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Previous Exhibitions

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.

Anne Morgan

Anne Morgan

Jewellery 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.

Blossoming Talents

Blossoming Talents

Botanical paintings fom the LGAC weekly art classes

Oriel Cafe Gallery

08 April 2017 until 27 May 2017

Botanical art has its roots in old herbal remedies produced by monks who needed to safely share their recipes with other monks.  This involved depicting plants used with a high degree of accuracy so that other monks could identify the plants used without fear of poisoning their patients


Plant hunters of the 1700’s and 1800’s had to portray their specimens with scientific accuracy and Botanical art evolved into a “pleasing pastime” for gentle ladies.


All the work in this exhibition has been painted by students at Debbie Devauden's weekly arts classes at LGAC and other venues in the local area.

Hidden Now Heard ..

Hidden Now Heard ..

Main Gallery

11 February 2017 until 25 March 2017

The first pan-Wales project of its kind captures a hidden and often painful part of Wales’ history which is at a risk of being lost forever unless recorded. The three year project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund focusses on six long-stay hospitals with exhibitions happening across six regional museums.

This exhibition focuses on the stories of former staff and patients from Llanfrechfa Grange Hospital allowing the public a glimpse of what it was like to grow up and spend up to forty years living 
in an institution. It has been interpreted using oral history interviews, recreating parts of the hospital, displaying historical documents, images and artifacts donated by staff and patients

The project is funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund, Welsh Government and Mencap Cymru

images (c)  Jurgen Schadeberg

 

The Periodic Table of Emotions

The Periodic Table of Emotions

Aidan Moesby

Main Gallery

11 February 2017 until 25 March 2017

The Periodic Table of Emotions, Sagacity, is a live application which was designed to capture the mood of a city. It is based on sentiment analysis of live feeds or those who tweet directly to the application. By assigning a unique hashtag to an event, exhibition, organisation the applications become wider within more specific target groups. It can also operate within purely geo-located parameters. Sagacity is ultra responsive in that an emotion can be illuminated within 30 seconds of it being sent and being represented on screen in full hue.The colour fades with lack of use over time.