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Previous Exhibitions

Roger Cecil

Roger Cecil

Artist. Maker. Shaman

Main Gallery

02 June 2018 until 21 July 2018

Roger Cecil (1942-2015) has been described as one of the great abstract artists of his generation, yet in his lifetime he was little known outside a circle of fellow painters. He turned his back on a Royal College of Art scholarship in the 1960s to return home to Abertillery to paint on his own and without influence. This exhibition will show his extraordinarily beautiful paintings alongside jewellery and 3d work which has never been exhibited.

The exhibition will be opened at 12.30pm on Saturday 2nd June by Peter Wakelin.

Fibre and Form

Fibre and Form

Criw Celf Primary and Secondary Exhibition

Gallery 3

02 June 2018 until 21 July 2018

Criw Celf Primary and Secondary participants created wet felt forms alongside textile artist Claire Cawte. Under the tutelage of Claire the young people of school years 5-9 shaped wonderful textured shapes woven with flashes of colour. The young people were also given the opportunity to be inspired by the delicate work of ceramicist Anne Gibbs.

Kate Temple

Kate Temple

Craft showcase

02 June 2018 until 21 July 2018

Kate Temple is a London based designer who makes beautiful, hand-stitched menswear. Inspired by Liberty prints and heritage wools, her ties, bow ties and pocket squares are meticulously cut, sewn and finished in her London studio and she is in high demand to create bespoke accessories for weddings and special occasions.

Antonello Figlia

Antonello Figlia

Jewellery Showcase

02 June 2018 until 21 July 2018

Geometry, optical illusion, and photography inspire Antonello's work. He is captivated by how shapes interpolate creating intriguing visual effects. These are captured in his Geometry collection, where dots, triangles and other elements are strongly enhanced, complementing the mirror and matte finishes, and the oxidised elements that create drama in the designs.

Antonello is passionate about craft and he's driven to create high quality jewellery. All his designs are handmade at his home- studio in London.

Material Presence: Zoe Preece

Material Presence: Zoe Preece

A domestic scene

Main Gallery

31 March 2018 until 19 May 2018

Zoe Preece is drawn to thresholds, to transient spaces, to the in-between. Taking notice of moments that might go unseen, she contemplates the meniscus on a spoon filled to the point of tipping, or the precarious balance of two cups stacked one on top of the other on a kitchen surface, each on the brink of something. She recognises an uncertain beauty here and a longing that is resonant of human experience. The white porcelain clay she uses becomes a metaphor, its movement from one state to another embodying aspects of human being.

 

Utilitarian: Lisa Krigel

Utilitarian: Lisa Krigel

Gallery 3

31 March 2018 until 19 May 2018

These utilitarian stacks, defying the decorative, are an evolution of sculptural forms created for the series ‘Kitchen Storeys’ that continue to explore modern and brutalist construction, questioning the relationship between food and architecture, in a synthesis of form and function. 

The purpose and structure of each stacked tower makes a visual and metaphorical reference to the stark architectural buildings that inspire. A parallel is drawn between the crafting of ceramic and concrete materials, the domestic and the monumental, and as the stacks are dismantled, the revealing of particular foods gives further specific evidence of the relationship between form and function. 

The utopian ideology that underpins many of these architectural forms is reflected in the rituals that surround the sharing of food, intimate meals, dinner parties and celebratory events, where opportunities are created for storytelling, discussion and debate, enriching the spaces we live and work in.