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Future Exhibitions

Leto & Ariadne

Leto & Ariadne

Craft showcase

04 August 2018 until 22 September 2018

Leto & Ariadne is the studio label of Nick Ozanne, a handweaver working on hand operated wooden looms. All parts of the process are carried out by hand in the studio, from the initial design and preparation of the warp, through to the final washing and hand finishing of the fabrics.

Using only natural fibres such as silk and wool as they work with the needs of the body and only improve with age and use, Nicks work is meant to be used; to be touched, stroked, caressed and lie against the skin providing a feeling of luxurious softness. They combine classic style with a deep sense of colour and his scarves were described by an article in Selvedge Magazine as allowing the wearer to ‘reconnect with a lost sense of Englishness’.

Amanda Denison

Amanda Denison

Jewellery Showcase

04 August 2018 until 22 September 2018

Amanda Denison is inspired and intrigued by the traces left behind through decay and dilapidation and by the marks stamped on the urban environment.  She is drawn to repeated elements that distort and change; her fascination with pattern and surface textures translates into her jewellery. With a fine art background influencing her approach; Amanda draws into her enamelled surfaces which become vehicles with which to explore and develop mark making.

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'