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Visit to Llanfair Art Exhibition August 11th-14th August 11, 2016

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Another outing for Gelli Aur Painters today to visit Llanfair Art Exhibition in the delightful village of Llanfair Clydogau. The exhibition is part of the Taith Celf Ceredigion Art Trail 30 July- 29  August . There are 63 artist/ venue/ groups  to visit  which should keep us all busy!

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Llanfair Clydogau is an historic parish within the former county of Cardiganshire (now Ceredigion), in west Wales. The word Llanfair means parish of Mary and the second word Clydogau refers to the three rivers Clywedog (the Upper, Middle and Lower). Hence, Llanfair, as it is popularly known, is the parish of Mary on the banks of the three Clywedog rivers which flow off the eastern uplands of the Cambrian Mountains and into the larger River Teifi.  copied from the village website: http://llanfairclydogau.com/

2016 august 134-1The church hall was the perfect setting for the wonderful exhibition  of  art works displayed inside.

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2016 august 100-1There were so many  paintings in different media and  ceramics, felts , etchings and collage by many  artists to enjoy in the  lovely hall.

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We were spoilt for choice with the  wide selection of cards to buy.

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We were all fascinated by the amazing felt work pictures and many wanted to have -a -go- watch this space!

After our obligatory  coffee and delicious cake we set off down the road to see the bridge that had been damaged in the winter storms but had now been mended . The closure of the bridge had meant many months of  difficulty for the village  which had been split in two  and had meant a long 8 mile detour  for anyone wanting to get to the other side of the river! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-35770742

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2016 august 132-1Following on from our walk we drove into Lampeter where we all enjoyed  a very tasty lunch at the Town Hall Café Deli. The Welsh Quilt Centre  http://www.welshquilts.com/ was our next stop  where we enjoyed a look at another exhibition  of felting! It’s all the rage!




We ended our day out in the amazing Calico Kate  fabric shop.http://www.calicokate.co.uk/ It truly is an ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ of fabric. There must be at least a dozen rooms filled with fabric and wool- it just makes one want to make something!

A great day out  again with lovely friends. Special thanks to Lyn, who lent me her camera, as I’d left mine on the kitchen table! She has also emailed me all the photos which would have taken her ages- many thanks Lyn!

Looking forward to our next art visit out in September! Please note that  no mention of sketching or painting is referred to in this blog as we didn’t do any! We just opened our eyes and enjoyed the moment!









2 Responses to “Visit to Llanfair Art Exhibition August 11th-14th”

  1. A good many very talented people contributed to this exhibition! It may sound funny, but my favorite was the tableware, as it’s a medium that doesn’t come to mind immediately when thinking of artwork, and the pieces were quite beautiful as well.

  2. lletty Says:

    Thank you for reading and commenting. Many, many years ago when I was in college I studied ceramics and I have a soft spot for anything made of clay! I, too, liked the tableware. There are many artists / craftspeople living in this part of Wales and they show their love of the environment they live in through their creations. There are quite a few photographers showing their work too – many of their works are in black and white. Depending, of course, on the subject, I prefer colour! Thank you again for reading.

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