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Previous Exhibitions

Portal and One Year On

Portal and One Year On

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

Main Gallery

04 August 2018 until 22 September 2018

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.

Portal: Rhys Bullock,  Sarah Cathers, Sarah Christian, Aileen Gray, Zoe Hutchinson, Jennifer Kate, Poppy Norton,  Sammi Pearce, Annie Preece, Abigail Reid-Ingram, Rebecca Rowland-Chandler, Ella Smith, Megan Smith, Romilly Tucker, Sarah Wygas.

One Year On: Miki Asai , Kate Bergin, Bronwen Grieve, Francisca Onumah, Fern Robinson, Samantha Silverton, Kate Whitehead.

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.

Roger Cecil

Roger Cecil

Artist. Maker. Shaman

Main Gallery

02 June 2018 until 21 July 2018

Roger Cecil (1942-2015) has been described as one of the great abstract artists of his generation, yet in his lifetime he was little known outside a circle of fellow painters. He turned his back on a Royal College of Art scholarship in the 1960s to return home to Abertillery to paint on his own and without influence. This exhibition will show his extraordinarily beautiful paintings alongside jewellery and 3d work which has never been exhibited.

The exhibition will be opened at 12.30pm on Saturday 2nd June by Peter Wakelin.

Fibre and Form

Fibre and Form

Criw Celf Primary and Secondary Exhibition

Gallery 3

02 June 2018 until 21 July 2018

Criw Celf Primary and Secondary participants created wet felt forms alongside textile artist Claire Cawte. Under the tutelage of Claire the young people of school years 5-9 shaped wonderful textured shapes woven with flashes of colour. The young people were also given the opportunity to be inspired by the delicate work of ceramicist Anne Gibbs.

Kate Temple

Kate Temple

Craft showcase

02 June 2018 until 21 July 2018

Kate Temple is a London based designer who makes beautiful, hand-stitched menswear. Inspired by Liberty prints and heritage wools, her ties, bow ties and pocket squares are meticulously cut, sewn and finished in her London studio and she is in high demand to create bespoke accessories for weddings and special occasions.