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Current Exhibitions

Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre exhibitions present the best applied and visual art being made in Wales as well as bringing to Wales some of the most important and interesting artwork being produced nationally and internationally.

The diversity of our programme makes sure that all aspects of the applied arts are represented from ceramics, to glass, jewellery, sculpture and textiles. The artists we show in our galleries are both established makers as well a young artists at the start of their careers.

Justine Allison

Justine Allison

Language of Clay: Shifting Lines

Main Gallery

01 December 2018 until 19 January 2019

Justine Allison’s intricately made vessels are eloquent and uplifting. Light is attracted to them, held, and radiates from them. There is a quietude to Justine’s work that reflects both the meditative process of its making and the grace of the finished forms. Justine has her own language of clay. Balanced between functional and sculptural, her ceramic practice is rich and original. With a profound understanding of her materials and a honed visual aesthetic, Justine’s vessels are resolved.

Shifting Lines is an exhibition in The Language of Clay series, a Mission Gallery National Touring initiative curated By Ceri Jones.

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Gallery 3

01 December 2018 until 19 January 2019

Sanctuary is a celebration of natural materials and their place in our homes and hearts. Creating a space that is warm and welcoming, counteracting our busy day-to-day lives, using textures such as soft leather, linen, warm wool, rustic wood and ceramics creating an oasis of calm. Understated, functional, elegant and above all a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the modern world. 

Another Shed Production, Elaine Bolt, James Burnett-Stuart, Kirby Woodworks, Rosie Brewer, Sian O'Doherty, Susie Vaughan, Takahashi McGil, Woolly Mammoth Fabrics

Bonner Leather

Bonner Leather

Craft Showcase

01 December 2018 until 19 January 2019

With backgrounds in sculpture and librarianship Bonner leather established their workshop in 2014 and currently work out of their studio a few miles miles from Cirencester.
 
Concentrating on simple form and design, and multi-material integration – combining leather, cork, wool felt, plywood and aluminium – they aim to create contemporary pieces of function and utility.  

Fern Robinson

Fern Robinson

Jewellery Showcase

01 December 2018 until 19 January 2019

Fern Robinson’s jewellery was first inspired by the simplicity of a child’s interaction with objects, which began her fascination with the urge we have to touch and play.

The pieces are childishly sophisticated with vibrant shards of crayon in tactile resin that aim to create a uniquely fun relationship between jewellery and owner.

Gesamkunstwerk Project

Gesamkunstwerk Project

BA Ceramics Students – Cardiff School of Art & Design

Oriel Cafe Gallery

01 December 2018 until 19 January 2019

 

 

 

Gesam = Total

Kunst = Art

Werk = Work

The humble and ubiquitous ‘bowl’ is a form so familiar that it often goes unseen, blending into shelving, table tops, covered one beneath another, on draining boards, beneath food. It is at once so tightly woven into our domestic scene that it becomes all but invisible and at the same time punctuates our lives, sustains us.

In the first 6 weeks of their final year the BA students from CSAD are set the challenge to identify and distil the core characteristics of their individual practice into the form of a ‘bowl’. It is indeed a challenge, to retain the integrity of their ideas within a form not necessarily the prior focus of their work. In doing so the students must identify strongly with the nature of their practice in order that they retain a sense of integrity in the outcome.

The results are not simply ‘bowls’ - if there can ever be such a thing - but rather, a distillation of the practice of the graduating ceramics students 2019, a rich platform on which they will now build their final body of degree show work.