It’s an Awesome Autumn

cropped-atdacrocks_512.jpg We’ve been wonderfully busy creating a programme of events, support, training, symposiums, exhibitions and a Mental Health Arts Festival: Walls:Muriau.

There is something for just about everyone, organisations, the arts sector and individuals alike.

See below for information about some of things we’ve been up to:



DAC Annual Exhibition –  Call out for submissions

The theme of this year’s open exhibition is ‘Stronger Together’

Interpretation of the theme is up to individual artists. However you may wish to respond to this politically or personally, thinking about: relationships, partnerships, families , the power of people together , unity , solidarity , in response to Brexit or immigration.

You can download the entry form here

For all other enquiries please contact: or tel: 02920 551 040




Walls:Muriau – The Welsh Mental Health Arts Festival

If you would like to find out what’s happening at Walls:Muriau this year’s Mental Health Arts Festival all the details about every event can be found at the event website:

If you would like to have a flyer with all the main dates you can download it here:

In English

In Welsh

Poet Gwyneth Lewis will be running a writing workshop and reciting poetry; Cai Tomos is running a dance movement workshop.

Tim Rhys-Evans will be conducting his choir ‘Only Boys Aloud’ and will also deliver a lecture/recital; landscape artist Iwan Gwyn Parry will talk about how art has driven him through difficult personal times. Well respected artists and companies/organisations producing, devising and delivering quality work in Wales that has a mental health context will have a platform to present and share their visionary work. Much of the Festival programme will be new to a public audience:- Paul Whittaker’s shared reading of his ‘work in progress’ auto-biographical piece “Gods and Kings”; Suzie Larke’s digital photography; Elaine Paton’s development of “Moment(o)s of Leaving”; Re-Live’s performance of “Coming Home” with a cast of veterans and others affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The Festival will also offer new audiences award winning, powerful, thought-provoking drama, eg “The Ruins of Talgarth” from Blackwood Little Theatre and the honest, challenging performance “Worse Things Happen” by the multi-talented Catriona James alongside ‘Prisons Within’ by playwright Tony Wright.  This is just to name a few, there are many more artists involved, so come along and be a part of it.

On October 31st  – come along and meet the artist, this is your last chance to experience the Mental Health Arts Festival exhibition at the Hearth Gallery, Llandough University Hospital as this is the last day

Venue – HeARTh gallery, Llandough hospital

Date – Oct 31st

Time –  4.30pm

Artists include: Paul Whittaker, Paddy Faulkner, Suzie Larke, Glyndwr Brimacombe, Tim Iliffe,  and Elaine Paton.

Please visit the festival website for more information about everything above:


DAC Xtra Mentoring and Support Programme

Are you a disabled person or have a long term illness that affects your day to day life?

Have you been practicing as a Visual Artist or Writer/Poet for at least a year?

Are you 18+ and live in Wales?

Do you want to develop your creative work and achieve your goals?

For more information about our mentoring and support programme visit the website where you can fill in an Expression of Interest Form

We also have an A4 flyer that you can download and share freely.

In English

In Welsh




Audio Description Training for Galleries

We would like to tell you about an interactive training day designed to build your knowledge and awareness of disability equality in museums, galleries and cultural centres, specifically in relation to welcoming and supporting blind and partially sighted visitors and artists. We will be focusing on the skills necessary for describing artworks, through practical exercises. Further information can be found by selecting one of the dates below

Wednesday 9th November – 9.30am to 5pm

Thursday 10th November – 9.30am to 5pm

Friday 11th November – 9.30am to 5pm


Beyond the Frame Symposium

Beyond the Frame is a practical symposium bringing together Disabled artists and galleries to learn about the Tu Fewn project, network and shape future projects.

Join leading international artist Rachel Gadsden and CCQ editor Emma Geliot to discuss the importance of diversity in the arts.

To book your ticket click this link

or visit  or phone 01743 272939

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