13th December 2012 – 3rd March 2013

chimerical (adjective):-  unreal; imaginary; visionary: a chimerical terrestrial paradise

Chimerical Coast - Sarah Jane Brown

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The ‘Chimerical Coast’ Exhibition features a series of oil paintings which communicate something of the timeless and emotive magic of the West Wales coastal landscape. Colourful, expressive works combine a variety of techniques, and are an outpouring of personal feeling rather than literal representations. Whilst the works remain recognisable as landscapes, they are often open to interpretation.

The exhibition takes place in the National Park Visitior Centre at Oriel Y Parc (in the cafe and tower)  as well as in the purpose built studio where Sarah Jane Brown will be ‘Artist in Residence’ until March 2013

The Residency programme at Oriel Y Parc allows artists to take inspiration from the National Park landscape in creating original pieces of art whilst remaining accessible to the public, local groups and schools. Sarah Jane Brown will be Artist in Residence until 3rd March 2013. Details of talks and workshops with the artist will be posted on the Oriel Y Parc website.

In addition, Oriel y Parc is a unique collaboration between Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, in which services for visitors are joined by displays from the national collections to celebrate the landscape. the residency therefore also provides an opportunity for artists to interact with the art works on display in the Main Gallery from Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales. The current display New Ground’ looks at the ways that artists have represented the Welsh landscape since 1970 and the emergence of conceptual art. Featured artists include Richard Long, Clare Woods, Brendan Stuart Burns and David Nash, alongside works by Graham Sutherland.

Open Daily 10.00 – 4.30, Admission Free