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: www.mwldan.co.uk

The Corn Exchange Gallery in Cardigan Guildahall

Aberystwyth Arts Centre: www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk

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

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.

International Ceramics Festival

Friday 3rd July 2015 - Sunday 5th 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 www.internationalceramicsfestival.org The International Ceramics Festival is organised by Aberystwyth Arts Centre and North and South Wales Potters Associations.

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

Open Quilt Show

Friday 28th August 2015 - Sunday 30th August Location: Cae Hir Gardens

An open Quilt Show held in the beautiful RHS associate Gardens. Enter your quilt then come and see it hung in these beautiful hillside gardens. Alternatively just come and enjoy the beautiful quilts and gardens. There are tea rooms in the garden which serve excellent cakes and there will be a traders marquee for all your quilting needs as well as quilts and crafts for sale. As the gardens are set on a hillside there is limited disabled access. Free parking.