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Previous Exhibitions

Claire Gent

Claire Gent

Jewellery showcase

02 December 2017 until 20 January 2018

Fashion meets nature. This is how Claire describes her jewellery. She combine anodised aluminium with sterling silver to create several contemporary ranges that feature flora and fauna, and reflect her love for pattern and illustration.

Designing and making is part of who she is , and with jewellery she has found a discipline that will take a lifetime to learn. Claire's pieces involve many processes including painting, immersion dyeing, forging, piercing, and riveting. The creation of a product life cycle, from thumbnail sketch, to seeing the finished design in a gallery display, is to her immensely satisfying.

Gwent Wildlife Trust

Gwent Wildlife Trust

Photography Competition Winners

Cafe Gallery

02 December 2017 until 20 January 2018

The Gwent Wildlife Trust photography competition encourages everyone to capture some of their favourite wildlife moments on film. Each year brings new creativity and techniques, which when applied produces some beautifully atmospheric results. The entries demonstrate a great deal of skill and, in many cases, huge amounts of patience showing how committed people are to observing and recording the wonderful wildlife in Gwent.

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.