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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 Orientale."

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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