William Condry 1918-1998

Naturalist & Conservationist

15 September to 24 November 2018
Owen Owen Gallery, Pulpit Room & Bridge

William Condry was one of the foremost naturalist writers of his day, and was passionate about conserving the natural environment of his beloved Wales. His contribution to the pioneering days of nature conservation in Wales was enormous. William was instrumental in the establishment of the RSPB’s famous reserve at Ynys-Hir on the Dyfi estuary, where he and his wife, Penny, lived. His writings were always based on personal, first hand research and observation. William wrote no less than 14 books and wrote a fortnightly country diary for the Guardian for 41 years (1957-98), the last one appearing on the day he died.

This exhibition, marking what would have been William’s 100th year, is curated by Terence Lambert and includes works by renowned wildlife artists Kim Atkinson, Terence Lambert, Darren Rees, Philip Snow and Owen Williams.

Kevin Blockley

Miscellany in Stone

29 September to 24 November 2018
Tannery Gallery & Sculpture Space

This exhibition provides a broad overview of the organic sculptures that Kevin has been producing over the last 25 years. The pieces are influenced by his work as a cathedrals archaeologist and his close contact with the natural world whilst working on his upland farm in mid-Wales. The sculptures are exclusively in stone that has been sourced in England, Iran, Italy and Wales, with a view to utilising the properties of each stone for a particular effect.

Ruth Jên

‘Ar Dymor Gaeaf’

17 November 2018 to 12 January 2019
Foyer Gallery

An exhibition of work from the ‘Welsh Ladies’ series by local artist Ruth Jên. ‘Ar Dymor Gaeaf’ will include original pieces, limited edition prints, and lino cuts. The work has been inspired by colloquial sayings, traditions, culture, and the nuances within the Welsh language.

Helen Elliott

“I wish I could be an artist”
“Well, why aren’t you then?”

24 November 2018 to 12 January 2019
Ruralist Room

The title was the short conversation Helen Elliott had with artist Stan Rosenthal in 1990. Although she was obsessed by painting from an early age, she’d been asked to leave the art class at school and told she couldn’t draw. This lack of art education let Helen explore her imagination in depth and experiment to develop a way of painting that is unique and memorable.

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