Galleries - October 2014

GALLERIES OCTOBER 14 17 sources most of his materials from the quarries in Italy as well as bluestone from the Preseli mountains. Mid Wales Porthmadog-born Elfyn Lewis has made a name for himself for his mainly colourful, bold abstracts which are rooted in the Welshlandscape. Now the 2009 TwentiethCentury Welsh Portraiture, features more than 30 paintings – from informal studies to significant pieces showing famous faces. At his own gallery in Beaumaris, Steven Jones will be exhibiting Sunlight On Water from October 6 until the end of December. The oil paintings include views from Venice and the mountains of Snowdonia and all will feature water caught in a shimmering light. If you’re unable to get out and about, however you can always enjoy art from the comfort of your armchair by logging onto the online gallery Oriel Cymru . A window on the world of contemporary artists working in Wales, you can enjoy everything from the late great Sir Kyffin Williams to Ceri Auckland Davies who is renowned for using egg tempera. Karen Price winner of the National Eisteddfod’s coveted Gold Medal and winner of Welsh Artist of the Year in 2010, is presenting a review of his mixed media paintings of the past five years at Moma Wales in Machynlleth (until 15 November). North Wales If you want to showcase your own artistic flair then pay a visit to the Ucheldre Centre in Holyhead for Open Wall. As part of October’s nationwide initiative The Big Draw, visitors are being asked to doodle on the exhibition room’s walls. The centre is also displaying paintings (to 12 October) by Iwan Lewis as part of his series ‘Indian Summer’ and in November there will be portraits from Manchester-based artist Emma Knowles. At nearby Oriel Ynys Môn on Anglesey, the latest display, Cardiff Contemporary Festival Gwˆ yl Caerdydd Gyfoes 03.10 — 09.11.2014 @cardiffcontemp #RevealConceal #DatgeluCelu