What’s On

Sea, Sky, and Country

Throughout June

All these are beautifully represented by the two artists in the galleries at the Llanwrtyd
Heritage & Arts Centre throughout June.

Simon Lilly, who is returning to the Centre for his first solo exhibition for several years,
continues to explore the hidden and mysterious corners of the Mid Wales landscape. The
woods and streams of the Irfon Valley are the focus for much of his new work, exploring the
colours and textures of trees and water.

Pieces of silver jewellery produced by Simon beautifully complement his artwork and his recently published poetic work will also be on display.

Exhibiting in the lower gallery at the Centre for the first time is Welsh artist Dorothy Morris.
Having trained at Cardiff and Swansea Universities Dorothy now exhibits throughout Wales
and overseas. Inspired by the natural environment her pieces include stunning representations of the countryside and her seascapes have won international awards.

In 2022 she was awarded Carmarthenshire Artist of the Year  by Carmarthenshire  Cultural 
services and appeared on Sky Arts series 4 in 2018 and whilst continuing to paint Dorothy
also teaches and presently runs classes for the community of Ferryside.

These two very different but very inspiring artists can be seen Thursday to Sunday 10am to 4pm throughout June. 




Throughout July

Visitors throughout July to the galleries at the Heritage Centre will have the opportunity to
view work from the artists from all parts of Wales who have entered the annual Open Art

Under the title ‘A Moment in Time’ the competition has again attracted over one hundred
submissions of which seventy seven have been chosen to be exhibited in the galleries as the finalists. The exhibition includes work in pastels, oil, acrylic, pencil, photography and mixed media.

The judging will take place during an invitation only preview event on the evening of Saturday 6 th July when the first prize of £500 and second prize of £250 will be awarded.
Visitors to the Centre throughout the month will then have the opportunity to vote for their
favourite work and a further prize of £100 will be awarded to this winner in early August.

Centre Manager, Lynne Brookes, commented “We were delighted with the success of the
first event last year and the positive comments we received from both participating artists
and the many visitors who came to the exhibition. The response and standard of the work
received this year has been equally as high as the previous competition and the exhibition
promises to be as successful with a wide variety of interpretation and medium. Once again
we are extremely grateful for the support of Llanwrtyd-based Charcroft Electronics,
Lofftwen Forest Farm and Col. Tim Van-Rees who have generously sponsored the prizes.”

The competition entries will be beautifully complemented by wood-turning from David and
Andrew Leeton who return to the Centre after three very successful previous exhibitions.

The exhibition will run until the end of July and the Centre is open Thursday to Sunday 10am to 4pm. Please come and visit and vote for your favourite entry.