Art in Cardiff: St David’s Hall

Two exhibitions had openings last Friday evening in Cardiff.  The multi-levels of St David’s Hall Exhibition Space are an extensive area (below) and offer 165 works by over 40 artists based in Wales, under Cardiff Contemporary, a council intiative for visual art.  I’ll do a separate post for Penny Hallas’ Pantechnicon in Unit 17 in Queens Arcade.

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Women’s Arts Association is well represented in St David’s Hall, with a pleasing line of paintings by JeanWalcot, Jaqueline Alkema and Kay Keogh (r to l, below).

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This is Kay Keogh’s Came to the Edge quartet closer up.

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Kay introduced me to David Gould, encouraging me to have a look upstairs at his paintings of Pontypridd and Treharris (there’s also one of Ponty’s Ynysangharad Park).

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Also on the top level were one of the late Tony Goble’s, who I remember from Llanover Hall, and the light touches of  Snow by Shirley Ann Owen.

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There is a wide variety of materials in the works – mixed media, ceramics from Fireworks artists among others – to suit every taste.

I liked, better without a reflection, Caravan by Daphne Hurn.  Penny Hallas shows her skills in pen & ink, just one of the media she works in.

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