Oriel Kyffin Williams

Kyffin Williams Drawing Prize 2018


Kyffin Williams Drawing Prize 2018
14.07.18 – 27.01.19

The Kyffin Williams Drawing Prize was founded in 2009 by the Kyffin Williams Trust and Oriel Môn, and works in partnership with the National Museum Wales, Cardiff and the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. The competition is held every three years with the aim of promoting and rewarding excellence and talent in drawing practice in Wales. In this exhibition all of the successful entries to the fourth Kyffin Williams Drawing Prize will be displayed along-side some of Kyffins own original drawings. The Student Prize has been sponsored by The Auctioneers Rogers Jones and Company, and the First Prize in the open competition by ITV Cymru / Wales

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Kyffin Williams: Celebrating a Centenary





Kyffin Williams: Celebrating a Centenary
03.02.18 – 01.07.18

On May 9th, Sir Kyffin Williams, one of Wales greatest and most prolific artists would be celebrating his 100th birthday. In honour of Sir Kyffin, who lived and died on Anglesey, and who was a great champion of Oriel Môn, this exhibition will provide a glimpse into his life and work; from his early influences and training at the Slade, his foreign travels, portraits and well-known landscapes. His unusual technique of working with a palette knife brings to life the people and locations he returned to throughout his life in Snowdonia and Anglesey. This exhibition includes loans from many institutions and individuals, most notably the collections of the National Library of Wales.

Kyffin Williams: Dathlu Canmlwyddiant








Anglesey – Through an Artists Eye
01.07.2017 – 21.01.2018

The art works in this exhibition have been selected from the Isle of Anglesey County Council’s Collection by members of the Visual Arts Committee, Eisteddfod Môn 2017. Included in the exhibition are some familiar works as well as some rare pieces which have not been exhibited before, by artists such as Kyffin Williams, Charles F. Tunnicliffe, Harry Hughes Williams, Wilf Roberts, Claudia Williams, Peter Prendergast, Ed Povey and many more.

imageThe Trust’s initial objective when it was established in 2007 was to build a dedicated gallery to Kyffin Williams in his native Angelsey. Through Sir Kyffin’s own genorosity, the auspicies of the Isle of Anglesey County Council, the stalwart work of its staff in the Education and Life-long Learning unit, and with the support of many public bodies and hundreds of individuals who contributed so generously, Oriel Kyffin Williams was built as an integral part of Oriel Ynys Mô in Llangefni. This splendid gallery was opened in 2008, and it has a wonderful rolling programme of works by Sir Kyffin and others.

The Trust has two other objectives; to foster the public understanding of art, especially among young people, and to give other artists the opportunity to express themselves and exhibit their works.

Every three years the Trust organizes The Kyffin Williams Drawing Prize for artists resident in Wales or who are connected to Wales. There are three prizes, a first prize of £3000, a second prize of £2000, and a prize of £1000 for Young Artists under 28 years of age. The winners in 2009 were Louisa Theunissen and Hedd ap Hywel. The closing date for the 2012 competition is the 16th of May. (For details of this year’s competition contact Nicola Gibson at Oriel Ynys Môn.)

The Trustees

  • Mrs Anwen Carey Evans
  • Yr Athro Colyn Gardner
  • Mr Alun Gruffydd
  • Dr Paul Joyner
  • Mr David W. Meredith
  • Yr Athro Derec Llwyd Morgan (Cadeirydd / Chairman)
  • Yr Arglwydd Wigley o Gaernarfon
  • Mrs Mary Yapp




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