“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time”. 

Thomas Merton



Cusp ~ Claire Curneen / Bryony Dalefield / Paul Emmanuel / Nigel Hurlstone / Christine Mills / Beth Elen Roberts / Seán Vicary Until 19th November. Cusp looks at work from seven Welsh makers where making, craft and concept mingle. Ruthin Craft Centre 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org

Ceri Auckland Davies ~ Sea and Landscapes Until 8th November. Using a layered tempera technique.  Ffin y Parc Gallery, Llanrwst 01492 642070, welshart.net

Richard La Trobe-Bateman ~ Bridge-Maker Until  19th November. The Footbridge as a creative act. Over the past thirty years Richard has built about thirty footbridges. The designs employ exposed, triangulated, linear geometries that, as a by-product of their structural efficiency, produce striking objects in the environment. Ruthin Craft Centre, 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk

Paintings, Sculptures, Prints, Photographs Ongoing exhibition by local artists. Open 11am – 4pm, Tuesday – Saturday. All are welcome. Oriel Bangor Arts Initiative Art Gallery is in the Deiniol Centre in Bangor; bangor.arts.initiative@outlook.com or see www.facebook.com/bangorartsinitiative

Right Here, Right Now: 21st Century Art 25th November – 8th May 2018. Arranged around the themes of people and animals, landscapes and buildings, still life, faith and abstraction, the exhibition celebrates the quality and diversity of art made since the year 2000. Grosvenor Museum, Chester CH1 2DD, 01244 972197.

Place Until 24th December. Work by a selection of artists who address notions of place: Adam Buick; Judith Hay; Peter Kettle; Elfyn Lewis; Janie McLeod; Eleri Mills; Luned Rhys Parri; Lisa Eurgain Taylor and Wil Rowlands. Plas Glyn Y Weddw, Llanbedrog, Pwllheli 01758 740763, oriel.org.uk

North & South Wales Potters Until 25th December. We are delighted to invite for the first time NWP & SWP to exhibit their unique ceramics at the Plas. Plas Glyn Y Weddw, Llanbedrog, Pwllheli 01758 740763, oriel.org.uk

Storiel Ongoing Exhibitions from community groups, voluntary organisations and learning groups. Open Tues – Sat 11am – 5pm. Fford Gwynedd, Bangor LL57 1DT. 01248 353368, storiel.org

Galeri Betws Y Coed On-going, ever-changing selection of paintings, prints, drawings and mixed media by well known and emerging artists from Wales. Open weekdays 10am – 4.30pm, Sat & Sun 10am – 5pm. Holyhead Rd., Betws Y Coed LL24 0BW, 01690 710432, info@galeribetwsycoed.co.uk

Unexpected Elegance: Female Fashion From the 70s Until 1st July 2019. From 1970s minis to midis and maxis, in fabrics ranging from cotton and corduroy to polyester and fake leopard-skin, with designs by Ossie Clark, Givenchy and Zandra Rhodes, we celebrate some of the more subtle pleasures of 1970s fashion. Grosvenor Museum, Chester 01244 972197.

NW Potters: November Maker of the Month – Pea Restall Potter, Painter, Artist, Maker 1 High St., Conwy LL32 8DB. 01492 593590, northwalespotters.wales NW Potters is also showing ceramics at Plas Glyn Y Weddw, Llanbedrog, oriel.org

Jane Perryman ~ Containing Time Until 19th November. Ceramacist, writer, photographer and filmmaker. This multi layered exhibition is more than a physical installation; it is a journey, a collaboration, a collection of objects, sounds, thoughts and stories. Encompassing a year’s sojourn her ideas examine interlocking themes of materials, environment, time and journeys. Ruthin Craft Centre, 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk

Amanda Jackson & Jonathan Goldberg ~ To Build A Home Until 1st December. Amanda’s photos depict life at the Lammas Eco Village in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It’s a site that the photographer visited twice in 2010 and was so enamoured by it that she moved next to them in early 2011, and ended up buying her own plot nearby. Part of the Northern Eye International Photography Festival and on an extended run in Oriel Gallery. Colwyn Bay LL29 7RU, 01492 577888, orielcolwyn.org

Techne: Creating Art  3rd November – 4th February. Five artists – Chris Bebbington (photography), Greg Fuller (printmaking and drawing), Tom Hignett (digital), Tabitha Jussa (photography) and Chris Millward (sculpture), their expertise covers a vast array of methods and techniques including modern and traditional processes. Grosvenor Museum, Chester CH1 2DD, 01244 972197.

MOSTN Open 20 Until 5th November. 20 selected artists of all ages/media. MOSTYN, Llandudno 01492 879201, mostyn.org

James Guy Eccleston Until 8th November. Mundane, unexceptional, even broken objects are always posed and painted precisely, and are treated with great care and seriousness. This deliberate juxtaposition of subject and approach encourages us to think about the nature of skill and art, and the very meaning and value of painting itself. Ffin y Parc Gallery, Llanrwst 01492 642070, welshart.net

Gillian Ayres ~ Abstract Expressionism Until 17th December. An exhibition celebrating her extraordinary paintings and the period she spent living on the Llŷn Peninsula in the 1980’s, including her large, heavily textured canvases. Plas Glyn Y Weddw, Llanbedrog, Pwllheli 01758 740763, oriel.org.uk

New Art Wales 18th November – 2nd December. A mixed media exhibition by young and emerging artists aged 16 – 35 from across Wales. Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy LL32 8AN. 01492 593413, www.rcaconwy.org

Tom Gerrard ~ Rediscovered (1923-1976) Until 12th November. Tom’s subject matter was predominantly Anglesey which he portrayed in sketches, watercolours and oils. Open 10am – 5pm. Oriel Tegfryn, Menai Bridge LL59 5EW, 01248 715128, artwales.com

David Grosvenor Until 8th November. North Wales oil landscapes from the mountains to the coast. Ffin y Parc Gallery, Llanrwst 01492 642070, welshart.net

Gallery Artists Until 12th November. A large changing exhibition by our gallery artists. Open 10am – 5pm. Oriel Tegfryn, Menai Bridge LL59 5EW, 01248 715128, artwales.com

Castle Gallery Ongoing exhibition of various artists, media, and most are for sale. Open 9am – 5pm, Mon – Sat.1 Castle Square, Criccieth LL52 0D, 01766 522803.

Illuminarté Ongoing exhibitions. Stained Glass – Photography – Mosiac. Designers and creators of beautiful traditional and contemporary handmade stained glass and mosaics for all your living spaces. Ysgubor Isaf, Bala LL23 7NW, 01678 520256, illuminarte.co.uk

Invited Artists – Imagined Realms Garry Baker, Philip Cooper, Geoffrey Coupland, Orson Coupland, Neil Hadfield, Jonny Hannah, Sharon Hannah, Peter Lloyd, Desdemona McCannon, Chichi Parish, Sarah Raphael-Balme, Sarah Thwaites, Ian Whadcock, Abi Whitehouse Until 12th November. Artists who explore the interior landscapes through the prisms of the artists’ imaginative lives. Upper Gallery, RCA, Conwy 01492 593413, rca@rcaconwy.org

John Disley CBE ~ A Celebration of His Life 1928 – 2016 Until 29th December. John was a steeplechaser of excellence and he clocked up several records of distances from 1500m to 5000m. He was the co-founder of the London Marathon and won Bronze in Helsinki Olympics 1952. He lived in Gwynedd in his early years – and eventually became the first Chief Mountaineering Instructor at Plas Y Brenin, in Capel Curig.  Exhibition at Electric Mountain, Llanberis LL55 4UR, 01286 870636, electricmountain.co.uk

Gilly Thomas RCA Until 12th November. Imaginative and intriguing drawing and paintings. Lower Gallery, RCA, Conwy LL32 8AN. 01492 593413, rcaconwy.org

Hazel Thomson ~ Photography 6th – 25th November. Light captures a few moments in time, when colours come alive creating a magical atmosphere. Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA, 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

Birds of Wales Until 5th November. Artists and makers from across Wales and the borders depict the ‘Birds of Wales’ in their own unique way. Oil, watercolour, print, feather art, mixed-media, jewellery, basket-ware, silk painting, embroidered textiles, felt-work and ceramics. Stone, metal, wood and bronze sculpture. Planned artist-led master classes, talks, children’s workshops and family activity days. Oriel Ynys Mon, Llangefni 01248 724444, kyffinwilliams.info See Calendar 1st – 4th

In-sight 13 ~ Jan Gardner, Angie Hoopert, Andrew Smith, John Smout, Catherine Taylor Parry, Katy Mai Webster Until 28th January 2018. A new collection of work from N Wales artists in partnership with Helfa Gelf Art Trail. In the Café, MOSTYN, Llandudno LL30 1AB, 01492 879201, mostyn.org

I rarely draw what I see. I draw what I feel in my body.

Barbara Hepworth