12 GALLERIES OCTOBER 2017 MAP 1 UK CARDIFF CITY CENTRE a THE ALBANY GALLERY 74b Albany Road, Cardiff CF24 3RS Martin Llewellyn. Until Oct 7. Welsh artist taking inspiration from the powerful coastline and sensational scenery of Wales working with a palette knife and oils. Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. *ad Oct 12–Nov 4. Exhibition of paintings by selected members of the Royal Institute. Mon–Sat 10–5, Sun & BHols 11–4 t 029 2048 7158 t @albanygallery f TheAlbanyGallery b KOOYWOOD GALLERY 8 Museum Place, Cardiff CF10 3BG James MacKeown: Wales Revisited. Oct 5–28. Carys Evans. Nov 5–Dec 2. New paintings together with new paintings by water colourist Simon Jones. Tue–Sat 2–5 t 029 2023 5093 c MARTIN TINNEY GALLERY 18 St Andrew’s Crescent, Cardiff CF10 3DD Evelyn Williams (1929–2012): Selected works. Until Oct 7. Peter Prendergast (1946–2007): Selected works. Oct 12–Nov 4. Galleries II & III – changing exhibition by our gallery artists. Through Oct. Mon–Fri 10–6, Sat 10–5 t 029 2064 1411 TAFF C H A R L E S S T C H U R C H I L L W A Y B U T E T ER R A C E T H E H A Y E S B R I D G E S T W Y E V E R N E R D W O O D V I L L E RO A D M U S K I N S T S A L I S B U R Y R D B L D d e N A N T E S K I N G S W A Y D C A S T L E S T D U K E S T Q U E E N S T A D A M S T R E E T N E W P O R T R O A D A L B A N Y R O A D C I T Y R O A D W E S T G R O V E R I C H M O N D R O A D S T M A R Y S T H I G H C O L U M R O A D N O R T H R O A D P A R K P L A C E C a c b Queen Street their current show may feature work by a London-based painter Cornelia O'Donovan, the idiosyncratic work itself is very particularly taken up with Celtic poetry and myth – richly coloured, flat, almost tapestry like “surfaces hazy and meandering like an old tale retold a thousand times” Meanwhile in west Wales is a remarkable artist led co-operative, King Street Gallery in Carmarthen. A handsome, natural light filled and very contemporary space, the 30 or so artists involved in running it mount a very varied programme of exhibitions through the year. This month in the main gallery is their regular Autumn Exhibition of new work by members but they do also put on a number of shows by invited, visiting artists, as for example the parallel exhibition in their smaller Chate Room by St Petersburg artist Nikita Altanay. What enterprise! Finally some metropolitan art – Martin Tinney Gallery and The Albany Gallery are two of the longer established of Cardiff’s major commercial spaces and they both have some fine shows this month. Thus at Martin Tinney, the superb retrospective of the late Evelyn Williams is being closely followed by another ‘great’ of Welsh art, the hugely admired landscape painter Peter Prendergast, whose powerfully expressive paintings of the north Wales landscape, the huge Penrhyn slate quarry and Snowdonia in particular, established him as the natural successor to Sir Kyffin Williams. His premature death at 60, just 10 years ago and at the height of his powers, was a real sadness for Welsh art. At Albany, the feature show this month is an exhibition of work by the London-based artists’ society, the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. With a dynamic new-ish president, Rosa Sepple, this is a society very much on the up and up currently, as this lively show makes more than apparent. Nicholas Usherwood W AL L ESART above S teven Allan Griffiths ‘Conscience VII’ The Albany Gallery