The Stories and Journeys exhibition celebrates the end of Nichola Goff and Michael McMillan’s year as Artists in Residence with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board at Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor runs alongside Mutable Figure/Flux of Landscape exhibition by Elizabeth Ashworth.
Gwynedd Council and the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board have already been involved in a number of projects and events which bring patients, visitors, volunteers and staff together with artists and the local community to enjoy the arts.
Nichola Goff artist/printmaker who worked within the Renal Unit at Ysbyty Gwynedd said:
“As Artist in Residence I have enjoyed the challenges, surprises and delights in working with dialysis patients, carers and staff. I have experienced a warm welcome in the Renal Unit and found the year to be a journey of discovery for myself as an artist working in a new and challenging environment, and also for the participants uncovering their hidden artistic talents.”
The ‘Mutable Figure/Flux of Landscape’ exhibition by Elizabeth Ashworth are recent paintings which are the result of eight months work by the Llanfairfechan artist following a Wales Arts Council small project grant awarded to develop her theme.
The landscapes are all of north Wales - often beaches on Anglesey and at Llanfairfechan. They are not painted realistically or romantically but explore another idea of how the changing landscape can sometimes seem to overwhelm us, and make us feel isolated. At the same time the artist wanted the paintings to be lyrical and uplifting.
Another exciting exhibition will open at Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery on 21 January. Using under and outer wear from Gwynedd Museum’s extensive costume collection, the ‘Changing Shapes’ exhibition will be on display until 14 April.
The gallery is open to the public: Tuesday - Friday 12:30 - 4:30, Saturday 10:30 - 4:30. Admission is Free. For more information about the exhibition, contact Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery, Bangor 01248 353368 or visit www.gwynedd.gov.uk/museums