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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:

The Corn Exchange Gallery in Cardigan Guildahall

Aberystwyth Arts Centre:

Newport Collective - Newport Pembrokeshire

Look out for Art Events Ceredigion Cardigan Bay:

DARK ECOLOGY by Seán Vicary

DARK ECOLOGY 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

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.  

Jonathan Anderson Pylon Totems

Jonathan Anderson Pylon Totems Saturday 7th October 2017 - Thursday 26th October 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

Orbit Exhibition by Simon Fenoulhet

Orbit Exhibition by Simon Fenoulhet 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.

Cardigan Art Society Winter Exhibition

Cardigan Art Society Winter Exhibition Monday 11th December 2017 - Saturday 16th December Location: Cardigan Guildhall

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.