The Table

Special gifts and desirable contemporary objects

Visually rich and dramatic, The Table pays contemporary homage to Dutch still-life painting and features work from some of the best individual makers, designers and artists from Wales and across the UK.

Jug: Katrin Moye

Land Acts

Stefhan Caddick, Rebecca Chesney, Morag Colquhoun, Ella Gibbs, Owen Griffiths

Land Acts presents the work of five artists exploring the power of land and contemporary, rural experience.

The featured artists work closely with individuals and communities through their artistic practices to consider the connection and potential between land use and local economies, class, climate change, education and food production.

This exhibition and programme of talks and activities reflects on some of these projects and opens new conversations about the role of the artist in helping us all to reflect on our relationship to land and how we can reimagine it for the future.

Land Acts is delivered in collaboration with Peak, an arts organisation based in the Black Mountains that works with professional artists and communities responding to the rural environment.

www.peak.cymru 

 

Image: Rebecca Chesney

Criw Celf 2019: Here, Now

Criw Celf at Oriel Myrddin Gallery creates opportunities for young people ranging in age from 9-14 years of age to work with professional artists and designers in a series of visual arts Masterclasses. The exhibition in the main gallery space is a curated sample of the young people’s work created throughout 2019.

Criw Celf is an Arts Council of Wales funded pan-Wales project for gifted and talented young artists.

Find out how to apply for Criw Celf

 

Forest + Found: Walking the Line

Studio practice Forest + Found presents a new exhibition of work by the collaborative artists Max Bainbridge and Abigail Booth. Working alongside one another, Booth and Bainbridge tread the line between art and craft, crossing between contemporary art practices and the traditions of craftsmanship, as they navigate the changing context of the maker.

Driven by a deep relationship to the land, they produce sculptural and wall-based works that look at landscape as a site of exchange between material and the maker. Walking The Line is a reflection on form and composition in their work, and the meditative nature of their practice.

Booth’s abstract textile pieces are rooted in the conceptual language and materiality of painting, with each piece being a meditation on the language of the drawn line and the origin of pigment and colour. Evoking simplicity and minimalism in the quiet gesture and movement of the hand, her work seeks a connection to the monumental landscapes they originate from.

Bainbridge’s sculptural forms hewn from wood, reflect a need to create a tangible and grounded presence in space. Taking the natural shape and form of the wood as a starting point, he uses a combination of woodturning and hand carving to create objects that celebrate the making process; each piece displaying the physical effort that goes into its conception through the marks left on the surface.

Main image courtesy of Yeshen Venema

Programme of events

Angela Maddock’s phone dealt her a challenge: go to Middlesbrough.

At the beginning of October 2018, she set out on foot from the gallery and spent the month walking to north-east England, via her hometown in the Midlands. Finding material along the way and sending it back to the gallery every few days, the exhibition is the tale of her journey; of evidence gathered, returned and transformed.

Image: Courtesy of Dafydd Williams

 

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