Back Wall Series: Peter Spriggs

Peter Spriggs is the latest in our series of Welsh artists featured as part of our Back Wall Series in the gallery shop.

Peter Spriggs graduated with BA (Hons) Fine Art from Cardiff Metropolitan Universityand MA(RCA) Painting from the Royal College of Art, London. He lectured in Adult Education  in Greater London before moving to Carmarthen School of Art at Coleg Sir Gar where he continues to celebrate the marks people make on the world and respect what people endeavour to build for themselves. “Making art is important because human relationships are important. Art helps us to understand each other.”

Peter exhibits work widely and  regularly with the 56 Group Wales, ARCIPELAGO (a pop-up collective of artists exhibiting and selling work) at the National Eisteddfod of Wales and in invited exhibitions such as “Fourteen” at Llantarnam Grange Art Centre. His next exhibition is at Haus Wittgenstein, Vienna, April 2018.

Y Gadair Ddu // The Black Chair, 2017, Ink drawings.

These drawings were made to commemorate the centenary of the Black Chair, won by the poet Hedd Wyn in the 1917 National Eisteddfod of Wales in Birkenhead for his ode titled The Hero. Tragically, Hedd Wyn died in the First World War Battle of Pilkern Ridge and was awarded the Chair posthumously. The Archdruid, Dyfed announced, Yr wyl yn ei dagrau a’r Bardd yn ei fedd – The Festival in tears and the Poet in his grave.  Ceremoniously, the chair was covered with a black sheet. The First World War robbed Wales of a significant talent. Hedd Wyn and the Black Chair have become icons of the futility and barbarity of war and a lost generation.

 

All work is for sale. By purchasing artwork you are supporting an individual artist.  You are also helping Oriel Myrddin become more financially sustainable.

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Back Wall Series: Roger Cecil

Roger Cecil is the latest in our series of Welsh artists featured as part of our Back Wall Series.

To compliment our main gallery exhibition, Roger Cecil + 4 Contemporary Painters, a selection of smaller framed works by the late Roger Cecil are available for sale in the gallery shop.

 

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Back Wall Series: Tom Frost

Tom Frost is the latest in our series of Welsh artists featured as part of our Back Wall Series in the gallery shop.

Print maker and illustrator Tom Frost graduated from Falmouth College of Arts in 2001 returning to his home town of Bristol to work as an illustrator for a number of years. He now divides his time between print making, restoring his crumbling Georgian house in rural Wales and raising a young family.

In recent years he has worked with clients including The V&A, Perry’s Cider, Art Angels, Freight Household Goods, Selvedge Magazine, Nomnom Chocolate, Barti Ddu Rum, Quadrille Books and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. His work highlights a fascination for old matchboxes, stamps, folk art, tin toys, children’s books and the natural world.

We have also invited Tom to produce an exclusive cooks matchbox for the gallery, a special Oriel Myrddin Gallery stocking filler to grace your winter hearth.

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Back Wall Series: Eleri Mills

Eleri Mills is the latest in our series of Welsh artists featured as part of our Back Wall Series in the gallery shop.

One of the 12 artists featured in our A Darker Thread exhibition currently showing in the main gallery, Eleri Mills is showing two framed works in the gallery shop which are for sale.

“My instinct has always been to embrace both painting and embroidery traditions without having to conform to either. I feel a huge sense of freedom in this chosen area. While the act of drawing is central to my practice, I delight in the raw beauty of all my materials – whether they are fabric, thread, paint, paper or plastic.”

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Image: Y winllan (Ancestral Landscape1), paint, ink, charcoal and pastel on paper, 510 x 710 mm

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Back Wall Series: Annie Thibault

Annie Thibault is the latest in our series of artists featured as part of our Back Wall Series in the gallery shop.

Inspired by an aesthetic sense of where art, science, and nature intermingle, Annie Thibault’s practice employs multiple forms as diverse as drawing, sculpture, installation, photography and video.  Her recent interest in various forms of living and little-known networks has led to an art that encourages part-scientific and part-artistic exploration of non-human life, its remarkable resilience, and its untapped potential.

Annie Thibault lives and works in Gatineau, Qc., Canada.  She has studied both science and art and completed a degree in Visual Art at l’Université du Québec en Outaouais. Recipient of numerous grants, awards, and prizes, including Claudia De Hueck Fellowship in Art and Science, Thibault has completed several permanent public art projects in addition to exhibitions and residencies in biological laboratories in Canada, Barcelona and in Finland.  In 2017 she will be in residence at Carleton University’s Department of Biology.  Her works are in the collection of numerous public and private collections including the permanent collection of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.  She completed her Master’s degree at the University of Ottawa in 2016 and was the recipient of the Michel Goulet prize.

 

Annie Thibault is currently an exhibiting artist in ‘Situation/Material/Ocean’ which is part of the Ephemeral Coast series of exhibitions and events curated by Celina Jeffery in association with Mission Gallery, Swansea.

Situation/Material/Ocean – Mission Gallery, Swansea | 8 April – 4 June 2017

 

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Ephemeral Coast links the bays of Swansea, Port Talbot and Carmarthen with coastal spaces internationally, including Mauritius, the USA, and Canada. Working with an array of artists, climate change scientists and writers from the humanities, the exhibition seeks to develop a nexus of understanding between art, empathy, and the degradation of the ocean. A series of exhibitions will unfold across the region from early 2017 to Spring 2018, each addressing a different approach to imaging and imagining the demise of the ocean as witnessed through coastal visuality.
This research was supported by The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

 

 

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