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Previous Exhibitions

Still

Still

Ceramics from Anne Gibbs

Main Gallery

07 October 2017 until 18 November 2017

Anne Gibbs takes the time to stop and contemplate what she sees and experiences. She is minded to observe what often goes unnoticed, be it a tree on a hill we might see every season or a road junction we might pass everyday. Anne recognises the beauty in things and also acknowledges the pain, both often unexpected. Thus in her fine ceramic work we see calm delicacy often contrasted against rough, found objects. A metal pin might perforate a smooth surface, a sharp edge might be left on an object we could otherwise use.

Anne models and casts work in bone china, using a bright palette of colours. The sculptural ceramics she presents, sometimes in pairs and sometimes in large groups, are punctuated with objects she has collected. Anne’s work maps her life journey so far and does so without presuming what we, as viewers, might see in it.

Still is a chance for us to share and celebrate a wonderful new body of work by Anne as it tours to venues across Wales. The exhibition is accompanied by a variety of engagement activities.

A Mission Gallery National Touring Exhibition curated by Ceri Jones.

 

‘Building Works: Traces’

‘Building Works: Traces’

A selection of work from Geoff Bradford's photography practice

Galley 3

07 October 2017 until 18 November 2017

The subject of Geoff Bradford's photographic practice is the ordinary, overlooked and common-place and recognisable to everyone. It references the ‘made’ world and, though absent, a human presence is implied. 

As an artist/maker, he has lately considered the photograph to be a physical object as well as an image to be handled as well as viewed – one of the reasons for their relatively small size. 

 

Portal 2017

Portal 2017

Featuring the work of this year’s top UK graduates in the applied arts

Main Gallery

12 August 2017 until 23 September 2017

LGAC have travelled the UK to select the cream of this year’s graduates in the applied arts, searching for those who are pushing the boundaries of applied art whilst maintaining and developing the traditions of their craft. These are the makers and designers destined to lead and shape the next generation of applied artists.

Rare Visions

Rare Visions

The Welsh Group

Main Gallery

10 June 2017 until 29 July 2017

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.

David Haswell Landscapes

David Haswell Landscapes

Oriel Cafe Gallery

10 June 2017 until 29 July 2017

David Haswell’s interest in painting has developed through wide reading, observation, and endless experimentation. His architectural training has probably influenced his interest in creating strong, but balanced asymmetrical compositions and his choice of colours, which tend to be from a limited palette. David’s  intention is to create highly textured images of the Welsh landscape presented with contrast and bordering on the semi-abstract.

Earth, Fire and Salt

Earth, Fire and Salt

Pots by Micki Schloessingk

Main Gallery

08 April 2017 until 27 May 2017

Micki Schloessingk makes wonderful pots for us to use and enjoy everyday.

 

Micki has created and developed Bridge Pottery in the small village of Cheriton on the Gower peninsula in south Wales. It is here that Micki has made her range of thrown and hand-built pots since 1987. With a large wood-fired kiln, gallery and studio, Bridge Pottery is a dynamic and inspiring place to be.

 

Micki’s pots are beautifully and skillfully realised. Many years of care and experience come to bear on these well-designed pieces that are a joy to use and a delight to live with. Much of Micki’s work is thrown on the wheel. Micki also enjoys hand-building pieces, such as her slab dishes with feet. All the work is wood-fired and most is salt-glazed. These are exciting processes in themselves and ones that dramatically illustrate the unique character of Micki’s hand-made pots.

 

There will be an inconversation with Micki at 1pm on Saturday April 8th.