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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ANDY DOBBIEOpen studio
30 Trearddur Road
Trearddur Bay
Holyhead
LL65 2WB

01407 861957
07511 491697
I paint, draw, print and sculpt in order to explore ideas and concepts involved with how we portray and perceive the world around us through the medium of art. Open throughout the year 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 Mar11am-5pm6 Apr11am-5pm
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Helen DollingOpen studio
Moriah Lodge
Bangor Road
Pentraeth
LL75 8LJ

01248 450572
07900 373551
I tangle in unspun wool the light and colours of Anglesey. I work predominantly on local scenes, my preference being seascapes. Inspired by Anglesey's light, and specifically the way the sky, sea and land interact, I create 'paintings' in wool by layering unspun coloured wools and felting them using a barbed needle. I love the ethereal quality wool enables, and  enjoy contrasting that against…

Saturday24 Mar11am - 5pm31 Mar11am - 5pm7 Apr11am - 5pm
Sunday25 Mar11am - 5pm1 Aprclosed8 Apr11am - 5pm
Monday 26 Marclosed2 Apr11am - 5pm
Tuesday27 Mar11am - 5pm3 Apr11am - 5pm
Wednesday28 Mar11am - 5pm4 Aprclosed
Thursday 29 Marclosed 5 Aprclosed
Friday30 Mar11am - 5pm6 Apr11am - 5pm
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JUDITH DONAGHYOpen studio
Maesllan Fawr, Station Road
Llanfaelog
Ty Croes
Rhosneigr
LL63 5TN

01407 810963
07886 338285
Semi-abstract landscapes and coastal subjects painted in oil on canvas with palette knives and brushes, are my usual subjects. Blended colours, vibrant or softly muted and good design are all important factors in my work. Open throughout the year by prior appointment. Due to a close family bereavement I am very sorry that I will be unable to open on Fri and Sat 6 & 7 April as…

Saturday24 Mar11am-5pm31 Mar11am-5pm7 Aprclosed
Sunday25 Mar11am-5pm1 Apr11am-5pm8 Aprclosed
Monday 26 Mar11am-5pm2 Apr11am-5pm
Tuesday27 Marclosed3 Apr11am-5pm
Wednesday28 Mar11am-5pm4 Aprclosed
Thursday 29 Mar11am-5pm 5 Aprclosed
Friday30 Mar11am-5pm6 Aprclosed
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Wanda GARNEROpen studio
Y Wern,
Brynsiencyn
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
LL61 6UR

01248 430748
I am an artist printmaker whose work is usually narrative, sometimes political and frequently magical. Collagraphs and drypoints are my main focus. Produced in small editions and often handcoloured each print is individual and special. 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 Marclosed4 Aprclosed
Thursday 29 Marclosed 5 Aprclosed
Friday30 Mar11am-5pm6 Apr11am-5pm
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David GarnerOpen studio
Y Wern
Brynsiencyn
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
LL61 6UR

01248 430748
07985978831
Work as a commercial photographer runs in parallel to personal projects that I am delighted to share with Open Studio visitors. My work continues to explore a relationship with the photographic image and creates a dialogue with myself and the viewer. 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 Marclosed4 Aprclosed
Thursday 29 Marclosed 5 Aprclosed
Friday30 Mar11am - 5pm6 Apr11am - 5pm
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CHRISTINE GARWOODOpen studio
Ty’n Lôn Studio
Malltraeth
Bodorgan
LL62 5AG

01407 840374
07845 428900
A professional artist and experienced art tutor, whose work has been published and exhibited widely. Mixed media drawing, oil & w/c painting and textiles are used to explore pattern, texture, shadows and movement in the environment or from imagination. Open throughout the year 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 Mar11am-5pm6 Apr11am-5pm
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JAYNE HUSKISSONOpen studio
Bonc
Dothan
Ty Croes
Rhosneigr
LL63 5UT

01407 720962
Award-winning textile artist. Inspired by local coast & country with a contemporary twist. Original textile artwork, silk paintings and stitched appliqué, limited & open edition prints & cards. 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 Marclosed4 Aprclosed
Thursday 29 Marclosed 5 Aprclosed
Friday30 Mar11am-5pm6 Apr11am-5pm
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PHILIPPA JACOBSOpen studio
Canolfan Ucheldre Centre
Millbank
Holyhead
LL65 1TE

01678 530413
The aim is always to make the subject drive the technique. Portrait Group today in Ucheldre 10am- 1pm; anyone is welcome. Rest of the year open by appointment at Pen y Braich Studio, Llandderfel, Bala, LL23 7PY.  

Saturday24 Marclosed31 Marclosed7 Aprclosed
Sunday25 Marclosed1 Aprclosed8 Aprclosed
Monday 26 Marclosed2 Aprclosed
Tuesday27 Marclosed3 Aprclosed
Wednesday28 Marclosed4 Aprclosed
Thursday 29 Mar11am-5pm 5 Aprclosed
Friday30 Marclosed6 Aprclosed
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DAVID JONESOpen studio
20 Rating Row
Beaumaris
LL58 8AF

01248 810218
07730 408891
Professional artist, designer and college lecturer since 1962. Worked in Japan in mid-60’s.Senior Lecturer at Central Saint Martins until 2005. Member of Cambrian Academy. On show in easily accessed garden studio: prints, sculpture, sketchbooks. Open throughout the year by prior appointment.

Saturday24 Marclosed31 Mar11am-5pm7 Apr11am-5pm
Sunday25 Mar11am-5pm1 Apr11am-5pm8 Apr11am-5pm
Monday 26 Mar11am-5pm2 Apr11am-5pm
Tuesday27 Marclosed3 Aprclosed
Wednesday28 Mar11am-5pm4 Apr11am-5pm
Thursday 29 Marclosed 5 Apr11am-5pm
Friday30 Mar11am-5pm6 Aprclosed
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HUW GARETH JONESOpen studio
Cilbwch
Rhoscolyn
LL65 2NQ

01407 860244
07747 697842
The coastal, mountain and human landscape of the area depicted through drawing, watercolour and oil painting. These are starting points for an exploration of form, texture, colour and tone to create an emotional response to my surroundings. Open throughout the year 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 Mar11am - 5pm6 Apr11am - 5pm
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GILL JONESOpen studio
Rhosneigr Village Hall
High Street
Rhosneigr
LL64 5UQ

01407 811248
07710 468792
I enjoy the opportunity to indulge in a creative project speci cally for this annual event. Last year I challenged myself to combine photographic imagery with textiles. This year I’ll push that process a little further. Open throughout the year by prior appointment.  

Saturday24 Marclosed31 Marclosed7 Aprclosed
Sunday25 Marclosed1 Aprclosed8 Aprclosed
Monday 26 Marclosed2 Apr11am-5pm
Tuesday27 Marclosed3 Apr11am-5pm
Wednesday28 Marclosed4 Aprclosed
Thursday 29 Marclosed 5 Aprclosed
Friday30 Marclosed6 Aprclosed
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LAURIE KITCHENOpen studio
2 Field Street
Valley
Holyhead
LL65 3EG

01407 749236
07920 120496
I have a passion for colour and texture, and produce work which rflects this. My hope is that it conveys the optimism and joy I feel for what the world has to offer, and lifts the spirits in the same way as when I am painting. Open throughout the year by prior appointment.  

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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ALAN KNIGHTOpen studio
The Pritchard-Jones Institute
Pen-Dref Street
Newborough
LL61 6SY

01248 342716
07890 461791
I love the intense colour and richness of oil paint, applying the paint thickly, undiluted often mixing direct onto the canvas. I aim to capture the physical reality if nature, its texture, colour and the play of light. My subject matter is Anglesey. Open throughout the year.  

Saturday24 Mar11am-5pm31 Mar11am-5pm7 Apr11am-5pm
Sunday25 Mar11am-5pm1 Apr11am-5pm8 Apr11am-5pm
Monday 26 Marclosed2 Apr11am-5pm
Tuesday27 Marclosed3 Aprclosed
Wednesday28 Marclosed4 Aprclosed
Thursday 29 Mar11am-5pm 5 Apr11am-5pm
Friday30 Mar11am-5pm6 Apr11am-5pm
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MARK KOSTIAKOpen studio
Fron Goch
Brynsiencyn
Llanfairpwll
LL61 6TQ

07502 122481
I design and make unusual gemstone jewellery. Inspired by the Island’s scenic landscape and mythical legends. All the silver settings are made from raw silver in my studio and all the gemstones are hand cut in my studio. Open throughout the year by prior appointment.

Saturday24 Mar11am-5pm31 Marclosed7 Apr11am-5pm
Sunday25 Marclosed1 Aprclosed8 Aprclosed
Monday 26 Mar11am-5pm2 Aprclosed
Tuesday27 Mar11am-5pm3 Apr11am-5pm
Wednesday28 Marclosed4 Apr11am-5pm
Thursday 29 Marclosed 5 Apr11am-5pm
Friday30 Marclosed6 Apr11am-5pm
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MICHAEL LINFORDOpen studio
Caim Cottage
Penmon
Beaumaris
LL58 8SW

01248 490184
07719 617882
The inspiration for my work comes from the sea and mountains surrounding Anglesey. Open throughout the year 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 Mar11am-5pm6 Apr11am-5pm
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