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The Rules Of Art?

National Museum Cardiff Cardiff

Artists ranging from Rembrandt to Thomas Jones, Pablo Picasso, Gwen John, Maximilian Lenz, Clare Woods, Bedwyr Williams, Caroline Walker and Clementine Schneidermann feature "in a way that questions social and …

Free
Recurring

Tales From Terracottapolis

Tŷ Pawb Market Street, Wrexham

Though not exclusive to the region, the north-east of Wales is chock full of red-brick buildings - remnants of a once-thriving brick working industry dating back to the Victoria era. …

Free

Trawsnewid

National Waterfront Museum Swansea

Welsh LGBTQ+ history, culture and artwork are celebrated through select archival objects and new artworks produced by Amgueddfa Cymru Producers of the Trawsnewid project (which is aimed at LGBTQ+ people aged 16-25).

Free

Pushing The Boundaries

Mid Wales Arts Centre Maesmawr, Caesws, Newtown

Six printmakers and an enameller from mid England and Wales respond to the Landscape that straddles the Present and Ancient borders which connect and divide them in this exhibition of work created from their collaboration. Previously shown at galleries in Oswestry and Clwyd.

Free

Neil Johnson: Transparent

Mid Wales Arts Centre Maesmawr, Caesws, Newtown

Recent work from a Watercolour Society Of Wales member.

Free

Our Place: Celebrating Blaenau Gwent

National Museum Of History St Fagans

A celebration of Blaenau Gwent’s heritage expressed through the talents of the people who live there; part of a scheme titled Blaenau Gwent Residents Engaging in Arts, Culture And Heritage, …

Free

Jane Perryman: From Light To Dark From Dark To Light

Ruthin Craft Centre The Centre For The Applied Arts, Park Road, Ruthin

Internationally recognised ceramic artist, writer, photographer, and filmmaker, well known for her books Smoke Fired Pottery, Traditional Pottery Of India, and Naked Clay: Ceramics Without Glaze.

Free

Peter Lord: Hidden Things

Ruthin Craft Centre The Centre For The Applied Arts, Park Road, Ruthin

Celebrated art historian Peter Lord has called Wales his home since the 1970s. Enamoured with the country’s visual history but noting a lack of wider awareness of it, he’s produced …

Free

One World: Art From Penally Camp

National Waterfront Museum Swansea

Work produced as part of a community art project in 2020, by young men accommodated by the Home Office at the ex-military barracks in Penally, Pembrokeshire.

Free

Storiel Open 2022

Storiel Ffordd Gwynedd, Bangor

Artwork in various mediums including painting, print, photography, textiles and ceramic, plus the opportunity to vote for your favourite piece.

Free

Cefyn Burgess: Behind The Box

Storiel Ffordd Gwynedd, Bangor

Stitch, print and textile work depicting the Hills Of Khasi, this follows study visits to the region and is part of an ongoing project to discover the connections between the …

Free

Sandy Craig: Lost Landscapes And Quiet Discoveries

The Lost Arc Bridge Street, Rhayader

Paintings, drawings and etching by this mid-Wales artist, exploring the persisting identity of places and objects, and moments of quietude in places experiencing change.

Free

Pier 125

Storiel Ffordd Gwynedd, Bangor

Celebrating 125 years of the history, stories and memories of Bangor Garth Pier.

Free

Bruce Cardwell: Calon Wlân

Aberystwyth Arts Centre Aberystwyth University Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth

Photographic homage to the world of the Welsh shepherd, represented in this exhibition by images of individuals, and photographic observation of activities which form the annual routine of shepherding.

Free

The Sketchbook

Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre Cwmbran

Exhibition of behind the scenes work with 23 artists and makers sharing their different approaches to making. Physical and digital sketchbooks by artists who work in a range of materials, …

Free

Rotary Club: The Return

Carpe Noctem 42 Charles Street, Cardiff

DJ sets from Emyr, Samuel J and Steddie mark the return of this house-ish Cardiff club night.

The Perceptive Eye

New work from Helen McCormick, Tom Martin, Lily O'Connell and James Acott-Davies.

Free

North Wales Potters Association

Oriel Môn Rhosmeirch, Llangefni

Work by members of this group, which was established in 1980.

Free

Alys Hardy: Through The Looking Glass

Mid Wales Arts Centre Maesmawr, Caesws, Newtown

Combining poetry, visuals and sound art, this debut solo show by Hardy promises to "take you through the mundane surfaces of life and into a world of feeling, sense and …

Free

Alex Lewis: The Painted Word

Torch Theatre St Peter's Road, Milford Haven

Tenby-based painter with a series of works depicting "those whose words and craft I have relished and been inspired by," incliuding William Blake, Augustus John, Dylan Thomas, Bob Dylan, David …

Free

Glasfryn Fundraising Exhibition

MOMA Machynlleth The Tabernacle, Heol Penrallt, Machynlleth

Works by various artists to raise money for the conversion of Glasfryn, a new store for this gallery's Tabernacle Collection.

Free

Marek Líška

Mission Gallery Gloucester Pl, Maritime Quarter, Swansea

Maker In Focus show featuring work from Cardiff-based Slovakian, self described as a "ceramic gardener".

Free

David Hurn: Newport

Ffoto Newport Market Arcade, Market Street, Newport

A showcase of images by this esteemed documentary photographer, which were taken during the 1970s/80s period he was teaching at Newport Art College.

Free

Jack Jones Centenary Exhibition

Martin Tinney Gallery 8 St Andrews Crescent, Cardiff

Exhibition to mark the 100th birthday (so to speak - he died in 1993) of Swansea painter Jack Jones, who was noted in his time for 'naïve' style paintings of …

Free

Heritage Crafts In Wales

Turner House Gallery Plymouth Road, Penarth

Documenting heritage craft skills from the critically endangered to the thriving - shoemaking to lithography, basketmaking to thatching - this exhibition celebrates the people keeping traditional ways of working alive …

Free

Francesca Kay: Nature Loves Us If We Let It

Workers Gallery 99 Ynishit Road, Ynishir, Porth

Word art, poetry and letterpress pieces which are hung in the relief windows here, so can be viewed from outside at any time.

Free

Crefftwr

Turner House Gallery Plymouth Road, Penarth

Exhibition, co-presented with the Heritage Crafts Association, which celebrates the makers keeping traditional crafts alive in Wales.

Free

Pwdin Reis + Bwca

Theatr Felinfach Dyffryn Aeron, Lampeter

Two Welsh language bands playing as part of the 50th birthday celebrations for this venue.

Art Of The Table

MADE 41 Lochaber St, Roath, Cardiff

Josh Leeson and Zoë Gingell curate an exhibition of painting, ceramic objects, furniture and sculpture featuring work from Max Cahn, Zoë Preece, Yusun Won, Arthur Goodfellow, Tess Gray and Rhiannon Davies, plus Leeson himself.

Free

Sarah Jones: Life’s Landscapes

Mission Gallery Gloucester Pl, Maritime Quarter, Swansea

Artist featured on the Wall section of this gallery, who says: "Drawing from my own experience of trauma as a parent of a child with cancer, I use the process of art making to communicate what I find difficult to verbalise."

Free

Elin Huws

Oriel Plas Glyn-Y-Weddw Llanbedrog, Pwllheli

Tapestry weavings inspired by the landscapes, seascapes and poetry of Wales.

Free

Niki Pilkington

Oriel Plas Glyn-Y-Weddw Llanbedrog, Pwllheli

Welsh illustrator producing fashion portraits that have gained her a client list including Ted Baker, Paul McCartney and MTV.

Free

Nesta Eluned

Oriel Plas Glyn-Y-Weddw Llanbedrog, Pwllheli

Welsh painter working abstractly in oils by the looks.

Free

Nabba Mr & Miss Wales

The Riverfront Kingsway, Newport

Bodybuilding contest, qualifying for the Britain-wide finals.

£22.00

Angus McBean: Make/Believe

Aberystwyth University School Of Art Gallery Penglais Campus Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth

Showcase for the work of Welsh photographer McBean (1904-1990) in advertising, his commissioned portraits, and his annual Christmas cards; curated by students on the undergraduate module ‘Curating An Exhibition’.

Free

Chris Glynn & Luca Paci: The Self Help Show

Oriel Canfas Cardiff

Multimedia exhibition exploring the language and limits of self-help culture and featuring an associated book, Self Help I(s)land. It will show next in year in Penarth and Milan.

Free

Abby Poulson: Y Chwarel / The Quarry

Mission Gallery Gloucester Pl, Maritime Quarter, Swansea

Artist featured on the Screen section of this gallery with work responding to the hidden, often overlooked landscape of two rural quarry sites in Wales.

Free

Gini Wade

Oriel Davies Newtown

Prints from a Llanidloes-based artist who works in various other media but displays lithographs and lino cuts here, drawing on "myths, dreams and the natural world, with a dash of …

Free

The Great Circus

National Waterfront Museum Swansea

The Swansea College Of Art BA Illustration Graduate Exhibition 2022.

Free

Vampire Week

The Morbitorium 5 Gelli-Unig Place, Pontywaun

"Join us at the Morbitorium to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Bram Stoker's Dracula (first published May 26th 1897). We'll be spending the week watching classic Hammer horror films, avoiding bright sunlight, and curating some vampire themed sections for the shop and museum."

Free

Twm Siôn Cati

Aberystwyth Arts Centre Aberystwyth University Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth

Welsh language theatre for schools. In Brecon on Fri 27 May.

£6.00

West

Pontardawe Arts Centre Swansea

What could have been more appropriate for West, a work about people building a life in the New World, than a premiere at the 2019 North American Festival Of Wales in Milwaukee – resulting in a standing ovation, no less? West is written by Cardiff playwright Owen Thomas, best known for his acclaimed one-man play …

£14.00

Baby Bushka

Glee Club Unit 7A Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay

Kate Bush tribute show with the songs performed by a band of eight women.

£18.00
Recurring

Grease The Musical

Gwyn Hall Orchard Street, Neath

Amateur production (I assume, doesn't say who's doing it). On at 2pm and 7pm on Sat 28 May.

£15.35

The Vicar Of Dibley

Congress Theatre 50 Gwent Square, Cwmbran

Beeb sitcom turned theatre production, by Theatre Ad Hoc in this case. In Abertillery on Wed 25; Blaenavon on Fri 27.

£12.50

Mahalia + Ruti

Tramshed Clare Road, Cardiff

New-ish soul type headlines.

£18.50
Recurring

Beautiful

New Theatre Park Place, Cardiff

Musical about Carole King. On at 2.30pm and 7.30pm on Wed 25, Thurs 26 and Sat 28 May. Prices: £23.50-£47.50 from Tue 24-Thurs 26 May (evenings); £17.50-£40.50 on Wed 25 and Thurs 26 May (matinees); £26.50-£50.50 on Fri 27 and Sat 28 May.

£23.50
Recurring

Boeing Boeing

Theatr Clwyd Raikes Lane, Mold

Longrunning comedy play by Marc Camoletti. On at 2.30pm and 7.30pm on Sat 28 May.

£10.00

Paul Merton’s Impro Chums

St David's Hall Cardiff

Comedy improvisation, suggestions from the audience kinda thing from Paul and some other Whose Line… veterans.

£26.00

Albert Lee

Acapela Heol Y Pentre, Cardiff

Blues-rock fave.

£25.00

Bill Bailey

Pavilion Theatre Rhyl

With his latest show, En Route To Normal.

£37.00

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