2022 Stanley Chell Entries Invited

Aberdare Camera Club is pleased to announce the return of The Stanley Chell 2022, the first since 2019. It remains a print competition, details of the various trophies and rules can be seen below.

Invitation           Poster         Entry Form/Rules

It will be held at 1pm on Saturday 3rd December 2022 and this year we’re changing location to a facility called Cynon Linc. This new venue is a far bigger hall which will, for the first time, allow us the opportunity to display the prints after they’ve been judged. (May we thank our friends at Barry CC for the generous loan of their boards). It is located near the centre of Aberdare, with plenty of parking available across the road behind the town library, which at the moment is free on a Saturday after 10am. We will be providing tea and welsh cakes, and we are negotiating to have the onsite cafe open.

We are still discussing ways of collecting all your prints from around Wales, and will hopefully make use of our friends at various locations to act as collection hubs, Please contact me to discuss options on delivery/collection. More information will be provided when we determine best option.

For those clubs holding trophies from 2019, can you please contact Huw Edwards at Aberdare Camera Club.

All clubs have been through a very difficult few years, and hopefully this will prove the ideal opportunity for us all to come together and meet again as friends. As a small club this competition is our way of contributing to the WPF family, we truly hope that you will support us, enter The Chell, and be back with us on the day.

48th Smethwick International Open for Entries

The 48th Smethwick International Salon is now open for entries until 4th November, 2022.

There are 3 print sections: Open Colour, Open Monochrome and Scapes. (Scapes include, Landscapes, Cityscapes, Seascapes).

There are 3 Projected Image Sections: Open Colour, Open Monochrome and Nature.

More information and online entry here.

The salon has patronage from PSA 2022-520, FIAP 2022-470, PAGB 2022-030 and GPU L220143 and over 210 Medals and Ribbons to be won. Prints can also be forwarded to the Southampton International.

The Eye International Photography Festival

Do you fancy a weekend in Aberystwyth?

The Eye International Photography Festival returns for another packed weekend in Aberystwyth from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 October 2022. With guest speakers including Magnum’s Matt Black, Anita Corbyn, Glenn Edwards and Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, it promises to be a great event.

More information and tickets here.

Charity Art Auction

The Worshipful Livery Company of Wales (WLCOW) supports education, the arts, science and technology in Wales, and is dedicated to helping young people throughout Wales to develop their talents and skills by means of an annual Awards programme of scholarships and bursaries to students in schools, universities and technical colleges, as well as to apprentices and young people in the armed forces. This year 2022 they awarded an artist bursary to an MFA student from Swansea.

In 2021 WLCOW collaborated with Disability Art Cymru and V21 to hold an art auction at Sbectrwm Centre Fairwater Community Centre Cardiff.

Many renowned artists and photographers donated their work (and time David Hurn) to the auction and other work was donated by WLCOW members and friends.  It was a great success raising much needed funds for all 3 charities.

Following the success last year of the art auction, another art auction is to be held in Sbectrwm Centre Fairwater Community Centre Cardiff on Friday, September 23rd 2022 starting at 6.30pm with a champagne reception and canapés.

The auction will be available on line to bid before the day of the auction and telephone bids will be accepted during the auction.

The funds raised will once again be divided between the charities involved to support young people in Wales to develop their talents in education, the arts, science and technology.

If you are interested in donating any photographic works of art you have done, please contact the WLCOW Auction organiser Dr Jane Croad on 07970 666353 or janecroad@gmail.com who will collect the work from you.