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Previous Exhibitions

Portal 2017

Portal 2017

Featuring the work of this year’s top UK graduates in the applied arts

Main Gallery

12 August 2017 until 23 September 2017

LGAC have travelled the UK to select the cream of this year’s graduates in the applied arts, searching for those who are pushing the boundaries of applied art whilst maintaining and developing the traditions of their craft. These are the makers and designers destined to lead and shape the next generation of applied artists.

Rare Visions

Rare Visions

The Welsh Group

Main Gallery

10 June 2017 until 29 July 2017

One of the definitions of the word ‘rare’ is ‘having the component parts not closely packed together’. Such a definition aptly describes this present exhibition which shows the disparate and wide ranging work, processes and practices of this long-established artist’s group.

David Haswell Landscapes

David Haswell Landscapes

Oriel Cafe Gallery

10 June 2017 until 29 July 2017

David Haswell’s interest in painting has developed through wide reading, observation, and endless experimentation. His architectural training has probably influenced his interest in creating strong, but balanced asymmetrical compositions and his choice of colours, which tend to be from a limited palette. David’s  intention is to create highly textured images of the Welsh landscape presented with contrast and bordering on the semi-abstract.

Earth, Fire and Salt

Earth, Fire and Salt

Pots by Micki Schloessingk

Main Gallery

08 April 2017 until 27 May 2017

Micki Schloessingk makes wonderful pots for us to use and enjoy everyday.

 

Micki has created and developed Bridge Pottery in the small village of Cheriton on the Gower peninsula in south Wales. It is here that Micki has made her range of thrown and hand-built pots since 1987. With a large wood-fired kiln, gallery and studio, Bridge Pottery is a dynamic and inspiring place to be.

 

Micki’s pots are beautifully and skillfully realised. Many years of care and experience come to bear on these well-designed pieces that are a joy to use and a delight to live with. Much of Micki’s work is thrown on the wheel. Micki also enjoys hand-building pieces, such as her slab dishes with feet. All the work is wood-fired and most is salt-glazed. These are exciting processes in themselves and ones that dramatically illustrate the unique character of Micki’s hand-made pots.

 

There will be an inconversation with Micki at 1pm on Saturday April 8th.

Abandonment and Migration

Abandonment and Migration

Sculptural installation by Alison Lochhead

Gallery 3

08 April 2017 until 27 May 2017

What do you think when you come across an abandoned shoe?  Each shoe holds the story of the person who wore it. Conflicts force people to leave their homes and walk vast distances, enduring unimaginable hardships. Worldwide 65 million people are fleeing their home as it is not safe enough to stay.

The work made by Alison Lochhead reflects upon the memory of actions and experiences of people over time. The earth retains the marks made by humans and the memory of their presence and the injustices inflicted. Each person’s memory and experience is different and only parts remain, there is no ‘wholeness’, only fragments, but when different memories are pieced together they make a collective reflection and memory. 

 

Louise Hall

Louise Hall

Craft Showcase

08 April 2017 until 27 May 2017

Louise Hall works in porcelain to create fragile and delicate hand built vessels. The translucent nature of porcelain creates an ethereal and calming ambience when lit from within. Distinct textures add detail to enhance the illusion of fabric or paper etc. Louise subverts traditional production methods to create distorted, manipulated and beaten forms with imperfect lines, undulating curves and interrupted contours. Joins are not concealed or hidden with colour; they are made to catch the eye and question how they came into existence.Louise is based in Cardiff.