New work for Exciting Spring Show
Launching the exhibition programme for 2015, David Randell, the
Gallery Director said, "We have a really full exciting programme
with 9 different exhibitions this year including our first French
Cultural Exchange with our artist friends from the Pyrenees
He continued "Opening on 6 March the Spring Show for the
Resident Exhibitors shows the work of more than 25 artists and
craft workers. It'll be opened by Acting Head of Paid Services of
Pembrokeshire County Council, Ian Westley and is an opportunity for
the public to meet the gallery artists."
Amongst them is glass artist Jackie Henshall with her unusual
curved fused glass work. Explaining her methods she said "When I
began to work with fused glass, it was natural for me to bring my
landscape painting experience to it , but best of all has been the
intensity of the process, being able to work in 3 or 4 layers at
the same time and the excitement of the firing transformation."
Also showing are Joy Jenkins' textiles exploring the concept of
wearable art with her functional and intricate unique felt scarves,
shawls and brooches made from wool, mulberry and tussah silk as
well as alpaca. Alongside is Lynn Parr's work demonstrating how she
uses oils, watercolour, textiles, embroidery and collage to create
her images using her experience as a photographer and ecologist to
inform the work. Sculpture is contributed by Sally Amoore with her
bronze animals and Ben Dearnley with his work in marble and stone
as well as John Evans bronze semi-abstract figurative work.
There will be new Pembrokeshire landscape work from
photographers Heather Bennett and Philip Clarke; and using both new
and reclaimed metals artisan blacksmith Alan Perry uses traditional
hot forging techniques to create original contemporary designs for
domestic use. Dramatic rock formations, mixed media work from Art
Director Mark Raggett and watercolours from Cynthia Morgans-Hurley,
Martin Crowdy and Janet Llewellyn to name a few. Just arrived and
fresh from a London exhibition are four large landscape works from
John Cahill showing his detailed representational work of his
beloved Cych Valley in North Pembrokeshire.
The exhibition continues until 18 April and the gallery is open
from Monday to Saturday 10.30am till 4.00pm.
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