Whether you’re interested in art or not visiting your art galleries is something that can really open up your mind. They’re designed to inspire, make you think and feel. Local Galleries often host smaller local creators, that you may not have heard of, so often make for a really unique day out.
I recently went with friends to a gallery opposite my University that we’ve been meaning to visit since we started University. It was completely free to get into, which is amazing! When do you ever get a completely free day out?
Within by John Meirion Morris.
John Meirion Morris is a notable Welsh Sculpture, the ‘Within’ collection are a reflection of the artist’s imagination and visions. He describes the images he sculpts as originating in his subconscious. Describing them as “internal visions”. I felt this collection reflected the innate and deeply personal aspect of art. It’s fascinating that we all have our unique creative expression that reflect a part of us as individuals.
In addition to the art gallery there was also a museum section, all about Welsh History. My university is in Wales, hence the Welsh theme to the gallery and museum.
I really liked the exhibition all about Welsh Dress, these dresses were the typical Welsh style of dresses worn in the 18th Century. By the 19th Century, Welsh women were encouraged to wear distinctive regional dress to attempt to revive Welsh culture. They were based off the below style of Welsh dress.
Finally, I had to write about the fun little activities in the Museum (yes maybe they’re for children but they’re fun okay!).
The Bardic Alphabet- basically you had to make a word using the Bardic Alphabet (an alphabet created in the 18th century). Guess what I wrote…
They also had loads of hats to try on and a giant photo frames around the exhibitions which were pretty cool for photos.
I’d really recommend visiting any of your local galleries, museums or areas of interest. It’s sometimes nice to do some touristy thing in your local area, also they often rely on local visitors and support, particularly during off-peak times.
Thank-you for reading and hope you all had a lovely Christmas!
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