Found Gallery is situated in a prominent position at the eastern entrance to the town of Brecon.
The gallery is spread over two floors and has a changing exhibition programme showcasing predominantly Welsh artists as well as emerging and established creative talent from all mediums. Each exhibition offers work for sale from art to hang on your walls to beautiful pottery and ceramics, as well as textiles, prints and photography depending on the exhibition theme.
The exhibition programme for 2021 is:
Reflections of a Year Past: 27th April – 23rd May
Artists Lucy Corbett, Julienne Braham and Deborah Gillingham were due to be exhibiting as part of Brecon Women’s Festival in March but of course this was not possible. This delayed exhibition will be showing paintings by Lucy, Deborah and Julienne that came about because of, or during, the unprecedented year of 2020 and ongoing lockdowns. Found are thrilled to also be exhibiting the work of Juliennes’s other half – potter Jason Braham. The bay window will feature a hanging installation by Nick Davies who recently coordinated the Standing Still Exhibition that was hosted by the Makers Guild of Wales/Craft in the Bay Gallery, Cardiff during 2020.
Lockdown Moments and more: 25th May – 26th June
Artist Phil Clark will be showing a series of large gouache paintings in response to the landscape of Mid Wales. ‘A chance to re-investigate what I take for granted.’ Photographer Adrian Cann is exhibiting his ‘Benches Project.’ Images taken at various stages throughout lockdown on the Isle of Anglesey and North Wales. Adrian photographed benches in the landscape, with the intention of documenting the solitude and beauty of the view which it provides. Word turner David White and potter Robyn Cove are joining the show.
Found in the Abstract: 28th June – 31st July
Herefordshire based artist Julie Cooper is exhibiting a series of gentle and calming abstract oil paintings. Joining her will be jeweller Angela Soulier and with textiles, prints and painting from Cardiff based ‘FORMWORKS’.
Guided by Light: Brecon and Beyond: 3rd August – 4th September
Dai David paints the valleys and hills of the western Brecon Beacons as well as his beloved Welsh coastline. Dai wants the viewer to feel as though they could simply step right into one of his paintings, have the sensation of being there and get to experience all the senses which went into its creation. Dai is being joined by wildlife sculptor Stephen Henderson whose work is inspired by native shorebirds and fish species.
Found in the Earth: 8th September – 9th October
Kington based artist Peter Horrocks explores the use of natural earth pigments. He sources a range of ochres from the Clearwell Caves in the Forest of Dean as well as other pigments, clays and slate dust on foraged on travels both in the UK and abroad. Peter will be joined by photographer Paul Harris who is working on a study of life along the border between Wales and England.
From early October until mid November Found will be exhibiting the work of artist Howard Jones alongside some majestic vessels from long admired Tydd Pottery who will be showing a new and exciting collection of work.
The pre-Christmas exhibition is still in the planning – watch this space.!
The gallery is normally open 10am – 5pm, Tuesday – Saturday