Dialogue Beyond Sight Exhibition

Dialogue Beyond Sight Exhibition is a cross disciplinary and multi sensory collaboration...


... featuring the works of visually impaired artists and performers.

This exhibition brings together emerging and mainstream artists and performers in response to the theme “dialogue”. Collaborators examine the links between artist and audience, and practitioner and practice, presenting an eclectic range of artworks that include paintings, illustrations, sculptures and installations, with performances that include recital, storytelling and classical songs.

Dialogue inherently exists within creative practice and can sometimes be misunderstood or at other times completely disregarded. Artists and performers lead the authorship in interpretation of their works so it is objective, and not subjective.

Supporting the idea of objective interpretation, a series of scheduled workshops led by visually impaired artists, performers and other contributors will provide an opportunity to find out a little more about their practice.

For those visitors requiring a quiet tour of the exhibition, please contact us for an individual tour designed for your needs. Booking is essential as places are limited.

Email: info@mamomiinitiative.com

Dialogue Beyond Sight: Dialogue is curated by Andrew Mashigo and Rachel Gadsden.

It will be accompanied by a large print and Braille catalogue and includes a programme of workshops at the venue.

For enquiries, please call Andrew Mashigo on 07956 946 571 or Lynn Cox on 07818 437651.

Flora exhibition and audio description

Aberystwyth Arts Centre's latest exhibition, with audio description tours.


Vsit the next exhibition at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, flora. It's an exhibition about flowers - hopefully to bring a bit of summer to Aberystwyth amongst all this rain!

We understand how important it is for blind and partially sighted people to experience visual art, so we have developed audio description using these fantastic DiscoveryPENs. They'll be available at the desk in the gallery.

There will also be live audio description tours of the exhibition every Friday afternoon between 12-1pm.

Click here to watch the audio advert.

Call for entries

For Imaginary Worlds exhibition at Oriel Davies...


Oriel Davies invites illustrators, book artists, printmakers and comic artists and those studying any of the above to submit entries of work for consideration in an exhibition at Oriel Davies from 22nd October 2016 – mid February 2017.

There is a broad theme of 'Imaginary Worlds', and we are keen to appeal to creative professionals and students who work with, but are not limited to, illustration for children's and adult prose and poetry, graphic novels, artists books, media cartoons, posters and magazines. Sketchbooks, AV and 3D works are all valid as entries.

We are keen that works are for sale where possible. Wall mounted works should be framed and glazed.

Selection Panel:

Alex Boyd Jones, Curator and Amanda Farr, Director, Oriel Davies and Chris Glynn, Senior Lecturer Illustration, Cardiff Metropolitan University.


9am on Monday 6th June 2016


For full details and entry form: http://www.orieldavies.org/en/exhibition/imaginary-worlds-illustration-open

Enquiries to alex@orieldavies.org or 01686 625041

*There is no geographical restriction and entry is open both to professional artists and to students (17+) currently training. There is no entry fee.


A new concept for the March VAN exhibition: ART BY THE METRE.


1st March until 2nd April 2016.

The exhibition has no themed title; the manner of exhibition is the theme. You can put in as little or as much as you like.

The idea is to create a visually excitng mixed exhibition that will look distinctly different from our more conventional curated exhibitions.

We'd like at least 10 exhibitors to take part, which will give members an opportunity to promote their work; a celebration of variety within our organisation.

Visitors are often drawn to the Gallery in the Market Hall attracted by the eclectic nature of the work on show, which this exhibition is intended to highlight.

Each artist will be allocated a metre of wall space, floor to ceiling, to fill!

For a fee of £5 a week (for 5 weeks duration) for 2D work each artist will be allocated  1 METRE OF WALL SPACE (floor to ceiling) to fill and £3 per cube for 3D work. 

Items hung in walkway spaces and glazed works need to be mirror plated please.

Please email interest as soon as possible with Art By the Metre in subject bar.


We will generate forms and relevant paperwork in Mid Feb.

Olivier Jamin showcase

Deaf Artist to showcase his work with Grand Central and blowUP media...


Birmingham based Deaf Artist Olivier Jamin has announced that he has secured the opportunity to showcase his work at the new Grand Central Shopping Centre Birmingham and on blowUP media's giant digital screen near the Bullring Shopping Centre.

Olivier who is supported by “Grants for the Arts” through Arts Council England, is a Contemporary Artist who has been Deaf since birth and has had a long life passion for the arts.

Olivier specialises in hand drawn multicoloured art and creates Stencil Graffiti. Some of his hand drawn work uses different styles such as pen dotting style or 'tricking the eye' art so people can spend time looking at the artwork rather than a quick 5 second glance.

The aim is to produce work that combines the effect of colours and patterns and raise people's imagination and awareness especially regarding deafness and disabilities.

Olivier is constantly experimenting and finding new ideas and concepts. Much of his work is inspired by influences taken from personal life experiences of being Deaf and from his travels to Europe, Kenya and India.

The installation of Olivier's work starts 1st February 2016.

Jonathan Cheetham, General Manager for Grand Central, said: "Partnering with Olivier Jamin was an easy decision for us. Whilst we are a shopping and dining destination, we're still very much focused on investing in the people of our city. We have thousands of people passing through Grand Central each day, so we are thrilled to be able to provide Olivier with a magnificent platform to help build further awareness of his inspirational artwork."

Simon Russell, Sales Director for blowUP media, said: "We love to see great creative content running on our sites and Olivier's drawings are a great showcase for our medium. We are very pleased to be able to help him share his work with the city of Birmingham and raise awareness for deafness and disabilities."

Olivier Jamin, Deaf Artist, said "I am pleased to have received funding from Arts Council England, and to have been chosen by Grand Central and blowUP media to showcase my work. It's a dream come true to show my art to the public and to think it will be seen by thousands if not, millions of people as they pass through Birmingham is difficult to conceive. A special thanks to all the people who have supported me over the years."

Tu Fewn - Aidan Moesby

An update on the Tu Fewn commission at Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre.


An 'in' with a stranger - starting a creative conversation.

Curator Aidan Moesby begins a conversation exploring the notion of weather as a metaphor for the human condition.  Aidan has brought together an International selection of artists whose work resonates with his vision. Featuring Catrin Andersson; Joanne Mitchell; Zoe Preece and Tim Shaw.

This exhibition is a Tu Fewn project and presented as part of LGAC's "Maker to Curator" series.

Exhibition starts 16th January and runs until 12th March 2016.

Moesby explores the weather and art through the intersection of his socially engaged art practice. The weather is a rich source of metaphor, it is a driver of philosophical thought and even bound into some revolutionary politics.  January 2016.

For further details, visit the project page.

Nubyond Universal Creativity

Nubyond Universal Creativity - is an arts project whose objective is to promote social inclusion of people from different backgrounds, cultures and disabilities.


We aim to remove barriers that exist, enabling people to see the available pathways to presenting and exhibiting their work.

This creates an opportunity to celebrate individual uniqueness and creativity. Additionally, allowing people to share personal experiences of overcoming brokenness and prejudice.

Art exhibition;

Where: 4 The Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B15 1AS

When: 26th to 29th November 2015

Opening hours: 10AM to 4PM

Free entry

Refreshments available.

Outside In

Submissions are invited from UK based artists whose work is three or two dimensional and centres around craft processes.


The works selected will be displayed alongside pieces by historically renowned and invited contemporary outsider and self-taught artists at an exhibition at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester from 12th March until 12th June 2016 and followed by a national tour.

The overall Award Winner will receive a solo show at Pallant House Gallery. No fee.

Deadline: 5pm on Friday 30th October 2015.

Shropshire Open Exhibition 2015

The SADAA Art Panel is now accepting submissions.


... for the 2015 Shropshire Open Art Exhibition to be held in Shrewsbury between 28th September until 2nd November 2016.

This exhibition is open to all artist aged 15yrs and older. Fee applies. 

Deadline: Friday 4th September 2015.

VAN Gallery exhibitions

Open Art Exhibition on the theme of flowers - and another exhibition titled Heritage...


FLOWERS - Blooming Shropshire 2015:

On display at the VAN Gallery in Shrewsbury's Market Hall until 5th September 2015.

Meet The Artists event on Saturday 8th August between 12pm and 2pm.

This popular exhibition is open to everyone and attracts a colourful range of work by Shropshire artists and makers. August is blooming marvellous!


Heritage - Celebrating 50 years:

Shrewsbury Market Hall marks its 50th Anniversary this year.

To help with the celebration of the 50th Year Anniversary, the VAN Gallery is having an exhibition 'Heritage - Celebrating 50 years' during the month of September 2015. The exhibition will feature original design drawings, artwork and archived material.

Do you have any memories, photographs, artworks and artifacts that can be used to bring alive the history of this building and the characters and people who have been part of its story over five decades for the Heritage Exhibition?

If so contact: admin@visualartnetwork.org.uk 

Read the full story at: http://www.shropshirelive.com/2015/07/07/in-search-of-memories-of-shrewsbury-market-hall/  


Future Exhibition Programme at VAN:


Flowers Open
'Blooming Shropshire' Open Exhibition, all things floral!


Celebrating 50 Years, Shrewsbury Market Hall


Brigitta Shuker
Textile Artist


African Art


Mid Winter Market