May 2019

Spatiality Until 5th May. Theresa Taylor and Nigel Morris show a continued development of their printmaking practices. Mostyn, Llandudno LL30 1AB 01492 879201, mostyn.org

Open Art ~ Celf Agored Until 15th June. Selected artworks in various media creating a diverse open exhibition with something to suit all. Works are also for sale. Storiel, Bangor 01248 353368, storiel.cymru

Migrating Metal ~ Metel yn Mudo 4th May – 6th July. A collaborative project examining the themes of trade and migration. Metal items from Storiel’s collection from Bronze Age to Medieval period as well as artefacts from the community archaeology Saving Treasures project. Storiel, Bangor 01248 353368, storiel.cymru

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

Ros Hornbuckle ~ Weaving the Coast / Gwehyddu’r Arfordir Until 9th June. “These tapestries celebrate the beauty of the coast of Wales. Mountains, sea, beach, rocks, birds and sky, and the ever changing effect of weather and light, are all my inspiration. The many hours spent weaving the coast enhances my affection for and relationship with this country”. Long Gallery, Oriel Ynys Mon, Llangefni, Anglesey LL77 7TQ, 01248 724444, kyffinwilliams.info

Folded Forest ~ Sky on High to Burrow Below Until 2nd June. Showcasing the creative partnership of Ruth Viqueira and Sarah Peel; limited edition prints, homewares and textiles screen-printed with inspiration from the natural world; woodlands, moorlands, jungles, the frozen arctic and deep ocean depths. Mostyn, Llandudno LL30 1AB 01492 879201, mostyn.org

Drawn From The Collection / O’r Casgliad Until 7th July. Previously unexhibitied 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

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 Workshops: 11th & 12th May.

NW Potters ~ Maker of the Month is Neil Dalrymple Throughout May. “My style is inspired by nature, fully researched & realistic, incorporating movement when creating wildlife. I produce small and large birds, river & pond life including otters, frogs and toads, and specialise in gamefish, Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout.” NW Potters Gallery, 1 High St., Conwy LL32 8DB, 01492 593590, northwalespotters.org

Spring Exhibitions Until 12th May. Includes work by:  Luned Rhys Parri, Huw Gareth Jones, Sian McGill., and a collection of work by Helen Steinthal (1911 – 1991). WESAL – a film to conclude our year-long programme of artist’s films on the theme of ‘borders’ by Catrin Menai & Omar Shammah. Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog, Pwllheli LL53 7TT, 01758 740763, oriel.org.uk

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

Derek Boshier: It’s Only When The Tide Goes Out Until 30th June. Selected works and ephemera by English pop artist Derek Boshier who first came to prominence as part of the British Pop Art movement in the early 1960s. Boshier is also known for his work with cultural icons such as The Clash and David Bowie. Mostyn, Llandudno LL30 1AB, 01492 879201, mostyn.org

Pete Monaghan, Susan Kane, Matthew Wood & Sharon Griffin 26th May – 19th June. Ffin Y Parc, Llanrwst LL26 0PT, 01492 642070, welshart.net

S. Mark Gubb: The Last Judgement Until 30th June. Taking Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel painting of the same name as a starting point and reference, the exhibition includes a range of new and existing sculptural works exhibited as an installation. Mostyn, Llandudno LL30 1AB, 01492 879201, mostyn.org

Melanie Williams Until 18th May. Encaustic and mixed media. Open Thurs – Sun, 11.30am – 2.30pm, Oriel Ty Meirion, Dyffryn Ardudwy LL44 2DH, 01341 247541.

Mawddach Art Group 3rd – 12th May. Hold their annual Spring Exhibition in the Arts Room of the theatre. (Closed 9th May). Opens 10am – 3pm, free entry, tea/coffee available. Original artworks and prints for sale. Theatr y Ddraig, Barmouth LL42 1EF, 01341 281697, dragontheatre.com

Anne Lewis ~ The Waterfall Years 1996 – 2019 An exhibition of linocuts; and David Jones ‘From My Imagination’. Upper Gallery, RCA Conwy LL32 8AN, 01492 593413, rcaconwy.org

Elizabeth Morgan 18th Century Gardener Morgan’s meticulously kept garden diary written between 1754 – 1772, gives us insight into the garden practices of that period. There is an exhibition opening and book launch on 2nd May, 6pm, in Storiel’s garden; and 2pm talk with Mary Gwynedd Jones. Storiel, Bangor 01248 353368, storiel.cymru

Elfyn Lewis at 50, Kim Dewsbury & Martin Llewellyn Until 22nd May. Ffin Y Parc, Llanrwst LL26 0PT, 01492 642070, welshart.net

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

Dark Materials ~ Deunyddiau Tywyll Until 13th May. Mixed media work by Chris Goodwin. Time spent in the woods near Dolgellau and brings to life the supernatural presence composed of all natural material, emerging from the golden mist of dawn or haunting at twilight. Refreshments available. @Hwb Croesor, Oriel Caffi. Facebook: of event name

Philippa Jacobs ~ Four Quartets 4th May – 1st June. An exhibition based on T S Eliot’s poem of same name. Lower Gallery, RCA Conwy LL32 8AN, 01492 593413, rcaconwy.org

Gŵyl Greadigol Llŷn Arts Festival 24th May – 2nd June. Exhibiting and selling work by local artists and crafts people in various venues around the Llŷn. Programmes available from local venues/ shops/ churches. Facebook: of event name

Manuela Niemetscheck ~ Crwydro/Roaming Until 10th May. This artwork was created by Artist and Art Psychotherapist Manuela Niemetscheck while working as Arts in Health Practitioner within Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s (BCUHB) Community Environmental Arts Therapy Group from 2017 to 2018. The artwork explores the process of being on a journey and offering a sense of place outdoors. Here the main objectives are about being and experiencing, the development of restorative spaces and senses, as well as securing a safe environment. Sessions were based around the Celtic calendar and circle of trees, following the yearly seasonal cycle and fostering a deep connection to nature with an approach for awakening the heart and the senses.”The aims were to reflect on experience, gain awareness and understanding of self and find a balance between doing and feeling within this pervasive western culture.” Neuadd Ogwen, Fford Bangor, Bethesda LL57 3AN, neuaddogwen.com 

Inter/Verba ~ Remy Dean 26th April – 7th June. Local author and artist Remy howcasing his latest orks.  Oriel Maenofferen Gallery, Blaenau Ffestiniog Library 01766 830415.