At Cynon Valley Museum, we host a programme of temporary exhibitions across our two temporary gallery spaces, Mezzanine Gallery and Lower Gallery and our online gallery Exhibition at Home. We are proud to support local artists, artistans and craft people, showcasing the best talent from the Cynon Valley.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we are unable to open the Mezzanine Gallery, we are constantly reviewing the situation and will reopen the gallery when it is safe to do so.
For more information on the galleries and what’s coming up this year, please use the links below
01.07.2021 – 31.07.2021
The Valleys are unique, the vision we see today is the product of one unique story….
“The urban form of the Valleys grew out of the physical constraints of the place. Linear, narrow valley bottoms congested with pits, spoil, roads, canals and railways, meant that housing was squeezed into every available and ‘build-able’ inch of leftover space in the mad, Klondike-like rush to mine the coal”
Barbara Castle in this exhibition brings to life the unique story of our valleys through the depiction of the Valley’s unique townscapes, landscapes, and industrial heritage. Barbara through this exhibition argues for a better appreciation of our Valley’s landscape and local aesthetic which we now see threatened. When she shuts her eyes and thinks of the Valleys Barbara sees….
” a unique vernacular, a particular grain to the pattern of man in the landscape. An aesthetic formed out of the mining history of the place – long lines, clean cut angles and shapes, rectilinear forms, stones, slates, the predominantly grey monotone splashed with the occasional blues and reds of engineering brick trim.”
“What do you see when you close your eyes?”
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We are always looking for new exhibitors to join the museums exhibition programme. If you that exhibitor could be you, get in touch now!