Oriel Ynys Môn, Art Galleries Llangefni, Anglesey - Wales where to go, what to see and where to stay in Wales


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As a purpose built museum and arts gallery, Oriel Ynys Môn has so much to offer. Oriel Kyffin Williams has a dynamic and changing programme of exhibitions displaying the artists’ work. This ranges from Oriel Ynys Môn’s own collection to collections borrowed from institutions and individuals. Visitors who wish to learn about the cultural history of Anglesey can enjoy the centre’s History Gallery which gives an introduction to the island’s past through sound, imagery, reconstructions and real artefacts. Part of the History Gallery is dedicated to one of the foremost wildlife artists of the Twentieth Century, Charles F. Tunnicliffe. This unique collection of paintings records Anglesey’s abundant wildlife. In our Art Gallery, we hold up to eight exhibitions annually. The art gallery serves to allow artists, sculptors, craftworkers and performers to present their work on a local, regional and national level. During the course of the year, the Oriel organises a variety of events –workshops for children and families as well as specialised talks. Whatever the purpose of your visit, we extend a very warm welcome to you. Oriel Kyffin Williams: During the Summer of 2008 Oriel Ynys Môn proudly opened the doors to its new gallery - Oriel Kyffin Williams, an event that was eagerly anticipated by art lovers everywhere. The new gallery was officially opened by the Marchioness of Anglesey with guests from all over Wales and the UK coming together to share in the celebration. Sir Kyffin Williams was a passionate advocate for the arts in Wales and was an active and enthusiastic supporter of the work of Oriel Ynys Môn since its opening in 1991. The new gallery is a permanent and fitting tribute to one of Wales’ most celebrated and respected artists. Sir Kyffin Williams was wholly supportive and enthusiastic about the new gallery. He was involved from the outset in the location and design of the gallery. His ideas and suggestions were incorporated into the plans, which received his seal of approval before his death on September 1st, 2006. Isle of Anglesey County Council Leader, Councillor Phil Fowlie, said, “ Oriel Kyffin Williams will serve as a fitting tribute to the man’s artistic achievement as well as a permanent home for more than 400 donated works of art. The new gallery will also provide a major boost for the arts on Anglesey, and allow the people of Wales and beyond to share and enjoy Kyffin Williams’ work”. Oriel Kyffin Williams has been financed by Isle of Anglesey County Council, Isle of Anglesey Charitable Trust, Sir Kyffin Williams Trust, Wales Assembly Government, the Arts Council of Wales and individuals. Here are some visitor comments: ‘A very fitting tribute to a great artist’, ‘….a credit to Ynys Mon and Kyffin’, ‘Inspirational and awesome’, ‘Outstanding exhibition – wonderful art and building’, ‘Excellent all round – very serene inside and some paintings quite emotional’, ‘Moving and quite beautiful. An experience I’ll remember.' Blas Mwy Cafe: During your visit to the Oriel why not relax and enjoy the varied and tasty menu at our newly refurbished café Blas Mwy. Jac Do Shop: Boasting an array of gifts - books, toys, greeting cards as well as unique and exciting gifts, Jac Do is also home to a wide and superb range of innovative craft work from some of the best craftworkers around. So, if it’s a special gift for a friend or a little something for yourself a visit to Jac Do is one you cannot afford to miss.
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