Brenda Chamberlain (1912-1971) was born in Bangor, and studied at the Royal Academy, London, before returning to north Wales.
Organisers of the exhibition are appealing to anyone who has any art work by Brenda Chamberlain, particularly work that is featured in, or associated with any of her writing, to contact them.
Councillor John Wynn Jones, Gwynedd Council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for the arts, said:
“Our aim in this exhibition is to draw attention to her illustrations within her publications – highlighting her talent as both artist and writer of prose and poetry.
“We already have a selection of Brenda Chamberlain’s more abstract works relating to her Poems with Drawings but would welcome in particular works relating to Rope of Vines, Tide Race and The Water Castle.
“We would be very interested in seeing local examples, and with a view to including them in our exhibition in the autumn”.
Brenda Chamberlain twice won the Gold Medal in Fine Art at the National Eisteddfod of Wales and held seven solo exhibitions and over 30 group shows during her lifetime.
Her literary works include Tide Race (1962) which reflects the years she spent on Bardsey Island, Rope of Vines (1965) which is a personal account of her time on the Greek island of Hydra, The Water Castle (a novel) (1964), The Green Heart (1958)(Poems), Poems with Drawings (1969) and a play titled The Protagonists.
The exhibition will be held at the Gwynedd Museum & Art Gallery, Bangor, October 6–17 November 2012.
Anyone with any of Brenda Chamberlain’s work is kindly ask to contact Esther Roberts by email or phone; email@example.com or 01248 353 368.
Gwynedd Museum and Gallery, Bangor is open on Saturdays, 10.30am-4.30pm and Tuesday-Friday, 12.30-4.30pm. For more information telephone 01248 353368 or go to www.gwynedd.gov.uk/museums