Galleries - October 2015

South Wales It’s just four months since one of Wales’ best-loved artists passed away and now a major exhibition paying tribute to Gwilym Prichard is a highlight of the visual arts calendar this autumn. The display at Martin Tinney Gallery in Cardiff (14 to 31 October) features bothmixed media works on paper and final oil paintings by the Llanystumdwy-born artist, who spent his lifetime capturing the coastlines and countryside of Wales. From the foothills of Snowdonia to the Pembrokeshire coast, he painted the landscape countless times, capturing the changing seasons and the beauty of his native land.But it wasn’t just his beloved Wales which caught his imagination. Along with his artist wife, Claudia Williams, he embarked on a creative journey that spanned several decades and countries, including Greece, Italy and France. He explored the varied landscapes through oil paints, gouaches, watercolours, pastels and mixed media compositions. A solo show of Welsh landscapes by leading Welshartist Wilf Roberts is at Swansea’s Attic Gallery from 17 October to 7 November. Roberts was born and raised in Anglesey where he still lives, and the North Wales island is the inspiration and subject of muchof his work. His paintings capture the brooding starkness of this unspoilt area of Wales where the man made features – farms and homes, stone walls and telegraphpoles – feel almost part of the natural landscape. He sketches outdoors, and then back in the studio he applies the oils with whatever comes to hand, mainly palette knives but also credit cards, his fingers and even a pizza cutter. The second leg of Gareth Thomas’ 60th birthday exhibition is at Fountain Fine Art in Llandeilo from 10 to 31 October featuring paintings predominantly based on Gower, Pembrokeshire and NorthWales. It was seen earlier this year at their Cardiff gallery, which launches its Winter Group Show on 10 October (until the end of the year) – a changing exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculpture by a selection of gallery artists, including SarahHopkins, Lyndon Thomas and Michael Monaghan. New 2D and 3D work by Japanese ceramicist Masazumi Yamazaki is on display at King Street Gallery in Carmarthen from 2 to 22 October. Yamazaki has lived in Wales for 12 years. Originally an illustrator and painter, he became interested in ceramics and graduated from Carmarthen School of Arts witha first class degree in Ceramic Art and 3D Design in 2010.The philosophy behind Masazumi’s work is simple – he wants his work to be entertaining and enjoyed by people of all ages. ‘Affects of Nature’ is the name of the show running throughout October at The Late November Gallery , which is based in the centre of Haverfordwest and features the work of two very different artists who give their own take on the environment.The atmosphere inspires Theo Crutchley-Mack while the starting point for Ross Loveday is the fine line between figurative and Wales continued on page 20 from left Wilf Roberts ‘Hill Farm, Anglesey’. Attic Gallery Gwyn Roberts ‘Llyn Ogwen a Foel Goch’. Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw front cover Gwilym Prichard ‘Golendy ynys enlli’. Martin Tinney Gallery KATIE HOWARD The Herring Girls – Merched y Penwaig 17/10/15 – 10/01/16 CANOLFAN UCHELDRE CENTRE Caergybi, Holyhead Ynys Môn, Anglesey 16 GALLERIES OCTOBER 2015