September 2018

Insight 15 ~ Helfa Gelf Artists Until 30th September. A new collection of work by artists from North Wales – Sue Arney, Phil Green, Janet Roberts, Dorothy Taylor in MOSTYN Gallery Café, MOSTYN, in partnership with Helfa Gelf Art Trail. Vaughan St., Llandudno LL30 1AB, 01492 879201, mostyn.org

She Sees The Shadows Until 4th November. We are pleased to present the first off-site collaboration by DRAF (David Roberts Art Foundation). “She Sees The Shadows” is a group exhibition of works from the David Roberts Collection that resonate with the ideas found in Space and Sight. Each artist has re-conceived day-to-day objects and materials in unexpected ways – a bench, plug socket, grate, section of railing or broom – inviting viewers to see alternative qualities and narratives therein. Mostyn, Llandudno LL30 1AB, 01492 879201, mostyn.org

Art For All Until 4th September. A wide range of work exhibited in Ucheldre’s 27th annual Art for All Competition. Many paintings are for sale. A variety of mixed media work. Free entry, Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead 01407 763361, ucheldre.org

Nexus 29th September – 18th November. This exhibition looks at some of the ways in which 21st Century artists and makers are changing preconceptions about their art forms. The exhibitors in Nexus are linked by great technical skill, a capacity for free thinking and confidence in their ideas. Ruthin Craft Centre 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk

Lasting Impressions Until 23rd September. A closer look at what craftspeople make and the processes they use to produce a lasting object. Ruthin Craft Centre 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk

Huw Gareth Jones: Ar yr Ymylon~On the Edge 11th August – 23rd September. Open daily 10am – 5pm, free. Oriel Môn, Rhosmeirch, Llangefni, Ynys Môn LL77 7TQ, 01248 724444 oriel@ynysmon.gov.uk 

Michael Sandle: Monumental Rage Until 7th October. In direct response to the horrors of our age, his work presents a passionate critique of the abuse of power in global conflict, politics and culture, and the accompanying cynicism and hypocrisy. Grosvenor Museum, Chester CH1 2DD. 01244 972197.

Iwan Gwyn Parry 17th September – 6th October. New paintings by the Anglesey-born painter. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

Jocelyn Roberts ~ Sea Changes 28th August – 15th September. An entire year of daily paintings of the North Wales Coast exploring the ever changing sea and sky. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

Matthew Wood Until 12th September. Matthew has made nearly 90 paintings, a mixture if interiors and landscapes. There is sunshine and haze, freedom and fresh air. A striking expression of contented wonder, caught with simplicity and grace. Ffin y Parc, Llanrwst LL26 )pt, 01492 642070, welshart.net

Wayne Clarke 29th September – 18th November. A graduate of the prestigious ceramic BA at Harrow, Prestatyn based Wayne Clark makes large sculptural pieces and smaller functional wares, generally from a stoneware body with additives of Ruabon red clay and coarse sand. He uses various ash and shino glazes, as well as vitreous slips to create fascinating surface effects. Ruthin Craft Centre 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk

Criw Celf  29th September – 11th November. An exhibition combining the work of Gwynedd and Mon children and young people aged 9 – 18 who have worked with Criw Celf, Portffolio and Raising the Bar art groups. Oriel Kyffin Williams, Llangefni, Anglesey 01248 724444, kyffinwilliams.info

Poor Taff – Golwg Llundain ar y Cymry / A London View of the Welsh People Until 4th November. This  exhibition will show how the Welsh people were portrayed in the popular press in the 17th & 18th centuries. Some Welsh people adopted the images as acceptable representations of national identity. The exhibition explores how stereotypes of Welshness and Welsh identity evolved over time. Oriel Môn, Llangefni 01248 724444, orielynysmon.gov.uk

Audrey Walker ~ Observations: A Retrospective Until 23rd September. Audrey Walker is celebrated as she reaches the age of ninety. Momentary glances, encounters, inward smiles, the simple pleasures of life have long fascinated the artist, as has the ability of centuries old images to make powerful connections with today. Ruthin Craft Centre 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk

Rhych Until 23rd September. Simon Callery & Stefan Gant in collaboration with School of Archaeology, University of Oxford. Artworks and field drawings from the excavation of Moel-y-Gaer, Bodfari, 2013-17. Plas Glyn Y Weddw, Llanbedrog, nr Pwllheli 01758 740763, oriel.org.uk 

Maurice Cockrill RA Until 12th September. Restless, lyrical and challenging paintings of landscapes.  Ffin y Parc, Llanrwst LL26 0PT, 01492 642070, welshart.net

Helfa Gelf Members Exhibition 9th September – 7th October. 1 Plas Brondanw Cottages, Llanfrothen LL48 6SW, orielbrondanw.org

Judith Samuel Until 22nd October. Judith paints the seabirds of North Wales in oil and gesso on linen canvasses. Oriel Ynys Mon, Llangefni, Anglesey 01248 724444, kyffinwilliams.info

With Other Eyes 29th September – 18th November. Brings together a diverse range of international artists and makers, who include photography as an element in their work and who, through this engagement, contribute to the on-going discourse on photographic representation in the applied arts. Ruthin Craft Centre 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk

James Green ~ Entering Donkey World Until 30th September. “I felt compelled to celebrate donkeys (who I don’t consider are represented very well in the history of art, or sometimes appreciated generally) and create these compositions showing them having adventures in a mysterious world, free from any human control or servitude”. Mostyn, Vaughan St., Llandudno LL30 1AB, 01492 879201, mostyn.org

NW Potters Gallery 1 High St., Conwy LL32 8DB. 01492 593590, pottersgallery.co.uk

Tunnicliffe’s Measured Drawings Until 2nd September. The artist’s personal visual reference library, which he used for commercial illustrations and finished paintings. Oriel Ynys Mon, Llangefni 01248 724444, kyffinwilliams.info

Pensychnant Wildlife Art Until 30th September. Originals, prints and photographs in various styles and media. 11am – 5pm, £2.50. Pensychnant, Conwy LL32. 01492 592595, pensychnant.co.uk (Contact us if you want to exhibit)

Eli Acheson – Elmassry 1st September – 13th October. Artworks ranging across sculptural, digital and painted media including latex to create coloured flexible ‘Supple-Body’ sculptures and installations which are a kind of meta-object. Using familiar items, Eli Acheson-Elmassry takes impressions and re-forms them in order to recondition their role, suggest new alignments of meaning and lays out alternative psyches of shape. This creative activity probes social issues and the wider political domains, including the complex strata of the realisation of personality. Theatr Clwyd, Mold CH7 1YA, 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

Gilly Thomas RCA ~ Celebrating her 70th birthday. Until 12th September. These paintings, structured and lit dramatically like a scene from a play, or a frame from a film, or a snatched still from a dream, or nightmare perhaps, come straight from a strange internal world that’s both unsettling and absurd. Ffin y Parc, Llanrwst LL26 0PT, 01492 642070, welshart.net

In Black and White ~ Mewn Du a Gwyn 8th September – 17th February 2019. This exhibition represents examples of his wood engravings and etchings, showing fine art prints alongside works intended for publication and commercial purposes. Oriel Ynys Mon, Llangefni 01248 724444, kyffinwilliams.info

Land of Legends: Wales, Arthur and the Tales of Mabinogion 3rd – 22nd September. Set off on a quest this summer to rediscover the magic of the Mabinogion, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Open daily 10am – 5pm, Sat 11am – 4pm. Contact Wrexham Museum 01978 297460, museum@wrexham.gov.uk 

Tom Pryce Until 5th November. An exhibition on the life and career of Tom Pryce, the Formula 1 driver from the Vale of Clwyd. Denbigh Museum, Grove Road, Denbigh, LL16 3UU. Open Mon & Thurs 2 – 4pm, free. 07792 315723, gwyneth.kensler@denbighshire.gov.uk

Jon George ~ Paintings and Drawings 4th – 29th September. In this exhibition he will be showing some paintings made on a ground gesso surface, with the preparatory sketches for the pieces and additional drawings. Open daily 11am – 4.30pm. There will be a musical preview on 3rd Sept 7.30 – 10pm, free, all welcome; plus a workshop 4th – 8th. St John’s Hall Gallery, St John’s Hill, Barmouth, LL42 1AF. Contact 01341 280261. 

NW Open Until 24th 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. It is open to submissions from artists living in Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham with £1750 in prize money. Theatr Clwyd, Mold 01352 701521, theatrclwyd.com

Summer Exhibition Until 30th September. Off-the-wall selling exhibition with works by gallery artists and a selection of newcomers. Plas Glyn Y Weddw, Llanbedrog, nr Pwllheli 01758 740763, oriel.org.uk

Forest + Found ~ Walking the Line 29th September – 18th November. Booth’s large, abstract textile pieces are rooted in the conceptual language and materiality of painting, while Bainbridge’s sculptural forms hewn from wood, reflect a need to create a tangible, physical presence in space. Ruthin Craft Centre 01824 704774, ruthincraftcentre.org.uk