a wide geographic spread across Wales and the Welsh Borders. As an organisation that seeks to support artists from all backgrounds, Oriel Davies welcomes applications from BAME artists and also those artists who identify as disabled.
Publicly launching on Saturday 20th May 2017 with the opening of Katie Surridge’s exhibition Who lives in a hole like this?, the Litmus programme will unfold over the course of a year, evolving in dialogue with each participating artist.
Litmus is selected through open call. The next call out for the programme will be announced in May 2017. For more information, please email Litmus Curator Louise Hobson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Litmus is supported by the Arts Council of Wales