EXHIBITION AT HOME
Exhibition at Home is our third gallery space. A place to showcase local artists and the exhibitions we have not been able to show in the museum at this time due to impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. During the museums temporary closure and beyond this will be where we show some of best artists, artisans and crafters from the Cynon Valley and beyond.
To get in touch about exhibiting in our Exhibition at Home programme get in touch by following the link
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ABERDARE CAMERA CLUB: DARE VALLEY COUNTRY PARK
CAITLIN FLOOD-MOLYNEUX: EXHIBITION AT HOME
Whilst travelling Flood-Molyneux makes various sketches and studies to capture forms and shapes which she later translates into her paintings where she uses an array of materials including oils, charcoal and more contemporary mediums such as spray paint to create different textures and layers in her work. Follow the link for a full exhibition.
“Being high above I gain a further sense of depth and space into myself and the landscape which I carry through into the paintings.”
JODIE NEALE: EXHIBITION AT HOME
Hirwaun based ceramicist Jodie Neale rediscovered her love for ceramic art after taking part in an evening pottery class. Working out of her studio in Hirwaun Jodie’s work is influenced by Bohemian, Moroccan and Polynesian art, whilst her love for animals and nature is revealed in much of her work also. Talking to Jodie you get a sense of her passion.
“I am endlessly in awe of the artistic process. I believe that pottery is the most tangible way to connect to earth’s raw materials and it grants me the opportunity to give life to form. My greatest challenge is to make pieces which are both comfortable and practical, giving the owner the opportunity to use their chosen artworks in everyday life. I am forever inspired by the words of ceramicist Beatrice Wood”
“There is a vibration around things made with the hands and love that no machine can copy”.
Ceramicist Beatrice Wood
ROY CARR: A YEAR IN THEIR LIVES
Bedlinog based photographer Roy Carr spent a year documenting sheep farming in the Cynon Valley where he worked with three farms. He recorded key events in the farming year: lambing, shearing, hay making, ‘dipping’, selling and winter grazing, sensitively capturing the interaction between people and their animals.
There is an intimacy about his photographs which comes from the relationship he developed with the people. This gave him close access, providing an insight into the physical demands as they work in all weathers throughout the year. Follow the link for the full exhibition
ABERDARE CAMERA CLUB: ABERDARE PARK
During these times, not everyone can get to Aberdare Park. Thanks to Aberdare Camera Club we have been able to bring the park to you.
The aim was to capture the park through the full year highlighting its many guises as it welcomes the people of our community to enjoy nature, its history, its rich diverse activities and as a place to find peace. As we find our way through the Corid-19 crisis the park now represents an open space and is as important to our community as ever. Follow the link for the full exhibition.
KARIN MEAR: COAL TIPS AND PATTY TINS
This exhibition shows the work of Karin Mear, an artist who not only uses paints, paper and canvas but also domestic items such as pie dishes and baking tins, in her work.
She explores several themes such as current life observations and memories of growing up in Aberdare with its coal tips, industrial heritage and family connections. Karin had a very strong bond with her grandmother and remembers being nursed by her, ‘Welsh style’ in a woollen shawl when poorly. Karin is drawn often to a recurrent theme of birds and their nests which she believes is a metaphor for this bond. Follow the link for the full exhibtion.
LEE SHOTT: EXHIBITION AT HOME
Born in Aberdare and with an M.A in fine art, Lee Shott has exhibited throughout Wales. The exhibition consists of figurative and landscape paintings with expressive and immediate brush work which gives the work energy and life: the tactile and bold applications of paint make for diverse imagery that leads to an exciting exhibition.
Combining observations with diverse approaches to painting; Lee subjectively captures the contemporary culture of communities throughout South Wales. The work focuses on human interactions and the idiosyncrasies based on his participation in day-to-day life; from observing people and his surroundings whether by going on day and night-time walks or commuting by public transport. Follow the link for the full exhibtion.
Nigel Whitbread: Dragons Warriors Dreigiau Rufelwyr
Photographer Nigel Whitbread, brings to the Exhibition at Home programme, Dragons Warriors Dreigiau Rufelwyr. This exhibition takes us back to July 2019 when Wales’ hosted the Homeless World Cup.
The tournament saw more than 500 players representing over 50 countries travel to Cardiff to attend the week-long free festival of football which took place in Cardiff’s iconic Bute Park, right in the heart of the Welsh Capital. The images in this exhibition reflect the broad cross section of homeless people in South Wales and beyond, and desire to succeed in the face of isolation and challenges from the rest of society. Follow the link for the full exhibition.