Anglesey Arts Weeks: Open Studios and Galleries 2018

Welcome to our fifteenth Anglesey Arts Weeks (AAW), Open Studios and Galleries Weeks, Saturday 24th March – Sunday 8th April 2018, when painters, sculptors, photographers, film makers, printmakers, installation artists and craftworkers open their studios to visitors

Often the Anglesey weather is fine and sunny at Easter so here’s hoping! You can always combine studio visits to the beach, or go for a walk either on your own, or book onto one of our popular free ones. There are plenty of excellent places to stay on the Island so make a break of it if you are from away, or if living locally find out what happens in the studio on your doorstep.

The Open Studios and Galleries Weeks event attracts visitors from all over the UK. It is the biggest art event held on the Island. This year over 80 artists are taking part at 54 locations including 10 participating galleries. You may find anything from cards, prints and original works of art to buy; see anything from works in progress to exhibitions of contemporary art. Venues include studios, chapels, barns, sheds, galleries and artists’ homes. You have the chance to meet and talk with the artist, often over a cup of tea, and gain a unique glimpse of the artistic process. Don’t feel shy about visiting; all the artists are only opening their studios as they are keen to meet you. As mentioned, we are offering five free art and landscape walks. Further details of these are in the Events Section.

The event is spread over the two full weeks of Easter with some artists opening all the time and others for only a few days. To make it easier for you to plan, the studio opening hours are always 11am – 5pm on the days they are open. Also the A5 colour Guide has a folding cover which includes a map that helps you to plan your visits and navigate the Island. It also includes details of our walking tours, details of which can also be found in the Events section.

The Guide will be widely distributed, and a PDF copy, along with additions and corrections can be downloaded from here. In the Guide, alongside each artist entry, is a calendar marked with their opening days and in the back section of the Guide a daily schedule of all studios open on each day which enables you to plan a route to visit those open. 


New this Year! With the help of our new sponsors, Menai Holiday Cottages , we are trying to promote the work of artists and galleries throughout the year. Therefore, in addition to the opening hours shown for Open Studios, some are open all year (see their website or contact for their regular opening hours), and others throughout the year by prior appointment.

We didn’t get an Arts Council of Wales Lottery Grant this year so we are extremely grateful to this year’s funders, Menai Holiday Cottages Ltd, who stepped in to make the event possible. Thanks also to Anglesey County Council, and to Arts & Business Cymru whose grant has enabled the free walking and sketching walks and workshops. The previous help of the Welsh Government, Arts Council of Wales, and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development enabled us to do much more to promote and run the event.

If you enjoy your visit then come back in the autumn to discover the performing arts talent on the Island or sign up yourself or your group to the event. The Anglesey Performing Arts Weeks (APAW) (20 October – 4 November 2018) a taste of what is to come is shown under the Performing Arts Weeks section, and includes the 4th SeeMôr film festival. 

 For a copy of the Guide or if you have any questions contact the Ucheldre Centre 01407 763361, or box-office@ucheldre.org

2018 Participants:

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Ty’n-y-Caeau
Caim
Penmon
Beaumaris
LL58 8SP

01248 490198
07929 492056
Jo Alexander & Emily Kyle Morison: Figurative and abstract works that explore drawing, painting, collage, print and sculpture. “Create your own mono-print” (booking required). Mark Warwick & Jo: Green Woodwork, axing and spoon carving demonstrations. Open all year around by prior appointment.

Saturday24 Marclosed31 Mar11am-5pm7 Apr11am-5pm
Sunday25 Marclosed1 Apr11am-5pm8 Apr11am-5pm
Monday 26 Marclosed2 Apr11am-5pm
Tuesday27 Marclosed3 Aprclosed
Wednesday28 Marclosed4 Aprclosed
Thursday 29 Marclosed 5 Aprclosed
Friday30 Mar11am-5pm6 Apr11am-5pm
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Brynrefail
Dulas
Anglesey

LL70 9PJ

01248 410391
07908 117932
We are a sharing, caring group of artists and crafters who retail via a cafe/shop in Dulas. As such we have a diverse range of crafted items on display. Our café acts as a community hub for drop in art workshops and as a social venue for carers to gather.  Open all year.

Saturday24 Mar11am-5pm31 Mar11am-5pm7 Apr11am-5pm
Sunday25 Marclosed1 Aprclosed8 Aprclosed
Monday 26 Mar11am-5pm2 Apr11am-5pm
Tuesday27 Mar11am-5pm3 Apr11am-5pm
Wednesday28 Mar11am-5pm4 Apr11am-5pm
Thursday 29 Mar11am-5pm 5 Apr11am-5pm
Friday30 Mar11am-5pm6 Apr11am-5pm
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Jenny ArmourOpen studio
Gorslwyd
Shepherd's Hill
Tyn-Y-Gongl
LL74 8NS

01248 853772
07500 289744
Whilst primarily abstract, my work is also representational of Anglesey and North Wales.  I love the light, big sky and sea and I hope I reflect this in my paintings whether large or small.  My work is evolving year on year and I do have so much fun. Open throughout the year by prior appointment.

Saturday24 Mar11am - 5pm31 Mar11am - 5pm7 Apr11am - 5pm
Sunday25 Mar11am - 5pm1 Apr11am - 5pm8 Apr11am-5pm
Monday 26 Marclosed2 Apr11am - 5pm
Tuesday27 Marclosed3 Aprclosed
Wednesday28 Mar11am - 5pm4 Aprclosed
Thursday 29 Mar11am - 5pm 5 Apr11am - 5pm
Friday30 Mar11am - 5pm6 Apr11am - 5pm
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Artism UKGallery
Oriel Yr Hen Ysgol / The Old School Gallery
Aberffraw
LL63 5EJ

01407 840680
07976903375
The Gallery is home to Artism UK supporting artists on the autistic spectrum. The Exhibition for the Open Studios will be our 6th annual open show. We have also invited several local artists to exhibit this year to. promote inclusiveness Open throughout the year

Saturday24 Mar11am - 5pm31 Mar11am - 5pm7 Apr11am - 5pm
Sunday25 Mar11am - 5pm1 Apr11am - 5pm8 Apr11am - 5pm
Monday 26 Mar11am - 5pm2 Apr11am - 5pm
Tuesday27 Mar11am - 5pm3 Apr11am - 5pm
Wednesday28 Mar11am - 5pm4 Apr11am - 5pm
Thursday 29 Mar11am - 5pm 5 Apr11am - 5pm
Friday30 Mar11am - 5pm6 Apr11am - 5pm
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BRIAN BAYLISSOpen studio
Ty Gwyn
Llandegfan
Menai Bridge
LL59 5SB

01248 713739
Nature, the countryside, the mountains and the coast. My watercolours and acrylics are displayed in my Gallery/Studio. I look forward to discussing my inspiration, techniques and materials. Open throughout the year  

Saturday24 Mar11am-5pm31 Mar11am-5pm7 Apr11am-5pm
Sunday25 Mar11am-5pm1 Apr11am-5pm8 Apr11am-5pm
Monday 26 Mar11am-5pm2 Apr11am-5pm
Tuesday27 Mar11am-5pm3 Apr11am-5pm
Wednesday28 Mar11am-5pm4 Apr11am-5pm
Thursday 29 Mar11am-5pm 5 Apr11am-5pm
Friday30 Mar11am-5pm6 Apr11am-5pm
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JANET BELLGallery
Janet Bell Gallery
2 Wall Street
Beaumaris
LL58 8BS

01248 810043
Janet Bell has had a studio and gallery in Beaumaris since 2007 where you can see her exclusive ranges of prints, cards and gifts as well as her original acrylic paintings. Open throughout the year.  

Saturday24 Mar11am-5pm31 Mar11am-5pm7 Apr11am-5pm
Sunday25 Mar11am-5pm1 Apr11am-5pm8 Apr11am - 5pm
Monday 26 Mar11am-5pm2 Apr11am-5pm
Tuesday27 Mar11am-5pm3 Apr11am-5pm
Wednesday28 Mar11am-5pm4 Apr11am-5pm
Thursday 29 Mar11am-5pm 5 Apr11am-5pm
Friday30 Mar11am-5pm6 Apr11am-5pm
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MAUREEN BENSONOpen studio
Plas Berw
Pentre Berw
Gaerwen
LL60 6LL

01248 422026
07905 608379
I make still life oil paintings inspired by nature. Sometimes complex patterns and contrasting colours result in exuberant paintings. Other times, my work is a quiet contemplation of the beauty and intricacy of seemingly insignificant objects.   Open throughout the year by prior appointment.

Saturday24 Marclosed31 Marclosed7 Aprclosed
Sunday25 Mar11am - 5pm1 Apr11am-5pm8 Apr11am - 5pm
Monday 26 Marclosed2 Apr11am - 5pm
Tuesday27 Mar11am-5pm3 Aprclosed
Wednesday28 Marclosed4 Apr11am - 5pm
Thursday 29 Mar11am - 5pm 5 Aprclosed
Friday30 Marclosed6 Apr11am - 5pm
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St Mwrogs Church
Lanfwrog
Llanfaethlu
LL65 4ET

07875 797683
Painting in oils and acrylics, interpreting scenes of Anglesey. My style uses loose brush strokes and abstract marks. I try to keep my work moving in di erent directions. My work can be seen at Rhosneigr Village Hall 2 - 3 April, and my studio 4 - 8 April. Open throughout the year by prior appointment.

Saturday24 Marclosed31 Marclosed7 Apr11am-5pm
Sunday25 Marclosed1 Aprclosed8 Apr11am-5pm
Monday 26 Marclosed2 Apr11am-5pm
Tuesday27 Marclosed3 Apr11am-5pm
Wednesday28 Marclosed4 Apr11am-5pm
Thursday 29 Marclosed 5 Apr11am-5pm
Friday30 Marclosed6 Apr11am-5pm
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Siop Mechell
Llanfechell
LL68 0RA

01407 710245
07941 780479
Ca Siop Mechell is a new community venture which includes a café, and a changing series of exhibitions by local artists, currently Terrill Lewis’ prints. Open throughout the year.

Saturday24 Marclosed31 Marclosed7 Aprclosed
Sunday25 Marclosed1 Aprclosed8 Aprclosed
Monday 26 Mar9.30am - 3pm2 Aprclosed
Tuesday27 Mar9.30am - 3pm3 Apr9.30am - 3pm
Wednesday28 Mar9.30am - 3pm4 Apr9.30am - 3pm
Thursday 29 Mar9.30am - 3pm 5 Apr9.30am - 3pm
Friday30 Marclosed6 Apr9.30am - 3pm
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Cae Merddyn
Caim
Penmon
Beaumaris
LL58 8SR

01248 491915
Susanna and Phil Callaghan are primarily 3D artists in wood and stone, also creating abstract mixed media images. This year our work ranges from smaller gifts created from turned and carved native hardwoods to larger unique sculptures in wood and stone. Open throughout the year by prior appointment.

Saturday24 Mar11am-5pm31 Mar11am-5pm7 Apr11am-5pm
Sunday25 Mar11am-5pm1 Aprclosed8 Apr11am-5pm
Monday 26 Mar11am-5pm2 Apr11am-5pm
Tuesday27 Mar11am-5pm3 Apr11am-5pm
Wednesday28 Mar11am-5pm4 Apr11am-5pm
Thursday 29 Mar11am-5pm 5 Apr11am-5pm
Friday30 Mar11am-5pm6 Apr11am-5pm
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Beaumaris Leisure Centre
Rating Row
Beaumaris
LL58 8AL

01248 670685
Group work of photographers that are members of clubs in North Wales. Everyone’s work will be di erent. Open throughout the year by prior appointment.  

Saturday24 Mar11am-5pm31 Mar11am-5pm7 Apr11am-5pm
Sunday25 Marclosed1 Apr11am-5pm8 Aprclosed
Monday 26 Mar11am-5pm2 Aprclosed
Tuesday27 Mar11am-5pm3 Apr11am-5pm
Wednesday28 Mar11am-5pm4 Apr11am-5pm
Thursday 29 Mar11am-5pm 5 Apr11am-5pm
Friday30 Marclosed6 Apr11am-5pm
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Beaumaris
LL58 8AL

01407 763361
During the Open Studios Weeks the Arts Forum exhibits at least one piece of work from each of the participating artists. An opportunity to see which studios you might like to visit and pick up further information and advice.

Saturday24 Mar11am-5pm31 Mar11am-5pm7 Apr11am-5pm
Sunday25 Mar11am-5pm1 Apr11am-5pm8 Aprclosed
Monday 26 Mar11am-5pm2 Apr11am-5pm
Tuesday27 Mar11am-5pm3 Apr11am-5pm
Wednesday28 Mar11am-5pm4 Apr11am-5pm
Thursday 29 Mar11am-5pm 5 Apr11am-5pm
Friday30 Mar11am-5pm6 Apr11am-5pm
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Canolfan Ucheldre Centre
Millbank
Holyhead
LL65 1TE

01407 763361
Ucheldre programmes events, concerts, films, satellite broadcasts, exhibitions, societies and workshops throughout the year. During AAW it exhibits work by participating artists, along with workshops and an opportunity to meet makers and artists. Open throughout the year    

Saturday24 Mar10am-5pm31 Mar10am-5pm7 Apr10am-5pm
Sunday25 Mar2pm-5pm1 Apr2pm-5pm8 Apr2pm-5pm
Monday 26 Mar10am-5pm2 Apr10am-5pm
Tuesday27 Mar10am-5pm3 Apr10am-5pm
Wednesday28 Mar10am-5pm4 Apr10am-5pm
Thursday 29 Mar10am-5pm 5 Apr10am-5pm
Friday30 Mar10am-5pm6 Apr10am-5pm
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ANN CROMPTONOpen studio
Faenol Cottage
Beach Road
Menai Bridge
LL59 5HB

01248 715722
07749062795
Enjoy looking for detail in extremely miniature models and embroideries which have been featured in many publications, exhibited in museums here and overseas and also in National Trust houses in various parts of the UK. Imaginative recycling of scrap tat. Open all year around by prior appointment.

Saturday24 Mar11am-5pm31 Mar11am-5pm7 Apr11am-5pm
Sunday25 Mar11am-5pm1 Apr11am-5pm8 Apr11am-5pm
Monday 26 Mar11am-5pm2 Apr11am-5pm
Tuesday27 Mar11am-5pm3 Apr11am-5pm
Wednesday28 Mar11am-5pm4 Apr11am-5pm
Thursday 29 Mar11am-5pm 5 Apr11am-5pm
Friday30 Marclosed6 Apr11am-5pm
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Oriel Glyn Davies Gallery
Bridge Street
Menai Bridge
LL59 5DN

01248 715511
07778 983733
Following the highly popular ITV Wales documentary, ‘The Strait’, in which Glyn was one of the main featured contributors, he will be presenting a new exhibition of beautiful photographic fine-art edition prints of the associated Menai Strait locations. Open throughout the year

Saturday24 Mar11am-5pm31 Mar11am-5pm7 Apr11am-5pm
Sunday25 Marclosed1 Apr11am-5pm8 Aprclosed
Monday 26 Mar11am-5pm2 Apr11am-5pm
Tuesday27 Mar11am-5pm3 Apr11am-5pm
Wednesday28 Marclosed4 Aprclosed
Thursday 29 Mar11am-5pm 5 Aprclosed
Friday30 Mar11am-5pm6 Apr11am-5pm
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