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JAMES RICHARDS – MUSIC FOR THE GIFT | ART PREVIEW

JAMES RICHARDS – MUSIC FOR THE GIFT | ART PREVIEW

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff Weds 24 Feb – Sat 26 May Music for the Gift is James Richards’ contribution to Cymru yn Fenis/Wales in Venice, commissioned by the Venice Biennale in 2017, which is now making its UK debut in Chapter Arts Centre. Most artists claim art has to be experienced to be truly appreciated, and […]

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TIM WARREN – I HAVE A PLACE IN MIND | ART PREVIEW

TIM WARREN – I HAVE A PLACE IN MIND | ART PREVIEW

Elysium Gallery, Swansea Until Sat 17 Feb The Elysium Gallery in Swansea is hosting a trip down memory lane with Tim Warren’s artistic depictions of the connection between location and memory. Awarded a Beep painting prize in 2016, his works contain significant use of colour and texture, with the aim of being open to visual […]

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CERYS KNIGHTON – DRAWING BIPOLARITY | ART PREVIEW

CERYS KNIGHTON – DRAWING BIPOLARITY | ART PREVIEW

Insole Court, Cardiff Until Fri 16 Feb Cerys Knighton hopes to raise awareness of mental health via an artistic representation of her struggles with bipolar disorder, entitled Drawing Bipolarity. Discovering a distinct lack of work relating to manic-depressive illnesses, the medical humanities student decided to create her own visual journey, depicting her experience through the […]

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EXHIBITION OF ORIGINAL ARTISTS’ POSTERS | ART PREVIEW

EXHIBITION OF ORIGINAL ARTISTS’ POSTERS | ART PREVIEW

It’s not often giants like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol turn up in Cardiff, but nevertheless, here they are. An exhibition of posters designed by some of the 20th century’s greatest artists is currently at The Albany Gallery in Roath, Cardiff. The gallery itself is almost hidden on a street dominated by shops […]

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JOHN SELWAY | INTERVIEW WITH BIOGRAPHER JON GOWER

JOHN SELWAY | INTERVIEW WITH BIOGRAPHER JON GOWER

Ahead of Jon Gower’s latest book release, Katy Westaway sat down with the author to discuss his celebration of visionary artist John Selway. Jon explores his extraordinarily ordinary life in a new biography entitled Vigilant Imagination: Encounters with John Selway, written before John’s passing in 2017. Despite his artistic skill the artist chose to stay […]

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RAGNAR KJARTANSSON – THE SKY IN A ROOM | ART PREVIEW

RAGNAR KJARTANSSON – THE SKY IN A ROOM | ART PREVIEW

National Museum, Cardiff Sat 3 Feb – Sun 11 Mar Contemporary artist Ragnar Kjartansson is showcasing his work in the National Museum with a performative piece entitled The Sky in a Room. It will consist of the song Il Cielo In Una Stanza being performed for five weeks performed on a 1774 organ. The 1959 Italo-pop […]

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FEBRUARY | ART LISTINGS

FEBRUARY | ART LISTINGS

Aberystwyth Arts Centre University Of Wales, Aberystwyth. Free. Mon-Sat 10am-8pm. 01970 621903 / www.aber.ac.uk/artscentre First Contact Work produced by members of the Arts Centre’s Black & White Photography classes and users of the open access darkroom facility. (Until Sat 3 Mar) RPS International Photography Exhibition 160 Work demonstrating photographic skill and technique, alongside images exploring […]

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JULIE ANN SHERIDAN: SYMBIOSIS: LICHEN, SMALL BUT CRITICAL | ART PREVIEW

JULIE ANN SHERIDAN: SYMBIOSIS: LICHEN, SMALL BUT CRITICAL | ART PREVIEW

Oriel Yr Add Gallery, National Botanic Gardens, Carmarthenshire Sat 20 Jan -Tue 20 Mar This two-month long exhibition by Julie Ann Sheridan, a painter from Llangadog in Carmarthenshire, is a collection of large acrylic abstracts that were inspired by the lichens within the National Botanic Gardens (where this exhibition is on display). Sheridan’s previous work […]

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WE’RE HERE BECAUSE WE’RE HERE | ART PREVIEW

WE’RE HERE BECAUSE WE’RE HERE | ART PREVIEW

Aberystwyth Arts Centre Sat 20 Jan – Sun 15 Apr 1st July 2016 marked 100 years since the Battle of the Somme, where 20,000 British soldiers died in a single day – the single worst military loss of life for Britain. To commemorate this, 1400 volunteers across the UK spent a day as soldiers in […]

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HOLLY DAVEY: THE CONVERSATION | ART PREVIEW

HOLLY DAVEY: THE CONVERSATION | ART PREVIEW

g39, Cardiff Until Sat 3 Feb Individual aspects of life are considered differently when presented as a whole. While we are living in the present, subconsciously we are always hunting for memories amongst the shifts of reality; the silences can often be just as familiar as the noise. The Conversation is a multimedia, solo show […]

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