Susan Williams-Ellis, ‘An Eclectic’

Sunday, 10 March to Sunday, 14 April 2019 Susan Williams-Ellis is best known for her Portmeirion Pottery but there is more to her artistic life than the innovative ceramics. At different times in her career Susan found artistic expression in commissioned and non-commissioned illustration, in painting, in clothes, fabric and furniture design, and even in masks. She left a vast … Read More

Artist in Residence: Sian Hughes

From her base at Oriel Brondanw Sian Hughes this July and August will be doing field work for her project Fragments in Time. Sian works with porcelain clay rolling it paper thin and pressing it into the landscape. She is planning to use this process to make impressions from plants, geology, industrial remains and elements of the Traeth Mawr. When … Read More

‘I can paint here!’ Sarah Nechamkin (1917-2017)

Sunday, 27 October to Sunday, 10 November Sarah Nechamkin met Susan Williams-Ellis in about 1935 whilst studying at the Chelsea Polytechnic, and they stayed lifelong friends. Oriel Brondanw has been bequeathed a substantial amount of Sarah’s work and this compact Library display will open the door on that work and the life of a Jewish-Russian artist from Ibiza.   For … Read More

‘Crossing the Sands’ – Maps in the Library

Sunday, 8 September to Sunday, 20 October As Plas Brondanw has looked out over the Traeth Mawr on to sir Gaernarfon since the 1560s, this display of antique and modern maps will highlight that watery link between Meirionnydd and Caernarfon-shire. One cannot but be spellbound by these beguiling, powerful and revealing artefacts.   Please reserve your seat for the opening: … Read More

Oriel Brondanw Agored/Open 2019

Sunday, 15 September to Sunday, 27 October This year, 2019, will see the launch of Oriel Brondanw’s first Agored/Open exhibition. Artists working in any medium will, through a selection procedure, get the opportunity to exhibit their work at this unique location. Contact Oriel Brondanw for information on how to apply or click “Application Form” below and download the form. Application … Read More

‘John Cambrian Rowland and Evan Wiliams – ‘Ceredigion Painters in Caernarfon’ – Peter Lord

Sunday, 21 July to Sunday, 1 September Oriel Brondanw is delighted to be able to present another series of Library Mini-shows under Peter Lord’s curation. Each show will be formally opened by a Peter Lord talk; in 2018 these were sell-outs. The Mini-show themes this year will be: Henry Clarence Whaite: Snowdonia in the Victorian Age. (14/4 – 26/5/19) Women … Read More

‘A World in a Box’ – Chris Clunn

Sunday, 28 July to Sunday,8 September The photographer Chris Clunn is Gwynedd based but international in outlook, and the themes of his exhibition will reflect this. To those who are not aware of Chris’ work this overview of his powerful, idiosyncratic and perceptive observations of people, mostly, will be memorable.   For more information: post@susanwilliamsellis.org 01766 770 590

‘Fabric of an Image’ – Josie Russell

Sunday, 9 June to Sunday, 21 July Josie brings her personal insight on landscape to Oriel Brondanw. Her exhibition of new work will present our land and surrounds through fascinating textile. Intriguing as ever, and ever popular. Don’t miss it. Image: ‘Criccieth’ 14 x 10in (35.5 x 25.5cm) unframed. Exhibited works by Josie will be for sale during the exhibition. For … Read More

‘Land and Sea’ – Catrin Williams

Sunday, 21 April to Sunday, 2 June Catrin’s art is instantly recognisable. Her paintings are known for being grounded in the experience of living in Wales. This exhibition, however, will showcase a new sea-life theme inspired by Susan Williams-Ellis’ work. Image: ‘Plas Brondanw’ 66 x 41.4cm Framed. Exhibited works by Catrin is for sale during this exhibition. For more information: … Read More

Susan Williams-Ellis, ‘An Eclectic’

Sunday, 10 March to Sunday, 14 April 2019 Susan Williams-Ellis is best known for her Portmeirion Pottery but there is more to her artistic life than the innovative ceramics. At different times in her career Susan found artistic expression in commissioned and non-commissioned illustration, in painting, in clothes, fabric and furniture design, and even in masks. She left a vast … Read More

Closed season office hours

Closing for the season in 2018 and Opening in 2019 From 7 November 2018 Oriel Brondanw will close its doors for the season to exhibitions and the public, and we will revert to a 9-5 Monday/Friday working week until 10 March 2019. But don’t be afraid to get in touch in the meantime. Thank you for your support.

“Between Two Worlds: Winifred Coombe Tenant and Women’s Experience of the Great War” by Peter Lord with contributions by Dr Rhian Davies

“Between Two Worlds: Winifred Coombe Tenant and Women’s Experience of the Great War” by Peter Lord with contributions by Dr Rhian Davies Peter Lord, a good friend of Oriel Brondanw, has asked if we could draw your attention to this event at Yr Ysgwrn, the home of Hedd Wyn, at 7pm Tuesday, 6 November 2018. We understand there is an … Read More

Susan Williams-Ellis, ‘An Eclectic’

Sunday, 14 October to Sunday, 4 November 2018 Susan Williams-Ellis is best known for her Portmeirion Pottery but there is more to her artistic life than the innovative ceramics. At different times in her career Susan found artistic expression in commissioned and non-commissioned illustration, in painting, in clothes, fabric and furniture design, and even in masks. She left a vast … Read More

Opening ‘Borrowed Light’ by Annie Morgan Suganami

Annie Morgan Suganami ‘Borrowed Light’ Annie’s work is her response to the state of the planet, the effects of global warming, both environmentally and politically. This constant backdrop to her life intensifies her need to live as fully and as kindly as possible. Annie’s small sculptures, her work in fragile paper and her pieces about the landscape directly relate to … Read More

A talk by Peter Lord: ‘Work’, Sunday 22 July 2018

Peter Lord – Library Mini-shows ‘Work’ – the third of three shows Over the summer, Oriel Brondanw will present three small themed exhibitions of historic Welsh paintings from the Peter Lord Collection. To open each of the exhibitions, Peter will give a talk about the paintings. John Cyrlas Williams, The Colarossi Studio, Paris, 1926–7 Coal:  15.4 – 3.6.18  /  Hugh Hughes:  10.6 … Read More

Resident Artist

Welcome Annie Morgan Suganami, our resident artist. The emphasis of Oriel Brondanw’s residency is to encourage the artist to try to develop a visual language different from the usual. Annie, who is recognized for portraits and figurative work will in Oriel Brondanw be putting an emphasis on 3D work, in a variety of media. Come back to see how her … Read More