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A series of Artist Opportunities at Bro Ddyfi Community Hospital, Health & Wellbeing Project, Machynlleth

‘Ffydd Gobaith Cariad’ / ‘Faith Hope Love’

The project represents a Welsh Government investment of £15M for the reconfiguration of Bro Ddyfi Community Hospital work started in March 2021 with a planned opening of the facility in early 2023

As a result of this investment, three specific projects have been identified.

Project Overview

The projects are:

A permanent piece of public art at the Hospital that could act as a clear meeting point and is of specific local relevance, to be commissioned, created and installed by a professional artist; £18,000

A bilingual writer, who can deliver workshops in Welsh and English, that will generate new writing that explores a sense of place. They will have excellent communication skills that help to communicate a genuine voice from local people; Outcomes will be produced in-house as cut vinyl lettering to be sited in various locations throughout the hospital. £3,000

An Illustrator, Graphic Designer or Artist who can produce a two-dimensional public artwork for the main entrance area at Bro Ddyfi Community Hospital, Health & Wellbeing Project, Machynlleth, that will be enjoyed by adults, children and families of all backgrounds for years to come. It is essential that this identifies the Welcome zone and it could refer to the outcomes from the writing workshops. This will be produced using wipeable vinyl and will be delivered as files to be produced and installed in-house on printed vinyl. £2,250

Themes that have already been identified through public consultation include Nature; the environment & weather, flora & fauna, heritage & local history, ‘distinctive’ Machynlleth & Dyfi Valley community

All of the projects should aim to be inclusive and diverse and represent a wide cultural community. We welcome applications from all sectors of community.

It is hoped that this project will help to establish and develop a mutually beneficial way of working for the partners that enables us to nurture a productive longer-term relationship. It is important to note that there are a number of groups in the town exploring local history, writing, art, the ideas of circular economy, community ownership, and green economy who are all keen to cooperate and be involved in the project.

The project will offer an opportunity for all local communities (including Welsh speaking communities), groups, schools, families, workers, staff and volunteers to explore new ways of looking at the Machynlleth.

A series of Artist Opportunities at Bro Ddyfi Community Hospital, Health & Wellbeing Project, Machynlleth


PAC1

Public Art Commission: Sculptors, Furniture Makers, Makers

£18,000

Feature artwork at hospital entrance using environmentally responsible materials. Maximum footprint space triangle 6000 x 5000 x 7810mm.

Proposals are invited from artists to produce a permanent public artwork for Bro Ddyfi Community Hospital, Health & Wellbeing Project, Machynlleth, that will be enjoyed by adults, children and families of all backgrounds for years to come. It is envisaged that this will be a low maintenance artwork that will be located outside the main entrance to the new hospital building due to be complete by Mid March 2023.

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PAC2

Public Art Commission: Writer

Written words / poetry / transcriptions in Welsh & English language (possibly inc. local dialect); involving community creative writing workshops

Proposals are invited from writers (who must be able to work bilingually in Welsh and English) to lead workshops and develop these into either a new piece of writing or a compendium of writing. This could inform aspects of PAC3 (below) for interior public artwork for Bro Ddyfi Community Hospital, Health & Wellbeing Project, Machynlleth, that will be enjoyed by adults, children and families of all backgrounds for years to come. It is envisaged that these workshops and writing will take place over a short period of time in October/ November 2022.

£3000

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PAC3

Design for wall space

Public Art Commission: Illustrators / Graphic Designers / Artists

Proposals are invited from Illustrators, Graphic Designers and Artists to produce a public artwork for the main entrance area at Bro Ddyfi Community Hospital, Health & Wellbeing Project, Machynlleth, that will be enjoyed by adults, children and families of all backgrounds for years to come. It is envisaged that this will be a low maintenance artwork produced in printed vinyl, so an ability to provide any files in the appropriate format is required. This role requires communication with the Writers (PAC2 above). The outcomes must be completed, ready to be installed, by December 2022

£2250

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Timeline

How to apply

Interested parties should submit a proposal by 10 October 2022

We'd like to know about your work, and what you would bring to this project through this opportunity.

The format for this proposal is a single PDF, containing:

  1. A statement of intent (maximum 300 words) with a response or method statement for responding to the specific opportunity (1500 words). (This can be submitted in Written, Audio or Video format of 5 minutes or less (links via PDF))
  1. A brief CV with contact details of at least two referees.
  1. Up to 8 images of your work/links* to other media.

*Please provide hyperlinks to online files or a Dropbox containing the files. Time-based media should be limited to up to four clips of no longer than 5 minutes; images should be no larger than 2mb.

The Roles will be appointed in October with start dates 24 October 2022.

For queries please email: steffan@orieldavies.org

Interviews will take place October 2022 (W/b 17 October TBC)

Deadline for applications is 10 October 2022

Start Date: 24 October 2022

End dates from December 2022 - March 2023

Apply via email: projects@orieldavies.org

Project managed by Oriel Davies Gallery on behalf of:

Published: 01.10.2022