Royal Cambrian Academy

Archives: 2021

THE STORY OF WELSH ART

THE STORY OF WELSH ART

Posted 04.03.21 in the category

In a 3-part BBC 2 series, broadcaster Huw Stephens discovers the many treasures of Welsh art, following the story from prehistoric times up to the present day.

The series has recently been broadcast and is now available on BBC i-player until 2022.

Huw starts his journey on the island of Anglesey where he steps inside a prehistoric burial chamber to witness Welsh art in its earliest form. He sees an exquisite example of Bronze Age artistry in the form of a gold cape, found by chance in a field in North Wales and now one of the prize exhibits in the British Museum.

In episode 2, we retrace the steps of Richard Wilson, the 18th-century artist who changed the course of art history. Bringing harmony and beauty to a terrain previously dismissed as 'God’s rubbish tip', Wilson, and then JMW Turner, transformed the way Wales was seen by the world.

In the final episode, Huw Stephens’s journey begins at the dawn of the 20th century with the artists who broke with tradition and depicted Wales in radical new ways. He looks at the impact of Augustus and Gwen John, JD Innes, Evan Walters, Cedric Morris, Brenda Chamberlain, Kyffin Williams and more recently Daniel Trivedy, Shani Rhys James and Bedwyr Williams.

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GALLERY & SHOP OPEN FROM 17 APRIL 2021

GALLERY & SHOP OPEN FROM 17 APRIL 2021

Posted 08.04.21 in the category

We offer you a warm welcome, here at the gallery in Conwy. The Annual Open Exhibition is up on the walls and looks fantastic. And the shop is full of gorgeous books, artists materials, high quality greetings cards, jewellry, ceramics and other local crafts.

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PEOPLES PRIZE WINNER ANNOUNCED

PEOPLES PRIZE WINNER ANNOUNCED

Posted 10.06.21 in the Exhibition Newscategory

We are pleased to announce the winner of our Peoples Prize.

A big congratulations to Meinir Mathias whose fabulous work Tan ar y Mynydd/Fire on the Mountain got the most votes.

Thank you to everyone that voted and all of the artists that took part in our OPEN21 exhibition. Its been a pleasure for all of us here at the Royal Cambrian Academy to work on such a fabulous exhibition.

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SALLY MATTHEWS: FROM THE STUDIO: 12 June - 10 July 2021

SALLY MATTHEWS: FROM THE STUDIO: 12 June - 10 July 2021

Posted 07.06.21 in the Exhibition Newscategory

New exhibition featuring drawings, objects and sculptures from the studio of sculptor Sally Matthews RCA.

"I make work in praise of animals to throw a light on their importance and to revere their being. The task gets more daunting as we move further away from them – domesticate or industrialize their presence and steal their land."

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GEORGE DROUGHT: RETROSPECTIVE: 12 June - 10 July 2021

GEORGE DROUGHT: RETROSPECTIVE: 12 June - 10 July 2021

Posted 07.06.21 in the Exhibition Newscategory

Renowned watercolourist and draughtsman, George Drought RCA is known throughout the north west for his sensitive landscape paintings and drawings of this part of the world. This exhibition is a look back at a lifetime's work.

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BARRY DAVIES EXHIBITION

BARRY DAVIES EXHIBITION

Posted 17.07.21 in the category

Sculpture maquette of St David, Patron Saint of Wales designed and modelled by Barry Davies RCA

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138th ANNUAL SUMMER EXHIBITION

138th ANNUAL SUMMER EXHIBITION

Posted 13.07.21 in the category

This Saturday 17 July we are delighted to launch our 138th Annual Summer Exhibition at the gallery here in Conwy. Come and browse the gorgeous images - you might find one to take home with you!

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Ysgol Porth-Y-Felin exhibition

Ysgol Porth-Y-Felin exhibition

Posted 21.09.21 in the Exhibition Newscategory


Ysgol Porth-Y-Felin students work is currently on show at the gallery. The Children's funny vegetables with faces are inspired by an unusual medieval image of a vegetable with a face. Other students looked at images of fantastic bestiaries and then created their own mythical creatures.

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Annual Open Exhibition 2022   call for submissions

Annual Open Exhibition 2022 call for submissions

Posted 16.09.21 in the opportunitiescategory

The Royal Cambrian Academy of Art invites submissions for its 2022 Annual Open Exhibition

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