Anglesey has a rich heritage of modern art.
Many of its living artists are members of
Anglesey Arts Forum,
which also coordinates the
Anglesey Art Weeks each April.
The main art exibitions cover the
whole range of the visual arts, from classical painting to avant-garde sculpture,
and provide opportunities for display by local,
national, and international artists.
They typically change every six weeks, and
are housed in the exhibition space and main hall.
A selection of art is for sale in the Ucheldre Kitchen and the
||running until Sunday 13 January
a collaborative exhibition
Gareth Brindle Jones & Stephen Heaton
This is a mixed media exhibition. With a short film, installations and paintings.
'The central character, Joe, is dissatisfied with his life. He
thinks the answer to his happiness lies in a beard and the identity and
masculinity it might provide. Sadly for him it’s not such a quick or easy task
to grow a beard. He searches out tricks and shortcuts to rapid growth. He tries
using the techniques he spots along the route to work one day. These
ingredients become part of his everyday life. Joe becomes dependent on the
emotional crutches used by many of us each day in trying to find happiness and
identity, food, drink and cigarettes'
the film reaches a conclusion where Joe comes to realise that happiness is not
found in these ‘things’, and that it is to be found much closer, through
accepting one’s self, warts and all.
It is from this film that the rest of the exhibition grows.