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Previous Exhibitions

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

Portal & One Year On

Portal & One Year On

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

Main Gallery

28 September 2019 until 16 November 2019

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 artists
Frederick Andrews, Kim Barnett, Estelle Burton, Siwan Davies, Cat Dunn, Li-Chia Hsiao, Lillemor Latham, Lik Kian LOH & Ngah Tho NG, Ben Pusey, Laura Quinn, Daisy Ray, Izaac Reed, Phoebe Tom-Orr, Georgina White, Xiaoying Zhan


One Year On artists
Eve Campbell, Veronika Fabian, Alysa Freeman, Pasman Leather, Sam Lucas, Morgan Stockton.

Traces - Kate Haywood

Traces - Kate Haywood

Language of Clay Part II

Main Gallery

03 August 2019 until 14 September 2019

Kate’s work may appear strangely familiar as you may sense the form of a horn drinking cup or a colour palette resonant of Elizabethan tapestries. The surfaces which her work is placed reverberate with shadows of human things. Her objects are made at the edge of her consciousness, in the place where fiction and truth collide.