Rhôd Artists’ Camp // Gwersyll Artistiad 2016

mill_august_2015_6aaaRhôd Artists Group are pleased to offer artists working in any medium the opportunity to join us at Melin Glonc in rural Carmarthenshire for a week of artistic experimentation, discussion and making.

Location                           Melin Glonc, Drefach, SA44 5XB

Art Form                           Artists working in any medium are welcome to apply

Event Dates                      Fri 8th July – Sat 16th July 2016

Artist fee                            There is no fee

Application fee                   There is no application fee

To apply                              Email: rhodau@hotmail.co.uk

include a CV and no more than 6 jpegs of your work

Closing date                        Mon 16th May 2016

Rhôd Artists Group has a reputation for organising an annual contemporary art exhibition at Melin Glonc in Carmarthenshire. This year as part of our ongoing research into commissioning and exhibiting contemporary art in a rural setting we would like to invite artists to come and experiment in making work in this beautiful setting without the pressure of a final show.

Artists will be expected to make a presentation of their practice to the group during the period of their stay. These presentations will be open to the general public.

There will also be presentations by members of Rhôd Artists Group and invited local artists.

Artists are invited to camp for free on site.

The majority of spaces for making work are outdoors and make it possible to work on a large scale. There are some materials available.

Artists should bring the tools they need.

The Rhôd Artists Group will provide food on 4  nights over the 7 days of the residency for a small charge, basically to cover costs.

There will be communal cooking facilities available for the other nights and trips out to local galleries and events.

Pick-ups can be arranged from the station in Carmarthen for artists who don’t drive.

The week of your stay coincides with the local carnival. Rhôd Artists Group will have been running workshops, for local children, to make a float for the parade on Saturday 16th July, the last day of the camp.

Rhôd Artists Group will also be running workshops for pupils in years 11 – 13 on-site n the 6 acre woods.


“Rhôd is an artist-run project which takes its name from a sixteenth century water-mill (Rhod is Welsh for water-wheel and also ‘the wheel of the heavens’). The project involves an annual exhibition held in the mill building and grounds of Melin Glonc, an 11 acre site of woods, meadow and water gardens  around the Grade II listed mill building in Drefelin, Carmarthenshire”