Llantarnam Grange

Eighteen – The Lost Generation

The exhibition ‘Eighteen’ will  take place at Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre from 6th October – 17th November 2018. We are seeking artists/makers aged between 18 and 41 to apply to present work commemorating the centenary of the end of World War I.

‘Eighteen’ aims to explore what it means to contemporary artists of the same age as those conscripted to fight in the “war to end all wars”. Conscription began in January 1916 for most single men from the ages of 18 to 41. After four years of conflict over five million British men had served and worldwide there had been almost 20 million civilian and military deaths. Every country involved in the conflict lost thousands upon thousands of young people including artists, writers, musicians, designers and poets, often referred to as the “Lost Generation”. The end of hostilities not only brought about a redrawing of the map of Europe but also the global cultural map. Its affects were not only political and cultural but also led to sweeping social change, suffrage and a shifting in the balance of world power.

The selected works will be displayed in Llantarnam Grange Art Centre’s second Gallery space and run alongside our Main Gallery Exhibition ‘Suffrage’.



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
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Opening Times

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


Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre

Rare Visions

The Welsh Group

10th June – 29th July 2017

Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre

St David’s Road · Cwmbran, Torfaen NP44 1PD

Please join us for the opening of our new series of exhibitions on Saturday 10th June. The Rare Visions exhibition will be opened at 12.30 pm by Phil George, Chairman of the Arts Council of Wales. This will be followed by a walk and talk by members of the Welsh Group.

One of the definitions of the word ‘rare’ is ‘having the component parts not closely packed together’ Such a definition aptly describes this present exhibition which shows the disparate and wide ranging work, processes and practices of this long-established artist’s group.

Besides the variety of works, an extra interest here is that a number of the group’s members have shown at Llantarnam Grange since its opening in 1966 and it is as intriguing to see how the work of these artists has evolved, as it is to see how new members have brought different media, perceptions and working practice into the mix of ‘component parts’.

Jacqueline Alkema, Jenny Allan, Lynne Bebb, Husted, Dilys Jackson, Jacqueline Jones, Kay Keogh, Angela Kingston, Robert Macdonald, Michael Organ, Shirley Ann Owen, Gus Payne, Sue Roberts, Alan Salisbury, Phillipine Sowerby, Antonia Spowers, Thomasin Toohie, Jean Walcot, Pip Woolf.


Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre

Hidden Now Heard
11th February – 25th March 2017

LGACPlease join us for the opening of our new series of exhibitions on Saturday 18th February 2017 at 12 noon. All welcome.

This exhibition focuses on the stories of former staff and patients from Cwmbran’s Llanfrechfa Grange Hospital allowing the public a glimpse of what it was like to grow up and spend up to forty years living in an institution. It has been interpreted using oral history interviews, recreating parts of the hospital, displaying historical documents, images and artifacts donated by staff and patients.

The Periodic Table of Emotions

Aidan Moesby

The Periodic Table of Emotions, Sagacity, is a live application which was designed to capture the mood of a city. It is based on sentiment analysis of live feeds or those who tweet directly to the application. By assigning a unique hashtag to an event, exhibition, organisation the applications become wider within more specific target groups. It can also operate within purely geo-located parameters. Sagacity is ultra responsive in that an emotion can be illuminated within 30 seconds of it being sent and being represented on screen in full hue.The colour fades with lack of use over time.

Jodie Hook

Jewellery Showcase

After studying a degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham Jodie moved to London to pursue her dreams and spent seven years working for fashion jewellery designer Scott Wilson creating collections for trade shows including London Fashion Week and one off commission pieces for major fashion houses and celebrities including Pringle, Swarovski, Robbie Williams and Kylie.

Jodie returned to Cardiff and in 2008 set up her own business establishing herself within galleries and shops throughout the UK with her Ribbon and  Equilateral Collections. 

The Ribbon Collection is her signature range, inspired from the moment you unravel a roll of satin ribbon, it twists and loops, as you lift it a knot forms. She manipulates the metal creating a light wearable adornment that looks beautiful from every angle.

The Cat in the Shoe

Craft Showcase

Working from her spare room by the sea, Lucy Brasher’s work focuses on the animal form incorporating the human element. 

Her work has a touch of whimsy with a darker undertone, much like the fables and folklore that have influenced them. All of Lucy’s work is created by hand and machine using predominantly reclaimed and re-purposed fabrics.

Off the Wall
A selected exhibition from LGAC Permanent Collection

Oriel Cafe Gallery

Over the past fifty years Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre has built up an impressive permanent collection of paintings, drawings, prints and craft including examples from many of Wales most influential and seminal artists. This small exhibition in our Oriel café presents a selection of work which has been donated to the collection from the Contemporary Art Society of Wales (CASW).

Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre · St David’s Road · Cwmbran, Torfaen NP44 1PD