Category Archives: Exhibitions

Open Call for Illustrators: DDARLUNIO | ILLUSTRATE 2014

Penarth Pavilion Illustration Exhibition

Penarth Pier Pavilion are calling for illustrators around Wales to apply to show in their ‘Ddarlunio | Illustrate 2014 exhibition. From their website:

If you would like to apply, please fill in an application form and send this to Exhibition Manager, Abi Trotman at along with several good quality images of your recent work (or the work you would wish to exhibit) or a link to an online portfolio or website if you have one. You do not need to be Welsh to apply, but you need to be currently living and creating your artwork in Wales.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 15th December 2013. Please visit the Penarth Pier Pavilion website for more details:

Stuart Whitton, Ghosts Brighton PART III

Image: © Stuart Whitton 2013

Image: © Stuart Whitton 2013

Ghosts of Gone Birds is an ongoing art project dedicated to breathing life back into the birds we have lost – so we don’t lose anymore. The project features a plethora of artworks by a selection of multi-talented artists, including Welsh Illustrator Stuart Whitton, who is exhibiting the above piece at the Brighton based show. Ghosts of Gone Birds will be on until January 31 2012 at The ONCA Gallery, 14 St George’s Place, Brighton.
More details at the GOGB website

Niki Pilkington at Galeri Caernarfon

Our friend Niki Pilkington will be exhibiting her work at Galeri Caernarfon from 11th January until 22nd February 2013. If you’re in the area be sure to check out her work, it’s fantastic! For more information visit the gallery website:

Niki Pilkington:

Pete Fowler Exhibition, WMC Cardiff 7th Dec

(From the WMC) ‘Join us for an evening of live music as we celebrate the opening of Pete Fowler’s exhibition Oceans of Fantasy. There will also be a chance to play the Van AudiOrlax synth and Pete’s Toy Piano.

Live music will be provided by Y Niwl,
“it’s hard not to be swept along on their loving retro wave” – Independent’

See the WMC website for more details.
Exhibition: Pete Fowler: Oceans of Fantasy
WMC Cardiff, 07 Dec 2012- 24 Feb 2013

Niki Pilkington at Pick Me Up 2012

Niki Pilkington

© Niki Pilkington

Nicki Pilkington will be showing six of  her 3D illustrations at the Pick Me Up 2012 exhibition in Somerset House over the weekend. Each one is box framed and will be on sale at the exhibition when it opens its doors.
Pick Me Up, the UK’s first annual contemporary graphic art fair returns for its biggest edition yet this spring. The fair showcases the best new work from around the UK and the world with original works and prints available to purchase from just £10. More details at the website

Pick Me Up, Contemporary Graphic Art Fair
Until 1 April 2012
Daily 11.00-20.00, late night Thursdays until 22.00
Embankment Galleries, South Wing

An Exhibition of Hockney’s Grimms

Collaborating with Wales Millenium Centre and Goldmark Art, Beyond the Border begins its celebration of the 200th year anniversary of Grimm’s Fairy Tale with an Exhibition. Considered by the artist to be one of his major successes, David Hockney’s Six Tales from the Brothers Grimm is a collection of prints from the original etchings he created in 1969. The exhibition encapsulates the mood of the original tales and offers the perfect opportunity for you to explore the vivid images close up.  The prints are for sale, so in the year of Hockney’s 75th birthday the exhibition is also your chance to buy a piece of recent British Art History.

Exhibition Open:14 February – 25 March 2012, Wales Millenium Centre (Glanfa Level 1 & 2). Private View: Thursday 16 February 2012, 6.00-8.00pm

WMC Website:
Beyond the Border

Beast Slaying & Other Wholesome Activities

Welsh illustrators Luke Hyde and Joe Latham have put together a series of 10 paintings  which will be exhibited at the Sho Gallery, on Friday 24th February from 7.00pm till 10.00pm. Titled ‘Beast Slaying and Other Wholesome Activities’, the exhibition’s theme will be based around an adventuring dog and his exploits into the unknown, and will demonstrate Joe and Luke’s unique styles, techniques and ideas. They will also be creating a large-scale collaborative mural throughout the opening day of the exhibition.

You’re invited to: ‘Beast Slaying & Other Wholesome Activities’, by Luke Hyde & Joe Latham
Sho Gallery, on Friday 24th February from 7.00pm till 10.00pm.

Eccentric Worlds & Nonsensical Scribbles

You are warmly invited to ‘Eccentric Worlds & Nonsensical Scribbles’, an exhibition by Cardiff School of Art & Design’s 2ndYear Illustrators. As well as work from students, the exhibition will hold several events including guest speakers and workshops taking place over the course of the week. The opening night is on Saturday 28th January 2012 at 5pm onwards and will include guest speakers and auctions. Originals and prints of exhibited work will also be available. If you can’t make the opening night then fear not – the exhibition will be open for public viewing from 29th January until the 5th February.

Eccentric Worlds Exhibition at The Capitol Centre, CF10 2HQ (shop on the corner of Queen Street).

R.S.V.P – 07528223277 or 07783995257

Jerwood Drawing Prize , Cardiff Bay

Homage to Anonymous (detail), 2011, by Gary Lawrence.

Gary Lawrence has been awarded the First Prize of £6,000 for his drawing Homage to Anonymous in the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011. His work, along with that of the 60 short-listed artists will be shown at BayArt, Cardiff this weekend. Continue reading

‘Red Feather’ Dave Bain at Chapter Arts

South-West illustrator Dave Bain will have his highly commended work  on display at Chapter Arts Centre in December. The show, titled ‘Red Feather’, will be structured around a very large mural, which Dave will be painting in the run up to the exhibition launch. On display will also be a selection of limited edition prints and some original paintings of his ornithological artwork. The show runs til 5th February 2012. All are welcome to join at the opening on 9th December, 6pm (RSVP)

‘Red Feather – Solo Show’
Assembly: Art in the Bar @ Chapter, Cardiff
9th Dec 2011 – 5 Feb 2012, Opening night 6pm