The Mezzanine Gallery is the second of our gallery spaces, boasting an excellent overview of the permanent Museum space and a bright, spacey area to display.
Due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Cynon Valley Museum has paused its exhibition programme in both the Oriel and Mezzanine galleries. We aim to return to our normal exhibtion programme when we re-open. The museum has moved all exhibtion programming online to our newest gallery space Exhibtion at Home, join us there every two weeks for a brand new exhibition by some of the best artists, artisans and crafters in the Cynon Valley, head over there now for two of our latest exhibitions by Nigel Whitbread and Lee Shott.
Born in Aberdare and with an M.A in fine art, Lee Shott has exhibited throughout Wales. 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. Lee is intrigued by the human psyche, from viewing passersby and passengers, capturing voyeuristic perspectives with implications of surveillance, becoming a surveyor of his surroundings and depicting isolated portraits and landscapes.
Dragon Warriors: Wales’ Homeless World Cup by photographer Nigel Whitbread takes you back to July 2019 when over 500 players representing over 50 countries travelled 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 contained within this exhibition aim to reflect at its core, a representation of the broad cross section of homeless people in South Wales and accross the world. How they are all, despite their differences, trying to overcome the isolation and challenges they face.