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Previous Exhibitions

Charlotte Burke

Charlotte Burke

Craft showcase

31 March 2018 until 19 May 2018

Charlotte's work explores the ways everyday objects are perceived. Focusing on the relationship of 2D and 3D, she uses form, colour, pattern, surface and texture to re-construct and deconstruct the object to reveal something new.

She graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University with a First Class Honours Degree in Ceramics. In 2016, Charlotte then went on to complete her Masters in Ceramics at the same institute.

Anna K Baldwin

Anna K Baldwin

Jewellery Showcase

31 March 2018 until 19 May 2018

Anna's designs have an organic, tactile feel, often incorporating hammering and shaping techniques to create a sense of movement.

She gains inspiration from many different sources including light, texture, and natural and fluid forms. Anna also gains many ideas from simply working with the metal itself to develop new forms.  

Cerys Jackson

Cerys Jackson

Spore Series

Oriel Cafe Gallery

31 March 2018 until 19 May 2018

Cerys is currently studying for an MA in Arts, Health and Well-being and is also  a freelance tutor at Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre.  With a passion for working within the mental health sector Cerys has created  the 'Spores series'  based upon the one in four people affected by mental health. Using brain scans she has used Petri dishes to create spore prints from those who are affected and those who are not. Once turned into a screen print she layers the prints four times in varied colours showing the one in four people affected.

In this abstract form all spores look the same just as on the outside everyone looks the same it’s the suffering inside which isn’t seen.

 

A Dream of Mystic Terror

A Dream of Mystic Terror

John Selway’s Illustrations for ‘The Great God Pan’ by Arthur Machen

Main Gallery

03 February 2018 until 17 March 2018

In 2016 Newport publishers ‘Three Impostors’ commissioned artist John Selway to produce a series of illustrations for a new edition of ‘The Great God Pan’ by Arthur Machen, The book was originally published in 1894 and describes the horrific consequences of a bizarre experiment in brain surgery carried out at Bertholey House in the shadow of Wentwood. The illustrations were created digitally and have been printed as engravings. The exhibition will also mark the launch of this new edition of the book.

Women's Talk - Mary Jones

Women's Talk - Mary Jones

Gallery 3

03 February 2018 until 17 March 2018

This exhibition, entitled ‘Women’s Talk’, is based on conversations with women who Mary Jones has only met briefly, knows well or in some cases has known a life time. For a variety of reasons the conversations have had an impact on Mary.
 
Mary is inspired by the study of human emotions and how they are translated in our faces. Her intention is to find ways of interpreting these emotions through her ceramic practice, consequently giving each piece an individual presence.

Sonja Beer - Botanical Paintings

Sonja Beer - Botanical Paintings

Oriel Cafe Gallery

03 February 2018 until 17 March 2018

As a child growing up in Switzerland, Sonja was given a wildflower book by her primary school teacher. Seeing those botanical paintings has left a very strong impression on her. It was not until a few decades later, now living in Wales, and after a period of painting abstract, minimalistic works that she came back to her childhood dream of painting flowers. She then began exploring and painting these botanical jewels of nature in a very precise and accurate way. A natural curiosity, a love for detail and colour, patterns of any sort, including patterns of life, combined with a love of gardening led Sonja to explore and pursue Botanical Art in its pure form.