On Show; Exhibitions

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On Show; Exhibitions


ABERGAVENNY

An exhibition of Book Art, featuring the work of contemporary artists and craftsmen from around the world.

The show, called Unfolding, provides an opportunity to see and handle a selection of beautiful hand-made books @ The Art Shop until August 23

ABERYSTWYTH

Welsh Costume - the truth behind the myth by Michael Freeman @ Ceredigion Museum until August 30 Kyffin - A Celebration. The late Welsh artist was an ardent supporter of the Gregynog Press during his lifetime and illustrated four of its publications. This exhibition by members of Designer Bookbinders features designs inspired by Sir Kyffin Williams' work as well as the book covers designed by the Welshman him self @the National Library of Wales until tomorrow. Also an exhibition of traditional Welsh costume until October 4 and Coal Faces, Life After Coal in the Afan Valley - a photographic exhibition by Tina Carr & Annemarie Schone until September 6 William Kentridge: 7 Fragments for George Melies features major works by the influential and internationally acclaimed South African artist @ Aberystwyth Arts Centre until September 13

BRECON

Summer exhibition featuring works by Donald McIntyre, Eleri Mills, Nick Holly, Valerie Ganz, William Selwyn, Gareth Parry, Kyffin Williams and many more of Wales' finest artists @ Oriel Pen y Fan Gallery until September 5 Primary Ties is a joint exhibition of contemporary stained glass and fine art, featuring the work of Angharad Whitfield, a glass artist, and her sister Elenyd Whitfield, a painter @ Andrew Lamont Gallery, Theatr Brycheiniog until August 31 25 years of the HSBC Brecon Jazz Festival are celebrated with this wide-ranging exhibition and retrospective, including a display of the original artwork for the distinctive jazz festival posters @ Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery until September 7

CAERNARFON

Affrica West brings exciting, diverse and vibrant art to Caernarfon from west Africa. Artists include the painter Atta Kwami from Ghana, with others from Cameroon, Nigeria and Benin @ Galeri until tomorrow

CARDIFF

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2008 exhibition attracts more than 18,000 entries from amateur and professional photographers worldwide.

The exhibition includes the best images of the natural world and celebrates the beauty, drama and variety of life on Earth @ National Museum Cardiff until September 14. Also Winifred Coombe Tennant: A life Through Art is primarily the art collection of the political activist, until November 9 The University of Glamorgan Art Purchase Prize 2008 exhibition. Winner Stephanie Tuck well impressed the judges with her large-scale works on paper, Trail and Track. Kay Keogh is the winner of the student prize for her multiple oil painting on board, Control Room @Wales Millennium Centre until September 18 When We Were Young looks at how children and young people's experiences of work, school, leisure and their home and family life in Cardiff have changed over the years, told in their own words. The exhibition includes stories, photos and mementoes, including school books and favourite toys and games @ Old Library, The Hayes until January 3 More than 40 artists are displaying their work as part of the annual Summer Show, including Gwilym Prichard, Augustus John, John Piper, Sarah Carvell and Neil Canning @Martin Tinney Gallery until August 9 The work of Josef Herman, John Knapp Fisher, Karen Pearce, Gareth Parry and William Selwyn is among the pieces displayed as part of the annual summer show @ Albany Gallery, Roath until August 16 James Thomas Crouch, Wales Revisited features paintings inspired by the Welsh landscape. Also a selection of works by Chris Griffin and Michael Monaghan @ Kooywood Gallery until tomorrow The works of Alex Gene Morrison lure us into a world of slick and slimy mutant creatures, of colourful landscapes featuring melting heads, rotten carcasses and giant flies @ Chapter Arts Centre until August 10 If You Build They Will Come is the 10th anniversary exhibition@g39 until August 9 Searching Beyond. …

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