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Big Christmas Arts & Crafts Show at Waterfront bigger than ever

Christmas & New Year Opening Times
We will be open until 12 noon on Saturday December 24. Then closed until  we re-open on Thursday 29 December,30 December and 31 December and  then closed until Friday 20 January.

The Big Christmas Show at the Waterfront Gallery in Milford Docks brings together over 50 different artists and craft workers showing a large collection of new work including paintings in various media, etchings, photography, ceramics, jewellery, studio pottery, textiles, sculpture, woodwork and metalwork.

 

Showcased in the exhibition are vibrant semi-abstract oil paintings by Anne Farrall Doyle, new seascapes in oil and watercolour from Sandra Phillips and Bob Grimson's evocative classic maritime art together with Chris Prosser's colourful canvases depicting the Pembrokeshire coast. Alongside are Mark Raggett's abstract coastal interpretations and Joanna Heneker's fine art, botanic and wildlife paintings which amaze with their minute detail and Ray Burnell's narrative oils and mixed media work, together with Cynthia Morgans Hurley's small works in oil and acrylics.

 

Also on show are ex Slade graduate Ken Maycock' small water colours on paper and other still life work, together with Rebecca Barnard's oil and encaustic canvases contrasting with Eden Evans' representational water colours of Tenby and surrounding area. John Houser's small `plein air` oils on board of seashore locations contrast with John Cahill's large detailed paintings in acrylic and gouache of north Pembrokeshire's hills and valleys. New to the gallery are Adrian John showing work on the Afan Valley and Helen Barack with her highly coloured landscapes.

 

There's wildlife photography by Royston Packer showing his kingfisher series, fish-eye lens work from Heather Bennett, Gina Hughes' continuing `Memento Mori`series reminiscent of Dutch painters' still life work together with images by Jon Foreman of his land art on local seashores.

 

On the craft side there are paper porcelain lamps from Sheila Hickey, ceramic domestic containers from Jade Sims, decorative dishes from Caro Flynn, blue and white table ware from Duncan Browning and bowls by Marion Walker with oxides and glazes influenced by the Pembrokeshire landscape. There's silver and glass jewellery from Donna Jones and Alice Coleman and coloured glass windows by Moira Williams; Riitta Sinkkonen Davies' uniquely delicate woven textile work and Joy Jenkins' felted bags and scarves as well as Lynn Parr's textile mixed media wall hangings all so very different from each other.

 

Fabulous fantasy fish and other metal works from Luke Kite contrast with classic sculptures in bronze, marble and alabaster by Ben Dearnley and bronzes by Sally Amoore which sit alongside artisan blacksmith work by Alan Perry and love spoons and key rings by Mike Davies.

 

 

David Randell, the director of the Waterfront Gallery commented " And much more, you can see why we call it the ` Big Arts & Crafts Christmas show` It's a true example of all the brilliant artistic talent we have here in Pembrokeshire - all the artists should be congratulated. There really is something for everyone."

 

The exhibition runs from 4 November to 31 December, check the website for holiday closing. Gallery open Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am till 4.00pm.

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Editors note: the Waterfront Gallery is a registered charity no 1126403 promoting the artists and craft workers of Pembrokeshire and the western fringes of Wales.

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