Posted: Sun 12th Jun 2016

A Long Awaited Major Exhibition Of Work By Catrin Williams Will Open At Oriel Ynys Môn /
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 12th, 2016

On Saturday June 18th a long awaited major exhibition of work by Catrin Williams will open at Oriel Ynys Môn. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Catrin will be turning 50 this year and this exhibition will be a fitting tribute to her career as one of Wale’s best loved artists. The exhibition will include brand new works as well as the return of some familiar favourites such as the ‘Cerdd dant dresses’ and her ‘Ear markings’. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

An obvious theme in Catrin’s work is Welshness – or rather her experience of living in Wales. Born on a hill farm near Bala her influences have always been her rural upbringing and traditional Welsh culture. She has embodied the Welsh dresser, clothes, faces and family customs in her work, as well as landscapes of the Meirionydd uplands and the small harbours and inlets of Anglesey and Llŷn. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Hayden Burns, Operational Manager, Oriel Ynys Môn stated: “This is Catrin’s first solo exhibition in the Oriel and we are delighted to be hosting it on the year of her 50th birthday, this exhibition will be a true celebration of her career to date, and we hope that all our visitors will enjoy and be inspired be her energetic and colourful images”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Named the best abstract artist in Wales by Sir Kyffin Williams in 2003, Catrin’s work can be found in many public collections such as MOMA Wales, Gwynedd Council, Oriel Ceredigion Abersystwyth and the Gwent Art Gallery. Her work has also been shown widely throughout Wales, in galleries in Scotland, England and Ireland, and there is great demand for her work by private collectors all over the British Isles, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Canada and America. She was elected to the Royal Cambrian Academy in 2001. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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Since graduating from Art College in Cardiff in 1989, Catrin has consistently created and exhibited new work and she strongly believes in encouraging and supporting other artists – from nursery class age and from every corner of society. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

To coincide with her exhibition at Oriel Ynys Môn, Catrin will be holding a Masterclass on Thursday, July 21. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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