Found by The Sea
14th July - 19th August 2020
Almost exactly a year on from when we first opened Found Gallery we are re-opening after lock down on Tuesday, July 14th with this exhibition featuring marine artist Nick John Rees.
Through his friendship with Sir Kyffin Williams, Nick was encouraged to paint professionally and has subsequently enjoyed doing so for over 20 years. Over lunch in his local Kyffin Williams counselled Nick to paint what he loves & that that passion would come through in his work; Nick has focussed upon his life long love of the sea ever since.
Alongside Nick’s paintings we are welcoming back potter, Nigel Lambert, with his slip decorated wood-fired earthenware. His thrown and altered pots combine bold contemporary shapes, with his unique style of decoration and strong sense of function.
We are also delighted that Yvette Brown is sending us some of her charming pewter characters on driftwood. Her Christmas themed ones were very popular in our Seasonal Finds exhibition and we are sure her 'dog walking on the beach' montages will be equally successful.
The re-opening of the gallery will also offer visitors the chance of seeing the work close up of another potter, Nick Membery, whose work has been ‘in the windows’ for the last couple of months.
The gallery is also welcoming some work by Ceredigion based ‘Beachcomber’ jeweller, Kerry Hughes along with Herefordshire based ‘artist blacksmith', Jacob Edwards. Jacob graduated from Hereford Art College in 2019 a year when he also won The Stanley Allcard Memorial Trophy, The Lion Gallery Award, The Nertherton Award and The Bernard and Catherine Gay Award for Outstanding Creativity.
The lower gallery at Found will not be open initially. Opening hours will be 10am – 3pm, Tuesday – Saturday.