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Future Exhibitions

A Dream of Mystic Terror

A Dream of Mystic Terror

John Selway’s Illustrations for ‘The Great God Pan’ by Arthur Machen

Main Gallery

03 February 2018 until 17 March 2018

In 2016 Newport publishers ‘Three Impostors’ commissioned artist John Selway to produce a series of illustrations for a new edition of ‘The Great God Pan’ by Arthur Machen, The book was originally published in 1894 and describes the horrific consequences of a bizarre experiment in brain surgery carried out at Bertholey House in the shadow of Wentwood. The illustrations were created digitally and have been printed as engravings. The exhibition will also mark the launch of this new edition of the book.

Women's Talk - Mary Jones

Women's Talk - Mary Jones

Gallery 3

03 February 2018 until 17 March 2018

This exhibition, entitled ‘Women’s Talk’, is based on conversations with women who Mary Jones has only met briefly, knows well or in some cases has known a life time. For a variety of reasons the conversations have had an impact on Mary.
 
Mary is inspired by the study of human emotions and how they are translated in our faces. Her intention is to find ways of interpreting these emotions through her ceramic practice, consequently giving each piece an individual presence.

Sonja Beer - Botanical Paintings

Sonja Beer - Botanical Paintings

Oriel Cafe Gallery

03 February 2018 until 17 March 2018

As a child growing up in Switzerland, Sonja was given a wildflower book by her primary school teacher. Seeing those botanical paintings has left a very strong impression on her. It was not until a few decades later, now living in Wales, and after a period of painting abstract, minimalistic works that she came back to her childhood dream of painting flowers. She then began exploring and painting these botanical jewels of nature in a very precise and accurate way. A natural curiosity, a love for detail and colour, patterns of any sort, including patterns of life, combined with a love of gardening led Sonja to explore and pursue Botanical Art in its pure form.

[vinegar & brown paper]

[vinegar & brown paper]

Craft showcase

03 February 2018 until 17 March 2018

[vinegar & brown paper] is Andy Poplar. An award winning advertising creative, he decided to quit his job because he needed to do something different with his life. After a while he came up with the idea of etching glass. He takes classic and iconic items and turns them into beautifully crafted and unique pieces with his unique brand of quirky humour.

“I spend my days working at a desk with a Remington typewriter and a 1940s Bakelite telephone on it. The phone will never ring, the ink on the typewriter ribbon has long faded out – but there they sit – one a stand for my iPhone, the other used for holding paper. New ways of looking at old things – it’s a theme in all my work I guess.”

[vinegar & brown paper] was awarded the Llantarnam Grange Showcase Award at Made by Hand at City Hall, Cardiff in November 2017.