Found Gallery is situated in a prominent position at the eastern entrance to the town of Brecon. The gallery opened in July 2019 and is now re-open following the Covid19 lockdown. Found is aiming to become one of the leading arts spaces in not only Brecon, but also in Wales.
The gallery is spread over two floors and has a changing exhibition programme showcasing emerging as well as 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.
Coming up in from July 2020 is a new exhibition ‘Found by the Sea’ featuring marine artist Nick John Rees. Through his friendship with Sir Kyffin Williams, Nick was encouraged to paint professionally and has subsequently enjoyed doing so for over 20 years. Over lunch in his local Kyffin Williams counselled Nick to paint what he loves & that that passion would come through in his work; Nick has focussed upon his life long love of the sea ever since.
Alongside Nick’s paintings Found is welcoming back potter, Nigel Lambert with his slip decorated wood-fired earthenware. His thrown and altered pots combine bold contemporary shapes, with his unique style of decoration and strong sense of function. Yvette Brown will be showing some of her charming pewter characters on driftwood. Her Christmas themed ones were very popular in the gallery’s Seasonal Finds exhibition and her ‘dog walking on the beach’ montages will be equally successful. The re-opening of the gallery, post Covid19, will also offer visitors the chance of seeing the work close up of another potter, Nick Membery, whose work has been ‘in the windows’ for the last couple of months.
Other work will be by Ceredigion based ‘Beachcomber’ jeweller, Kerry Hughes along with Herefordshire based ‘artist blacksmith’, Jacob Edwards. Jacob graduated from Hereford Art College in 2019 a year when he also won The Stanley Allcard Memorial Trophy, The Lion Gallery Award, The Nertherton Award and The Bernard and Catherine Gay Award for Outstanding Creativity.
From the 19th August Found will be welcoming an exhibition by The Welsh Group entitled Twenty Twenty.
The gallery is normally open 10am – 5pm, Tuesday – Saturday
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