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184 posts about Visual arts on this blog

  1. St Dogmaels Gallery summer show

    Tuesday 27 July 2010, 13:05

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    An exhibition featuring some of the best contemporary art in Wales has gone on display at the St Dogmaels Gallery summer show.

    The summer exhibition at the gallery in Cardigan showcases painting, photography, sculpture and film, and features work by artists such as Dan Backhouse, Elizabeth Haines, Caroline...

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  2. Y Lle Celf goes underground for 2010 Eisteddfod

    Thursday 22 July 2010, 15:25

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    The art gallery space at this year's National Eisteddfod will celebrate the industrial heritage of Wales by using a unique space to showcase visual arts.

    In one of the Eisteddfod's most ambitious projects to date, this year's Y Lle Celf (art space) will be housed in the basement on the site of the disused...

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  3. Kyffin Williams art works fetch thousands at auction

    Monday 19 July 2010, 12:35

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Three oil paintings by the late Welsh artist Sir Kyffin Williams all exceeded their guide price estimates at an auction at Christie's in South Kensington, London, last week.

    As we reported previously, three oil paintings plus three pencil and watercolour pieces were all going under the hammer, with...

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  4. Kyffin Williams artwork up for auction

    Tuesday 13 July 2010, 16:40

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Three oil paintings by Sir Kyffin Williams are due to go under the hammer this week, with sales expected to fetch in the region of £80,000.

    The 20th Century British Art auction at Christie's in South Kensington, London, will also feature pencil and watercolour pieces by the late artist.

    Sir Kyffin Williams' oil painting Man and Horse

    Sir Kyffin...

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  5. Stan Jones: a retrospective of Dylan Thomas-inspired art

    Friday 2 July 2010, 17:15

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Welsh artist Stan Jones will celebrate his forthcoming 80th birthday with a retrospective exhibition of his Dylan Thomas-inspired works at the Oriel Washington Gallery in Penarth.

    The artist, who grew up in Pembrokeshire explains, "The exhibition will be a celebration, a retrospective of the work I...

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  6. Welsh Artist of the Year

    Wednesday 23 June 2010, 16:24

    Nicola Heywood Thomas Nicola Heywood Thomas

    The 10th Welsh Artist of the Year exhibition is on at St David's Hall in Cardiff until 6 August and the winners of the different categories and overall winner were announced on Sunday.

    For the first time in five years, a painter won the title Welsh Artist of the Year. He's Elfyn Lewis, originally from...

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  7. Steven Jones exhibition at Oriel Ynys Môn

    Wednesday 23 June 2010, 15:08

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    A new exhibition featuring paintings of the beautiful views from the Anglesey coastal path is to open next month at Oriel Ynys Môn in Llangefni.

    Artist Steven Jones spent most of his early childhood in Llysfaen in north Wales and it was here that inspired him to sketch and paint the panoramic views...

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  8. Ben Borthwick appointed Artes Mundi chief

    Tuesday 22 June 2010, 12:35

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Newly appointed Artes Mundi chief executive officer Ben Borthwick

    Curator and writer Ben Borthwick has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Artes Mundi, the UK's biggest contemporary art prize that exhibits biennially in Wales.

    Borthwick has spent seven years at Tate Modern as Assistant Curator. In 2008 he co-founded non-profit arts organisation Butcher...

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  9. Ghostly sculpture unveiled at Point of Ayr lighthouse

    Monday 21 June 2010, 17:05

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    A seven foot metal sculpture has taken up its new position at the Point of Ayr lighthouse and will preside over Talacre beach in north east Wales.

    The Keeper sculpture on Talacre beach with Point of Ayr lighthouse in the background. Images courtesy Phil Thomas.

    The Keeper on Talacre beach with Point of Ayr lighthouse in the background. Images courtesy Phil Thomas.

    Following the many eerie stories of a ghostly apparition...

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  10. Elfyn Lewis wins Welsh Artist of the Year prize

    Monday 21 June 2010, 11:15

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Abstract artist Elfyn Lewis scooped the Welsh Artist of the Year 2010 prize at a ceremony at St David's Hall in Cardiff yesterday.

    Lewis, from Porthmadog in Gwynedd, won the £2,000 prize after his son Hamish selected the winning painting Pwll Crochan (Cauldron Pool) when his father couldn't decide...

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  11. Turner watercolour of Flint Castle for auction

    Friday 18 June 2010, 12:45

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    One of Turner's greatest Welsh landscapes, Flint Castle, is to go under the hammer next month.

    Joseph Mallord William Turner's beautiful watercolour sketch over pencil of the castle with the Dee Estuary in the foreground, which dates from the early 1830s, is expected to fetch around £500,000 at the Sotheby...

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  12. Gordon Stuart exhibition at Swansea's Dylan Thomas Centre

    Tuesday 15 June 2010, 16:01

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Portrait of Kyffin Williams by Gordon Stuart

    An exhibition of the portrait work of Canadian-born, Swansea-based artist Gordon Stuart is to go on display at the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea.

    Gordon has been the artist in residence at the centre since 1995. He has painted and drawn an impressive number of figures from the different worlds of...

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  13. National Museum Wales unveils William Dyce painting

    Tuesday 15 June 2010, 12:00

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    National Museum Wales today revealed that it has made an important purchase for Welsh art - William Dyce's painting Welsh Landscape with Two Women Knitting, dating from 1860.

    Photograph of William Dyce's Welsh Landscape with Two Women Knitting, 1860 © Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales.

    William Dyce's Welsh Landscape with Two Women Knitting, 1860 © Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales.

    The painting will become...

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  14. Fans turn out to see Rolf Harris in Swansea

    Monday 14 June 2010, 11:42

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Crowds of people turned out to see popular artist Rolf Harris at the Ice House in Swansea yesterday, as he exhibits work spanning his impressive 60-year career.

    Rolf Harris

    Rolf signed artwork and posed for photographs with fans during the two hour session. The exhibition Rolf Harris: A Life In Art is to be staged...

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  15. Chris Griffin exhibition at the Washington Gallery

    Wednesday 9 June 2010, 18:03

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Detail of Rough Pastures by Chris Griffin. Image courtesy of the artist.

    The Washington Gallery in Penarth is to host an exhibition of new work by Welsh artist Chris Griffin.

    The exhibition will open with a private view on Sunday 13 June, and will remain on display until 5 July.

    Born in 1945 in Maesycwmmer in the Rhymney Valley, Griffin was educated at Gloucester College...

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  16. Bell could toll for Aberdyfi in Marcus Vergette project

    Tuesday 1 June 2010, 13:18

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Villagers in Aberdyfi have agreed to be part of artist Marcus Vergette's Time and Tide Bell project, a permanent installation of 12 bells around Britain, that expresses ideas of community and individuality, with resonance both symbolical and acoustic.

    The community of the north west Wales town have voted...

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  17. Dylan Thomas painting to exhibit in Wales and America

    Tuesday 25 May 2010, 11:43

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    A painting featuring Dylan Thomas is to go on display in Wales before leaving for America, more than half a century after the Welsh poet died in the United States.

    The painting, by Welsh artist Jeff Williams, is based on a photograph that features Thomas alongside other Kardomah Boys during a broadcast...

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  18. Yael Bartana wins 2010 Artes Mundi prize

    Thursday 20 May 2010, 11:06

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Israel-born artist Yael Bartana has been awarded the 2010 Artes Mundi prize, the biggest contemporary arts prize in the UK.

    Now dividing her time between her homeland and Amsterdam, Bartana creates complex visualizations with photography, film, video, sound and installation - often focusing upon Israel...

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  19. Mostyn preview on Radio Wales Arts Show

    Thursday 20 May 2010, 10:30

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    This week's BBC Radio Wales Arts Show takes a sneaky peak at the newly redeveloped and rebranded Mostyn (formerly Oriel Mostyn Gallery) in Llandudno, following its three-year, £5.1m refit and expansion.

    Mostyn reopens officially to the public on Saturday 22 May 2010 but, ahead of the grand unveiling...

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  20. Karel Lek exhibition at Oriel Ynys Môn

    Monday 17 May 2010, 17:06

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Karel Lek painting 'Visitors - Ysbyty Gwynedd'. Courtesy Karel Lek / Oriel Ynys Môn

    An exhibition featuring the work of North Wales-based artist Karel Lek is set to go display at Oriel Ynys Môn, Llangefni at the end of the month.

    Karel Lek MBE, was born in Antwerp in 1929. Aged just 11, he and his Jewish parents were forced to flee Belgium during World War Two. They settled in North...

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