An exciting new exhibition by Criw Celf will open to the public at 2pm on the 25th of July at the Gwynedd Museum & Gallery, Bangor. This will be the last art exhibition at the Gwynedd Museum & Gallery at their current venue before they move into their new home at the Old Bishop’s Palace in the city in the Autumn.
Treasures is an exhibition of art work created by young people from Gwynedd. These young people are members of Criw Celf and they have attended masterclass workshops with professional artists exploring and interpreting the theme of ‘treasures’.
During the last year the young people were introduced to a rich and varied programme of artistic genres, for example painting, ceramics, glasswork, 3D work, weaving and jewellery-making. A selection of the artwork created by the young people is seen in this exhibition, alongside the work of the professional artists who led the workshops.
Criw Celf aims to develop and nurture young talent in the visual arts through a programme of workshops and master classes. It provides an opportunity for the visual artists of the future to work alongside professional artists in a variety of different galleries and settings. The members have worked in centres such as Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery, and Plas Tan y Bwlch.
There are 6 Criw Celf groups in Gwynedd: Criw Celf 1 (year 8); Criw Celf 2 (year 7); Criw Celf Bach Bangor (7 – 11 year olds); Criw Celf Bach Dwyfor (7 – 11 year olds); and Criw Celf Bach Harlech (7 – 11 year olds). In September 2015 a new Criw Celf for young people in year 9 will start. In 2014/15 Criw Celf Gwynedd worked with over 80 children and staged 52 creative sessions accross the school year.
Call in to see the exhibition which will be open to the public between the 25th of July and 5th of September. Free entry.