The Romani Cultural & Arts Company (RCAC) is pleased to announce the latest edition of their ground-breaking Gypsy Maker project. Gypsy Makers is a new touring exhibition that will feature work from artists that the RCAC has commissioned since the inception of the Gypsy Maker initiative in 2014. The Gypsy Makers touring exhibition will show new and existing artworks to mark the tenth anniversary of the GM programme which has been fully supported by the Arts Council of Wales.
Artworks from each of Gypsy Maker shows will be included in order to best represent the full range of voices and diverse practices that our programme has platformed to date. These existing artworks from the RCAC archive and art collection, will be displayed alongside newly commissioned artworks made specially for the 2024 exhibition. The exhibition tour will be accompanied by a programme of artist-led workshops that will expand upon themes within the show and further enlighten audiences regarding each artist’s practice.
Gypsy Makers will include works by the artists Daniel Baker, Billy Kerry, Artur Conka, Corrina Eastwood, Cas Holmes, Rosamaria Kostic Cisneros, Shamus McPhee and Dan Turner and is funded by the Arts Council of Wales.
The Gypsy Maker initiative supports the development of innovatively created artistic works by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller artists. The Gypsy Makers exhibition in 2024 expands the work of the RCAC by continuing to engage GRT communities with the wider public in an ongoing dialogue about the ways in which art continues to inform our lives today.
“We are so proud to continue our ground-breaking work with GRT artists, with support from the Arts Council of Wales. This project will strengthen the role of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers on the arts scene in Wales, the UK and beyond.” Isaac Blake; Director of the Romani Cultural & Arts Company
“The ground-breaking work of the RCAC in supporting Gypsy, Roma and Traveller artists is unparalleled. The Gypsy Maker project is unique worldwide in commissioning new bodies of work by GRT artists thus enabling the production of significant new knowledge from an underrepresented group and making a valuable contribution to international contemporary art and cultural discourse.” Dr Daniel Baker
There remains a regrettable shortage of knowledge about this exciting community. The further showcasing of its artistic heritage and current cultural innovation will benefit greatly both members of GRT communities and the wider population.
Gypsy Makers Exhibition Tour Schedule 2024
Tŷ Pawb Market Street, Wrexham, Wales, LL13 8BY
FREE ADMISSION – Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm
Exhibition: 20th January 2024 – 30th March 2024
g39, Oxford St, Cardiff, CF24 3DT
FREE ADMISSION – Wednesday to Saturday 11am – 5pm
Exhibition: 10th April 2024 – 25th May 2024
The Riverfront, Kingsway, Newport, NP20 1HG
FREE ADMISSION – Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm
Exhibition: 5th June 2024 – 27th June 2024