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Artists and Art Galleries Cardigan Bay

Art works and artists involved in the Cardigan
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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

Newport Collective - Newport Pembrokeshire

Look out for Art Events Ceredigion Cardigan Bay:

Jonathan Anderson Pylon Totems

Jonathan Anderson pylon totems Saturday 7th October 2017 - Sunday 26th November Location: Oriel Mwldan

Anderson’s work aligns metaphysical ideas with industrial materials: coal, bitumen, sand and soil are regularly used. Often sculptural, his works are simultaneously malignant and beautiful. Pylon Totems, cloaked in rags and bitumen, make pan-cultural references that allude to Crucifixes, Asian Buddhist statues, South American and African voodoo dolls. Yet the inspiration came from the many hundreds of electricity pylons that criss-cross the landscape of Wales. The work functions as a meditative tool to contemplate contemporary issues of ecology, religion and politics. There will be an opening event with a talk from the artist on Friday 6 October at 6pm

Free Lantern Making Workshops

Lantern Making Workshop Sunday 26th November 2017 Location: Small World Theatre

Small World Theatre welcome you to one of the free lantern making workshops. By constructing a lantern you will help make this creative town light up. Last year the event attracted over 350 lanterns and some giant lanterns created by members of the public. The procession was a true celebration of community and the festive season, delighting thousands of spectators. We would like to make the Parade bigger and better in 2017 so please spread the word. We hope everyone has the chance to make a lantern so they can join a parade through the streets and be part of an evening spectacular on Friday 8 December from 7pm – 8.30pm. On that night Cardigan’s many shops will be open for late night shopping. Small World Theatre will lead the parade from Pendre Art to Cardigan Castle where there will be a breath taking fireworks display at 8pm. Workshops will be fun and creative. Please encourage friends and family to make lanterns and come along to this great event. Lanterns are made from tissue paper and PVA glue, so please come to the making session in old clothes (some aprons will be available as well). We’d like you to book ahead so we know how many staff to help. Please contact us on 01239 615 952 and speak to a member of Small World Theatre. Our Box Office open times are Tues – Fri, 9.30am – 4.30pm. See you all soon! BOOK YOUR PLACES NOW Suitable for all ages and abilities. Cardigan Festive FortnightCardigan Festive Fortnight Event

Orbit Exhibition by Simon Fenoulhet

Simon Fenoulhet Orbit Exhibition Saturday 2nd December 2017 - Sunday 14th January Location: Oriel Mwldan

n Simon Fenoulhet’s work, light is often the medium and sometimes the subject but always the main consideration. Often using ready made objects and materials, Fenoulhet’s art is a reworking of the everyday, finding unexpected visual properties in objects. We have grown accustomed to high levels of illumination in our homes and places of work but this work demonstrates the artist’s interest in the ability of light to reveal unusual things about the world. There will be an opening event with a talk from the artist on Saturday 2 December at 4pm.

Winter Giant Lantern Parade

Winter Giant Lantern Parade Friday 8th December 2017 Location: Cardigan & Around

Join a magnificent lantern parade on Friday 8 December through the streets of Cardigan from 7pm! Be part of an evening spectacular that ends in a breath taking fireworks display around 8pm. Last year the event attracted over 350 lanterns and some giant lanterns created by members of the public. The procession lit up the town in a true celebration of community and the festive season delighting thousands of spectators. We would like to make the Parade bigger and better in 2017 so please spread the word. We hope everyone had the chance to make a lantern on 19th November or 26th November of Small World Theatre’s Lantern Making Workshop in November. If not, don’t worry, come along and join the crowd. Cardigan’s many shops will be open for late night shopping. Small World Theatre will lead the parade from Pendre Art to Cardigan Castle where there will be entertainment and a great view of the fireworks display across the Teifi. The theme of this parade is ‘ Legendary’. Amongst the lanterns will be some giant creations made by community groups. If you’ve made a lantern, you will be able to take yours home after the parade and in time for Christmas. We’re meeting at Small World Theatre at 6.00pm to collect our lanterns and light our candles. Please contact us on 01239 615 952 and speak to a member of Small World Theatre. If you’d like more information. Our Box Office open times are Tues – Fri, 9.30am – 4.30pm. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Cardigan Festive FortnightCardigan Festive Fortnight Event

Cardigan Art Society Winter Exhibition

Cardigan Guildhall Winter Exhibition Monday 11th December 2017 - Saturday 16th December Location: Corn Exchange Gallery

For half a century CAS 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. For membership details and a programme of current activities, visit the society's page.

Making Pictures - with Janet Bolton

janet bolton workshop Saturday 5th May 2018 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. Meet The Artist May 4th 2018