Past Projects & Events

Bardsey Time 2021: The Enlli Equinox Retreat

A creative and contemplative guided group retreat. Come, join us to consciously and creatively mark the 2021 Autumn Equinox, on Bardsey Island, Ynys Enlli in ...

A Space for Change 2021

A Rite of Passage in Nature including one overnight solo fast. “A much-needed resource for people seeking change & growth.” July 10th – 17th 2021Nant-y ...

May Council on White Privilege 2021

An Online Emergence Workshop As white people, we are born privileged simply because of the colour of our skin. How do we begin to address and change this? How ...

March Council on White Privilege 2021

An Online Emergence Workshop As white people, we are born privileged simply because of the colour of our skin. How do we begin to address and change this? How ...

Women Dancing VII 2021

Join the dance to celebrate the Spring Equinox as part of the 7th Annual ‘Women Dancing’ to Patti Smith’s album ‘HORSES’ Dawn on Sunday March 21st 2021 ...

January Council on White Privilege 2021

An Online Emergence Workshop As white people, we are born privileged simply because of the colour of our skin. How do we begin to address and change this? How ...

Women of the Winter Solstice 2020

A Geographically Spread Socially Distanced RitualArtworK curated by Fern Smith Monday 21st December 2020 Women marking the moment of the 2020 Winter Solstice& ...

November Council on White Privilege 2020

An Online Emergence Workshop Saturday 21st November 10am – 5pm. Online on Zoom. More information ...

Summer Solstice Vision Fast in Nature 2021

A Rite of Passage in Nature including a full four day & night solo fast. Are you facing a turning point in your life? Looking for a ritual to mark a ...

Space for Change 2020

A Rite of Passage in Nature including one overnight solo fast. “A much-needed resource for people seeking change & growth.” 6th – 12th JulySpirit Horse, ...
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Women Holding Vigil 2020

An invitation to participate in a DIY, Self-organised, Women’s Summer Solstice Ritual Friday 19th June 9.21pm to Saturday 20th June 4.43am Invitation to Make ...

Women Dancing VI

Join us for the 6th Annual ‘Women Dancing’ to Patti Smith’s album ‘HORSES’ Sunday March 22nd 2020 at DawnCastell y Bere, Wales Download information ...

Vision Fast in Nature 2020

A Rite of Passage in Nature including a full four day & night solo fast. Are you facing a turning point in your life? Looking for a ritual to mark a ...

Space for Change (2019)

Retreat. Rest. Reflect. Rejuvenate. Restore. Return. Nant-y-Gwenill, Aberhosan, nr Machynlleth, mid Wales We warmly invite you to join us for a unique retreat ...

To The Moon & Back (2019)

Working with the Welsh Government & Natural Resources Wales & Partners 2nd& 3rdMay  & 15th& 16th May 2019 Fifty years ago, humanity ...

Who Do You Think You Are?

“Are you an artist? Are you a shape-shifter? Are you in transition? Are you welcoming or resisting change? Are you stepping into the unknown? Are you ...

7 Conversations Before The End Of Time: Re-enactments and New Dialogues

Over the course of one week at Small World, Artist in Residence and 2017 Creative Wales Award Recipient, Fern Smith re-enacted a series of ‘Dialogues on Art, ...

COParty (22) Swansea

The world leaders came together in October 2017 at COP 22 in Marakech. To show our support for the process and keep the engagement with climate issues going ...

Being an Earth Pilgrim

Being an Earth Pilgrim is a landmark documentary series of six, hour-long conversations that chronicle and celebrate the life and work of teacher, peace ...

COP 1, 2 & 3 Swansea

In November and December 2015 Emergence organised three events that represented a creative local response to the historic Paris climate talks: COP21. These ...

Culture Shifters

‘Culture Shifters: Artists Making Change’ tells three stories of how artists in different parts of Wales are leading on regeneration, sustainability and ...

The Gower Harvest Walk & Talk

The Harvest Walk & Talk on 27th September 2015 marked the ‘turning of the year’ on Gower celebrating the traditional seasonal festival of Harvest and a ...

Station to the Sea Peace Walk & Talk

The Peace Walk & Talk was designed to mark the 75th anniversary of the first bombs dropped on Swansea during World War 2 on June 27th 1940. This event ...

The Walk That Reconnects 2014

Walking the 56km of The Gower Way for four days, inspired by Joanna Macy’s change and empowerment process ‘The Work That Reconnects’. In ...

Culture Shift / Newid Diwylliant

‘Culture Shift/ Newid Diwylliant’ is a strategic document commissioned by the Arts Council of Wales that gives a glimpse of the many pioneering sustainable ...

Creu Cymru Emergence

Emergence collaborates with Creu Cymru to integrate sustainability into the management and infrastructure of Wales’ venues and arts centres. The Creu Cymru ...

Talking About Emergence

Key contributors to Emergence discuss the ideas and inspiration which led to their involvement with the project. After two years of going from one Emergence ...

Retracing Our Steps 2013

Emergence revisits the 2012 Land Journey North route with a small group of participants inviting reflection on personal and professional developments since ...

Emergence at World Stage Design Festival

Emergence curates a day of events, film shows, discussions as part of the biennial WSD Festival held at Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff. A ...

Doin’ Dirt Time

Emergence presents a provocative performance questioning the role of arts in society. Written by Suzi Gablik this piece asks the question ‘what role does art ...

Bringing It All Back Home

Emergence hosts a smaller Summit back at home in Swansea. Contributions from Lucy Neal, Gary Anderson and the One-Eyed-Man. Very small is very beautiful, ...

The Summit 2012 – Artist Commissions

Emergence commissioned artists thanks to Arts Council Wales: Sarah Woods & Richard Gott, Ansuman Biswas, Fern Thomas & Owen Griffiths, Ben Stammers, ...

The Summit 2012 – Creating the Future

If we cannot imagine a positive future, how can we create it? A Summit of arts, environment and sustainability at Wales’ pioneering sustainability hub, the ...

The Summit 2012 – Land Journey

A five-day Land Journey tracing two elliptical routes across mid-Wales, inviting a deepened dialogue, concentration and reflection on the things we take for ...

Case for Optimism

Emergence invites the Case for Optimism team to Swansea, creating spaces for cultural leaders and arts practitioners to deepen their creative response to ...

Emergence Document

Launch event at the Wales Millennium Centre for the bilingual Emergence Eginiad report. Arresting ideas, practical advice and useful contacts from the 20 ...

Caernarfon Conference – Resilience

The third Emergence conference from the Volcano & Sustain Wales partnership held in March 2011 at Galeri, Carnarvon. ‘What art does clearly is engage with ...

Swansea Conference – Connection

The conversation continued in January 2011 at Taliesin Arts Centre in Swansea attracting arts practitioners from Swansea and beyond. ‘If you really want to ...

Cardiff Conference – Context

The pioneer Emergence conference at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff. The arts sector in Wales came together to share ideas, ask questions and get practical ...

The Emergence Arts Survey

Emergence conducts a survey of practising artists in Wales about their attitudes and understanding of sustainability in relation to their practice and the ...

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