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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.

Hidden Now Heard ..

Hidden Now Heard ..

Main Gallery

11 February 2017 until 25 March 2017

The first pan-Wales project of its kind captures a hidden and often painful part of Wales’ history which is at a risk of being lost forever unless recorded. The three year project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund focusses on six long-stay hospitals with exhibitions happening across six regional museums.

This exhibition focuses on the stories of former staff and patients from 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 It has been interpreted using oral history interviews, recreating parts of the hospital, displaying historical documents, images and artifacts donated by staff and patients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 project is funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund, Welsh Government and Mencap Cymru

images (c)  Jurgen Schadeberg

 

The Periodic Table of Emotions

The Periodic Table of Emotions

Aidan Moesby

Main Gallery

11 February 2017 until 25 March 2017

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.

 

The Cat in the Shoe

The Cat in the Shoe

Craft Showcase

11 February 2017 until 25 March 2017

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.

Jodie Hook

Jodie Hook

Jewellery Showcase

11 February 2017 until 25 March 2017

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.

Off the Wall

Off the Wall

A selected exhibition from the LGAC permanent collection

Oriel Cafe Gallery

11 February 2017 until 25 March 2017

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).