Show of the Week

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Show of the week

Mythscapes is a major exhibition of a new body of work by Alice Kettle, one of Britain's leading textile artists whose machine- embroidered hangings are known for their remarkable painterly quality and poetic resonance. The show features a series of works which explore themes contained within Homer's Odyssey. In these figurative pieces she makes reference to universal ideas of hope, renewal and human concerns of existence. Both large and small-scale works illustrate her mastery of the materials and convey depth of emotion through an exceptional use of colour, line and composition.

ABERYSTWYTH

Arts Centre, until July 17

Saturo Aoyama produces intricately machine-embroidered portraits in Boys Who Sew.

The National Library of Wales, until October 9

Life on the Land, show about the development of agriculture in Wales with maps, photographs, books, documents and old farming equipment. Plus Trees of Great Britain, work by Piers Browne (until June 12). Plus Trees of Great Britain - Piers Browne (until June 12).

BANGOR

Gwynedd Museum & Art Gallery, until June 19

Valley Life by Lynn Walters features drawing, paintings and wire sculptures inspired by her childhood.

BARRY

The Parade, from June 23 for a week

Vale of Glamorgan Artists influenced by the coastline. Also (from June 24-July 23) in Barry Library, smaller scale works by VOGA.

BRECONMount Street Gallery, until June 26

Paintings by William Brown celebrates the ancient Welsh custom, Mari Lwyd.

BUILTH WELLS

Wyeside, until July 27

Expressive paintings by Ursula Bayer.

CAERLEON

Arts Festival and International Sculpture Symposium, June 25-July 10

Events throughout the town.

CARDIFF

Craft in the Bay, until June 27

Eye on Glass: From architectural structures to jewellery. Artists include Rodney Bender and Sue Shaw.

Chapter Arts Centre, until July 25

Beagles & Ramsay's New Meat - a satirical recitation of urban myths and media scares.

Martin Tinney Gallery, June 24-July 21

Summer show featuring Ceri Richards, Graham Sutherland and Harry Holland.

Albany Gallery, until July 6

Scottish colourists, including work by Claire Harriagn and Michelle Scragg.

Butetown History & Arts Centre, Cardiff Bay, until June 27

Magnum photographer David Hurn looks at Butetown in photography.

Oriel Canfas, Glamorgan Street, Canton, until July 10

Robert Alwyn Hughes's paintings are fresh, bold and challenging, a fusion of traditional and contemporary in many ways.

Oriel Makers, Roath Park, until July 3

Helen Lush's paintings revisits early work such as the floral studies of Botanica and Secret Garden.

Gallery on Broadway, Splott, until July 13

Bev Howe: a collection of fine quality portraits and objects out of context.

g39, June 26-July 30

Flim Flam , where artists take their inspiration from a vague and indistinguishable centre.

National Museum & Gallery, until September 6

Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past. A major show on British archaeology. Plus Further: Wales at the 50th Venice Biennale, featuring work from Bethan Huws, Cerith Wyn Evans, Simon Pope and Paul Seawright.

Victoria Fern Gallery, Rhiwbina

New craft and art gallery now open featuring ceramics, jewellery, sculpture and more.

La Mostra Gallery in Mermaid Quay, until July 3

Laura Ferretti's invests her landscapes with symbolic meanings.

St Davids Hall, until July 24

Artists, etchers and printmakers contribute to this year's summer exhibition. Plus the Essence of Wales II featuring many of Wales' leading artists.

CARMARTHEN

Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Church Lane, until July 24

Embroideries by Marcelle Davies. …