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Mynydd i'r Môr - Mountain to Sea

June 22nd - July 27th

Opening Saturday June 22nd, 2pm

Later this month we have a wonderful joint exhibition featuring work by Colin Davies, David Williams and Sandra Wintle.

This exhibition is a celebration of the Welsh Landscape. It brings together a collection of paintings inspired by the dramatic scenery of both land and sea.

‘Mynnydd I’r Môr’ (‘Mountain to Sea’) is the result of a collaboration by three artists with a mutual appreciation of the other’s work, but each possessing their own unique way of interpreting a personal connection with their surroundings. Whilst media, styles and techniques vary, each uses an expressive, fluid style to create a vibrant depiction of the rugged beauty of the Welsh coastline and mountains. The work on show is inspired by their own experience of a place and the images it generates in the imagination. It is hoped that this exhibition will evoke memories and emotions, both past and present, that are important to all of us.

Part of the Celebration of Welsh Contemporary Painting.

Follow the Light - Maureen Carlson

June 22nd - July 27th

A retrospective exhibition featuring a selection of still life paintings by Maureen Carlson.

Her influencers have varied over the years from Freud to Colin Davidson and Jonathan Yeo.

She uses acrylic and oil paints, charcoal, graphite and pastels mostly in her work which would be described as representational. She works mostly from photographs that she has taken of people and plants, and recently fruit and vegetables for still life paintings.

Maureen will also have some floral work featured in our upcoming floral show, more information on that soon!

Calls for Art

We have some exciting oppourtunities to submit artwork to be displayed in our gallery spaces!

MailArt Expo 2024

There is a call for MailArt based around the theme 'Food for Thought'. After a very succesful MailArt show in 2020 titled 'About Women' we are thrilled to be hosting another so please consider entering!

Exhibition Dates: 7th – 28th September 2024

Deadline: 24th August 2024

More information here.

The Wizard of Oz and No Place Like Home

We are inviting artists of all ages to create art based on The Wizard of Oz and to submit it for our very own “Wonderful Exhibition of Oz”. We had great success last year with our ‘Alice in Wonderland’ exhibition and want to continue that this year. The show will be a part of Neath Arts Festival.

Submission Deadline:  1st September 2024

Exhibition Dates: 5th - 20th October 2024

More information here.

The Art of Independence

This exhibition is inviting artists and creatives to explore what nation building and self-determination means for them. How you feel we can make and remake Wales, Cymru, and develop and express new ideas, artistic expression to problem-solving and in addition innovation turning new and imaginative ideas into reality for a better Cymru.

Exhibition dates: 2nd - 30th November 2024

Competition entry deadline: 16th September 2024

More information here.

International Textile Exhibition

Our amazing International Textile Exhibition is coming to an end soon!

We've had such an amazing response to the show so if you haven't seen it for yourself yet be sure to before it ends!

The show finishes on Saturday 15th June 2024.

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