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Oriel Davies Gallery
The Park, Newtown
Powys SY16 2NZ
Telephone: +44 (0) 1686 625041
Fax: +44 (0) 1686 623633
Email: desk@orieldavies.org
Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm
Free Admission

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.

Litmus

Exhibitions:

Who lives in a hole like this? | Katie Surridge | part 1 | 20 May - 19 July 2017

In Guise of the Rock | AJ Stockwell | part 2 | 29 July - 20 September 2017

Residencies:

Litmus Residency | Neasa Terry | part 3 | 07 October - 02 December 2017

Litmus Residency | Paul Eastwood | part 4 | 09 December 2017 - 27 January 2018

Litmus Commission | Freya Dooley | part 5 | 10 February - 11 April 2018

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.

The Litmus programme is unfolding over the course of the year, evolving in dialogue with each participating artist.

For more information, please email Litmus Curator Louise Hobson: litmus@orieldavies.org

Litmus is supported by the Arts Council of Wales