Updated: 25th Sept 2017

What's on Locally

At Tower Gallery in Crickhowell

tower galleryThere is a new show recently opened.

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At the Oriel CRiC Gallery in Crickhowell
The Oriel CRiC Gallery upstairs is a beautiful space which showcases creative excellence at its best. The programme of group exhibitions per year features art in various mediums: painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, glass, and jewellery.
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In Abergavenny Now

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In Cardiff

baconAt the National Museum of Wales  18 Feb to 31 Jan 2018.
This exhibition brings to Cardiff one of the UK's most important private collections of modern British art.  The collection was created over a number of decades, with work often being purchased before the artists were famous. The collection features work by many of the very best British artists of the 20th century including Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Barbara Hepworth and David Hockney.

Close friends of Bacon in the so-called ‘School of London’ also feature including a portrait by Freud, and expressionist canvases by Frank Auerbach and Leon Kossoff. These figurative works are complimented by more abstract works by the painter Ben Nicholson and sculptures by Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and Anthony Caro. Contemporary art is also strongly represented with paintings by Peter Doig and two important vases by Turner-prize winner Grayson Perry.

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In London

Royal Academy of Arts

royal academy
For the whole of 2018 the RA have a varied and interesting array of exhibitions planned.  Click on the image to see what is planned.

Other links

dixonVisit Andrew Graham-Dixon's web-site by clicking on his image.


cultureVisit BBC's Culture Show site by clicking on this image. 

yourpaintingsCheck out the BBC's Your Paintings web site by clicking on this image.

bbc artsVisit the BBC Arts web-site by clicking on this image.

dailyartSee the First Art Newspaper on the Net established in 1996 by clicking on this image.

web galleryThe Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European fine arts of 1000 to 1900 currently containing over 31.100 reproductions. Click on this image.

In London

Tate Modern:

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National  Portrait Gallery
Cezanne Portraits, opens on 26 October 2017

cezanneThis major international exhibition brings together for the first time over fifty of Cézanne’s portraits from collections across the world, including works which have never been on public display in the UK.

Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) is one of the most influential artists of the nineteenth century and his unique method of building form with colour and analytical approach to nature influenced the art of Cubists, Fauvists, and successive generations of avant-garde artists.

Over a working life of some forty-five years, Cézanne made almost 1,000 paintings of which around 160 are portraits. The exhibition will offer a unique and fascinating insight into this central aspect of his work, highlighting the special pictorial and thematic characteristics of his portraiture including his creation of complementary pairs and different versions of the same subject.

The exhibition will also consider the extent to which particular sitters shaped the development of his practise. Paintings on display will range from multiple portraits of himself and his wife, Hortense Fiquet, Cézanne’s remarkable portrayals of his Uncle Dominique, dating from the 1860s, through to his final portraits of the gardener Vallier, who helped in his studio at Les Lauves, Aix-en-Provence.


On BBC iPlayer

The iPlayer


First transmitted in 1979, Arena profiles John Hoyland, seen by many as England's finest abstract painter.

As a major retrospective of his work opens in London, Hoyland faces hostile criticism, starts a new painting and explains why, in his bleaker moments, painting can seem little more than ' flicking away in a corner with a feather duster '.

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france art
Andrew Graham-Dixon takes a stunning visual journey through French art history in three episodes. He traces its development to the arrival of Classicism and the Age of Enlightenment.  Click on the above image for more information.