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Aberystwyth Arts Centre

University Of Wales, Aberystwyth. Free. Mon-Sat 10am-8pm. 01970 621903 / www.aber.ac.uk/artscentre

The Surrealist Murmuration Contemporary surrealist art curated here by John Richardson and John Welson. (Until Sat 25 Nov)

Rhi Moxon ‘Food & Folklore’ Illustration and printmaking work exploring the wealth of flavours and food traditions that surround us. (Until Sat 23 Dec)

Hanes: Tales/Stories/Legends/Myths Exhibition which runs across two of the gallery spaces here, exploring the themes of Wales & Legends, Folk & Fairy Tales and Mythology. Includes works by David Hockney and Bedwyr Williams. (Until Tue 16 Jan)

Albany Gallery

74b Albany Road, Cardiff. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm. Free. 029 2048 7158 / www.albanygallery.com

Martin Llewellyn Self-taught Welsh artist taking inspiration from the coastline and scenery of Wales, working with a palette knife and oils. (until Sat 7 Oct)

Royal Institute Of Painters In Watercolour Exhibition of paintings from selected members. (From Thurs 12 Oct until Sat 4 Nov)

Andrew Lamont Gallery (Theatr Brycheiniog)

Canal Wharf, Brecon. Open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. Free. 01874 611622 / enquiries@brycheiniog.co.uk / www.brycheiniog.co.uk

The Brecon Beacons – Our Landscape, Our National Park For 60 Years Eight different photographers, whose work reflects the diverse landscape of the Brecon Beacons National Park, to celebrate its 60th anniversary. (From Fri 6 until Sun 29 Oct)

Arcadecardiff

Queens Arcade, off Queen Street, Cardiff. Usually open Wed-Sat 12.30-5.30pm. www.arcadecardiff.co.uk

Gwenael Bodet ‘Theôrô’ A residency project exchange with MilleFeuilles Ateliers d’Artistes in Nantes, Bodet will exhibiting conceptual works based around people and ecology. (From Fri 6 until Sat 21 Oct)

Art Central

Barry Town Hall, King Square, Barry. Tue-Sat 11am-4pm. Free. 01446 709805.

VOGA – Vale Of Glamorgan Artists Group of painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, ceramicists, artists working in 3D and computer graphics mark their 20th anniversary with this exhibition. (until Sat 21 Oct)

Attic Gallery

37 Pocketts Wharf, Maritime Quarter, Swansea. Tue-Fri 10am-5.30pm, Sat 10am-4.30pm. Free. 01792 653387 / www.atticgallery.co.uk

Jonathan Taylor Third show at this gallery by a painter whose primary subject is the Welsh landscape. (Until Sat 7 Oct)

George Little 1927-2017 Originally planned to celebrate Little’s 90th birthday, this show will include some paintings he completed for this solo show, plus previous work selected from his studio. (From Sat 14 Oct until Sat 4 Nov)

Barker Gallery / Torfaen Gallery

Pontypool Museum, Park Buildings, Pontypool. Mon-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 2-5pm. Free Wed/Sun 2-5pm. 01495 752036.

See You In The Park In August Images of the award-winning Pontypool Park from the museum and private collection. Plus local artists work for sale. (Until Sun 15 Oct)

Barnabas Arts House

New Ruperra Street, Newport. Tue-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm, Sat 9.30am-1.30pm. Free. 01633 673739 / www.barnabasartshouse.co.uk

Homespun Exhibition in the upper galleries featuring a wide variety of artworks from the Barnabas Archives, plus work from current artists based in Robbins Lane Studios. All work on show is for sale. (Throughout October)

Bay Art

54 B/C Bute Street, Cardiff Bay. Free. 029 2065 0016 / www.bayart.org.uk

Lle Named after the Welsh word for ‘place’, this is an artist-led curatorial project with a focus on contemporary painting, its discourse, and creating practical dialogues between artists. Features work by Aglaé Bassens, Anna Freeman Bentley, Matthew Burrows, Andrew Cranston, Gordon Dalton, Lara Davies, Dan Howard-Birt and Iwan Lewis. (Until Fri 20 Oct)

Big Pit National Coal Museum

Blaenafon, Torfaen. Daily 9.30am-5pm. Free. 0300 1112333 / bigpit@museumwales.ac.uk

Walter Waygood ‘Family Of Blaenafon’ A series of photographs by Waygood documenting the landscape, home life, society, work, religion and youth in Blaenafon from the 1970s onwards. (Until Thurs 1 Feb)

Cardiff Story

The Hayes, Cardiff. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm. Free. 029 2034 6214 / museum@cardiff.gov.uk

Cardiff Naturalists’ Society: The First 150 Years! Exhibition showing the rich history of this society and the many things its members have contributed to Cardiff and beyond. (Until Sun 26 Nov)

Charles Byrd Selected works by this local artist. (Until Sun 18 Mar)

Chapter Gallery

Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff. Tue, Wed, Sat + Sun 12-6pm; Thurs + Fri 12-8pm. Free. 029 2030 4400 / www.chapter.org

Henriette Heimdal & Leah Meredith ‘Derived From The Written’ Art In The Bar exhibition. Heimdal’s photos portray Norwegian folklore, while Meredith uses press cuttings on the topic of refugees in her paintings. (Until Sun 29 Oct)

Megan Cope & Helen Johnson Via video work and painting respectively, Cope and Johnson interrogate notions of identity, power and social history to explore the colonial relationship between Australia and Britain. (Until Fri 24 Nov)

Larissa Sansour ‘In The Future They Ate From The Finest Porcelain’ Sansour, from Palestine, presents an exhibition centred round a film in which porcelain artefacts are buried underground with the intention of being discovered in the future and influencing historical narratives. (From Fri 13 Oct until Sun 14 Jan)

Craft In The Bay

The Flourish, Lloyd George Avenue, Cardiff. Mon-Sun 10.30am-5.30pm. Free. 029 2048 4611 / www.makersguildinwales.org.uk

Forge International contemporary forged metalwork that celebrates exciting innovations in this discipline and its shift from traditional blacksmithing. See Art. (Until Sun 15 Oct)

Micki Schloessingk ‘The Language Of Clay’ One of the UK’s most highly regarded makers of wood-fired pottery shows some of her work as part of a touring exhibition. (Until Sun 5 Nov)

Cwtsh Community & Arts Centre

226 Stow Hill, Newport. Thurs + Sat 12-3pm, Sun 1-4pm. Free. 01633 664498 / www.cwtsh.org

Bill Coughlan ‘Newport’s Maritime Masterpieces’ Twenty paintings by Coughlan, an artist from Pillgwenlly, inspired by the maritime history of south Wales with particular emphasis on Newport. (From Sun 15 Oct until Sun 12 Nov)

Dylan Thomas Centre

Somerset Place, Swansea. Daily 10am-4pm. Free. 01792 463980 / dylanthomas.lit@swansea.gov.uk / www.dylanthomas.com

I Might Want To Smile Dylan Thomas’ work is full of humour, from his early Swansea Grammar School poems to later prose writing, such as A Story. This exhibition of such work brings together loan material from the National Library Of Wales alongside items from our own collection. (Until Fri 22 Dec)

Elysium Gallery

16 College Street, Swansea. Wed-Sat 12-5pm. Free. www.elysiumgallery.com

Lauren Heckler ‘We Must Be Still And Still Moving’ Mixed media exhibition based on Heckler’s residency in this gallery and her investigations into the regeneration of Swansea – notably, the difficulty of striking a balance between celebrating history and moving on from it. See Art. (Until Sat 14 Oct)

Ffotogallery

Turner House, Plymouth Road, Penarth. Tue-Sat 11am-5pm. Free. 029 2070 8870 / turnerhouse@ffotogallery.org

Mike Perry ‘Land/Sea (Tir/Môr)’ Welsh artist with new solo show: minimalism-influenced photography looking at environmental issues, in particular the tension between human activity and interventions in the natural environment, and the fragility of the planet’s ecosystems. (From Sat 28 Oct until Sat 9 Dec)

Fountain Fine Art

Rhosmaen Street, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire. Mon-Sat 10.30am-5pm. Free. www.fountainfineart.com

Nick Holly & Duncan Johnson Close-quarter naïve figure painting sits alongside vistaed ink-worked watercolour landscapes; the gallery compares these artists to Lowry and Piper respectively. (Until Sat 7 Oct)

Gareth Thomas & Dewi Tudur Two landscape painters who studied together at Carmarthen Art College in the 1970s, now having a joint exhibition for the first time. (From Sat 14 Oct until Sat 4 Nov)

Futures Gallery / Oriel Gallery

Pierhead Building / Senedd, Cardiff Bay. Daily 10.30am-4pm. Free. 0845 0105500 / www.pierhead.org

Ebbw Vale Camera Club In the Senedd gallery. (Until Thurs 5 Oct)

The Usk Tapestry Aiming to express some of the beauty of Usk and surrounding area, the Tapestry was designed by local artist Susie Martin, measures 6ft x 9ft and was stitched by many local volunteers over approximately 8 years. (From Mon 16 until Tue 31 Oct)

Merched Y Wawr Gold Celebration To celebrate fifty years since Merched y Wawr was established at Y Parc near Bala in 1967, these exhibition panels were created with sponsorship and funding from the Heritage Lottery grant. (From Mon 23 until Mon 30 Oct)

Y Galeri, Caerffili

Lower Ground Floor, The Visit Caerphilly Centre, The Twyn, Caerphilly. Tue-Sat 10am-5pm. Free. 029 2132 2570 / www.ygalericaerffili.co.uk

Bryony Rich Ceramics artist who recently took over her father’s pottery studio in Narberth after his retirement. (Until Sat 14 Oct)

Elizabeth Wall ‘Forever Young Revisited’ Textile piece depicting people from various subcultures including punks, bikers, mods and teddy boys. (Until Sat 14 Oct)

Louise Collis ‘Painting Your Wales’ Solo exhibition depicting paintings of locations around Wales, suggested by the public. (Until Sat 14 Oct)

Tomos Sparnon & Mark Youd Portrait work from Sparnon, who won this gallery’s Open Art competition earlier this year, and Youd who was also selected.. (From Tue 17 Oct until Sat 18 Nov)

Galerie Simpson

222 High Street, Swansea. Free. 07714 327523 / www.galeriesimpson.com

Tosh: A Swansea Football Fairytale Memorabilia and other ephemera from the era of 1978-82, when Welsh football icon John Toshack joined Swansea City as player-manager with instant success. This is supporting a forthcoming documentary on the same. (From Sat 14 until Sun 22 Oct)

The Gate

Keppoch Street, Roath, Cardiff. Mon-Sat 10am-9pm. Free. 029 2048 3344 / info@thegate.org.uk

Made In Roath Open Exhibition Annual tie-in event with MIR (see Events listings). There is no admission fee for showing and no restrictions according to age, ability or experience. Deadline  to submit work is Mon 9 Oct; deliver it to the venue between 11am-2pm, or 5-8pm. (From Sat 14-Sun 22 Oct)

The Gate / Y Gat

Pentre Road, St Clears, Carmarthenshire. Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Sat 9am-3pm. Free. 01994 232726 / thegate@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

Siân Bowi ‘Perthyn’ Freelance photographer who grew up in Capel Iwan and, for this exhibition specifically, has returned to using film as opposed to digital photography. Capturing the landscape and people, and their relation to each other, on Wed 4 Oct visitors can be photographed by Siân in the gallery with their most treasured possession (size permitting). (Until Sat 7 Oct)

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

Alexandra Rd, Swansea. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm, Free. 01792 516900 / www.swansea.gov.uk/glynnvivian

Bob Gelsthorpe ‘As It Waits, Until It Lasts’ The Cardiff-based Gelsthorpe works through a range of media including performance, photography and sculpture.He’s also the recipient of this year’s Sir Leslie Joseph Young Artist Award 2017. (Until Sun 19 Nov)

Helen Sear ‘…The Rest Is Smoke’ The first UK presentation of the work commissioned for Cymru Yn Fenis/Wales In Venice 2015. Rooted in Sear’s local environment of rural Wales, photographic and video works explore the image as sculptural form whereby the artist integrates different speeds of looking. (Until Sun 19 Nov)

Journeys & Visions: Twentieth Century Artists Series 2 – Surrealism and Swansea Work by Giorgio De Chirico, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Paul Nash, Alfred Janes, Ben Nicholson, Tristram Hiller, Ceri Richards and Felicity Charlton. (Until Sun 21 Jan)

Grand Pavilion

The Esplanade, Porthcawl. Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm, Sat 10am-5pm. Free. 01656 815995 / www.grandpavilion.co.uk

Francine Davies ‘Bringing The Coastline Inside’ Davies, it says here, is fascinated with intense impressionistic details so that you can touch the scene and almost feel the spray or the abrasive texture of the rocks. (Until Sun 5 Nov)

IAP Fine Art

15 Church Street, Monmouth. Thurs + Fri 11am-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm or by appointment. Free. 01600 772005 / www.iapfineart.com

Chris Gollon ‘Man In The Long Back Coat’ Recent paintings, many inspired by song lyrics from Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Eleanor McEvoy, from a UK painter who died in April of this year. (Until Sat 28 Oct)

King Street Gallery

33 King Street, Carmarthen. Free. 01267 220121 / gallery@kingstreetgallery.co.uk

Autumn Show New and diverse work by gallery members. (Until Tue 1 Nov)

Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre

St. David’s Rd, Cwmbran, Torfaen. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Free. 01633 483321 / www.lgac.org.uk

Anne Gibbs ‘Still’ A Mission Gallery National Touring Exhibition featuring ceramic work by Gibbs, who attempts to convey both hidden beauty and unexpected pain in her pieces. (From Sat 7 Oct until Sat 18 Nov)

Geoff Bradford ‘Building Works: Traces’ Photographic work that treats the photo as a physical object as well as a visual image. (From Sat 7 Oct until Sat 18 Nov)

Rachel Larkins Showcase of craft work influenced by folklore and superstition. (From Sat 7 Oct until Sat 18 Nov)

Emma Ware Jewellery showcase featuring pieces working with leather and precious metals. (From Sat 7 Oct until Sat 18 Nov)

Rebecca Lewis Mixed media paintings displayed in the Oriel Cafe Gallery. (From Sat 7 Oct until Sat 18 Nov)

M.A.D.E. Gallery

41 Lochaber St, Cardiff. Wed-Sat 10am-6pm. Free. 029 2047 3373.

Harriet McCormick ‘Creature’ This debut solo exhibition is an ongoing investigation through different mediums, such as collage, clay and screenprinting, of the symbolic connotations of animal forms and their various textures of their bodies. (From Thurs 12 Oct until Sat 4 Nov)

Martin Tinney Gallery

18 St Andrew’s Crescent, Cardiff. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm. Free. 029 2064 1411 / mtg@artwales.com

Evelyn Williams Posthumous exhibition by a Welsh painter who was acclaimed in her time, yet considered underappreciated by many, and died in 2012; the work here dates from the 1950s until her final year. It also marks the launch of the Evelyn Williams Drawing Award, a biennial £10,000 Award to a selected artist for a drawing project, marking a partnership between The Evelyn Williams Trust and The Jerwood Drawing Prize. (Until Sat 7 Oct)

Peter Prendergast A selection of approximately 30 paintings and drawings by this important Welsh artist; they date from 1971 to 2005 and have mostly not been exhibited before. The show marks 10 years since Prendergast’s death in 2007 at the age of 60. From Thurs 12 Oct until Sat 4 Nov)

Mission Gallery

Gloucester Place, Swansea. Tue-Sun 11am-5pm. Free. 01792 652016 / www.missiongallery.co.uk

Rosie Currie Maker In Focus show from a former Glasgow School of Art Silversmithing & Jewellery student. (Until Sun 15 Oct)

Isabelle Gressel Work in the […] space from a French/ Austrian artist whose work focuses on creating video, sound and installation pieces based on individualised and collective rhythms in urban landscapes. (Until Sun 15 Oct)

Doug Ashford ‘Bunker 2’ Brooklyn-based artist Ashford’s first solo exhibition in Wales, in partnership with Swansea International Festival. (Until Sat 11 Nov)

National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park, Cardiff. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. Free except where noted. 029 2057 3500 / www.museumwales.ac.uk/cardiff

Dinosaur Babies Family-friendly exhibition bringing together some of the world’s most amazing finds of dinosaur eggs and embryos. (Until Sun 5 Nov)

Bacon To Doig: Modern Masterpieces From A Private Collection The collection in question belonging to Ian and Mercedes Stoutzker. and featuring two Francis Bacon paintings as well as works by Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and Grayson Perry among others. It’s on loan here for nearly a year, as well. (Until Wed 31 Jan)

Swaps: Photographs From The David Hurn Collection The first exhibition in a new photography-focused gallery here in the Museum features some highlights from the career of esteemed Welsh documentary snapper Hurn. See Upfront for more. (Until Sun 11 Mar)

Who Decides? Long-term exhibition from the collections of the Museum and the Derek Williams Trust, curated by service users from The Wallich homelessness charity. This detail seeks to highlight issues around curation and the narrow demographic of those usually involved in it. (From Sat 28 Oct until Sun 2 Sept)

National Waterfront Museum

Oystermouth Road, Maritime Quarter, Swansea. Daily 10am-5pm. Free. 01792 638950.

Ephemeral Coast: Adaption / Ephemeral Coast: Response A Mission Gallery Offsite Exhibition, this project links the bays of Swansea, Port Talbot and Carmarthen with coastal spaces internationally, including Mauritius, the USA, and Canada. (Until Sun 29 Oct)

Ignacio Acosta ‘Chile And Swansea – A Journey Of Copper’ An artistic exploration of links between Chile and Swansea through the circulation of copper ore in the 19th century. (Until Sun 5 Nov)

Newport Museum & Art Gallery

John Frost Square, Newport.Tue-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm, Sat 9.30am-4pm. Free. 01633 656656 / museum@newport.gov.uk

The Newport College of Art Paintings and sculptures from the collections of this allery which were created by artists associated with the Art College. (Until Sat 23 Dec)

Norwegian Church Arts Centre

Harbour Drive, Cardiff Bay. Daily 11am-4pm. Free. 029 2087 7959 / www.norwegianchurchcardiff.com

Rachel Rasmussen Work by a local artist who also hosts art classes here. (Until Sat 28 Oct)

Off The Wall

The Old Probate Registry, Cardiff Road, Llandaff, Cardiff. Tue-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Free. 029 2055 4469 / art@galleryoffthewall.com

Sarah Jane Brown Contemporary landscape artist who lives in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and specialised in Fine Art Painting at the West Wales School Of The Arts. (Throughout October)

Oriel Canfas

Glamorgan Street, Canton, Cardiff. Tue-Fri 1-4.30pm, Sat 10.30am-4.30pm. 029 2066 6455 / www.orielcanfas.co.uk

Jon Whitaker ‘Works Of A Life’ Info TBC. (Until Sun 7 Oct)

Oriel Cric

Beaufort Street, Crickhowell. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-1pm. Free. 01873 813669.

The Picturemakers Work by a mid-Wales-based artists’ collective. (Until Mon 13 Nov)

Oriel Davies

The Park, Newtown, Powys. Mon-Sat 10am-5.30pm. Free. 01686 625041 / enquiries@orieldavies.org

Louise Bristow ‘Re-Enactment’ Brighton-based artist, joint prizewinner at the Oriel Davies Open 2016, presents a major body of new and recent work in her first exhibition in Wales. (From Sat 7 Oct until Sat 2 Dec)

Neasa Terry Resident here as part of the Litmus development programme, Terry will explore ideas relating to recorded sound, the human body, mechanical reproduction and technology through a series of live performances. I like the sound of this (no pun intended folks!!). (From Sat 7 Oct until Sat 2 Dec)

The Kitchen A creative pop-up space where art, performance, craft and film will be made, shared and inspired. (From Sat 7 Oct until Sun 27 Jan)

Oriel Mwldan

Bath House Rd, Cardigan. Mon-Sat 10am-8pm. Free. 01239 621200 / helena@mwldan.co.uk

*Jonathan Anderson ‘Pylon Totems’ Inspired by the hundreds of electricity pylons across Wales, Anderson covers these sculptural works in rags and bitumen, alluding to crucifixes, Asian Buddhist statues and South American and African voodoo dolls.They look gnarly! I like. (From Sat 7 Oct until Sun 26 Nov)

Oriel Myrddin

Church Lane, Carmarthen. 01267 222775 / www.orielmyrddingallery.co.uk

A Darker Thread Twelve contemporary artists, designers and makers exhibit work which both pays tribute to and subverts the Welsh tradition of textile making, for both utilitarian and decorative purposes. Curated by Laura Thomas. (Until Sat 21 Oct)

Oriel Q

The Queens Hall, High Street, Narberth. Wed-Sat 10am-5pm. Free. 01834 869454 / www.orielqueenshallgallery.org.uk

John Selway A decade of narrative paintings 2007 to 2017. Tied into the launch of a book by Selway that charts his career spanning over 50 years. In Oriel Fach 1, the stairway and lobby, David Street shows his photography. (Until Sat 7 Oct)

Ainsley Hillard ‘Textures Of Light’ Tapestries, jacquard weavings and embroidery exploring ‘light’s texture’ through the transfiguring of two-dimensional images into three-dimensional woven structures. Oricl Fach: Sian Lewis’ Threshold (drawing, painting, sculpture and video). (From Sat 14 Oct until Sat 18 Nov)

Oriel Yr Ardd

National Botanic Garden Of Wales, Middleton Hall, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire. Daily 10am-6pm. £10.50/£8.75 concessions/£4.95 under-17s/free under-5s. 01558 667149 / botanicgarden.wales

Peter Roy Wiles ‘Between Capricorn And Cancer’ After a career researching and teaching the freshwater ecology of tropical forests, Wiles’ drawings capture memories of now critically endangered creatures, plants and habitats. (Throughout October)

Pontypridd Museum

Bridge Street, Pontypridd. Mon-Sat 10am-4.30pm. Free. 01443 490748 / www.pontypriddmuseum.cymru

Pontypridd Rugby Club Objects and photos from another Pontypridd institution, tracing the highs and lows of the club. (From Sat 28 Oct until Fri 22 Dec)

Redhouse

Old Town Hall, High Street, Merthyr Tydfil. Free. 01685 384111 / info@redhousecymru.com

Ken Elias New work from one of Wales’ leading artists. Part of the Celebration of Welsh Contemporary Painting, in partnership with Cyfarthfa Castle and Glasbury Arts. (Until Sun 15 Oct)

Jo Headington Abstract painting and collage work. (From Sat 21 Oct until Tue 21 Nov)

The Riverfront

Bristol Packet Wharf, Newport. Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm. Free. 01633 656757.

Stephanie Roberts ‘Out Of My Mind’ An immersive exhibition, created by Roberts as a response to researching visual and practical ways of managing her dyslexia. (Until Mon 30 Oct)

Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama

Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff. Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat + Sun 10am-4pm. Free. 029 2039 1391 / www.rwcmd.ac.uk

Giant Paper Sculptures Annual show in which RWCMD theatre designers creative exactly what the title suggests, but still promised to be “jawdropping”. Found in the Linbury Gallery. (Until Sun 29 Oct)

The Sho Gallery

Upstairs, The Castle Emporium, Womanby Street, Cardiff. Free. www.thesho.co.uk

The F Word Local artists pay homage to 100 years of fashion history via photography, illustration and original garments. Curated by Tailor Green. (From Sat 28 Oct until Sat 11 Nov)

Spit And Sawdust

Unit B, Rhymney River Bridge Road, Cardiff. Free. 029 2049 4741 / www.spitandsawdust.co.uk/

Gweni Llwyd & Carlota Nóbrega ‘Fuzzy Bunny’ Llwyd’s work revolves around experiences of the everyday, the sensory and the absurd, using physical and digital encounters as starting points. Nóbrega explores concepts such as abjection, beauty and grotesque in relation to the body. (From Thurs 12 Oct until Sun 26 Nov)

St Donats Arts Centre

St Donat’s Castle, Llantwit Major. Free. 01446 799000 / www.stdonats.com

Richard Cox ‘Jantar Mantar Observatory’ Photographs of the five stone observatories built across India in the early 18th century by the Maharajah Jai Singh II of Jaipur. Plus related images by Cox of related photographs from India, Verona and the Yemen. (From Sat 7 until Tue 31 Oct)

Swansea Grand Theatre

Singleton St, Swansea. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Free. 01792 475715 / www.swanseagrand.co.uk

Anthony Dyke & Paul Davies ‘Seeing Beyond’ A debut dual exhibition from two photographers living in the Mumbles area, aiming to illustrate how the camera can see the landscape in very contrasting ways.(From Tue 3 until Sat 21 Oct)

Tina Francis ‘The Changing Face Of Mining’ Details TBC. (From Tue 24 Oct until Sat 11 Nov)

Sytner BMW

Penarth Road, Cardiff. 7.30-9pm (6.30-9pm VIP). Free. www.offbeatlounge.co.uk/events

Denis O’Regan ‘Princes Of The Universe: Ultimate Queen’ O’Regan was a long-term photographer for the band Queen, and is taking a collection of his photos around the UK – this one-night-only date is the eighth city on the tour. It’s organised by Off Beat Lounge and held at a car showroom, which feels quintessentially Queen. (On Thurs 12 Oct)

Tenby Museum & Art Gallery

Castle Hill, Tenby. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, £4/£3/£2 kids. 01834 842809 / www.tenbymuseum.org.uk

Lee Phillips This is the second phase of his Shed Project, which this Narberth-based artist launched in 2014 and saw him aiming to sketch each of the thousands of objects left in his late grandfather’s shed. (From Sat 7 Oct until sat 11 Nov)

Theatr Hafren

Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys. Mon-Sat 10am-5.30pm. Free. 01686 625007 / boxoffice@theatrhafren.co.uk

David Bannister Mid-Wales-based artist who graduated from Camberwell School Of Art in 1989 and is now an occupational therapist as well as a painter. His recent work in acrylic and mixed media is inspired by the Kerry Ridgeway, a track crossing the Wales-England border. (Until Sun 26 Nov)

Tower Gallery

49 High Street, Crickhowell. Wed-Sat 10am-5pm. Free. 01873 812495 / www.towergallery.co.uk

Robert Macdonald Paintings inspired by the life and legends of the Usk Valley, where Macdonald has lived for almost 30 years; he is also a chronicler of local events, and former artist in residence at the Brecon Jazz Festival. Also showing work by the Usk Valley Artists Co-operative. (Until Sat 4 Nov)

Tower Gallery

Oriel Y Parc Landscape Gallery & Visitor Centre, The Grove, St Davids, Pembrokeshire. Free. 01437 720392 / info@orielyparc.co.uk

Sidney Nolan & Graham Sutherland ‘A Sense Of Place’ Joint show from two late artists, both important painters in their respective nations of Australia (Nolan, 1917-92) and England (Sutherland, 1903-80). (Until Sun 28 Jan)

Victoria Fearn Gallery

6B Heol y Deri, Rhiwbina, Cardiff. Mon-Sat 9.30am-5.30pm, Sun 10am-3pm. Free. 029 2052 0884.

September Exhibition Mixed show including paintings along with contemporary applied arts and crafts. (Until Sun 15 Oct)

The Welsh Quilt Centre

Town Hall, Lampeter. Tue-Sat 11am-4.30pm. Free. 01570422088 / www.welshquilts.com

As Good As It Gets A celebration of Welsh quilts made by quilters from the south Wales valleys especially for a luxury market, including aristocracy and distinguished hotels, from 1921 to 1939 during a time of economic hardship. (Until Sat 4 Nov)

Workers Gallery

99 Ynyshir Road, Ynyshir, Rhondda Cynon Taff. Thurs-Sat 10am-5pm or by appointment. Free. 01443 682024 / wood4tt@gmail.com

Cut & Sew Textile and wood art including artists collaborations, demos, classes and artist in residency events. Curated by gallery artists Julie Taylor and Chris Williams. (Until Sat 7 Oct)

Local Exposure Photography by local artists and/or inspired by the local area. Guest curator Dale Poole of HuwDale Photography. (From Thurs 12 Oct until Sat 4 Nov)

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