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Previous Exhibitions

Portal2016

Portal2016

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

Main Gallery

01 October 2016 until 19 November 2016

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

Hatton Willow

Hatton Willow

Craft Showcase

01 October 2016 until 19 November 2016

Sarah Hatton weaves using a small selection of the twenty varieties of willow grown on her smallholding in Caerphilly, which gives her a sustainable supply of willow. Using such a small range of willow and growing it herself has given Sarah a full appreciation of the lifecycle of a willow. This showcase presents a range of baskets showing Sarah’s journey of basket making. She has included traditional welsh baskets as well as contemporary baskets using her favourite weaves,colours, shapes and techniques. Sarah Hatton was winner of the Llantarnam Grange Art Centre 'Craft Showcase' award at the 2015 Made by Hand Exhibition in Cardiff.

Lisa Rothwell-Young

Lisa Rothwell-Young

Jewellery Showcase

01 October 2016 until 19 November 2016

Lisa's lichen collection mimics the growth patterns created by lichen on stone. Pieces are acid etched with subtle differences in colour created by depleting the silver, oxidation and the application of keum bo in 23.5ct gold. Precious and semi precious faceted gemstones are also set within some pieces.

Alex Brown

Alex Brown

Cafe Gallery

01 October 2016 until 19 November 2016

Alex is a renaissance man in his approach to painting, embracing a wide variety of subjects including portraits, landscapes, still life and abstracts. What unifies all his work is his love of colour and observation. He approaches his work with a scientific, structured method of seeing; analysing what nature gives us to appreciate. Alex Brown gained his degree in fine art painting at Camberwell School of Art in the early 80s and has been a professional exhibiting artist ever since. He has work in private collections in the UK and abroad as well as a number of public collections; He was commsioned by The Transport Museum London for a series of posters for the Underground and Art for Hospitals to name but two. He is also a tutor with many years experience, running life drawing classes from his Monmouthshire studio. In the last couple of years Alex has also been running popular painting courses in France.

Telling Tales | Anna Noël

Telling Tales | Anna Noël

The Language of Clay: Part One

Main Gallery

30 July 2016 until 17 September 2016

The first of three solo exhibitions of work by three Wales based ceramic artists.

Anna Noël is concerned with narrative and the absurd. She creates figurative ceramics which draw on myth and legend, encompassing symbolism and mysticism.

This project gives Anna significant focus to create a cohesive body of work that will advocate her work to new and wider audiences.

There will be an "in conversation" with Anna at 11am on the opening day of the exhibition (30th July)

A Mission Gallery National Touring Exhibition | Curated by Ceri Jones

In conversation with Rozanne Hawksley

In conversation with Rozanne Hawksley

Artist talk as part of Rozanne's current Reflections exhibition

Main Gallery

25 June 2016 until 25 June 2016

Born in the naval town Portsmouth in 1931, Rozanne Hawksley was a wartime evacuee and grew up at a time when many were mourning those who never returned from the sea. She has drawn from that and other personal experiences in her work. Having trained at the Royal College of Art in the 1950s, when she became part of the group that included Lucien Freud, Francis Bacon and John Minton, she moved to America. Whilst there, Rozanne undertook commissions for Eleanor Roosevelt  and the Kennedy family, and also designed for the Women's Home Industries, the post-war project created by Lady Reading.