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The Trail offers everyone the opportunity to meet artists and makers, to learn firsthand about their work and techniques and to buy direct from the artist.
This year the Trail is extended to run through August divided into two regional periods. South region opens 30th July to 14th August and then North region from 13th August to 29th August. Artists and Groups will be open during their region specific period but may also be open at other times. See artists listing or the Calendar for individual opening times.
This year we are excited to announce the Art Trail Summer Fair at this impressive, beautiful and iconic building on the Aberystwyth seafront near the Pier throughout August. Many artists will show a taster of their work and others are having their main exhibition at the Old College.
The free printed Trail Guide & Directory will be published in June and distributed all around Ceredigion and borders. You can pick it up at Tourist Information Centres, visitor attractions, shops, cafes, pubs and from all artists.
You can find out about artists and makers through the searchable Directory under Artists 2016. Each artists lists their opening dates and times and pictures of their work together with directions and an individual map.
You can also find artists in a particular area with the interactive Trail Map and which artists are open on any particular day with the Trail Events Calendar.
The awards are intended to assist the development of emerging artists in Ceredigion and consist of a £500 bursary plus a well publicised exhibition in Ceredigion. Six awards are available.
"Emerging artists" means those actively producing quality work but have not yet found the recognition they deserve. Artists must be resident in Ceredigion and may be active in any area of the visual arts. Undergraduate students are not eligible apart from those graduating in 2016.
including the following:
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview and to show a portfolio of their work.
Closing date: 31st August 2016
We thank the Ashley Family Foundation for a grant enabling these awards. The grant is managed by the Community Foundation in Wales.
May: Ieuan Lewis
June: Mary Herbert
July: Penny Samociuk
August: Art Trail special
September: Kim James Williams
October: Ag Cain
November: Diane Mathias