"Annual Exhibition, 2013" - at the Oriel Glyn Davies Gallery
This is my annual exhibition and is timed to coincide with the start of the Anglesey Open Studio Fortnight. I only hold one major launch of new work each year now, so this is it. I will release occasional new Edition prints throughout the year but this is the event to see all the new images in one go.
As normal, the images deal with North Wales landscapes from Snowdonia, Anglesey and the Llyn peninsula. The bias this year is most definitely the mountains, a subject increasingly close to my heart, and a shift away from seascapes.
|"Irish Pastels" One of the few minimalist seascapes in this years show, and perhaps my favourite.|
2012 Oct 24th - Nov 18th - Gallery Exhibition
"Welsh Light" - at Coleg Harlech's new Bistro Gallery, Harlech
This was just over a two week exhibition to mark the opening of the new Bistro & Gallery at Coleg Harlech, surprisingly enough, in Harlech overlooking the beautiful Cardigan Bay. It's not a huge venue but the corridors were well spot-lit for ten of my Limited Editions, and the bright, airy, bistro area swallowed a further five of my huge A1 prints. Each of the 15 images appears in my latest 156 image book, "Welsh Light" so this show went by the same name, as a sample of the range of images of Snowdonia, Anglesey and the Llyn peninsula.
The show was opened by two friends I've know for years, Albert Owen MP and sculptor and centre director, Trefor Fôn Owen. It was also a pleasure to meet Lord Dafydd Ellis Thomas who of course opened my Nant Gwrtheyrn exhibition at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff in 2009. All three purchased signed copies of Welsh Light on the night.
2012 June 26th - July 18th - ON-LINE Gallery Exhibition
"Welsh Light" - AOP (Association of Photographers)
|See actual exhibition HERE|
The AOP are delighted to be showcasing the work of AOP Member Glyn Davies, who previously exhibited in our gallery in 2011. This time Glyn brings us a selection of stunning images from his fourth photography book, Welsh Light, which will be published this August. The new book will contain 120 full plate images in this 264 page publication. There is a 6000 word introduction describing the artist's response to his subject and his rationale for photography. The foreword has been written by the Guardian picture editor, Roger Tooth.
Here is the cover description for the book:
"Welcome to my fourth and largest volume of photographs so far, all created during my wanderings across the intriguingly beautiful and varied rural regions of Anglesey, Snowdonia and the Llyn. As with previous volumes, I should start by saying that this is not a book ‘about’ Wales, but instead a personal collection of atmospheric images stimulated by the light, weather and culturally influenced landscape of this captivating, spectacular area.
You will undoubtedly recognise many of the places pictured in this book, but when you study the body of work ‘as a whole’, you will hopefully notice something else, something unfamiliar - sometimes disturbing, sometimes melancholy, occasionally uplifting – something that has far more to do with a spiritual connection to this ancient earth, infinite skies and that fragile thing called ‘life’. Welsh Light is more than just an interpretation of a magical landscape, it’s a momentary insight into my search for the ‘bigger picture’
2012 March 28th - April 28th Print Exhibition
"REFRESH - Ffresni" - Oriel Glyn Davies Gallery, Menai Bridge
Over the last year Glyn has been increasingly shooting moody mountain imagery of Snowdonia, alongside his ethereal seascapes of Anglesey and the Llyn. This NEW exhibition comprises large, beautifully crafted Limited Edition archival prints of these areas. Open edition prints are also available at smaller sizes.
2012 7th Jan - 4th Feb - Collaborative Exhibition
"Before and After" Rhyl Library Arts Centre - Church Street, Rhyl 01745 882523
A joint exhibition by collaborative artists, Glyn Davies and Wanda Zyborska, dealing with the issues surrounding scarification after life-threatening breast cancer, and what it means to the artist Wanda, as a woman, who is additionally reflecting on the process of aging anyway. In her naked state, surrounded by her large organic looking rubber sculptures, her figure is exposed to all. Here, we are able to study without challenge the effects of scarring, but at the same time can reflect on the natural beauty that is the both the female form and Wanda's body. By working with a male artist, Wanda wanted to see how the effects of scarring might affect the male gaze and appreciation of the female figure. Glyn is producing six A0 sized prints as his art work for this intriguing collaboration but a series of Wanda's avant garde sculptures will also be seen at this show.
The Private View was on Tuesday 10th January at 7.00 pm. There was a performance at the opening by the artist Wanda.
2011 June 7th - June 10th - Print Exhibition
"Wales Uploaded" - Association of Photographers Gallery, LONDON
This show was the prestigious second venue for the long awaited exhibition of Glyn's latest images. It was over 25 years since Glyn had held a show in London so this was a fantastic opportunity to bring his Welsh images to a London audience. An exhibition was well overdue, as it was almost a year from his last exhibition of new work, instead of the anticipated 3-4 times a year. The upside to the year long wait is that there was some very powerful new work to seen in this show. There was a talk for photographers on Wednesday 8th June at the AOP Gallery, at 3.00 pm.
81 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4QS - 0207 7739 6669
2011 March 26th - April 9th Print Exhibition
"Wales Uploaded" - Oriel Glyn Davies Gallery, Menai Bridge
This show is a long awaited exhibition of Glyn's latest images. In fact it is almost a year overdue as normally he releases new work 3-4 times each year. However, with the general state of the economy last year, the almost complete lack of buying public in the first half year, it was simply not feasible. However the second half of 2010 was much more buoyant and customers regained spending confidence. The upside to the wait is that there is some phenomenally powerful new work to be printed and shown in this next release.
2010 Basement Gallery - Vienna
"The Public and the Private" - Collaborative Exhibition
A joint exhibition by collaborative artists, Glyn Davies and Wanda Zyborska, dealing with the issues surrounding scarification after life-threatening breast cancer, and what it means to the artist Wanda, as a woman, who is additionally reflecting on the process of aging anyway. In her naked state, surrounded by her large organic looking rubber sculptures, her figure is exposed to all. Here, we are able to study without challenge the effects of scarring, but at the same time can reflect on the natural beauty that is the both the female form and Wanda's body. By working with a male artist, Wanda wanted to see how the effects of scarring might affect the male gaze and appreciation of the female figure. Glyn produced five A1 prints as his art work for this intriguing collaboration.
2009 Memorial Gallery - Yale College
"Made in Wales"
Three images requested for inclusion in this joint exhibition at Yale College Wrexham, displaying work by contemporary Welsh artists in a variety of disciplines.
2009 Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery - Bangor
"Nant Gwrtheyrn: The Enchantment - Y Swyngyfaredd" - Book Launch and Exhibition
The exhibition travels to Bangor and was opened by Former Police Chief of North Wales, Sir Richard Brunstrom, who learned Welsh at Nant Gwrtheyrn himself. Once again the main speaker was followed by Dr Carl Clowes and then Glyn who gave an opening talk about the project and his work.
2009 Wales Millennium Centre - Cardiff
"Nant Gwrtheyrn: The Enchantment - Y Swyngyfaredd" - Book Launch and Exhibition
On Saturday 4th April 2009 at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, Glyn launched his third fine-art photography book, together with a sizeable exhibition of large format prints of many of the images featured.
The exhibition was opened by Lord Dafydd Elis Thomas - Presiding Officer of the National Assembly of Wales, followed by Dr Carl Clowes - Founder & President of Nant Gwrtheyrn Welsh Language Centre. Glyn also gave an opening talk about the project and his work. Launch video is HERE
2008 Ucheldre Centre - Holyhead
"Davies, Davies, Davies and Davies" - Joint Exhibition
TWO pairs of brothers, from TWO generations
Gareth, Dyfed, Glyn and Simon Davies (click here for video introduction to show)
This joint exhibition features the work of four artists from the same Welsh family. Each works in a different medium - including sculpture, painting, drawing and photography - to express ideas, emotions and observations. For two of the artists, this is their first exhibition in many years, but the work they have been producing in their own time is both powerful and thought-provoking.
2008 Café Meinir - Nant Gwrtheyrn
"Nant Gwrtheyrn: The Enchantment - Y Swyngyfaredd" - Solo Exhibition
These images are from a new art project I started back in February this year, about this amazing, beautiful, surreal and resurrected village of Nant Gwrtheyrn. An original discussion with founder of the Nant Gwrtheyrn trust, Dr Carl Clowes resulted in an open-ended, completely personal brief which has now been extended throughout 2008. A much larger exhibition to launch a new 50-60 image art book about Y Nant, is planned for March 2009. The book will be on sale at Y Nant and also here online.
2008 Oriel Glyn Davies Gallery
The first release of Glyn's new work in 2008 took place on Saturday 15th March at his Gallery in Menai Bridge. These images were all limited editions and were all new images produced since the release of the Anglesey Landscapes book in November 2007. There are only around three or four releases of latest work each year now.
2007 Ucheldre Centre Gallery - Holyhead
Isles Apart is a collection of personal, visual fascinations. The photographs were taken on just a few of the islands I’ve visited, from the Azores and the Canaries, to Malta and Greece, but also including our own beautiful Ynys Môn. I have always been fascinated by islands with their finite perimeters of coastline, and being surrounded by sea. The distances between these geographical wonders have highlighted huge variations of topography and human influence. This is not a tourist guide to these islands, more of an artist’s awareness of the visual similarities between isles thousands of miles apart!
2006 Pensychnant Nature Conservation Centre - Conwy
A new exhibition of work has gone up in this fantastically located Gothic house (actually 16th Century to Victorian) at the top of the Sychnant Pass. It is the centre of the Pensychnant Nature Conservation Centre which "works with local naturalists to record and safeguard the wildlife and natural beauty of Wales". The Pensychnant Foundation is a registered charity and 30% of all picture sales go to the charity. Seven of Glyn's large format limited editions have been erected along with 10 of his smaller A3 images including some previously unseen works.
2005 Williamson Art Gallery - Birkenhead
"Salt 'n Ships"
An exhibition of maritime drawings and photographs by two professional Welsh artists. Gareth and Glyn Davies, father and son, teamed up to create a collection of work based around the boats, ships, seascapes and harbours of the West coast of Britain, especially Wales, Cornwall and Lancashire
2005 Kooywood Gallery - Cardiff
This solo photographic exhibition tours to Cardiff, thanks to gallery director Rhian Kooy
2005 Oriel Ynys Môn - Anglesey
This solo photographic exhibition - the first professional photographer’s show to be held in the Oriel Ynys Môn Gallery on Anglesey, juxtaposes dramatic images of Penwith in Cornwall with gentler images of Anglesey. The pictures show that these two ancient Celtic lands have as many similarities as differences, and that there are still places and times to experience a sense of wilderness or solitude and equally, moments to simply stand in awe