Galleries - October 2018

l eft top Rob Piercy ‘Cwm Idwal ‘ The Albany Gallery left bottom Martyn Jones ‘Porth Melgan II’ Ffin y Parc above Zena Blackwell ‘Untitled Self-portrait’ Cardiff Made ffin y parc gallery In business since 2010, with 12 exhibitions a year set out over two floors of a beautiful country house, Ffin y Parc has worked on establishing a reputation as one of the most successful art galleries in Wales, representing more than 40 artists, ranging from young newcomers to established artists, as well as dealing in 20th century works. The artists are diverse in their styles and subjects, but share strong Welsh roots and connections – including ‘regulars’ such as Martyn Jones who has exhibited with the gallery on a number of occasions. A natural colourist, he works from his Cardiff studio having studied at Chelsea School of Art and obtaining a junior fellowship at Bath Academy of Art where tutors included British artists Adrian Heath (apparently a close friend of Terry Frost) and Patrick Heron. artes mundi Billed as the UK’s largest contemporary art prize with the winning artist awarded £40,000 in January next year, Artes Mundi is in its eighth edition with a mission that – as its website explains “identifies, recognises and supports contemporary visual artists who engage with the human condition, social reality and lived experience.” Shortlisted artists this year are Anna Boghiguian, Bouchra Khalili, Otobong Nkanga, Trevor Paglen, Apichatpong Weerasethakul – selected from over 450 nominations spanning 86 countries and representing different generations and cultures. The exhibition opens this month at the National Museum Cardiff. ROB PIERCY Ceramics by Richard Clarke 18th October – 10th November ‘Crib Goch' oil on canvas, 60 x 80cm THE ALBANY GALLERY 74b Albany Road, Cardiff CF24 3RS T: 029 2048 7158 E: Monday-Saturday 10-5, Sunday/Bank Holidays 11-4 OCTOBER 2018 GALLERIES 13 20TH/21ST CENTURY MASTERS | 01600 772005 ‘Francis Bacon, From Our Brief Encounter’ by Chris Gollon 13-14 October 2018 Shire Hall, Monmouth NP25 3DY Chris GOLLON, Maggi HAMBLING, David HOCKNEY, Paula REGO, Howard HODGKIN, Peter BLAKE, Terry FROST, Henri MATISSE, Graham SUTHERLAND