Artist/Filmmaker Call Out

Cross Caernarfon Film Project We are seeking proposals from Artists and Filmmakers or a combination, to create a short films celebrating Caernarfon. There are up to 4 commissions available. Potentially, they may be shown in a newly created space within the Highland... read more

To The Sea

Call for expressions of interest from artists to partake in an unique project in the town of Caernarfon. Following the success of the last two STAMP Castell exhibitions, Castell 03 returns this year with the thematic focus ‘To the Sea’ to coincide with... read more

School Children working in a Community Forge

Pupils from five schools in the Caernarfon area have visited ‘Gefail yr Ynys’ (The Island Forge) this autumn, to see a blacksmith at work and to create their own artworks in metal.         When Maesincla Primary School’s Year 5 pupils visited in October, they worked... read more

The regeneration of Cardiff Bay

We’ve recently written about STAMP’s involvement in regenerating Caernarfon through the arts. Previously we’ve written about similar schemes in Liverpool and Merthyr Tudful. In this article, we’re looking at the regeneration of Cardiff Bay. In the 1830s the rapid... read more

Artist in Residency

The second set of residency artists are based at Gefail yr Ynys during August and September. Mike Murray is a mixed media sculptor based in Arfon, Gwynedd and Robin Richards is a contemporary composer and multi-instrumentalist in Manchester based band Dutch Uncles.... read more

Event: CARNafan

Pop by the CARNafan at Cei Llechi Caernarfon, between 6:30pm and 8pm on Friday 1st September 2017. We’ll be launching the CARNafan and celebrating the end of the residency with Rita Ann. To find out more, download the poster by clicking... read more

Another opportunity

Creative Commission Storiel, Bangor Museums & Arts Service Cyngor Gwynedd Title:  Phase 1 : Community Project to create an artwork engaging with Gwynedd’s history and collections at Storiel, Bangor Duration of contract: Mid September- end October/November 2017... read more

Gefail yr Ynys – artists in residency appointed

We are pleased to announce that the second pair of resident artists have begun their month-long residencies at the forge at Gefail yr Ynys, Caernarfon. Pairing a local Gwynedd-based artist with someone from further afield the residencies involve skills exchange and an... read more

Celebrating the arts in Caernarfon with Gwyl Arall

Gwyl Arall is a festival of the arts held in several venues around Caernarfon every summer. We spoke to co-founder Nici Beech to find out more. Gwyl Arall was inspired by the Laugharne Festival which Nici had visited in 2008 with her friend Llinos. Impressed that... read more

CARNafan Call for Artists

Call for Artists Call for short films to exhibit in CARNafan during Gwyl Arall 7, 8, 9 of July A totally FREE opportunity to be part of CARNafan’s launch Artists are invited to exhibit their video work within CARNafan, a new mobile exhibiting and residential venture... read more

CARN Membership

Want to be a part of CARN? Apply to be a member for only £25 a year This will be the last year CARN receives help from the Arts Council of Wales, Ideas People Places fund, STAMP. In order to ensure a bright and sustainable future for CARN, we need to generate income... read more

Brief for applicants: artist in residency opportunity

This residency is a collaborative project between the Arts Council of Wales, Stamp and Addo. Bursary: £2,000 for 1 month starting in July 2017 Deadline for applications: 16th June 2017 We are inviting applications from artists and makers with a collaborative/... read more

Gefail yr Ynys developments

Gefall yr Ynys is a forge with metalworking facilities, located in the Slate Quay area of Caernarfon. In collaboration with local makers, artists and just the plain curious, the space will be opened up to wide range of users as part of the Ideas, People & Places... read more

Mae Gen i Go’: a network of memories forming

The volunteers of Mae Gen i Go’, a project to record the memories of Caernarfon residents which is led by GISDA, have completed months of gathering and the first memories are now almost ready to see the light of day in the form of an exciting network around the town.... read more

The WAL

STAMP in collaboration with Galeri are inviting CARN artists to design a creative map showing locations & STAMP’s projects on the WAL in the Galeri. The purpose of the WAL in the Galeri is to give artists the opportunity to create an artwork in front of a live... read more

Visit to UnDegUn, Wrexham

CARN will be arranging a trip to visit UndegUn in Wrexham on the 13th of April, we’ve arranged a personal tour of the space and current exhibition as well as speaking with one of the founders of the project, David Grey, as well as some of the artists located... read more

Two days of Sensory Theatre, with Iwan Brioc

Come and experience two days of Sensory Theatre, on the 20th-21st of April, led by the artist Iwan Brioc. The experience will be FREE and you will get free lunch!! Mae Gen i Go’ started on the 13th, 14th and 15th of January with a weekend of innovative volunteer... read more

Call for Volunteers – Castell02

Following the first successful Castell01 in 2016, STAMP Caernarfon is seeking individuals interested in working with the team on the delivery of STAMP Castell02 from Friday 12th – Sunday 14th May, 2017. It will be an exciting weekend showing work by artists in... read more

Gefail yr Ynys opens for Get Creative, 2017.

Good News, Gefail yr Ynys will be opening for the Get Creative weekend on Saturday and Sunday 8th and 9th of April 10am-12 and 1-3pm FREE Arts Workshops for Children and Families Free Blacksmithing demonstrations Call in at the Gefail yr Ynys Forge to take part... read more

CARN Interventions

1. QR codes This element is a huge part of the project. This is how the local residents and tourists will access the sensory memories of the people of Caernarfon. A unique QR code will be created for each recording and then placed in the exact place mentioned in the... read more

Call for Artists – Castell02

Following the first successful Castell01 in 2016, STAMP Caernarfon is inviting artists to send in their proposals for site-specific artworks and artistic interventions for STAMP Castell02 in and around Caernarfon Castle and the Town Walls as part of Ideas People... read more

The ancient Welsh art of Storytelling

Storytelling is an ancient tradition in Wales, and an art at which we’re quite adept!  In the days before reading and writing were widely-held skills, the art of storytelling was a valuable one. Not only was it a way to keep history alive (although stories would have... read more

Caernarfon rushlight holders: back in production soon?

In the days before gaslight and electricity, one of the cheapest forms of lighting was rushlights, held in special iron holders. Each region had its own style: could Caernarvonshire’s rushlight holders be back in production soon? Long before electricity or even... read more

Canolfan Soar and the regeneration of Merthyr Tydfil

In its heyday Merthyr Tydfil was the biggest town in Wales. At its lowest point it was hit by economic turmoil and high unemployment. But the area’s fortunes have improved in recent years after investment in the Arts and the Welsh language through Canolfan Soar, a... read more

The Arts and the regeneration of Liverpool

Built initially as a revolutionary docking system in the 19th century, Albert Dock in Liverpool has a lot of historic ‘firsts’ under its belt. But its transformation in the past 30 years is what really puts it, and Liverpool, on the UK’s Arts map. At 1.25 million... read more

Cei Llechi plans exhibition

There will be an opportunity on the 25th and 26th January for the public to see and comment on the exciting plans now proposed for artisan’s workshops on Slate Quay as part of the ambitious plans to regenerate Caernarfon’s waterfront. The Caernarfon Harbour... read more

CALL OUT for lead artist

We would like to appoint an artist or artist collective to work collaboratively on three of the schemes in Caernarfon, to ensure coherence and consistency of artistic approach throughout and between the developments. Ideally we would like to see the artist:... read more

Caernarfon theatre company revives classic comedy

  Caernarfon-based Theatr Bara Caws is behind the revival of a classic comedy series from the 1970s and 80s, currently touring Wales. Local theatre group Theatr Bara Caws have been touring Raslas Bach a Mawr! since 18 November, which saw the popular classic... read more

Remembrance poppies attract thousands of visitors

The “Weeping Window” ceramic poppies sculpture, first displayed at the Tower of London in 2014 to mark the centenary of the Great War, is currently on display at Caernarfon Castle. A poignant sculpture on display at Caernarfon Castle has attracted thousands of... read more

Gŵyl Arall Weekend, Gefail Yr Ynys.

STAMP would like to thank members of Gŵyl Arall, CARN for coordinating and guiding activities on the Island Site Forge during the weekend. It was a great weekend despite the weather! It was nice to see such a variety of audiences and participants experience the... read more

STAMP – Gwyl Arall

STAMP is holding events and activities on the Island Site, Cei Llechi during Gwyl Arall. They’ll be a number of artistic events on site organised by CARN (Caernarfon Arts Regeneration Network) as well as events by Gwyl Arall. Friday 8th of July: 4pm – STAMP... read more

Introduction to Metalworking, Miranda Meilleur

Miranda Meilleur is a designer silversmith working in a variety of precious and non precious metals, she produces unique pieces of metalwork, bowls and spoons both functional and sculptural. She has exhibited worldwide and is currently working as a part time lecturer... read more

A5 Postcard Exhibition

You are invited to take part in this exhibition at the Forge Island, Slate Quay, Caernarfon which has been organized by CARN (Caernarfon Artist Regeneration Network).You are invited to create an artwork using any technique, any media and any interpretation to the size... read more

ADDO Creative Talk

A talk by Tracy Simpson of Addo Creative, discussing how to develop projects, responding to artistic call outs and opportunities, creating strong applications and working in partnership. Tracy will also be introducing the toolkits they have recently created to help... read more

MIKE MURRAY workshop

FRIDAY 10th of June Morning Workshop: 10am –12:30pm Afternoon Workshop:1:30pm– 4pm Introduction to Gefail Yr Ynys community forge, you be will be introduced to the idea of using the foundry for Art and Design and explore basic mobile sculpture using recycled materials... read more

Gefail Yr Ynys, OPENING HOURS

When: Mon/Tues/Wed, June Times: 10am-4pm Come and have a look and also you can register to take part in the Project! We are looking for people to get involved during all stages of the project .We are looking for people with metal working skills, want to learn about... read more

Metal working and welding workshop for beginners

Wednesday, 8 June 6-8pm A beginners practical workshop in welding and metal work. The session will introduce participants to arc welding, use of cutting equipment, drills and rivets. This is a hands on session, so please wear suitable clothing, footwear and remove... read more

STAMP: Tre Cofis

The official opening of the Siopau Tre Cofis exhibition was on the 16th of Decemebr in Cafe Te a Coffi. Luned Rhys Parri with the community groups and volunteers succeeded to create over a 100 shops with the help of those who participated in the community  workshops... read more

Island Site, Open Day, Caernarfon Food Festival

During the Caernarfon Food Festival we had an open day on the Gefail Yr Ynys site! With the sun shining and plenty of hustle and bustle in the town it was a pleasure to have the opportunity to show the site and the forge! We had a very special guest visiting the site... read more

Re:Brand – Part 2

The final stage of Re:Brand is drawing to a close. The guys at Stiwido Franwen have been busy designing our new logo, building our new website and teaching us how to use it! They’ve delivered a fantastic logo, branding and site – all the more impressive... read more

STAMP:Castell01

A weekend of art exhibition where performances, sculptures and a multi-media works responding to the unique location and history of Caernarfon Castle were held during the Caernarfon Food Festival. Visitors had the chance to discover and enjoy different creative... read more