Anglesey Arts Weeks: Open Studios and Galleries 2016

Welcome to our thirteenth Anglesey Arts Weeks, now firmly established in the Anglesey calendar as the most wide-ranging arts event on the Island.

Last year we had nearly 15,000 visitors to the event. 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.

This year during the Open Studios and Galleries Weeks, 60 painters, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers, printmakers, installation artists and craftworkers open 
their studios to visitors, or exhibit in one of the 5 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 four 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. This year 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. 


Until a few years ago we ran on a shoe string and struggled to raise funds to run the event, so this year we are once again extremely grateful to this year’s funders, the Arts Council of Wales, and Anglesey County Council, and to the previous help of the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development who 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) (17 October – 2 November 2016) this year includes, in addition to Holyhead Arts Festival, the second year of the Anglesey Film Festival, SeeMôr; a taste of what is to come is shown under the Performing Arts Weeks section. 

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

2016 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 Apr10am-5pm15 Apr10am-5pm22 Apr10am-5pm
Sunday9 Apr10am-5pm16 Aprclosed23 Apr
Monday 10 Apr10am-12.30pm17 Aprclosed
Tuesday11 Apr1pm-5pm18 Apr10am-5pm
Wednesday12 Apr1pm-5pm19 Apr10am-5pm
Thursday 13 Aprclosed 20 Apr10am-5pm
Friday14 Aprclosed21 Apr10am-5pm
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JO ALEXANDEROpen studio
Ty’n-y-Caeau
Caim
Penmon
Beaumaris
LL58 8SP

01248 490198
07929 492056
Sculpture field showcasing the work of a diverse selection of artists living in Wales. Plus a yurt greenwood work exhibition: “From Welsh stick chairs to spoons”. Demonstrations and workshops will be running (prebooking required).

Saturday8 Aprclosed15 Aprclosed22 Apr11am-5pm
Sunday9 Aprclosed16 Aprclosed23 Apr
Monday 10 Aprclosed17 Aprclosed
Tuesday11 Aprclosed18 Aprclosed
Wednesday12 Aprclosed19 Aprclosed
Thursday 13 Aprclosed 20 Aprclosed
Friday14 Aprclosed21 Aprclosed
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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. Look forward to discussing my inspiration, techniques and materials etc.

Saturday8 Apr11am-5pm15 Apr11am-5pm22 Apr11am-5pm
Sunday9 Apr11am-5pm16 Apr11am-5pm23 Apr
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
Janet has been living on and painting Anglesey since she opened Janet Bell Gallery in 2007. She now has two larger shops in Beaumaris selling her originals, prints and cards as well as the artwork of 60 other artists and makers.

Saturday8 Apr11am-5pm15 Apr11am-5pm22 Apr11am-5pm
Sunday9 Apr11am-5pm16 Apr11am-5pm23 Apr
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, usually small, still life oil paintings. Light, shadow, reflections and the process of painting itself are all part of the subject matter. Colour and form are equally important in my work.

Saturday8 Aprclosed15 Apr11am-5pm22 Apr11am-5pm
Sunday9 Apr11am-5pm16 Aprclosed23 Apr
Monday 10 Aprclosed17 Apr11am-5pm
Tuesday11 Aprclosed18 Aprclosed
Wednesday12 Apr11am-5pm19 Aprclosed
Thursday 13 Aprclosed 20 Apr11am-5pm
Friday14 Aprclosed21 Aprclosed
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Llanfaelog Village Hall
Llanfaelog
Ty Croes
LL63 5TY

07875 797683
Visual artist producing paintings in oils and acrylics. Exploring themes around identity. Landscapes, figures in landscapes, portraits. Also short films.

Saturday8 Aprclosed15 Apr11am-5pm22 Aprclosed
Sunday9 Aprclosed16 Apr11am-5pm23 Apr
Monday 10 Aprclosed17 Apr11am-5pm
Tuesday11 Aprclosed18 Aprclosed
Wednesday12 Aprclosed19 Aprclosed
Thursday 13 Aprclosed 20 Aprclosed
Friday14 Apr11am-5pm21 Aprclosed
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JANE BUNCEOpen studio
Dinmor
Penmon
Beaumaris
LL58 8SN

01248 490395
07811 087710
Jane is an artist working at her studio in Penmon. He 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.

Saturday8 Apr11am-5pm15 Apr11am-5pm22 Apr11am-5pm
Sunday9 Apr11am-5pm16 Apr11am-5pm23 Apr
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.

Saturday8 Apr10am-5pm15 Apr10am-5pm22 Apr10am-5pm
Sunday9 Apr10am-5pm16 Aprclosed23 Apr
Monday 10 Apr10am-12.30pm17 Aprclosed
Tuesday11 Apr1pm-5pm18 Apr10am-5pm
Wednesday12 Apr1pm-5pm19 Apr10am-5pm
Thursday 13 Aprclosed 20 Apr10am-5pm
Friday14 Aprclosed21 Apr10am-5pm
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Canolfan Ucheldre Centre
Millbank
Holyhead
LL65 1TE

01407 763361
The Ucheldre Centre programmes events, concerts, films, exhibitions, clubs, 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.

Saturday8 Apr10am-5pm15 Apr10am-5pm22 Apr10am-5pm
Sunday9 Apr2pm-5pm16 Apr2pm-5pm23 Apr
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
Prizewinning miniature models and embroideries demonstrating wit and inventiveness to amuse and amaze. Featured in a variety of publications and exhibited in museums and National Trust properties over a number of years.

Saturday8 Apr11am-5pm15 Apr11am-5pm22 Aprclosed
Sunday9 Apr11am-5pm16 Apr11am-5pm23 Apr
Monday 10 Apr11am-5pm17 Apr11am-5pm
Tuesday11 Apr11am-5pm18 Aprclosed
Wednesday12 Apr11am-5pm19 Aprclosed
Thursday 13 Apr11am-5pm 20 Aprclosed
Friday14 Aprclosed21 Aprclosed
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Oriel Glyn Davies Gallery
Bridge Street
Menai Bridge
LL59 5DN

01248 715511
07778 983733
Glyn is an international multi-award winning landscape & nudes photographer, author & gallery owner. A brand new selection of limited editions will be shown during AAF along with books of his work. Commissions can also be discussed.

Saturday8 Apr11am-5pm15 Apr11am-5pm22 Apr11am-5pm
Sunday9 Aprclosed16 Aprclosed23 Apr
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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JUDITH DONAGHYOpen studio
Maesllan Fawr
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.

Saturday8 Apr11am-5pm15 Apr11am-5pm22 Aprclosed
Sunday9 Apr11am-5pm16 Apr11am-5pm23 Apr
Monday 10 Apr11am-5pm17 Apr11am-5pm
Tuesday11 Aprclosed18 Apr11am-5pm
Wednesday12 Aprclosed19 Aprclosed
Thursday 13 Apr11am-5pm 20 Aprclosed
Friday14 Apr11am-5pm21 Aprclosed
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Eden Emporium
2-4 Market Street
Holyhead
LL65 1UL

07796 487617
Eden is a gift emporium and gallery that displays work of mostly Anglesey based artists of all ages. There are regular ‘come and meet the artist’ open day and workshops.

Saturday8 Apr10am-2pm15 Apr10am-2pm22 Aprclosed
Sunday9 Aprclosed16 Aprclosed23 Apr
Monday 10 Apr11am-5pm17 Aprclosed
Tuesday11 Apr11am-5pm18 Apr11am-5pm
Wednesday12 Apr11am-5pm19 Apr11am-5pm
Thursday 13 Apr11am-5pm 20 Apr11am-5pm
Friday14 Apr11am-5pm21 Apr10am-2pm
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JANE FAIRBAIRNOpen studio
Beaumaris Jewellery Studio
20 Castle Street
Beaumaris
LL58 8AP

01248 812146
Beaumaris Jewellery studio is the workshop of Jane Fairbairn, where she produces all of her individual pieces of Silver/Gold Jewellery. In the studio along with her own jewellery she shows pieces from other Jewellers based in Wales.

Saturday8 Apr11am-5pm15 Apr11am-5pm22 Apr11am-5pm
Sunday9 Apr11am-5pm16 Apr11am-5pm23 Apr
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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WANDA GARNEROpen studio
Y Wern,
Brynsiencyn
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
LL61 6UR

01248 430748
I am an artist printmaker.  Recent projects relate to narratives, exploring the magical and fantastic.  I am also influenced by everyday personal connections. Collagraphs focus on rich textures whilst drypoint feeds a love of drawing.

Saturday8 Apr11am-5pm15 Apr11am-5pm22 Apr11am-5pm
Sunday9 Apr11am-5pm16 Apr11am-5pm23 Apr
Monday 10 Apr11am-5pm17 Apr11am-5pm
Tuesday11 Aprclosed18 Aprclosed
Wednesday12 Aprclosed19 Aprclosed
Thursday 13 Apr11am-5pm 20 Apr11am-5pm
Friday14 Apr11am-5pm21 Apr11am-5pm
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