Galleries - January 2011

by Welsh Quilt Artist Bethan Ash. Buy straight off thewall. Collectorplan interest free credit available. Daily 9.30–5 t 01978 860828 GWYNEDD l ORIEL PLAS GLYN-Y-WEDDW Llanbedrog, Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 7TT Gallery closed until Jan 22. Gareth Parry, Elfyn Lewis, Niki Pilkington. Jan 23–Apr 3. Closed Tue outside School hols (Special rates on Weddings and self- catering annexe that sleeps up to 12 people) t 01758 740763 f 01758 740232 MONMOUTHSHIRE m THE ART SHOP 8 Cross Street, Abergavenny NP7 5EH Mixed Winter Show. Until Jan 29. Exhibition of new and ever changing collections of curious and covetable one-off pieces – paintings, printmaking, mixed media, jewellery and ceramics. Rachel Tudor Best, a 2010 gold award winner, Association of Illustrators, first show of exquisite new illustrations . . . to namea few. Collectorplan interest free credit availablefrom TheArts Council of Wales. Tue–Sat 9.15–5, admn free t 01873 852690 n NEW LEAF GALLERY 19 Church Street, Monmouth NP25 3BX Gallery: Gareth Hugh Davies – ‘The Winter Paintings’; Shop: Sarah Noel – Ceramics. Jan 28–Feb 26. Mon–Sat 10–5, admn free t 01600 714527 International Affairs and supported by theHeritageLottery Fund. Mon–Sat 9–5, Sun 2–5, admn free t 01407 763361 f 01407 763341 CONWY i FFIN Y PARC GALLERY Ffin Y Parc Country House & Gallery, Betws Road, Llanrwst, Conwy LL26 0PT Ever-changing Mixed Exhibition of gallery artists. Throughout January. New paintings all under £500 by our gallery artists including Dewi Tudur, Lisa Carter, Malcolm Edwards, David Grosvenor, David Woodford, David Lloyd Griffith, Matthew Wood, Elfyn Lewis, Elfyn Jones and MikeJones. Mon–Sat 10–5 t/f 01492 642070 j THE ROYAL CAMBRIAN ACADEMY/ACADEMI FRENHINOL GYMREIG Crown Lane, Conwy LL32 8AN ‘Chasing SublimeLight’ – David Tress RCA. Jan 8–Feb 6. Exploring Tress’ experience of travelling in the powerful mountainous landscapes of northern Britain. Tue–Sat 11–5, Sun 1–4.30 Mon closed, BHols open, admn free t/f 01492 593413 DENBIGHSHIRE k Y CAPEL Castle Street, Llangollen LL20 8NJ New Ceramics by North Wales Potters with Contemporary Art Quilts by Bethan Ash. Nov 20–Jan 22. A large selection of ceramics, including domestic, sculptural, jewellery and wallhanging pieces from up to twenty members of North Wales Potters alongside a colourful collection of past and present work 13. GALLERIES JANUARY 11 NEWPORT o NEWPORT MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY John Frost Square, Newport, NP20 1PA Face Value. Nov 20–Feb 5. Portrait & FigurePaintings from NM&AG’s Collection and invited artists. Here, There and Elsewhere: Adventures in four dimensions. Feb 26–Apr 16. Animation Showcase. Feb 26–Apr 16. Mon–Thur 9.30–5, Fri 9.30–4.30 Sat 9.30–4 t 01633 656656 f 01633 414705 PEMBROKESHIRE p ART MATTERS at WHITE LION STREET GALLERY 1 White Lion Street, Tenby Pembrokeshire SA70 7ES The Small Picture Show. Dec 1–Jan 4. Hundreds of paintings and original prints by gallery artists, all priced below £300, in the upstairs gallery. A Christmas Collection. Dec 4–Jan 4. Exhibition of new work by Susan Sands (Painter/Printmaker), Neil Richardson (Ceramicist), Riitta Sinkkonen-Davis (Weaver) and Sarah Lloyd Morris (Designer Jeweller). See everything on our website. Closed Wed & Sun from Nov 1 t 01834 843375 POWYS q MOMA WALES Y Tabernacl, Heol Penrallt Machynlleth, Powys SY20 8AJ Art for Children (curated by Dr Peter Wakelin ). Until Jan 8. Cefyn Burgess. Until Jan 8. Christopher Hall. Until Jan 8. CRYD – Nine Artisans. Jan 10–Feb 12. Susan J Adams: There are Receivers in the Woods. Jan 24–Mar 19. Julie Jones. Jan 24–Mar 5. Mon–Sat 10–4 t 01654 703355 f 01654 702160 If there is one artist, and there can only be one, to whom Lewis Carroll’s Alice owed her iconic visual identity then it was Sir John Tenniel. He it was who created the unforgettable child in a pinaforeand striped stockings; caricatured, with a nod perhaps to Quentin Massys’ grotesques, the monstrous Red Queen and evoked the whole bizarre dreamlike Victorian world of Carroll’s imaginings with a ‘Punch’ cartoonist’s relish – surely that’s Disraeli sharing a railway carriagewith Alice? Other illustrators havedoneit, notably Steadman in the 1980s, but nonehavesurpassed the originals. See them at Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum until February 6. PP THUMB nails Alice and the Red Queen