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Previous Exhibitions

Portal 2020

Portal 2020

Main Gallery

03 October 2020 until 14 November 2020

Fifteen Graduates from universities across the UK have been included in ‘Portal 2020’, an annual exhibition of emerging artists

We Are Open Again

We Are Open Again

Main Gallery

01 September 2020 until 22 September 2020

After being closed for six months, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre is re-opening to the public, with new social distancing measures and a new exhibition.

Dreams from Detroit

Dreams from Detroit

Images of the American Car in the mid 20th Century - Richard Cox

Main Gallery

08 February 2020 until 21 March 2020

DFD documents a period in automobile history in America that was characterized by  an approach to design and styling that paid little concern with fuel  economy and restraint in design.  The automobile design studios in Detroit, at the time, were dealing with  perceptible aero-dynamics, the influence of aircraft  and rocket design  exemplified by sometimes outrageous exuberance. Visions of the future which reflected the times in which they conceived.  The images in this show centre around the late 1950s until the mid 70s.

Terra Incognita

Terra Incognita

Prints by Pete Williams

Gallery 3

08 February 2020 until 21 March 2020

Terra Incognita will showcase illustrations from Cardiff based print maker, Pete Williams, which have been created in response to Arthur Machen’s novel ‘The Three Imposters’. The Three Imposters publishing company have produced a new publication combining the illustrations with the macabre tales of the novel which was first published in 1895. The novel is loosely structured around the flight of the enigmatic ‘young man with spectacles’ through London from the agents of the evil Dr Lipsius, after he has inadvertently stolen a priceless coin, the Gold Tiberius. The publication will be available to purchase during the exhibition.

Measured Making: #150mm Challenge

Measured Making: #150mm Challenge

Main Gallery

30 November 2019 until 18 January 2020

The #150mm Challenge is a celebration of process, material, creativity and ingenuity in forged metal. It began when Hereford College of Arts lecturer Ambrose Burne set his students a ‘warm-up’ exercise, one that he regularly sets himself, to create something interesting out of a small rectangular piece of steel, 150mm x 20 mm square. The students had three weeks to design and make something using only the specified quantity of material

 

The challenge went on to catch the interest of blacksmiths around the world and Measured Making features 240 artworks from 19 countries. The artworks varied from playful figurative models to functional tools and abstract sculptures, demonstrating a diverse, creative and technical exploration of form and concept, made in response to the challenge.

The #150mm Challenge continues to connect an international community of blacksmiths, revealing a rich diversity of practice and discourse.

The Doll's House

The Doll's House

A contemporary collection of dolls, figures, puppets and playthings.

Gallery 3

30 November 2019 until 18 January 2020

Artists and makers who have a love of storytelling, character and history have created thought provoking figures and animals which encapsulate and play out our ideas, dreams and fantasies. Each character tells a story - dolls created from vivid imaginations, avid reading and childhood dreams but also reflecting our inner selves. This playful exhibition turns the gallery into The Doll’s House to display an eclectic and diverse  collection of work using traditional techniques and crafts.

Alix Swan, Cat in the shoe, Laura Mabbutt, Masami Akatsuka, Melanie Miller, Rachel Larkin, Samantha Bryan, Sarah Young, Treefall Design