Art in Wales – on walls, and on a mountain

The other day a friend brought me to the opening of a show by The Welsh Group in Llandrindod Wells, and another artshow opening the same evening, at Bleddfa. (Hmm, I hope I spelled those place names right, they are easier to spell than to pronounce.) As the evening progressed my photos blurred and then stopped altogether thanks to a glass or two of wine but no dinner, but here is some visual evidence from an early stage of the evening. The artists were there in force at both shows, and I took photos of some of them near their paintings. An artist I didn’t manage to photograph was using sheep’s wool to make eco-art on a mountain. Pip Woolf aims to mend an old scar on a mountain that dates back to a drought in 1976, by sort of weaving lines of wool over the scar to help new growth, with the help of anyone who feels like joining in.

The Loveseat at Radnorshire Museum, Llandrindod Wells

Heather Eastes with her work

Sculpture (left), a piece by Islyn Watkins (right)

Apparently the Vicar did not like this painting by Heather Eastes, but she likes it.

Alan Salisbury

Alan Salisbury with two of his mixed media artworks

Islyn Watkins and “the Opie”

Artwork for the exhibition poster by Jean Walcot

Getting blurry at the Welsh Group show, 2012

The Welsh Group Exhibition 2012 is at Radnorshire Museum, Llandrindod Wells, Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm, until June 23. Admission free.

The Sense of Place Exhibition by artists from the Redlake Valley is at The Old School Gallery, Bleddfa Weds to Suns, 2pm to 5pm, until Saturday 26 May. Admission free.

Pip Woolf’s Woollenline can be found online and on the mountain, for some time. If you are at the Hay Festival next month you can take a bus ride and a walk to visit the work on Pen Trumau, on 6 June. You’ll be helping gather seeds. To book, email Pip at gilpip AT

Art on a Welsh mountain, by Pip Woolf



One thought on “Art in Wales – on walls, and on a mountain

  1. Hi Lane,
    Great to see your pictures from the Welsh Group show as well as the wool sausages on the Woollen line.
    There are still spaces for the walk on June 6th so it would great to see you and friends only please do book in with me so I can sort out both transport and, more importantly, tea.

    Friend, Clive Eiles is leading the walk from Gospel Pass, near Hay on Wye to meet Kirsty Claxton and myself on Pen Trumau. As part of the repair of the peat scar we are hoping to collect and propagate seeds of the plants that might actually grow up there if given enough tender loving care. Depending on the weather and on time we may try to collect seed as part of the walk. But with the season being so strange we will not know until we get up there, nevertheless there will time to walk and talk the lines.

    Hope you can make it, details of how to book are on my blog at


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