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July 2019

Basketry ~ Function & Ornament 20th July – 13th October. This exhibition looks at current practice of some thirty makers from throughout the UK. It brings together functional vernacular work from various parts of the country, alongside pieces that are sculptural and ornamental. Ruthin Craft Centre 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk

Karel Lek ~ 90th Birthday Exhibition Until 13th July. Oriel Uchaf, RCA Conwy LL32 8AN, 01492 593413, rcaconwy.org

Fooling the Eye ~ Twyllo’r Llygad Until 31st August. Creating optical illusions and playing with perspective. A collection of 20×20 inch quilts, created by members of the Modern Quilt Group, also items by guest speakers and textile artists Dorothy Russell and Liesbeth Williams. Storiel, Bangor 01248 353368, storiel.cymru

NW Potters ~ Maker of the Month of July are Alan and Lyn Newton. 1 High St., Conwy LL32 8DB, 01492 593590, northwalespotters.org

Under Your Feet ~ The Contemporary Rug Until 14th July. A celebration of rugs designed in the British Isles. 19 of the best rug makers today are represented in this exhibition. Their rugs will be spread out in a colourful, textured and timely reminder that underfoot, or on a wall, rugs remain as vibrant and relevant as any other craft medium. Ruthin Craft Centre 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk

Drawn From The Collection / O’r Casgliad Until 7th July. Previously unexhibited broad range of works on paper. Includes work by Williams, Tunnicliffe, Leslie Jones, TG Walker, Keith Andrew, Iola Spafford and others. Oriel Ynys Mon, Llangefni, Anglesey LL77 7TQ, 01248 724444, kyffinwilliams.info

Charles Tunnicliffe – The Commercial Artist Until  1st September. Showcasing the artist’s role as a creator of timeless and evocative images, and presents original artwork from both public and private collections. Oriel Ynys Mon, Llangefni, Anglesey LL77 7TQ, 01248 724444, kyffinwilliams.info

Lynne Cartlidge Until 17th July. As a still life painter Lynne is always searching for subjects which communicate. As poetry can use language and words in a metaphorical, allusive way, Lynne is attempting to devise an equivalent visual language in her work. Ffin y Parc, Llanrwst 01492 642070, welshart.net

Pensychnant Wildlife Art Exhibition Until 29th September. Exhibition of originals, prints and photographs in various styles and media, works by Philip Snow, Julie Horner, Liz Bolloten, Betty Mills, Angela Rigby-Doble, Emma and Steve Stansfield, Ian Wright, Paula Salmons, Chris Slinn, Bee Williams, John and Tracy Langley and Barbara Winrow. If anyone else wishes to exhibit please contact Julian. Pensychnant Centre, Conwy. Julian 01492 592595, julian.pensychnant@btinternet.com

Alan Palmer RCA ~ Flights of Fancy Until 13th July. This series of drawings has not developed in a straight line, but has deviated to wherever inspiration has struck – poem, saying, landscape, interesting object, spontaneous invention, memory or humorous aside. Royal Cambrian Academy Crown Lane, Conwy LL32 8AN, 01492 593413, rcaconwy.org

Jacob Buckland Until 14th July. Jacob’s first solo exhibition – Landscape and Nature. Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog, Pwllheli LL53 7TT, 01758 740763, oriel.org.uk

Primmy Chorley Until 14th July. This is the lived everyday, depicted with a purity of intent that borders on innocence. It is the wonder of the commonplace made manifest in simple forms and humble materials. Home, family, the surrounding land and beloved dogs. Ruthin Craft Centre 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk 

Clare Marie Bailey: Parallel Lives ~ Bywydau Paralel Until 7th July. Analogue self-portraiture. Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

NW Open 2019 Until 23rd August. This large annual art exhibition features the diversity of artistic talent in North Wales, and includes painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and mixed media works. open to submissions from professional and amateur artists over the age of 17 living in the counties of Flintshire, Denbighshire, Wrexham, Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

Quarry Women ~ Merched Chwarel Until 7th September. A collaborative exploration of who we are – the quarry women of past, present and future. Storiel, Bangor 01248 353368, storiel.cymru

Wynne Jenkins ~ Overview Until 17th July. Wynne’s  subjects are unmistakably Welsh, anchored with recognizable details: the rooves of slate, the rusted corrugated sheds and the cracked, patched render. His bold and broad palette gives his work great vivacity and verve. These scenes are animated by his particular vision, his sunny optimism and his generosity of spirit. Ffin y Parc, Llanrwst 01492 642070, welshart.net

Cynefin ~ Dafydd Davis Until 19th July. Local landscape exhibition. Dafydd attempts to reconnect to the landscape where he grew up, ran, climbed and walked with a focus on rock, light and weather. Hwb Croesor, Oriel Caffi. Facebook: of event name

Karen Roberts 1st – 31st July. Local artist display in this monthly micro-exhibition for new artists. Art Studio, Oriel Mon, Anglesey LL77 7TQ, 01248 724444, oriel@ynysmon.gov.uk   If you would like to exhibit your work in the Art Studio please get in touch

Crossing Beaches ~ Croesi Traethau 20th July – 19th January 2020. The Sian and Ken Owen Art Collection featuring over 80 paintings of Wales’ foremost artists.  Oriel Kyffin Wiliams, Llangefni, Anglesey  01248 724444, oriel@ynysmon.gov.uk

Migrating Metal ~ Metel yn Mudo Until 6th July. Saving Treasures, Telling Stories Project – is a community archaeology project working with community groups to help interpret their collections and bring them closer to their collective past. Saving Treasures is a partnership between Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, the Welsh Museums Federation and the Portable Antiquities Scheme in Wales (PAS Cymru), and is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Storiel, Bangor. storiel.cymru

Julie Roberts ~ Views of The West Until 21st October. I mainly work in watercolour, but have a love for acrylics too, the landscape of my locality lends itself to both mediums, my favourite subjects are buildings, trees and the sea. Oriel Mon, Anglesey LL77 7TQ, 01248 724444, oriel@ynysmon.gov.uk

Barbara Winrow ~ Overview Until 17th July. “When I paint I picture past times when long summers were punctuated by country walks, bike rides, and countless picnics. Sitting by a stream, sandwich in hand and hoping to spot a frog, newt or bird that I had never seen before is a strong and magical memory.” Ffin y Parc, Llanrwst 01492 642070, welshart.net

Llyr Erddyn Davies ~ Uned o Fesur / Unit of Measure Until 17th July. Each figure starts as a wax model, small characters reflecting everyday situations. Later, casting in bronze confers status, literally adds weight: Bronze is a monumental material, allowing the artist’s vision, though fleeting and fragile, to become permanent and eternal.  Lifted out of time current, at once new and timeless. Ffin y Parc, Llanrwst 01492 642070, welshart.net

Penelope Timmis Until 14th July. With subject matter inspired by her surroundings Penelope’s work has a strong sense of colour – even on a grey day she sees colour around her. Plas Glyn Y Weddw, Llanbedrog LL53 7TT, 01758 740763, oriel.org.uk

Pete Jones ~ Voyage Until 4th August. This exhibition explores the notion of life as a voyage and presents images of people and places important to the artist at a reflective point in his life. Oriel Mon, Anglesey LL77 7TQ, 01248 724444, oriel@ynysmon.gov.uk

Light and Water Until 14th July. Light and water is the overarching theme of an exhibition by three Cheshire based artists whose inspiration stems from nature and the natural world, particularly wild waterfalls, dancing sunlight reflected on the water’s edge, wrack line residue and playful ravens. Three individual presentations include watercolours by Jenny Ryrie, photography and film by David Heke and ceramics by Liz Ellis. Plas Glyn Y Weddw, Llanbedrog LL53 7TT, 01758 740763, oriel.org.uk 

Rob Piercy ~ Our Diverse Landscape Until 14th July. Oils and watercolours of Welsh mountains and seascapes. Plas Glyn Y Weddw, Llanbedrog LL53 7TT, 01758 740763, oriel.org.uk