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South Wales Art Society

129th Annual Exhibition
18.05.16 to 09.06.16
Preview: 20.05.16, 6-8pm

The Society, founded in 1886 is the oldest and biggest society in Wales. It continues to uphold the ideals of its founder members set out in the Constitution of that year, and has held it’s Annual Exhibition every year since.
This showcase of members’ skills across a wide range of sizes, subjects and media, reflect the aspirations of a group of 150 like minded artists, some of whom have great experience and some, who have recently started painting.

Artists: Eli Absi, Asha Bassi, Shelia Beames, Wendy Cline, Lysbeth Davies, Mary Dewey, Ray Dibble MBE, Judith McDonnell, Sylvia Donovan, Tony Douglas-Jones, Rebecca O’Dwyer, Anne Edwards, John Evans, David W Evans, Pamela Gilbert, Mo Harper, Keith Harvey, Sylvia Hughes-Williams, Chris Langley, Arnold Lowrey, Charlie Mann, Sylvia Middleton, Jane Patten, Dave Phillips, Ian Philpot, Clive Rees, Joe Rhodes, Mark Robinson, Ruth Robinson, Claire Sadlier, Zoe Schubeis, Jude Smith, Kevin Strong, John Turner.


Solstice Ritual: Liz West

17.06.16 – 10.07.16
Artist Talk: 17.06.16, 5pm, Pavilion Cinema, Free
Public Preview: 17.06.16, 6-9pm

Penarth Pier Pavilion is delighted to present Liz West’s first major site-specific work in Wales: Solstice Ritual.

Liz West creates vivid environments that mix luminous colour and radiant light. Working across a variety of mediums, West aims to provoke a heightened sensory awareness in the viewer through her works. She is interested in exploring how sensory phenomena can invoke psychological and physical responses that tap into our own deeply entrenched relationships to colour.

West takes a cue from Robert Irwin’s ongoing conversations with author Lawrence Weschler, looking at how the physical presence of something very slight can transcend into a phenomenal presence as opposed to an image: For Solstice Ritual, West uses that slight alteration of non-image to investigate these ideas.

In this unique commission for Penarth Pier Pavilion, West makes a slight but significant alteration to the experience of the Gallery space, working with the windows of the 1930’s art deco Pavilion to create an environment where audiences perception of the building is dramatically altered through her highlighting of the effect of light within the space. Supported by Arts Council of Wales.

If you are interested in exhibiting at Penarth Pier Pavilion, please see our Submissions Policy

Penarth Pier Pavilion
The Esplanade
CF64 3AU

02920 712100

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  • Monday: 10.00am to 5.00pm
  • Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00am to 7.30pm
  • Sunday: 10.00am to 6.00pm

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