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:

The Ethereal Closet Of Spacetime

Saturday 23rd May 2015 - Saturday 11th July Location: Mwldan

Mark Eaglen explores the relationships between art, science, technology and nature. Typical to his practice, this exhibition will include drawings, sculpture, digital and video works, alongside opportunities to interact with the pieces. The works often playfully engage with the nature of perception, mixing both traditional processes and developments in technology. Exploration is key to his practice, using video feedback to generate patterns, inspire sculptural forms and raise further questions. Recent works continue to build upon these discoveries, responding to scientific theory, reflections upon space-time and an ongoing enthusiasm for the Cosmic Microwave Background. Opening reception at 16:00 on Saturday 23d May – all are welcome!

International Ceramics Festival

Friday 3rd July 2015 - Sunday 5th July Location: Aberystwyth Arts Centre

The International Ceramics Festival 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.

Cardigan Art Society Summer Show

Friday 17th July 2015 - Saturday 15th August Location: Mwldan

This annual summer exhibition is a popular fixture in Oriel Mwldan gallery programme, showcasing a range of art works by local artists. For half a century Cardigan Art Society has promoted the visual arts in the area by providing its members with a mutual support system consisting of talks, demonstrations and workshops. CAS welcomes artists of all levels of ability and provides them with at least two public showings annually. Opening reception and prize-giving at 18:00 on 17.07.15 – all are welcome!

Shakespeare in the Abbey

Wednesday 5th August 2015 - Saturday 8th 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

Ceredigion Art Trail 2015

Saturday 22nd August 2015 - Monday 31st August Location: Cardigan & Around

Artists and groups open their studios. A full list of artists and venues can be found on the website. This event makes an excellent tour for a visit to Cardigan Bay