Talking about Space for Artists


Yesterday I had the opportunity of talking about something I am very passionate about - the need for space for artists.  I believe that exhibition space for artists is crucial to the development of an artist's work.  In a world that wants to put a value on everything, it can be hard for an artist to value their own work if it goes unseen by the public.  Commercial Galleries are a commercially driven entity, and don't always offer emerging artists or young graduates the opportunities they deserve to show their work to the public. 
I founded Tydfil Gallery Ltd as a social enterprise in 2016 in an attempt to offer local artists the space they need to show their work to the public.  It hasn't been easy, but is receiving lots of support.  We still need a permanent space - but for now we are working with local businesses and using pop-up spaces to display the work of our artists.
This project is something I am going to be working more closely on in the future - and any suggestions for events or offers of space for these artists is most welcome, please get in touch by leaving a comment below or emailing me directly!
Thanks go to UnLTD, Social Firms Wales, Jols Restaurant and Steve Garrett for your belief in this project!

Comments

Steve Garrett said…
You spoke movingly and well about this, Jo. Local artists couldn't have a better advocate!
Iheanyi said…
Very passionate talk about a worthy cause.
Great advocate for the art community.

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