Plan Your Stay on Cardigan Bay

Artists and Art Galleries Cardigan Bay

Art works and artists involved in the Cardigan
            Open Studios Annual Open Studios Exhibition Art works and artists involved in the Cardigan Open Studios Annual Open Studios Exhibition

Discover the art of rural west wales by visiting artists, and art galleries of Cardigan Bay.

Local Artists Websites:

Cardigan Bay Art Galleries

Oriel Mwldan Gallery:

The Corn Exchange Gallery in Cardigan Guildahall

Aberystwyth Arts Centre:

Newport Collective - Newport Pembrokeshire

Look out for Art Events Ceredigion Cardigan Bay:

Cardigan Art Society

Cardigan Art Society Friday 24th March 2017 - Sunday 23rd April Location: Oriel Mwldan

Oriel mwldan will be showing original paintings, prints and drawings in this popular annual group exhibition from Cardigan Art Society. CAS showcases works from local artists, ranging from skilful, self-taught amateurs to successful professionals across a range of ages and artistic mediums. Opening event 18:00 24.03.17

Through the Paper Window - Lea Sautin

Through the Paper Window - Lea Sautin Saturday 29th April 2017 - Sunday 18th June Location: Oriel Mwldan

Lea Sautin’s artwork focuses on the storytelling traditions of Wales, exploring distortions and transformations that occur over time, across languages and between formats (from oral performance to illustrated manuscript). Using elements taken from ancient Welsh tales as the basis for her work, Sautin uses print to sculpture to photography to reflect the evolution and alteration of the stories themselves. Through her work Lea Sautin celebrates the shifting craft of the storyteller; whether the medium is spoken, written or drawn. On Saturday 29th April there will be storytelling and music with Lynne Denman in the gallery 4 pm - free entry #ffenestrbapur

Drawing with Cloth and Stitch - Cefyn Burgess

Drawing with Cloth and Stitch - Cefyn Burgess Saturday 3rd June 2017 Location: The Welsh Quilt Centre

Exploring surface qualities of the chapels, the raw material and their architectural forms, patterns and rhythms. Cefyn Burgess will be starting from his previous workshop which explored the illustration and interpretation of Welsh Chapels through the use of embellishment and sewing on fabric, felt and Welsh flannel. Workshop students will learn how to work with the four elements of shape, colour, line and texture.

Trails by Hannah Morris & Owain Griffiths

Trails by Hannah Morris & Owain Griffiths Saturday 24th June 2017 - Sunday 6th August Location: Oriel Mwldan

Through Trails/Olion Morris and Griffiths explore ideas of travel and leisure, looking in particular at the way in which we respond to and interact with landscapes. Following a tour of Youth Hostels in England and Wales the duo's artistic responses (including spontaneous prints and sound pieces) will be shown in the gallery alongside a site responsive artwork made in the space. Opening event with live music/sound performance 4pm Saturday 24th June - free entry.

International Ceramics Festival

International Ceramics Festival Friday 30th June 2017 - Sunday 2nd July Location: Aberystwyth Arts Centre

The International Ceramics Festival is a fantastic event held at the Arts Centre which attracts about 1000 people who attend a jam-packed programme of lectures, practical demonstrations, special exhibitions, spectacular firings and trade stalls, over the weekend. Since it began in 1987 it has grown to become the UK’s leading ceramics event, offering teachers, students, ceramic artists, collectors, working potters and amateurs the chance to meet and study the work of distinguished, internationally known potters and ceramicists from Wales, the UK and around the world. The trade stalls and exhibitions are open to the general public throughout the weekend, so everyone is welcome! There will also be community hands-on activities which everyone can take part in. For more details visit The International Ceramics Festival is organised by Aberystwyth Arts Centre and North and South Wales Potters Associations.

Glorious Welsh Quilts - Sandie Lush

Glorious Welsh Quilts - Sandie Lush Friday 8th September 2017 - Saturday 9th September Location: The Welsh Quilt Centre

This class, running over two days, will give you the opportunity to explore the quilting patterns traditional to South Wales. You will design your very own heirloom cushion, but you may choose to hand stitch one of the Welsh cushion patterns provided instead! In a two day class there is the opportunity to create larger designs, though not enough time to prepare and quilt anything other than a cushion. Should you wish to perfect your quilting skills as well as create a larger design, it is recommended you bring either the items listed below for making a cushion or a sample already marked up so that some time in class can be spent stitching.

Making Pictures - with Janet Bolton

Making Pictures - with Janet Bolton Friday 29th September 2017 Location: The Welsh Quilt Centre

The main emphasis of the workshop is to encourage students to develop their own ideas with help readily available. Working directly with the fabric Janet explains and demonstrates the simple sewing techniques required. She will also demonstrate the exciting process of cutting shapes, re-arranging and sewing down the various elements until a pleasing composition has been achieved.