Galleries - October 2015

abstraction, the glimpse of light, memories and time. The Art Shop & Chapel in Abergavenny is extending the run of ‘Artist In The Garden’ until 17 October. Gathering together an eclectic collection of paintings, drawings, printmaking, sculpture, mosaics, textiles and ceramics, highlights include mosaics by Rah Rivers, that run parallel to her paintings of birds, angels, flowers and trees, and George Rowlett’s oil paintings of flowers from his garden. North Wales The third ‘Kyffin Williams Drawing Prize’ exhibition is at Oriel Ynys M Ô n in Anglesey until 31 January. Established by the Sir Kyffin Williams Trust as a tribute to the support that he gave to artists and the value he placed on drawing skills throughout his career, it takes place every three years and the winner receives £3,000. The judges said of this year’s winner: “This is an artist of substance who is truly passionate about her subjects and medium. To create a series of drawings on the subject of old age without any feelings of sadness is wonderful and shows a celebration of people as people, not about what they have achieved.” You will need to visit the gallery to find out who the winner is. Katie Scarlett Howard’s touring exhibition ‘The Herring Girls’ is at the Ucheldre Centre in Holyhead, Anglesey this October. Featuring striking ceramic figures, it celebrates the women who serviced the fishing industry on which Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides was built, undertaking the arduous work of gutting, salting and packing herring into barrels for sale and export. The exhibition also features photographs of the thriving harbour and quayside throughout the last century as part of the programme to mark the 150th year of the Stornoway Port Authority. Three artists are showcasing their work at Ffin y Parc Gallery in Conwy from 4to 28 October. Chester-based Chloe Holt is an artist and textile designer; Cardiff-born Lisa Carter’s paintings reference landscape and Peter Turnbull’s subjects range from intimate interiors to elemental landscapes. There are a number of autumn offerings for visitors to Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw in Pwllheli. The late John Piper is commemorated through the exhibition ‘The Mountains Of Wales’, which features works on paper loaned from National Museum Wales’ collection through the Sharing Treasures Scheme. Although he wasn’t Welsh, Piper spent years documenting the mountains, rivers and valleys of Wales and the pieces on show (10 October to 13 December) have a significant focus on Snowdonia. Karen Price art Wales 20 GALLERIES OCTOBER 2015 Sarah Hopkins ‘Blast Furnace II’ Fountain Fine Art