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LGBTQI Gypsies, Roma and Travellers & society

The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is very proud and grateful to have received 5000 euros from the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture.…
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Added by Isaac Blake on August 19, 2020 at 8:28 — No Comments

Online event with Isaac Blake, Cas Holmes, Dan Turner and Daniel Baker

Gypsy Maker 4 Presentation with g39, 30th September 2020 6–8pm 

The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is proud to announce an evening of talks and discussions in association with g39. The event takes place to mark the end of the latest Gypsy Maker exhibition tour of new works by the artists Cas…

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Added by Isaac Blake on August 3, 2020 at 9:39 — No Comments

Cosh 2019 (detail) by Dan Turner and Pani Kekkavva (Kettle) Wagtail 2019 (detail) by Cas Holmes

Gypsy Maker 4 Artwork Narration

Cosh 2019 (detail) by Dan Turner and Pani Kekkavva (Kettle) Wagtail 2019 (detail) by Cas Holmes 

The artworks that Cas Holmes and Dan Turner have produced for their Gypsy Maker 4…

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Added by Isaac Blake on August 3, 2020 at 9:31 — No Comments

Kan 2019 by Dan Turner

Gypsy Maker 4 Artwork Narration 

Kan 2019. 91cm x 61 cm diameter, mixed media by Dan Turner 

“As part of my research I have looked at the history of Travelling peoples as…

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Added by Isaac Blake on August 3, 2020 at 9:26 — No Comments

Great Aunt Margaret’s Hopes 2019 by Cas Holmes

Gypsy Maker 4 Artwork Narration 

Great Aunt Margaret’s Hopes 2019, 59 cm x 69 cm by Cas Holmes

“In the last few years I have travelled a great deal and often miss seeing the seasonal changes at home. The Gypsy in me…

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Added by Isaac Blake on August 3, 2020 at 9:21 — No Comments

Patteran Series 2019 by Dan Turner

Gypsy Maker 4 Artwork Narration 

Patteran Series 2019. 91cm x 60cm x 50cm, mixed media by Dan Turner 

“In these works I examine the sense of double belonging that has…

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Added by Isaac Blake on August 3, 2020 at 9:16 — No Comments

Pani Kekkavva (Kettle) Wagtail 2019, 160 cm x 59 cm x 0.5 cm by Cas Holmes

Gypsy Maker 4 Artwork Narration 

Pani Kekkavva (Kettle) Wagtail 2019, 160 cm x 59 cm x 0.5 cm by Cas Holmes

“The artworks in the Pani Kekkavva Triptych are the signature pieces of my Places, Spaces, Traces exhibition for…

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Added by Isaac Blake on August 3, 2020 at 9:13 — No Comments

Coshtis 2019, by Dan Turner

Gypsy Maker 4 Artwork Narration

Coshtis 2019, 90 cm x 60 cm x 10 cm, wood, Perspex and foam by Dan Turner

“As an artist, my work has not always been concerned with my heritage although it has always been informed by being born into a family of makers and a vibrant visual and craft based culture. As my practice evolved I slowly came to…

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Added by Isaac Blake on April 13, 2020 at 18:45 — No Comments

Pani Kekkavva (Kettle) Bamboo 2019, by Cas Holmes

Gypsy Maker 4 Artwork Narration

Pani Kekkavva (Kettle) Bamboo 2019, 132 cm x 52 cm x 0.5 cm by…

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Added by Isaac Blake on April 13, 2020 at 18:42 — No Comments

Cosh 2019, by Dan Turner

Gypsy Maker 4 Artwork Narration

Cosh 2019, 90 cm x 60 cm x 10 cm, wood, Perspex and foam by Dan Turner

“My work has become not only a journey to learn about my own culture, but also a way to integrate my identity and my art practice. I am interested in how human life can be defined and archived through made objects. I want to explore how…

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Added by Isaac Blake on March 30, 2020 at 13:10 — No Comments

Gypsy Maker 4 Artwork Narration

Pani Kekkavva (Kettle) Rose 2019, 160 cm x 59 cm x 0.5 cm by Cas Holmes

“The works I produced for Gypsy Maker4 are influenced by the time that I have had to reflect on my Romany heritage. I am interested in the commonalities we all share as people, the need for a place of our own, and for family and food. With migration, and changes in our…

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Added by Isaac Blake on March 27, 2020 at 10:09 — No Comments

UK CHILDREN’S COMPETITION SUMMER 2020

UK CHILDREN’S COMPETITION SUMMER 2020

1st Prize: £50 vouchers, 2nd prize: £30 vouchers, 3rd prize £15 voucher, 4th prize £5 voucher

This competition is open to all ages up to 16.

CREATE A SAFETY POSTER FOR GYPSIES, ROMA & TRAVELLERS- to help Gypsies, Roma and Travellers keep themselves safe from coronavirus

The…

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Added by Isaac Blake on March 26, 2020 at 13:31 — No Comments

Gypsy Maker 4 at g39

An evening of talks and discussion with Isaac Blake, Cas Holmes, Dan Turner and Daniel Baker 

Date: Saturday 23rd May 2020 (6pm-8pm)

Venue: g39 Oxford St, CARDIFF CF24 3DT – FREE ADMISSIOM

The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is proud to announce an evening of…

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Added by Isaac Blake on January 29, 2020 at 14:08 — No Comments

Meet-the-Artist

The Romani Cultural and Arts Company Meet-the-Artist Workshops at the Riverfront Gallery

February 17th – 18th 2020

The RCAC is very pleased to offer free Meet-the-Artist Workshopsin conjunction with Cas Holmes’ new exhibition Places, Spaces, Traces at the Riverfront Gallery…

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Added by Isaac Blake on January 29, 2020 at 13:59 — No Comments

Traveller Communities – Step Beyond the Stereotype. A discussion and networking event about representation and portrayal.

About this Event

Date: 21st January 2020 (7:30 PM – 9:00 PM)

Venue: Young Vic Theatre 66 The Cut London SE1 8LZ

In close collaboration with Young Vic Taking Part, Equity is delighted to be hosting an evening panel discussion to focus on good practice in the representation and…

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Added by Isaac Blake on December 11, 2019 at 21:04 — No Comments

The Romani Cultural and Arts Company proud - RomArchive wins prestigious award

Paris, 29 October 2019 – The winners of the 2019 European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s top honour in the field, were celebrated with the Grande Soirée du Patrimoine Européen at the recently…

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Added by Isaac Blake on November 25, 2019 at 13:52 — No Comments

Cas Holmes’ ‘Places, Spaces, Traces’

An Arts Council of Wales funded project gets the green light

The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is proud to announce a new exhibition of works by the artist Cas Holmes. This exciting installation of specially commissioned artworks is the latest in our groundbreaking Gypsy Maker project—an initiative that…

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Added by Isaac Blake on October 15, 2019 at 16:56 — No Comments

Dan Turners’ ‘TAN’

An Arts Council of Wales funded project gets the green light

The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is proud to announce a new exhibition of works by the artist Dan Turner. This exciting installation of specially commissioned artworks is the latest in our groundbreaking Gypsy Maker project—an initiative that…

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Added by Isaac Blake on October 15, 2019 at 16:48 — No Comments

Gypsy Maker 4

Under my leadership, The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is proud to announce that an Arts Council of Wales funded project gets the green light.

The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is proud to announce two new exhibitions of works by the artists Cas Holmes and Dan Turner. This exciting installation of specially commissioned artworks is…

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Added by Isaac Blake on October 15, 2019 at 16:24 — No Comments

An insider’s guide to working with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities Training day

Date: Tuesday 17th December 2019 (9.30 AM – 5:00 PM)

Venue: First Space Chapter Arts Centre, Market Rd, Cardiff CF5 1QE

Admission: The cost for the day (including light refreshments and lunch) is £162.29 per delegate, if you book before the Tuesday 3rd…

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Added by Isaac Blake on October 10, 2019 at 9:55 — No Comments

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