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Previous Exhibitions

Zoomorphic

Zoomorphic

The half world between human and animal

Main Gallery

03 December 2016 until 28 January 2017

The zoomorphic transformation of humans taking on animal form has been part of folklore and religion for millennia, from native American skin walkers, Egyptian gods and the creatures of European fairytales. These hybrids explore the imagery of fantasy and magic but also the essential animal instinct behind all human nature. The work in this exhibition explores the half world between human and animal through ceramics, textiles and print.

Anthropomorphica, Eleanor Bartleman, Christie Brown, Adrian Higgins, Kerry Jameson, kealwork, Jackie Needham, Gladys Paulus, Zenna Tagney, Yannick Unfricht.

Textile Landscapes

Textile Landscapes

Oriel Cafe Gallery

03 December 2016 until 28 January 2017

As a textile and print artist Monmouthshire based Penny Turbull's primary interest is in collage and the layering of texture and colour to create her image. Her work involves the use of an embellisher allowing her to combine fabrics and colour in a painterly way, giving more scope to mix and fragment colour producing an interesting background to further develop with stitch.

Free machine embroidery using a black thread gives a sketch like quality which is further worked with hand stitching to add detail and movement.

Penny works from her studio in Monmouthshire.

Amanda Caines

Amanda Caines

Jewellery Showcase

03 December 2016 until 28 January 2017

Amanda uses diverse materials in her work many of which she has collected from her time in London where she mudlarked on the Thames river foreshore.Now living in Wales she continues to gather  found objects from the Welsh landscape,whether they be wood, glass, river stones or pottery.

All these materials are bound and stitched,combined with recycled silver and worked into bespoke items of jewellery, that not only connect to nature and landscape, but also tell a story of the communities that lived before us and the traces of their lives they have left behind.

Portal2016

Portal2016

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

Main Gallery

01 October 2016 until 19 November 2016

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

Hatton Willow

Hatton Willow

Craft Showcase

01 October 2016 until 19 November 2016

Sarah Hatton weaves using a small selection of the twenty varieties of willow grown on her smallholding in Caerphilly, which gives her a sustainable supply of willow. Using such a small range of willow and growing it herself has given Sarah a full appreciation of the lifecycle of a willow. This showcase presents a range of baskets showing Sarah’s journey of basket making. She has included traditional welsh baskets as well as contemporary baskets using her favourite weaves,colours, shapes and techniques. Sarah Hatton was winner of the Llantarnam Grange Art Centre 'Craft Showcase' award at the 2015 Made by Hand Exhibition in Cardiff.

Lisa Rothwell-Young

Lisa Rothwell-Young

Jewellery Showcase

01 October 2016 until 19 November 2016

Lisa's lichen collection mimics the growth patterns created by lichen on stone. Pieces are acid etched with subtle differences in colour created by depleting the silver, oxidation and the application of keum bo in 23.5ct gold. Precious and semi precious faceted gemstones are also set within some pieces.