Helfa Gelf

Helfa Gelf Exhibition at Oriel MOSTYN

In-Sight 13
Private view – Friday 17th November 6:30pm
Mostyn Gallery Café
12 Vaughan Street, Llandudno LL30 1AB


17 October 2017 – 28 January 2018
A new collection of work by artists from North Wales in MOSTYN Gallery Cafe at MOSTYN, in partnership with Helfa Gelf Art Trail.

Jan Gardner | Angie Hoopert | Andrew Smith | John Smout | Catherine Taylor Parry | Katy Mai Webster

The exhibition is curated by Barry Morris.

Private view – Friday 17th November 6:30pm 

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TV Conwy

TV Conwy have produced this lovely little film about this years Helfa Gelf. Click on the link below to watch. Thanks to TV Conwy.
Please watch, share and enjoy!




“Christmas at CRiC”

“Christmas at CRiC” is always a festive affair and we are delighted to welcome members of the  Royal Watercolour Society of Wales  to the gallery to add to the wonderful variety of this annual  highlight.

This coming Saturday  18 November


We will be serving mulled drinks and mince pies in the gallery
from midday onwards and hope you can join us to enjoy the gallery’s hospitality.


“Rhian Symes  has since 2008 been an elected member of the Royal Watercolour Society of Wales.

 In the spirit of the season, Rhian is offering a number of her original paintings (both framed and unframed), prints and unmounted prints at reduced prices for the duration of the exhibition. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy a comprehensive collection of original and some previously unseen work.!

An equally warm welcome awaits you
in the CRiC Studio  (above Latte Da)
where the gallery is hosting an exhibition entitled
“Time for Tea” “Charm, beauty and gentle humour in abundance is to be found in this  selection of paintings, ceramics, textiles and gifts which will continue until 10th December”

Glynn Vivian Gallery

Autumn Exhibitions

Don’t miss your chance to see our autumn exhibitions: Helen Sear & Bob Gelsthorpe until 19.11.17

Our full Autumn 2017 programme is available at glynnviviangallery.org 

Bob Gelsthorpe
As it waits, until it lasts

The recipient of this year’s Sir Leslie Joseph Young Artist Award 2017 is Bob Gelsthorpe. Gelsthorpe is based in Cardiff and works through a range of media including performance, photography and sculpture. This exhibition takes its inspiration from his late grandfather’s toolbox and explores notions of labour and memory.

Helen Sear
…the rest is smoke

Helen Sear is one of Wales’ most acclaimed artists, her work moves seamlessly between expanded notions of photography, sculpture and video. This exhibition is the first UK presentation of the work commissioned for Cymru yn Fenis/Wales in Venice 2015.

Artist Talk: Sir Leslie Joseph Young Artist Award 2017
18.11.17, 16:00

Join Bob Gelsthorpe as he discusses his work and practice in conversation with artist Andrew Cooper at Glynn Vivian followed by a visit to Elysium Gallery.
Free, booking essential

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Alexandra Road, Swansea SA1 5DZ.

Telephone: 01792 516900

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am-5pm. Last admission 4.40pm

Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre

Exhibitions December – January 2018


Embellished stories from Rhiannon Williams

2nd December – 20th January 2018

At 1pm on the 2nd Dec there will be an ‘in conversation’ with artist Rhiannon Williams

Rhiannon Williams embellishes stories. Using embroidery techniques, she stitches together stories of people.

Rhiannon will also be running a series of workshops to run alongside the exhibition.

Into the Woods

Gallery 3

A small curated exhibition of makers who delve deep into the woods to celebrate the beasts and insects who inhabit it. Work will include ceramics, textiles, print, mixed media sculpture and curiosities.

Naomi Greaves

Craft Showcase

Naomi Greaves has always been a collector of unusual things, most of which can be found  in her studio. While some items hold sentimental attachments, others she  purchased can be quite peculiar and macabre. A large part of her collection is a library of old books full of engravings and woodcuts.

Claire Gent

Jewellery Showcase

Fashion meets nature. This is how Claire describes her jewellery. She combines anodised aluminium with sterling silver to create several contemporary ranges that feature flora and fauna, and reflect her love for pattern and illustration.

Gwent WildlifeTrust

Photography Competion Winners

Oriel Cafe Gallery

The Gwent Wildlife Trust photography competition encourages everyone to capture some of their favourite wildlife moments on film. Each year brings new creativity and techniques, which when applied produces some beautifully atmospheric results. The entries demonstrate a great deal of skill and, in many cases, huge amounts of patience showing how committed people are to observing and recording the wonderful wildlife in Gwent.

St David’s Road
Torfaen  NP44 1PD
Tel: 01633 483321
Email: info@lgac.org.uk


Opening Times

Monday to Friday 9.30am – 5pm
(Closed Bank Holiday Mondays)
Saturday 9.30am – 4pm
Admission is free


National Theatre Wales


National Theatre Wales 2National Theatre Wales is seeking to commission a visual artist to create an ambitious new work in response to the NHS’s 70th birthday, drawing on the extraordinary data and statistics relating to NHS Wales.

National Theatre Wales (NTW) celebrates 70 years of the National Health Service (NHS) in July 2018. For NHS70 we are commissioning and creating seven unique pieces of work that will take place across Wales, each led by a distinctive art-form.  As part of this love-letter to the NHS (which was created by Aneurin Bevan MP for Ebbw Vale and inspired by the Miners’ Medical Aid Society in Tredegar), we are seeking to commission a visual artist to make a new work.

NHS Wales is the largest employer in Wales, and the scale and complexity of the organisation is extraordinary. There are big numbers associated with the NHS; masses of data that reveal a complex system that is hard to imagine.

From the amount of blood used in a day to the number of beds in use at any one moment, from births and death statistics to waiting times and numbers of operations or languages spoken. The data tells a story of a system and a process that perhaps is as complex a working system as our own bodies. Inspired by this system and this data, we are interested in working with an artist that can bring the scale, complexity, understanding and dynamism of the NHS in Wales to the public in an accessible and inspiring way.

The work could sit in a museum, online, a found space, a hospital site or somewhere we have yet to imagine. It could be immersive, digital, something to look at or something to discover/wander through. We want the data to speak to us in an interesting and dynamic way that is both mind-blowing and moving.

The deadline for submission is 10am on Friday, 1 December 2017. Work will be completed by July 2018.

For more information and details of how to apply please visit NHS70


Aidan Moseby

Emotional Weather

For those of you who attended our Walls:Muriau festival last year you will no doubt remember Aidan Moseby’s fascinating interactive piece Sagacity : The Periodic Table of Emotions.

Aidan has now developed an online shop where you can purchase items created from his designs for the Periodic Table of Emotions.

Please follow this link to some unusual gift ideas – http://emotionalweather.co.uk/shop/

Celf o Gwmpas

Artist in Residence

Centre Celf are delighted to welcome their second artist in residence, Dawn McIntyre.

McIntyre’s residency entitled Sanguis et Capillum will focus on creating a self-portrait using abstracted images of organic materials, studied under a microscope.

Throughout November, McIntyre plans to develop a series of portraits looking at different elements of self, to enable viewers to see aspects of the artist and to identify with themselves.

McIntyre’s paintings and sketches capture images which translate the experience of places to which she has travelled, using materials she finds fascinating at a particular moment in time.

The four residencies in partnership with Disability Arts Cymru are funded by the Arts Council of Wales and provide a unique experience for Disabled Artists living in Wales to develop their artistic practice.

Wednesday – 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
10.00am – 3.00pm

Centre Celf, Tremont Road, Llandrindod Wells LD1 5EB


Oriel Wrecsam

Meet the Print Maker

 Tara Dean with Andrew & James Story (Swondonkey)

8/11/2017       Free



Booking essential, to book:
01978 292093

Oriel Wrecsam in partnership with the Regional Print Centre

Join us for an evening of discussion and demonstrations with artists’ Tara Dean and Print Making duo Swondonkey, AKA James and Andrew Story
This thought-provoking discussion will highlight the practice unique to each artist. You will have the opportunity to learn the techniques, to hear more about their practice and to own your very own print *
10% discount on all prints for attendees during the evening
*Selection of prints available on CollectorPlan