St John’s Hall Gallery is delighted to be showing a very unusual exhibition of 3 dimensional holographic images by artist Patrick Boyd as the first exhibition in our Spring/Summer season. This work is an interesting fusion of science and art.
If you are free, please come to the preview event at 7:30pm on Monday 2nd April (Easter Monday). Patrick will give a short talk about the process and there will be wine and live acoustic music.
The exhibition is showing from Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 28th April – 11am to 4:30pm each day, except closed on Mondays.
We are inviting proposals for exhibitions at the gallery over the Summer of 2018.
In the last few years, as well has having a varying display of work by the two resident artists, the gallery has exhibited the work of artist friends. This year, for the first time, we are opening up a formal proposal process to any artist who feels they have a body of work suitable to exhibit in the space.
Before submitting a proposal, please read the guidelines in full that are available to download as a PDF in English and Welsh. If you have any difficulties with the guidelines, please email email@example.com.
This is not an opportunity that is likely to result in a lot of sales, but rather is a chance for your work to be seen in a gallery setting by a new audience. PLEASE NOTE THE GALLERY DOES NOT PAY ARTIST TO EXHIBIT.
There are no restrictions on where you are based, but we would like to make connections with and support local artists. IF YOU ARE NOT A LOCAL ARTIST, PLEASE TELL US HOW YOU PROPOSE TO INSTALL AND TAKE DOWN YOUR EXHIBITION.
This call is open to artists at any stage of their career. We are looking for work of a high professional standard.
PLEASE PASS ON THIS CALL TO ANY ARTIST THAT YOU THINK IT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO. THANKS.
We hope that you will be able to join us on Monday 4 September starting at 7:30 pm for the preview evening for exhibitions of art by Richard Morgan and Julia Wilson. There will be wine and folk music as part of the preview evening.
If you aren’t free on Monday, please do come and have a look at the new exhibitions at some point while they are on view. The gallery is open every day from 11 am to 4:30 pm, except for Mondays when it is normally closed during the day.
Paintings, Prints, Photography and Sculpture by Richard Morgan
On Wednesday evening (23 August) at the gallery we had a trial run of a format for an evening of sharing video clips from YouTube (could be from other sites, but YouTube has the playlist facility).
This is the playlist that was prepared before the evening, if you wanted to look.
The idea we have had is that instead of watching things on individual devices by yourself, watching with others gives another dimension. People laugh at the same points, you can discuss things that come up, you see things you wouldn’t have come across otherwise. There could be themed evenings on a particular topic. Or like this one an eclectic mixture of things that the audience may not have seen and may find interesting.
The test evening was to try out equipment. Getting a good sound quality is important if you are listening to music. By the end of the evening we had a working set up that sounded good, but there were lots of cables all over, so that still needs some working out.
The projector and internet worked well. From a practical point of view it would be better to set up the projector as a ‘second monitor’, so that one screen can be used to cue up other extra videos suggested by the audience while one is playing. These could be added to the playlist while it is running.
Other things to note: You do have to be ready to skip adverts and alter the volume because the levels vary between videos.
What name could we give to these evenings? Any suggestions?
There was a very pleasant evening of art and music yesterday at the preview of the Mawddach Art Group exhibition combined with the regular Monday acoustic folk music. If you have chance to call in and have a look at the exhibition before it closes on 2nd September, it is well worth a look. A variety of styles and materials and perhaps something you would like to buy at a very reasonable price. Here are some photos of the evening (if you click on any image the set will open up to scroll through in a larger format).
Update 23/7/17: A fourth talk has been added to the programme on 3rd August
Jasper Elgood has given philosophical talks at the gallery for a few years now in July. This year there will be three four talks. The topics are ‘Mysticism and Class‘ on 13th July, ‘Continuity‘ on 20th July and ‘Environmental Ethics: I’ll fault s’abêtir‘ on 27th July and ‘Mysticism and Class part 2: The politics of the contemplative life’ on 3 August. The talks start at 7:30pm. All welcome. No charge.
For a taste of previous talks, there are some recordings from 2015 in this post.