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:

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.

Newcastle Emlyn Art Festival

Newcastle Emlyn Art Festival Monday 31st July 2017 - Saturday 12th August Location: Newcastle Emlyn Town

With great works of art in shop windows throughout the town.

Shakespeare in the Abbey

Shakespeare in the Abbey Wednesday 2nd August 2017 - Saturday 5th August Location: St Dogmaels Abbey

Richard II

For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories of the death of kings; How some have been deposed; some slain in war, Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed; Some poison'd by their wives: some sleeping kill'd; All murder'd: Richard II, Act III Sc 2 The Abbey Shakespeare Players are thrilled to present Richard II for the first time in their thirty-year history of performances in the majestic ruins of St Dogmael's Abbey. The play follows the final two years of King Richard's life as he fights to retain the crown in face of opposition led by Henry Bolingbroke, Duke of Hereford. In his account of the struggle between these two contrasting leaders, Shakespeare explores what it means to be human, and to be king - and how the balance of this understanding can change the direction of an entire nation. 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.  

Llanfair Art Exhibition

Thursday 3rd August 2017 - Sunday 6th August Location: Llanfair Clydogau Village Hall

This popular annual event held in the pretty village of Llanfair Clydogau with its ancient stone bridge, features the work of 8 talented Ceredigion artists, and includes feltwork, ceramics, collograph & lino printing, wood carving, acrylics, oils and watercolours. Tea/coffee & homemade cake available. Plenty of parking. Late night opening Fri. 4th Aug, until 8pm. Everyone welcome. Artists: Ali Scott, Sue Powell (Pebbles in the Sand), Dodie & Jamie Herschel (Nantyfelin Pottery) Aerwen Griffiths, Claire Parsons, Cynthia Westney, Blue Powell & Ali Smith.

Ceredigion Art Trail 2017

Ceredigion Art Trail 2017 Saturday 12th August 2017 - Sunday 27th August Location: Cardigan & Around

The Trail offers everyone the opportunity to meet artists and makers, to learn firsthand about their work and techniques and to buy direct from the artist. Ceredigion Art Trail 2017

Dark Ecology Exhibition by Seán Vicary

Dark Ecology Exhibition by Seán Vicary Saturday 12th August 2017 - Sunday 1st October Location: Oriel Mwldan

Seán Vicary’s work explores our relationship with the ‘natural’ world. Taking inspiration from personal (and wider) history, he uses a dilapidated military listening station in Pembrokeshire as the starting point to consider ideas of early warning systems in relation to our state of environmental precariousness. Deeply rooted in ideas of 'place', Vicary’s work often takes found objects and fragments from real life which are then digitally manipulated into animated assemblages and replaced into a new, virtual space. Working closely with musicians and sound artists, the results are evocative and successfully uncanny. Opening event with live music from Ceri Rhys Matthews - free entry 4pm 12 August

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.