Monthly Archives: October 2014

The search is on! Gwent Young Artist 2014 – This Saturday

Overall winner of the Gwent Young Artist of the Year 2013 competition was Blackwood Comprehensive pupil Casey-Leigh Prosser, 15 - Photo: South Wales Argus

Overall winner of the Gwent Young Artist of the Year 2013 competition was Blackwood Comprehensive pupil Casey-Leigh Prosser, 15 – Photo: South Wales Argus

This Autumn, we here at The Project Space are proud to support the South Wales Argus as once again, they go on the look out for the best young artist in Gwent.

This annual competition, now in it’s fourth year, as well as giving young artists the chance to showcase their talents, provides youngsters with the chance to win some generous cash prizes. All you have to do to take part is submit an original piece of art, be it a drawing, painting, sculpture or whatever to the address on the entry form.

The closing date for entries is FRIDAY 12th December 2014.

The judging panel made up of representatives from the University of South Wales, South Wales Argus and Western Power, will meet during the following weeks to select a shortlist of winners whose work will go on display here at The Project Space between Thursday 8th January until Saturday 31st January 2015.

In addition, we’re teaming up with the Art Foundation tutors at University of South Wales to run two workshops o:

Saturday 18th October (FREE – 10am – 2pm) and

Saturday 1st November (FREE – 10am – 2pm) to help contestants perfect their art techniques.

The Age categories for the competition are: 8 years old and under9 to 12 years13 to 18 years

There will be a winner and runner-up in each age category and then an overall winner, who will be named the South Wales Argus young Gwent Artist of the Year.

Winners of the age groups will each receive £75; runners-up £25 and £175 for their school’s art department. The overall winner will win a trophy plus £400. Their school will receive £275 for the art department. They will also receive an art masterclass at the University of South Wales.

For more information, check out the South Wales Argus website:

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Arts Council for Wales – Funding surgery – @ The Project Space #ArtPort


Representatives of the Arts Council for Wales will be holding Funding surgeries for artists looking for Arts support. Booking is required and will take place at The Project Space. #ARTPORT

A Message from ACW:


40 minute slots will be available to attendees to discuss possible projects with our Information Officers. They will be able to offer guidance on eligibility and how best to apply for a grant. Continue reading

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Artist in residence: Marion Cheung, a brief introduction.

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As part of a series of Artist residencies at The Project Space in 2014/2015. We would like to initially introduce you toMarion Cheung.

Marian will be exhibiting at the Riverfront and hosting workshops during half term. She will be re-creating the look of e-waste with cardboard collage onto 3 large paintings measuring 168cm square. By using a combination of actual e-waste (circuit boards etc) with cardboard/fabric collage Marian aims to engage with the public in understanding and contextualising the use and life spans of the electronic devices we purchase and use on a daily basis. The workshops will allow participants to create cut outs of devices for Marion to use inside the arts pieces and allow paint to be used in fun and exciting ways.


Tuesday 28th, 11.00 – 1.00pm and Wednesday 29th 11.00 – 1.00pm.

You can see some of Marions’ work at


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The Project Space becomes the fringe venue for #ComedyPort2014


Celebrations truly started last night as Tin Shed Theatre passed down the baton of comedy to new performance tri, art and comedy collective Daughters of Albion at the TRASH. Play, Pint and Pie event.

The event was a success with around 30 paid attendees lining up to enjoy lovely food and entertainment for the mere price of foot long subway sandwich 🙂

Today we continue the laughter with a  comedy quiz hosted by Tin Shed and we will end the week of funnies on Saturday with a the official closing party of #ComedyPort2014


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