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Current Exhibitions

Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre exhibitions present the best applied and visual art being made in Wales as well as bringing to Wales some of the most important and interesting artwork being produced nationally and internationally.

The diversity of our programme makes sure that all aspects of the applied arts are represented from ceramics, to glass, jewellery, sculpture and textiles. The artists we show in our galleries are both established makers as well a young artists at the start of their careers.

Eighteen

Eighteen

The Lost Generation

Gallery 3

06 October 2018 until 17 November 2018

Almost half a million men enlisted in the first two months of The Great War, however recruitment soon fell dramatically and conscription was introduced in January 1916. Most single men from the ages of 18 to 41 were liable to be called up for service and by the end of war over five million British men had served. This “war to end all wars” resulted in four years of fighting, millions dead and the dramatic restructuring of Europe. We have commissioned contemporary artists aged 18-41 to create new work in response to this Lost Generation.

Suffrage

Suffrage

Textiles celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage

Main Gallery

06 October 2018 until 17 November 2018

An exhibition focusing on textile art and political expression to mark the Centenary of Women’s Suffrage. In the early 20th Century women used skills learned at home to give voice to their political struggle; in aprons, ribbons and banners they visually propelled their call for universal suffrage to a wider audience. These contemporary artists continue that tradition expressing radical thought through a politicising of the everyday, challenging and questioning the role of women in society and illustrating gender inequalities locally and globally.

Artists: Morwenna Catt, Eleanor Edwardes, Caren Garfen, Rozanne Hawklsey, Sue Shields, Ruth Singer

Suffrage Exhibition Talks and Workshops

Online Catalogue

The Suffrage Exhibition and workshops have been supported by Welsh Government's 'Women's Suffrage Centenary Grant Scheme 2018' 

 

Katharina Klug

Katharina Klug

Craft showcase

06 October 2018 until 17 November 2018

Katharina create timeless vessels for contemporary interiors. Each piece is individually made from porcelain on the potter’s wheel. Naïve, spontaneous pencil strokes, graphic simple patterns that create movement and direction. Every line is drawn by hand which makes the work preserve the moment of making. The imperfections in the pattern make it lively, rough and immediate and unique but still holding an order or direction to bind them together.

The Narrative to her work is coming from little snippets of observation in her environment.  Lines are jumping out on her in almost anything – stripes on cloth, wires and cables, plants and grasses, architecture and streets just to name a few 

Claire Allain

Claire Allain

Jewellery Showcase

06 October 2018 until 17 November 2018

Having recently returned to the UK after living in New Zealand for ten years, Claire has been experimenting with new techniques. She has been working with a variety of techniques and marrying metals together to create wearable sculptures or as she likes to call them wearable “Sketches”, like little mini contemporary paintings. They are marked or imprinted in some form or another, drilled, enameled or embellished with firing 24ct gold foil on top.