We have had four exhibitions so far this year:
Reflections of a Year Past: 27th April – 23rd May
Lockdown Moments and More: 27th May - 26th June
Found in the Abstract: 30th June - 31st July
Guide by Light, Brecon & Beyond: 4th August - 4th September
Our current exhibition is: Found in the Earth: 8th September - 9th October
Kington based artist Peter Horrocks explores the use of natural earth pigments. He sources a range of ochres from the Clearwell Caves in the Forest of Dean as well as other pigments, clays and slate dust on foraged on travels both in the UK and abroad. Peter will be joined by photographer Paul Harris who is working on a study of life along the border between Wales and England. Potter Andrew John Richards is showing some pieces from his Textures for the Earth series.
Coming up next:
Autumn Exhibition - Enlightened Landscapes: 13th October - 13th November
In this exhibition we will be exhibiting the work of artists Howard Jones and Richard Studer alongside some majestic vessels from long admired Tydd Pottery who will be showing a new and exciting collection of pieces which are inspired by the pots produced over many generations by the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico USA. Without the use of kiln, wheels and glazes they created pots of amazing quality and design.
Photographer Jon Roberts is joining this exhibition with some of his iconic images of The Brecon Beacons that came out of a two-year photography project on the 15 U.K. National Parks which had begun in response to the Future Landscapes Report on designated landscapes in Wales. Jon utilized a similar approach to 19th Century photographer Carleton Watkins using a panoramic film camera with a vintage large format lens to give a panoramic view with a sense of space and scale.
The photographs of Carleton Watkins and William Henry Jackson played a crucial role in influencing public opinion in the United States about the need to protect areas of virgin wilderness in the late 1800s. Their panoramic images focussed on the geological grandeur of places like Yosemite and Yellowstone at a time when nineteenth century industrialization and rapid exploitation of these areas meant that people realised the need to make them protected landscapes: Yellowstone was designated the first U.S. National Park in 1872. By contrast, the first U.K. National Park was not until 1951 (the Peak District).
Sculptor Julia Wager will be exhibiting some of her bronzes as part of this show.
Our pre-Christmas exhibition is still in the planning but will feature artist Peter Cronin and artist and printmaker Richard Studer.