Dyffryn Dyfrdwy - Dee Valley
16 September - 8 October 2023
An exciting new exhibition is opening this September, which invites you to take a fresh look at the Dee Valley and the works of art it inspires.
The Dee Valley landscape has been a source of inspiration to artists, poets and tourists for centuries, drawn to the area in search of the sublime. It became a hub for artistic activity in the 18th century; captured on canvas by renowned painters such as Richard Wilson, Paul Sandby and JMW Turner, and beautifully described in words and poetry by writers including George Borrow, Thomas Pennant and William Wordsworth.
Following this tradition, the Our Picturesque Landscape project is pleased to present an exhibition of over 60 contemporary works of art inspired by the picturesque scenery of the Dee Valley.
Through thoughtfully commissioned paintings, poems, installations, photography, drawings, textiles and even a myriorama, the exhibition will explore our connections with the landscape, and highlight the unique balance between the stunning natural beauty and important industrial heritage of the area.
The exhibition will be open at the Dory Gallery from Saturday 16th September until Sunday 8th October 2023 (closed Mondays), 10am-4pm, accompanied by a full programme of events, art workshops and family friendly activities. For up to date details head to: www.clwydianrangeanddeevalleyAONB.org.uk
The exhibition is part of the Our Picturesque Landscape project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Printmakers Pushing the Boundaries
13 October - 5 November 2023
Thursday - Sunday
10am - 4pm
Private View: 14 October, 2-4pm
1 July - 9 September 2023
The walls are ripped, bricks falling as the wilderness encroaches.
Jan will use this space as her 'home' where she will invite you to chat as she sits and knits and weaves new stories.
26 May - 20 August 2023
Edward Bell's new work explores lies inspired by the photographic eye.
25 March - 21 May 2023
This photographic series documents the life of a working family farm, through all seasons. Carrog Isa Farm is based in the Dee valley near a village called Glyndyfrdwy which is where Jac's family have farmed for generations.
14 January -19 March 2023
The exhibition combines images from The Salvation Army International Heritage Centre’s photographic archives and photographic artist, Tony Mallon’s project, Homeless. This moved beyond the human presence to explore and examine the spaces and experience of living in homeless hostels in Merseyside.
2-18 December 2022
A selection of the best drawings from our classes.
1 October - 18 December 2022
Artist in residence Jan Wallis occupied one of the gallery spaces, working on her new project, Translucence. Visitors were able to meander through a series of hanging muslim curtains depicting various landscapes.
This interactive piece enabled Jan to reveal the stories within her work.
Showcasing five artists side by side to stimulate a fresh insight to the relationship of work.