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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:

Look out for Art Events Ceredigion Cardigan Bay:

The Hot Pot Project

Saturday 24th January 2015 - Sunday 14th June Location: Aberystwyth Arts Centre

A series of changing installations using pots from the Ann Carr Collection of Wenford Bridge Ceramics

John Abell: The Horse With The Human Heart

Saturday 31st January 2015 - Saturday 21st March Location: Mwldan

A child is born with a hole where his heart should be. A vacuum where his soul should be. The only way to cure the baby is to find the horse with the human heart and give it to the child. But first the horse needs to be found... A story in woodcuts, written and illustrated by John Abell, will be exhibited for the first time in Oriel Mwldan. This is Abell's debut as both writer and artist, and differs from his usual practice of making sprawling images with found material. Don't miss the opening of this exhibition which will include a talk from the artist - 4pm on Saturday the 31st of January. All welcome!

FLEat- a cool flea market with eats!

Sunday 15th March 2015 Location: Small World Theatre

After four successful FLEat markets, we are back with an indulgent Spring flea market. We welcome you to our unique combination of stalls showcasing designers, artists, bakers and makers of every kind. Explore their wears and ideas, including shabby chic and vintage clothing, music, crafts and jewellery and treat yourself to some delicious eats! Come along to this unique shopping experience and a fabulous day out for the whole family.

Cherry Pickles Exhibition

Saturday 28th March 2015 - Saturday 16th May Location: Mwldan

Central to Cherry Pickles' work is self-portraiture. These paintings often involve role play and so call to attention such popular perceptions as the heroic stature of the male artist (self-portraits as Dylan Thomas and William S Boroughs). Pickles often works from the car, exploring the way mirrors and windscreens enliven what we see, whether landscapes through smeared windscreens, self-portraits through rear-view mirrors or seated passengers.

Shakespeare in the Abbey

Wednesday 5th August 2015 - Tuesday 18th August Location: St Dogmaels Abbey

The Tempest will be the Abbey Shakespeare Players' 29th summer production in St Dogmaels Abbey and will be directed by Henry Morris. The Tempest is one of Shakespeare's late works, and apparently the last play of which he was sole author. A masterpiece of dramatic invention, its repeated allusions to art, spectacle and illusion have led some to associate Prospero with Shakespeare himself. Seated outdoors near the sea, be transported to an island that shows us what it means to be human. And as the day ends and swallows turn into stars, St Dogmaels Abbey creates its very own kind of magic. With live music and a lively cast, The Tempest will be The Abbey Shakespeare Players' 29th production in the majestic ruins of St Dogmaels Abbey. Tickets will be available in advance from Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan Tickets are also available at the gate on the evening. This is an outdoor production so please dress warmly. Seating is provided. Proceeds to Hanes Llandoch Registered Charity No. 1089775