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Previous Exhibitions

Portal 2015

Portal 2015

Incorporating One Year On

Main Gallery

08 August 2015 until 17 October 2015

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.

This year we have also decided to expand our ‘One Year On’ section of the exhibition where we have handpicked a number of last year’s graduates to show how their work has evolved and progressed since they finished their degree courses.

Kirsty Elson

Kirsty Elson

Craft Showcase

08 August 2015 until 17 October 2015

Kirsty studied Illustration at Cambridge School of Art but decided it wasn't a career she wanted to pursue. It was a decade later, after a subsequent move to Cornwall, that she started collecting driftwood and other found objects and turning them into coastal-themed sculptures.

Donna Barry

Donna Barry

Jewellery Showcase

08 August 2015 until 17 October 2015

Welsh-born jewellery designer and maker Donna Barry graduated from Edinburgh College of Art where she developed her own customised technique of fusion.  Donna creates silver textured sheets inspired by repetition in nature and architectural shapes and patterns. By arranging and overlapping these shapes and then fusing and forming, Donna's finished pieces resemble beautiful elements of flora and fauna.

Shared Vision

Shared Vision

The Collaborative Works of Matt and Amanda Caines

23 May 2015 until 25 July 2015

Matt & Amanda Caines have both pursued their own fine art practices for many years, Matt as stone carver and Amanda as jeweller and mixed-media artist. In 2012 they relocated to Wales and started a process of uniting stone, wood, antler, metal and textiles. Their work binds together disperate mediums in a shared vision. This will be the first major exhibition of the couple’s collaborative work.

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Williams British Handmade

Williams British Handmade

23 May 2015 until 25 July 2015

Sarah Williams has worked as a designer and product developer at traditional leather goods company Daines and Hathaway, as well as developing her own brand. The ethos behind Williams British Handmade is to produce pieces which raise the appreciation of hand craftsmanship. Each piece is handmade using traditional skills and techniques from the finest English Bridle leather. Each is a unique, timeless design and all materials and fittings are sourced from Britain, so each piece is truly British Handmade.

Thrashion

Thrashion

23 May 2015 until 25 July 2015

Thrashion is run by skater Nat who creates jewellery and accessories from skateboards, used in their original state incorporating every scratch and ding to represent the character of the deck. “Being skaters we know that skateboards are not just a toy and we take great care to produce high end products that befit the life of the broken board. We only use broken or used skateboards and where the board has come from is part of each product. The decks and wheels are used in their original state and apart from being cut, sanded and finished materials and waste is kept to a minimum.”