Wales


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Paper butterfly flutters into Welsh fair

23 July 2018

The Victorian fascination for natural history led to many a front parlour having as its centrepiece a cased display of butterflies.

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Welsh artist emerges out of fog

16 July 2018

'Peu à Peu Sortant de la Brume', a 1969 screenprint by Ceri Richards (1903-71) is part of the annual summer show at Oriel Tegfryn in Anglesey.

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Kyffin centenary shows are coming thick and fast

30 April 2018

The paintings of Welsh landscape artist Kyffin Williams (1918-2006) are much in evidence in this, the year of his centenary, and nowhere so much as in his native land.

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Llanelly soaks up the spongeware interest

09 April 2018

The designer Emma Bridgewater began experimenting with what are now her signature sponge-painted ceramics in the bedroom of a former squat in Brixton.

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Kyffin back to his roots for centenary

09 April 2018

Martin Tinney Gallery celebrates the centenary of Sir Kyffin Williams’ (1918-2006) birth with a selling exhibition of his paintings and works on paper.

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Buyer tracks down Turner quarry

09 April 2018

A gloriously Welsh view of a jagged, grey slate quarry by JMW Turner (1775-1851) took top honours at Cardiff saleroom Rogers Jones (20% buyer’s premium).

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Clear demand for black and white classic John Ward

02 April 2018

Selling just short of the auction record, this 10in (26cm) tall stoneware pot, below, by John Ward (b.1938) went to an online bidder on thesaleroom.com at £17,500 at Rogers Jones (20% buyer’s premium) in Cardiff.

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Doctor Who script for very first episode owned by William Hartnell comes up at auction

27 February 2018

The original Doctor Who script for the first-ever Doctor Who episode is something always likely to attract high demand at auction. Chuck in the fact that it was used and owned by the very first Doctor Who actor, William Hartnell, and it just gets better and better.

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Enter the Welsh dragon

05 February 2018

Dealer, art adviser and former auctioneer Simon Wingett is heading a project to create a new Welsh tourism centre including a sculpture park and gallery.

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Dealer calls for investors as he plans Welsh tourism hub with sculpture park and massive dragon sculpture

25 January 2018

A call has gone out to help raise £3m to create a Welsh sculpture park and tourist centre that includes an 80ft (24m) bronze sculpture of a dragon.

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Green Knight prints gallop into Cardiff exhibition

02 January 2018

Welsh artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins’ recent series of screen-prints are a fitting subject for a January exhibition.

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Plate on offer at Welsh fair recalls the elephant in the court room

11 December 2017

A child’s plate that celebrates a performing elephant which was bizarrely accused of murdering her keeper will be an unusual highlight at Towy Events’ last antiques and fleamarket of the year.

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Fine setting for a Welsh assembly

02 October 2017

The long-running biannual antiques, art and design fairs held in the fine ornamental setting of the Orangery in Port Talbot’s 1000-acre Margam Park, has its next outing this weekend (October 7-8).

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Tom Gerrard’s Welsh jewels

02 October 2017

'Anglesey Landscape IV' is one of around 30 works included in Tom Gerrard’s (1923-76) upcoming retrospective at Oriel Tegfryn Gallery in Menai Bridge (October 20-November 12).

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Peaks and valleys for Welsh pots

25 September 2017

Auctioneer hails return to form for Swansea and Nantgarw porcelain at Cardiff themed sale...

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Portraits of great and good send Carey Morris to record level

25 September 2017

Paintings by one of Wales’ more obscure artistic talents sparked fervent bidding at Rogers Jones’ (20% buyer’s premium) Welsh Sale in Cardiff.

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Shop talk: The House of Rust

18 September 2017

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops in 2017, this week ATG talks to Chris Hardie about The House of Rust which opened two years ago. He says: “If it’s quirky, odd or just downright amazingly ‘rusty’, then you’ll probably find it here.”

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Fame and Fortunes of the auction world

11 September 2017

A collection from someone with a famous relative will normally prick up the ears of any self-respecting auctioneer.

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Colourful 1940s film posters found used as carpet underlay come up at auction in Cardiff

21 August 2017

Inspector Hornleigh Goes To It, Day Time Wife, and perhaps even He Stayed for Breakfast may sound like certain late-night films common when Channel 5 first launched, but they are innocent titles from the 1940s cinema era.

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Two shows of Welsh art

24 July 2017

The two galleries in Wales that fall under the umbrella of Martin Tinney celebrate local art in their summer shows.

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