Galleries - December 2013

ceramics in Ap Tomos Gallery. Open Daily 10–5 (closed Tue from Oct–May excluding school hols) t 01758 740763 PEMBROKESHIRE k HARBOUR LIGHTS GALLERY Porthgain, nr St Davids Pembrokeshire SA62 5BL The Frame Shop, Pontcanna, Cardiff CF11 9HQ Specialises in exhibiting a wide selection of Original Paintings, Limited Edition Prints and Sculpture from Wales’ leading artists in our Gallery in Pembrokeshire and our Outlet in Pontcanna Cardiff. With Original work from John Knapp Fisher, Kyffin Williams, William Selwyn, Aneurin Jones, Meirion Jones and many more. t 01348 831549 l ORIEL Y PARC St Davids, Pembrokeshire SA62 6NW Celebrating the landscape of Wales in partnership with Amgueddfa Cymru –National Museum Wales. Picturing Castles. Nov 16–May 5. Historic watercolours, oil paintings and drawings from the 1670s to the mid 19th century, depicting castles from all over Wales, including Carew, Cilgerran, Pembroke and Manorbier. t 01437 720392 MONMOUTHSHIRE m THE ART SHOP 8 Cross Street, Abergavenny NP7 5EH The Long Winter Show. Nov 9–Jan 25. An eclectic collection of art and toys by painters, printmakers, can be seen on our website. We also have a coffee shop with fantastic views across the Conwy Valley. Tue–Sat 10–5, Sun 11–5 t/f 01492 642070 h THE ROYAL CAMBRIAN ACADEMY/ACADEMI FRENHINOL GYMREIG Crown Lane, Conwy LL32 8AN The longest-established (1881) artist-led organisation in Wales, current members include MalcolmEdwards, Aneurin Jones and Shani Rhys James to name but a few. Christmas Exhibition. Nov 30–Jan 4. Unique gifts for the Christmas season, this is the exhibition to visit and buy. You will not be disappointed by the art, craftwork, prints and ceramics on display, together with affordable works of art from RCA members. Tue–Sat 11–5, admn free t/f 01492 593413 DENBIGHSHIRE i RHYL LIBRARY GALLERY Church Street, Rhyl, Denbighshire LL18 3AA Winter Wonderland. Until Jan 11. Exhibition of contemporary art and craft to celebrate the festive season. Mon–Fri 10–5 (closed for lunch 1–2) Sat 10–12.30 t 01745 882523 GWYNEDD j ORIEL PLAS GLYN-Y-WEDDW Llanbedrog, Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 7TT Christmas Exhibition. Nov 17–Dec 24. A selection of gallery artists plus new 17. GALLERIES DECEMBER 13 jewellers, ceramic makers and sculptors. Tue–Sat 9.15–5, admn free t 01873 852690 n NEW LEAF GALLERY 19 Church Street, Monmouth NP25 3BX Metallic: The Christmas show that shines! Nov 16–Jan 6. Including jewellery, painting, sculpture, glass, metals, mixed media. Mon–Sat 10–5, Sun in Dec 11–3 admn free t 01600 714527 POWYS o MOMA WALES Y Tabernacl, Heol Penrallt Machynlleth, Powys SY20 8AJ Neil Johnson: Changing Landscapes. Until Dec 28. Ian Jacob: Work in progress –1973 to 2013. Until Jan 4. Ian Phillips & Linda Caswell. Nov 2–Jan 4. Judy Linnell: Watercolourings. Nov 9–Dec 28. Mon–Sat 10–4 t 01654 703355 f 01654 702160 John Macfarlane ‘Silver Bowl and Broken Eggs II’ Though Glasgow born and trained at the School of Art, John Macfarlane has spent the last 40 years in Wales which he now regards as home. A similar dualism is apparent in his remarkable parallel careers as both painter and as one of the world’s leading designers for opera and ballet –the Royal Opera House, Metropolitan, Glyndebourne and Paris Opera among them. While there are opera designs among the works at Martin Tinney (map 5), it is his other life that takes precedence here and it is the thorough grounding in a superb technique from his Glasgow training, above all in the sumptuous textures and sheen of his simple, austere still-lifes, that shines through. NU THUMB nails