Galleries - January 2015

k ORIEL Y PARC St Davids, Pembrokeshire SA62 6NW Natural Images: Historic Photography Uncovered. Until Mar 17. Step into the past with the historic photography collections of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales. Also exhibiting works by Graham Sutherland. t 01437 720392 MONMOUTHSHIRE l THE ART SHOP 8 Cross Street, Abergavenny NP7 5EH Winter Exhibition. Until Jan 31. Philippa Robbins – an audience of puppets. Catherine Baker – landscapes, a dialogue with colour and mark making. Alice Cescatti – acid etched silver leaf panels . . . to name a few. Arts Council of Wales Collectorplan interest free credit available. Tue–Sat 9.15–5, admn free t 01873 852690 m NEW LEAF GALLERY 19 Church Street, Monmouth NP25 3BX ‘My Space’: Four artists painting the Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire landscape. Jan 10–Feb 14. Mon–Sat 10–5, (by appt on Weds Jan/Feb). Admn free t 01600 714527 POWYS n MOMA WALES Y Tabernacl, Heol Penrallt, Machynlleth, Powys SY20 8AJ Ruth Koffer: A Turning Towards. Until Jan 10. 30 British Portraits. Jan 3–Jun 27. Ian Phillips: New Views of Old Hills. Jan 10–Apr 11. Eileen Harrisson: A Sense of Longing. Jan 10–Feb 21. David Nash RA. Jan 17–Apr 26. Derek Williams. Jan 17–Feb 28. Mervyn Rowe: China Sketchbook. Jan 17–Feb 21. Mon–Sat 10–4 t 01654 703355 JANUARY 2015 GALLERIES 17 CONWY g FFIN Y PARC GALLERY Ffin Y Parc Country House & Gallery, Betws Road Llanrwst, Conwy LL26 0PT Gallery closed until Jan 21 then a mixed show with gallery artists. Until Jan 31. Wed–Sat 10–5, Sun 11–5 t/f 01492 642070 h THE ROYAL CAMBRIAN ACADEMY/ ACADEMI FRENHINOL GYMREIG Crown Lane, Conwy LL32 8AN Open Exhibition. Jan 10–Feb 14. An exciting mix of affordable modern and traditional art and sculpture. Gallery shop also supplies craftwork, jewellery, gifts and ceramics. Tue–Sat 11–5, admn free t/f 01492 593413 DENBIGHSHIRE i ORIEL PLAS GLYN-Y-WEDDW Llanbedrog, Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 7TT Gallery closed for most of January. Open Daily (except Tue) Oct–May t 01758 740763 PEMBROKESHIRE j HARBOUR LIGHTS GALLERY Porthgain, nr St Davids, Pembrokeshire SA62 5BL Specialises in exhibiting a wide selection of Original Paintings, Limited Edition Prints and Sculpture from Wales’ leading artists in our Gallery in Pembrokeshire. With Original work from John Knapp Fisher, Kyffin Williams, William Selwyn, Aneurin Jones, Meirion Jones and many more. Also showing a selection of Limited Edition prints at The Frame Shop in Pontcanna, Cardiff CF11 9HQ. t 01348 831549 Square, his studies of actors, writers and figures such as an infant teacher, a goat farmer and his own young children, portray him as an empathetic portraitist of most scintillating sensitivity and acuity. Philip Vann Joan Eardley by Christopher Andreae, 198pp, 176 col. ills, 15 b/w, Lund Humphries hbk, 40 This beautifully illustrated, lucidly written monograph is an absorbing study of a powerfully original modern British artist, Joan Eardley (1921-63). A fresh, objective assessment of her work and her life was very much due – and Andreae delivers that. He identifies her as an ‘indefatigable self-educator’, her expressionism inspired by sources from El Greco to Soutine and later Pollock – but stresses ‘her primary inspiration’ as ‘direction observation and experience of nature’ in places she loved well. A searching wild restlessness is seen in tough, poignantly compassionate portraits of Glasgow tenement children, luminous pictures of cornstacks and summer grasses, and increasingly elemental, challengingly abstracted seascapes made in the Scottish fishing village of Catterline. The paradoxes of her character – its wild recklessness as well as gentle tenderness – are well conveyed in the text. Philip Vann