Joseph Gibson Gallery Winter Show


Event dates: 7th DECEMBER - 25th JANUARY 2015.

Welsh Group members Veronica Gibson and Sue Hiley Harris are exhibiting at the Joseph Gibson Gallery in Shrewsbury, in their Winter Exhibition, along with six other artists.


Joseph Gibson Gallery, The Music Hall, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH.

2015 Ffin-Y-Parc's Mixed Exhibition by Gallery Artists


Event dates: 21st - 28th JANUARY 2015.


Mixed Winter Show of Ffin-Y-Parc associated artists' work, including Welsh Group members Jacqueline Alkema and Gustavius Payne.

Ffin y Parc, Betws Road, Llanrwst, Conwy LL26 0PT.

Dylan Thomas inspired exhibition ending soon!


Event dates: Until 1st FEBRUARY 2015.


Catch it if you can! The display of Welsh Group member Ceri Thomas's 'Especially when the October wind' (Dylan Thomas-inspired etching with aquatint) alongside Alfred Janes's portrait of Dylan at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea ends on 1st February 2015.


National Waterfront Museum, Oystermouth Road, Swansea SA1 3RD.

International Women’s Day


Event date: Sunday, 22nd FEBRUARY, 2015.

2pm - 4pm.


The Women’s Arts Association has celebrated International Women’s Day since 1984 with open exhibitions and events in Cardiff, Barry and Newport. In the 21st century, IWD has a global dimension for women, as a rallying point to build support for women’s rights and participation in creative, political and economic arenas.


The Gate Arts Centre, Roath, Cardiff.

Gomer publishes new Dictionary Of Artists In Wales


Publication date: 1st MARCH 2015.


Post-war To Post-modern: A Dictionary Of Artists In Wales


By Peter W Jones, Isabel Hitchman

A major academic reference work, which no lover of the visual arts and the crafts in Wales can be without.

The first illustrated book with profiles of nearly 1400 visual and applied artists/makers working in traditional and new media in Wales over the last sixty years. Brief, authoritative biographies with 300 illustrations, in colour and black and white. A scholarly introductory essay by Welsh Group member, artist and art historian Dr Ivor Davies sets the context.

Profiles of many Welsh Group members past and present included.

2015 Mixed Winter Show at the Attic Gallery


Event dates: 23rd JANUARY - 14th MARCH 2015.


Including Welsh Group members Glenys Cour and Gustavius Payne.


A changing show, so new work will be added throughout the exhibition. As well as paintings, there is sculpture, graphics, fused glass and hand-thrown pottery on display. 


Attic Gallery, 37 Pocketts Wharf, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 3XL.

Artist talk: Gustavius Payne - Distilling Meaning


Event date: Monday, 16th MARCH, 2015. 

Time: 7pm.

Combining references from myth, fairy-tale, folklore and contemporary society, Gustavius will discuss the process he goes through as he develops his extraordinary subject matter.


The Grand Pavilion, The Esplanade, Porthcawl CF36 3YW.



Event dates: 11th –21st MARCH 2015


A group show at Cardiff M.A.D.E., 41 Lochaber St., Roath Cardiff CF24 3LS.


Six women artists making their mark for International Women’s Day 2015.


Curated by Jacqueline Alkema,


‘Concentric’ is a coherent group of very individualistic entities, questioning, pushing boundaries, experimenting with making processes and subject matters, all playing with the notion of what and how it is to be a woman and a woman artist today.


Ranging through drawing and painting, to installation and performance writing, the group presents strong, thought-provoking ideas celebrating the essences of Woman negotiating the influences of personal and societal history, anti/social behaviours, buried inner states and brash outer worlds, contexts and conflicts.


Artists: Jacqueline Alkema (, Penny Hallas (,

Leona Jones (,  Kay Keogh (,  Lydia Spurrier-Dawes (,  Sheila Vyas ( 


Wednesday 11 March - Saturday 21 March

(closed Sundays and Mondays)

10.00 am – 5.00 pm


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Open Books in Hong Kong


Event dates: 12th DECEMBER 2014 - 22nd MARCH 2015

Open Books project initiated by Welsh Group member Mary Husted also features work by Welsh Group members Clive Hicks-Jenkins and Alan Salisbury and the work of many other Welsh, Australian and Chinese artists.  It has traveled to Hangzhou, Brisbane, Canberra and Hong Kong so far.


Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Mary Husted explains "I realised that there were three main ways of looking at these books: there was the intimacy of holding the book in the hand and opening it page by page, reading the details in the way we are used to reading a book in its Western Codex form; then there was the possibility of opening up the whole book as one panoramic image or succession of images where the eye could take in the whole as well as the parts; and lastly came a realisation that they could also be sculptural objects, to be hung vertically or twisted and curled into curves or circles in many different ways, to become in effect, objects occupying space, yet with colours, ciphers and images ranging across their surfaces.
"The exhibition has gone on to further showings and gradually as it moves to other venues, we add new artists, some chosen by other members of the group.  In Spring 2013 it was seen in BayArt in Cardiff and in Summer 2013 it went to the Book Arts Centre in the University of Western England.  In November 2013 we took it out to The Sanshang Museum of Contemporary Art in Hangzhou, China, where it accompanied the work of 40 Chinese artists in a celebration of the folding book.  In May 2014, in collaboration with Sanshang Museum curators Professor Zigin Chen and Joe Zhu, a group of eighteen of the Chinese books was selected and taken as part of Open Books Plus to Australia, to the Logan Gallery in Brisbane and from there, in June, to the University of New South Wales Academy Library in Canberra. In Australia five new local artists joined us.  We like to continue to add new artists as the exhibition travels.   In this way the exhibition grows and changes.  We have plans for further showings both at home and abroad.
"Like the books themselves, the exhibition unfolds and expands.  It has become a cross-cultural exchange where we hope ideas will be exchanged between artists, lovers of art and the wider public".

3ormore exhibition


Event dates:  28th FEBRUARY - 22nd MARCH 2015.


Kay Keogh, Shirley Anne Owen and Susan Roberts with

Kit Lloyd, Geraldus John, Jacqueline Alkema, Michael Goode and Josephine Sowden


 Penarth Pier Pavilion, Vale of Glamorgan.


Gustavius Payne exhibition


Event dates: 23rd MARCH -3rd APRIL 2015.


(Sponsored by Bethan Jenkins AM.)

Oriel, The Senedd / National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff.

Antonia Spowers - ELEMENTS


Event dates: 20th APRIL - 7th MAY 2015.


Sculpture and drawings by Antonia Spowers.


Wolfson College , the University of Oxford, OX2 6UD.

Drawing Woollenlines – A short Film by Pip Woolf


Event date: Friday 15th MAY, 6pm.


Woollenline is a drawing: joining people, material and possibility. Drawing Woollenlines documents moments in some of the many lives that have contributed to its making.


Artist Pip Woolf initiated an ambitious project, working with people to heal a vast peat scar on Pen Trumau mountain caused by accidental fire in 1976. She invited artists and local people to respond to the mountain, creating a Pen Trumau community.


“The aim of making this film was to show the varied lives of different participants in the work, people contributing out of their own interests and arriving to join the work from very different backgrounds. The project reaffirms my place as an artist and shows the continuity of drawing that has underpinned everything that happened to create the lines on the mountain.”


Pip is also the lead artist holding drawing as a continuous thread throughout Oriel Myrddin’s Criw Celf Project; a year-long series of art master-classes for children with a passion and flair for art.


The Studio, Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Church Lane, Carmarthen SA31 1LH.


Opening hours: 10am – 5pm, Monday – Saturday.Closed bank holidays.

Free admission.

If you have access requirements please contact the gallery in advance.

+44 0 1267 222 775

The Welsh Group art exhibition in Merthyr: 2015


Event dates: 25th APRIL - 30th JUNE 2015.


The Welsh Group art exhibition in one of Wales' newest cultural centres. Redhouse is a refurbished Victorian Town Hall in the heart of the south Wales valleys;  Merthyr Tydfil, home to what was once, arguably the iron capital of the world.


Redhouse: The Old Town Hall / Hen Neuadd Y Dref, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.



Antonia Spowers & Martina Jirankova-Limbrick  


Event dates: Sunday 31st MAY – 12th JULY 2015, 3 – 5pm.


Major Exhibition:
Main Gallery, Mid-Wales Art Centre, Caersws, Powys SY17 5SB.

Opportunity to also see the Islwyn Watkins exhibition in the Sculpture Hall, the 2015 Sculpture Trail and Test bed space in collaboration with Sculpture Cymru and the Tengenenge Sculptors of Zimbabwe.

For more than a year Antonia Spowers and Martina Jirankova-Limbrick have been drawing hands, sometimes each others, more frequently friends and family members.

Martina is an artist and illustrator from the Czech Republic, Antonia is primarily a sculptor and so they have different approaches to the drawing process.
Hands and sometimes the poses include feet, are as expressive of personality and emotion as faces. The range of poses, singly or combined, relaxed, tense, gestural, holding, pointing or from ritual, is immense and from a draughtsmanship point of view, fascinating and addictive.

Drawings are in a range of sizes and media, including some large works and sculpture.

The title ‘Six Hands’ refers to four artist hands plus two hands of the model - all equally involved.

Antonia Spowers is a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, a member of The Welsh Group, the 56 Group, Sculpture Cymru, and Sculpture Network in Europe. She lives and works in Wales and internationally.

Martina Jirankova-Limbrick studied in Prague and Kingston School of Art London. She wrote and illustrated the popular children’s book ‘ The Artful Alphabet’ and other children’s books.


Antonia has agreed to give a DRAWING WORKSHOP in the studio, on Sunday 21st June  10-4pm £30pp. 

Booking essential.


Please contact MWAC: 01686 688369 | 01686 688369 | 07970671819

Clive Hicks-Jenkins: Dark Movements


Event dates: 11th JUNE – 25th JULY, 2015.


Preview and Opening of this exhibition at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, opened by Gillian Clarke, the National Poet of Wales, 6.30pm Wednesday 10th June, Gallery 1.

The artist will be present. Refreshments;  all welcome!

The Mari Lwyd or ‘grey mare’, a Welsh midwinter tradition, has been a key influence in the work of artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins. Dark Movements is a multi media presentation of works inspired by the story.


Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth SY23 3DE.




Dyddiadau’r arddangosfa: 11eg o FEHEFIN  - 25ain o ORFFENNAF, 2015.

Ragolwg ac Agoriad yr arddangosfa hon yng Nghanolfan y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth. Agorir gan Gillian Clarke, Bardd Cenedlaethol Cymru am 6.30pm Nos Fercher 10 Mehefin, Oriel 1.


Bydd yr artist yn bresennol. Lluniaeth ysgafn;  croeso i bawb!

Bu traddodiad y Fari Lwyd yn ddylanwad allweddol yng ngwaith yr artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins. Mae’r arddangosfa hon yn gyflwyniad aml-gyfrwng o weithiau a ysbrydolwyd gan y stori.


Canolfan y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth, Campws Penglais, Aberystwyth SY23 3DE.

Clive Hicks-Jenkins: Dark Movements

Readings in the Gallery

Saturday 13th JUNE, 5.00pm.

Main Gallery, Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Readings in the gallery to accompany the exhibition Dark Movements, introduced by the artist, Clive Hicks-Jenkins.

Words by: Damian Walford Davies, American poet Jeffery Beam and the late Catriona Urqhuart.

Readers: Mary-Ann Constantine, Damian Walford Davies and opera singer Eric Roberts.

The Welsh Group in Germany


Event dates: JUNE - JULY 2015.


Yma Ac Acw / Hier Und Da / Here And There.


The Welsh Group art exchange exhibition with German group BBK Duesseldorf.


QQTec e.V., Hilden, Duesseldorf, Germany.

21st June - 5th July 2015.


BBK Kunstforum Gallery, Duesseldorf, Germany.

18th June - 12th July 2015.

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2015 News Archive / Archif Newyddion 2015

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