contemporary welsh painters
19th September- 17th November
Please note: The exhibition will be closed to the public from Tue 29th - Thur 31st of October for a private hire.
Theatr Brycheiniog is delighted to be be part of the country-wide Celebration of Welsh Contemporary Painting.
Featured in the exhibition here at the theatre are Pip Woolf (nominated for this year’s Ruskin Prize), Kate Bell, Sue HIley Harris, Jennifer Allan, Lucy Corbett, Robert Macdonald, Philip Ross, Lee Wright, Meirion Jones and a Congolese refugee, Bison Milambo, who, having fled for his life now calls Wales home.
Exhibiting artist Pip Woolf comments that “any celebration of contemporary Welsh art is welcome and this is wonderful,” adding that she is concerned about the closure of galleries and the effect that might have on young artists, “because if there are no new generations of creative thinkers and makers, we are going to be living in an impoverished society. So every possible opportunity to celebrate creativity is to be welcomed.”
The 2019 COWCP event has involved six galleries from Merthyr Tydfil to St David’s and has grown from a smaller experimental event run two years ago in Glasbury-on-Wye and Merthyr, the brainchild of the late Pete Goodridge, who had for many years believed that the amazing range of work by current Welsh painters was lamentably overlooked and should be celebrated in a biennial exhibition.
The Brecon exhibition will be followed by the next two at Oriel y Parc St David’s and Pembrokeshire College, Haverfordwest from 4 October—30 November before this Celebration of Welsh Contemporary Painting comes to and end at the Futures Gallery , Pierhead, Cardiff, starting on 4 November.
Please see: www.cowcp.co.uk for more details