Exhibitions

Anglesey and the Sea

13.01.18 – 20.05.18
Anglesey and the Sea

Anglesey has a distinguished coastal and maritime history. To celebrate The Year of the Sea, Oriel Môn and the Anglesey Archives have drawn a selection of archives and artworks from their collections to examine and illustrate the island’s strong connection with the sea.


'Poor Taff': A London View of the Welsh People

26.05.18 – 04.11.18
'Poor Taff': A London View of the Welsh People

Starting from the image known as 'Poor Taff', which shows a poverty-stricken gentleman riding to London on a goat, this exhibition will explore how the Welsh people were portrayed in the popular press in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Curiously, as the painted versions, engravings and cartoons suggest, the originally satirical image was adopted by some Welsh people as an acceptable representation of national identity. The exhibition will explore how stereotypes of Welshness and Welsh identity evolved over time.


Rhodri Owen – To the Quick

10.11.18 – 06.01.19
Rhodri Owen – To the Quick

A new exhibition, by the artist and maker Rhodri Owen who contrasts his own hand-crafted furniture with transfigured pieces in visually unexpected ways.
“New-born” furniture pieces creatively transformed by groups across Wales explore how life experiences, joys, tribulations, heritage and environment mark us all.
Group hands-on sessions were led by Manon Awst, Christine Mills, Bill Swann, Rebecca F. Hardy, Catrin Williams, Pip Woolf and Kirstin Claxton.
Marked, coloured, gouged or disjointed – the juxtaposition of these pieces with the simplicity of the unmarked furniture will intrigue and challenge.
I’r Byw is touring Wales in 2018.

 

 


  

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Oriel Ynys Môn
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