Galleries - June 2013

Romantic Landscape’. Until Jul 8. Free Admission. t 01437 720392 MONMOUTHSHIRE m THE ART SHOP 8 Cross Street, Abergavenny NP7 5EH Elizabeth Barnett: ‘Everything Familiar Up Close’. Until Jun 15. “This body of paintings is perhaps themost joyful work I havemadeto date.” Last year Elizabeth discovered she was pregnant and everything familiar was magnified. Her imagery represents growth, quiet reflection and appreciation for small and often overlooked things. Artist in the Garden –Summer Show. Jun 29–Aug 17. Tue–Sat 9.15–5, admn free t 01873 852690 n NEW LEAF GALLERY 19 Church Street, Monmouth NP25 3BX Annica Neumuller Until Jun 29. Expressive, evocative abstracts by Swedish painter based in Wales. Mon–Sat 10–5, admn free t 01600 714527 POWYS o MOMA WALES Y Tabernacl, Heol Penrallt Machynlleth, Powys SY20 8AJ Martin Herbert: Synthesis. Until Jun 8. Margaret Smith: In My Father’s Eye. Until Jun 22. Watercolour Society of Wales. Until Jun 26. Plus their carers. Creu Argraff/Imprint. Jun 29–Aug 24. To coincidewith this year’s National Eisteddfod in Denbigh, artists Rhian Haf, Cefn Burgess and poet Karen Owen have been working with community groups across Flintshire and Denbighshire. Mon, Wed 9.30–7, Tue, Thur Fri 9.30–5, Sat 9.30–12.30 t 01745 816313 GWYNEDD j ORIEL PLAS GLYN-Y-WEDDW Llanbedrog, Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 7TT David Nash OBE RA, Wendy Murphy, David Barnes, Naoko Shibuya and Helen Sear. Until Jun 30. 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 Mixed Exhibition including Graham Sutherland, John Piper, Kyffin Williams, William Selwyn, John Knapp Fisher, Bernard Green, Rachel Fenner, Gillian McDonald, Andrea Kelland, Ceri Davies, Darren Yeadon, Caroline Juler and many more. 7 days a week 10.30–5.30 t 01348 831549 l ORIEL Y PARC St Davids, Pembrokeshire Oriel y Parc is home to Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales in Pembrokeshire. Theexhibition ‘Sutherland and the 15. GALLERIES JUNE 13 Daphne Hurn. Jun 17–Sep 7. Mon–Sat 10–4 t 01654 703355 f 01654 702160 SHROPSHIRE p LLANFAIR WATERDINE ARTS’ & GARDENS FESTIVAL Everest Hall, Llanfair Waterdine Knighton LD7 1TU Thirty artists including Joan Baker, Simon Dorrell, Kevan Hopson, Alison MacGregor Grimley, Sara Philpott, John Salt, Islwyn Watkins. Jun 29–30. Marches Book Art Group, sculpture, concerts, gardens, church, refreshments. Sat 10–5, Sun 12–5 Twitter: LLanfair A&G @LLAWAG. t 01547 510327 HEREFORDSHIRE q MONNOW VALLEY ARTS Middle Hunt House, Walterstone Hereford HR2 0DY Richard Kindersley: Material Words – new ideas and definitions of letter forms. Until Jun 30. TashiMannox: Illuminated Optimism – calligraphy. Until Jun 30. Wed–Fri 11–5, w/e 2–5 Entry by donation. Lettering workshop Jun 1. Please telephone or email for further details. t 01873 860529 MONNOW VALLEY ARTS Middle Hunt House, Walterstone Hereford HR2 0DY t 01873 860525 ENGLAND Dom Theobald ‘Dog’ 2012 Art critics are often far more constrained by editorial pressures than is immediately obvious – big shows and big names often hog much of the available space. Which artist, maker or architect would they really like to be writing about and see better known? To answer such a question, and as part of the 100th birthday celebrations of the whole Critics’ Circle in 2013, its Visual Arts & Architecture section decided to ask each of its members to put forward a name for consideration. Thanks to some great co- operation from the Mall Galleries , the intriguing outcome can be seen in a show in their contemporary gallery (along with brief reasons why on the label) in the Threadneedle Space this month (10 to 15 June). Now you’ll know what they really like, this writer among them . . . NU THUMB nails