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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.

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.

Antonello Figlia

Antonello Figlia

Jewellery Showcase

02 June 2018 until 21 July 2018

Geometry, optical illusion, and photography inspire Antonello's work. He is captivated by how shapes interpolate creating intriguing visual effects. These are captured in his Geometry collection, where dots, triangles and other elements are strongly enhanced, complementing the mirror and matte finishes, and the oxidised elements that create drama in the designs.

Antonello is passionate about craft and he's driven to create high quality jewellery. All his designs are handmade at his home- studio in London.

Material Presence: Zoe Preece

Material Presence: Zoe Preece

A domestic scene

Main Gallery

31 March 2018 until 19 May 2018

Zoe Preece is drawn to thresholds, to transient spaces, to the in-between. Taking notice of moments that might go unseen, she contemplates the meniscus on a spoon filled to the point of tipping, or the precarious balance of two cups stacked one on top of the other on a kitchen surface, each on the brink of something. She recognises an uncertain beauty here and a longing that is resonant of human experience. The white porcelain clay she uses becomes a metaphor, its movement from one state to another embodying aspects of human being.