Anglesey Arts Weeks: Open Studios and Galleries 2017

Welcome to our fourteenth Anglesey Arts Weeks (AAW), Open Studios and Galleries Weeks, Saturday 8th – Sunday 23rd April 2017, 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) (21 October – 5 November 2017) a taste of what is to come is shown under the Performing Arts Weeks section, and includes the 3rd 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

2017 Participants:

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Canolfan Beaumaris
Rating Row
Beaumaris
LL58 8AL

07554 431146
AgeWell Artists from Llangefni and Amlwch, all 50+ (or more!), who work in a wide variety of media and styles. Painting mainly for pleasure, many successfully sell work, take commissions and have won at local Eisteddfodau.  

Saturday8 Apr11am-5pm15 Apr11am-5pm22 Apr11am-5pm
Sunday9 Aprclosed16 Apr11am-5pm23 Aprclosed
Monday 10 Apr11am-5pm17 Aprclosed
Tuesday11 Apr11am-5pm18 Apr11am-5pm
Wednesday12 Apr11am-5pm19 Apr11am-5pm
Thursday 13 Apr11am-5pm 20 Apr11am-5pm
Friday14 Aprclosed21 Aprclosed
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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 all my paintings whether large or small, on canvas or on paper. Open throughout the year by prior appointment.

Saturday8 Apr11am - 5pm15 Apr11am - 5pm22 Apr11am - 5pm
Sunday9 Apr11am - 5pm16 Apr11am - 5pm23 Apr11am - 5pm
Monday 10 Apr11am - 5pm17 Apr11am - 5pm
Tuesday11 Apr11am - 5pm18 Apr11am - 5pm
Wednesday12 Apr11am - 5pm19 Aprclosed
Thursday 13 Apr11am - 5pm 20 Apr11am - 5pm
Friday14 Apr11am - 5pm21 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 the home of Artism UK. Artism supports artists on the autistic spectrum. The Exhibition we will be showing for the Open Studios will be the annual Artism open show featuring artists from around the country all on the autistic spectrum. Open throughout the year

Saturday8 Apr11am - 5pm15 Apr11am - 5pm22 Apr11am - 5pm
Sunday9 Apr11am - 5pm16 Apr11am - 5pm23 Apr11am - 5pm
Monday 10 Apr11am - 5pm17 Apr11am - 5pm
Tuesday11 Apr11am - 5pm18 Apr11am - 5pm
Wednesday12 Apr11am - 5pm19 Apr11am - 5pm
Thursday 13 Apr11am - 5pm 20 Apr11am - 5pm
Friday14 Apr11am - 5pm21 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  

Saturday8 Apr11am-5pm15 Apr11am-5pm22 Apr11am-5pm
Sunday9 Apr11am-5pm16 Apr11am-5pm23 Apr11am-5pm
Monday 10 Apr11am-5pm17 Apr11am-5pm
Tuesday11 Apr11am-5pm18 Apr11am-5pm
Wednesday12 Apr11am-5pm19 Apr11am-5pm
Thursday 13 Apr11am-5pm 20 Apr11am-5pm
Friday14 Apr11am-5pm21 Apr11am-5pm
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JANET BELLGallery
Janet Bell Gallery
2 Wall Street
Beaumaris
LL58 8BS

01248 810043
This year I am celebrating 10 years of living on and painting the Island that I love. I paint from my gallery which sells my originals, prints & cards and I also now have a homewares shop, in uenced by my Scandinavian roots, also located in Beaumaris. Open throughout the year  

Saturday8 Apr11am-5pm15 Apr11am-5pm22 Apr11am-5pm
Sunday9 Apr11am-5pm16 Apr11am-5pm23 Apr11am-5pm
Monday 10 Apr11am-5pm17 Apr11am-5pm
Tuesday11 Apr11am-5pm18 Apr11am-5pm
Wednesday12 Apr11am-5pm19 Apr11am-5pm
Thursday 13 Apr11am-5pm 20 Apr11am-5pm
Friday14 Apr11am-5pm21 Apr11am-5pm
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MAUREEN BENSONOpen studio
Plas Berw
Pentre Berw
Gaerwen
LL60 6LL

01248 422026
07905 608379
I make oil paintings, usually, but not exclusively, inspired by nature. I enjoy working in series, allowing me to explore a theme and experiment with technique. My paintings will be displayed throughout my historic home. Open throughout the year by prior appointment.

Saturday8 Apr11am - 5pm15 Apr11am-5pm22 Apr11am-5pm
Sunday9 Apr11am-5pm16 Aprclosed23 Apr11am-5pm
Monday 10 Aprclosed17 Apr11am-5pm
Tuesday11 Apr11am - 5pm18 Apr11am - 5pm
Wednesday12 Apr11am-5pm19 Aprclosed
Thursday 13 Aprclosed 20 Apr11am-5pm
Friday14 Apr11am - 5pm21 Aprclosed
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Llanfaelog Village Hall
Llanfaelog
Ty Croes
LL63 5TY

01248 430162
07875 797683
Visual artist working with paint, and occasionally short film. Past and present figures in landscapes and relationships within. Themes questioning identity, loss, and personal situations feature. Own studio open by appointment. Commissions undertaken. Open throughout the year by prior appointment.

Saturday8 Aprclosed15 Aprclosed22 Aprclosed
Sunday9 Aprclosed16 Apr11am-5pm23 Aprclosed
Monday 10 Aprclosed17 Apr11am-5pm
Tuesday11 Aprclosed18 Aprclosed
Wednesday12 Aprclosed19 Aprclosed
Thursday 13 Aprclosed 20 Aprclosed
Friday14 Aprclosed21 Aprclosed
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JANE BUNCEOpen studio
Dinmor
Penmon
Beaumaris
LL58 8SN

01248 490395
07947148031
Jane is an artist working at her studio in Penmon. Her watercolour paintings and drawings are a celebration of a love of nature, enriched by living on Anglesey with its breathtaking beauty and diversity of wildlife. Open throughout the year by prior appointment.

Saturday8 Apr11am-5pm15 Apr11am-5pm22 Apr11am-5pm
Sunday9 Apr11am-5pm16 Apr11am-5pm23 Apr11am-5pm
Monday 10 Apr11am-5pm17 Apr11am-5pm
Tuesday11 Apr11am-5pm18 Apr11am-5pm
Wednesday12 Aprclosed19 Aprclosed
Thursday 13 Apr11am-5pm 20 Apr11am-5pm
Friday14 Apr11am-5pm21 Apr11am-5pm
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Siop Mechell
Llanfechell
LL68 0RA

01407 710245
07941 780479
Caffi Siop Mechell is a new community venture which includes a cafe, and a changing series of exhibitions by local artists, currently Anwen Roberts’ paintings of farming scenes. Open throughout the year.

Saturday8 Apr10.30am - 3pm15 Apr10.30am - 3pm22 Apr10.30am - 3pm
Sunday9 Apr10.30am - 3pm16 Apr10.30am - 3pm23 Apr10.30am - 3pm
Monday 10 Apr10.30am - 3pm17 Apr10.30am - 3pm
Tuesday11 Apr10.30am - 3pm18 Apr10.30am - 3pm
Wednesday12 Apr10.30am - 3pm19 Apr10.30am - 3pm
Thursday 13 Apr10.30am - 3pm 20 Apr10.30am - 3pm
Friday14 Apr10.30am - 3pm21 Apr10.30am - 3pm
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Cae Merddyn
Caim
Penmon
Beaumaris
LL58 8SR

01248 491915
Susanna and Phil Callaghan create wood sculptures and mixed media images inspired by the beautiful land and seascapes, wildlife and extraordinary light and space of Anglesey and North Wales. Open weekends April-October 11am-5pm (except 6-7 May) and throughout the year by prior appointment.

Saturday8 Apr11am-5pm15 Apr11am-5pm22 Apr11am-5pm
Sunday9 Apr11am-5pm16 Aprclosed23 Apr11am-5pm
Monday 10 Apr11am-5pm17 Apr11am-5pm
Tuesday11 Apr11am-5pm18 Apr11am-5pm
Wednesday12 Apr11am-5pm19 Apr11am-5pm
Thursday 13 Apr11am-5pm 20 Apr11am-5pm
Friday14 Apr11am-5pm21 Apr11am-5pm
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Rating Row
Beaumaris
LL58 8AL

01248 811200
The Centre will be hosting the AgeWell Artists exhibition, who work in a wide variety of media and styles. Open throughout the year  

Saturday8 Apr11am-5pm15 Apr11am-5pm22 Apr11am-5pm
Sunday9 Aprclosed16 Apr11am-5pm23 Aprclosed
Monday 10 Apr11am- 5pm17 Aprclosed
Tuesday11 Apr11am-5pm18 Apr11am - 5pm
Wednesday12 Apr11am-5pm19 Apr11am-5pm
Thursday 13 Apr11am-5pm 20 Apr11am-5pm
Friday14 Aprclosed21 Aprclosed
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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.

Saturday8 Apr10am-5pm15 Apr10am-5pm22 Apr10am-5pm
Sunday9 Apr10am-5pm16 Apr10am-5pm23 Apr10am-5pm
Monday 10 Apr10am-5pm17 Apr10am-5pm
Tuesday11 Apr10am-5pm18 Apr10am-5pm
Wednesday12 Apr10am-5pm19 Apr10am-5pm
Thursday 13 Apr10am-5pm 20 Apr10am-5pm
Friday14 Apr10am-5pm21 Apr10am-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    

Saturday8 Apr10am-5pm15 Apr10am-5pm22 Apr10am-5pm
Sunday9 Apr2pm-5pm16 Apr2pm-5pm23 Apr2pm-5pm
Monday 10 Apr10am-5pm17 Apr10am-5pm
Tuesday11 Apr10am-5pm18 Apr10am-5pm
Wednesday12 Apr10am-5pm19 Apr10am-5pm
Thursday 13 Apr10am-5pm 20 Apr10am-5pm
Friday14 Apr10am-5pm21 Apr10am-5pm
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ANN CROMPTONOpen studio
Faenol Cottage
Beach Road
Menai Bridge
LL59 5HB

01248 715722
077490 62795
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.

Saturday8 Apr11am-5pm15 Apr11am-5pm22 Apr11am-5pm
Sunday9 Apr11am-5pm16 Apr11am-5pm23 Apr11am-5pm
Monday 10 Apr11am-5pm17 Apr11am-5pm
Tuesday11 Apr11am-5pm18 Apr11am-5pm
Wednesday12 Apr11am-5pm19 Apr11am-5pm
Thursday 13 Apr11am-5pm 20 Apr11am-5pm
Friday14 Aprclosed21 Apr11am-5pm
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RICHARD DANIELSOpen studio
Creigiau Mawr Pottery
Carreglefn
Amlwch
LL68 0PW

01407 710338
07798 915248
Thrown, extruded and scabbed stoneware and salt glaze pottery. Local clays, minerals, oxides and woodash in slip and glazes. Salt glaze seems to complement the somewhat unpredictable nature of these ‘as dug materials.’ Open throughout the year

Saturday8 Apr11am-5pm15 Apr11am-5pm22 Apr11am-5pm
Sunday9 Apr11am-5pm16 Apr11am-5pm23 Apr11am-5pm
Monday 10 Apr11am-5pm17 Apr11am-5pm
Tuesday11 Apr11am-5pm18 Apr11am-5pm
Wednesday12 Apr11am-5pm19 Apr11am-5pm
Thursday 13 Apr11am-5pm 20 Apr11am-5pm
Friday14 Apr11am-5pm21 Apr11am-5pm
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