Found Gallery – new gallery for Brecon
Photography and Art have an exciting new outlet in Brecon with the opening of a new art gallery this summer.
Found Gallery is situated in a prominent position in the town, opposite Y Gaer, the new community hub, museum, gallery and library. Y Gaer is due to open this summer.
Local residents, Punch and James Maughan, have been working on Found Gallery for the last year – aiming to build on their support for the arts having hosted Art @ No 10 for seven years and Punch more recently working as the Visual Arts Coordinator at Theatr Brycheiniog.
Their first exhibition, First Found, opens to the public on Friday July 5th and will run until Sunday August 4th. First Found will feature a group of artists and makers from across Wales as well as Valleys-based iconic documentary photographer Roger Tiley. Roger, ceramicist Kim Colebrook and water colourist Philip Ross are connected by the poignant theme of mining, a story that has always resonated with the Maughans. The exhibition will include Kim’s graduate piece ‘Survival’ – a memorial to Aberfan. Other makers in the exhibition have been chosen ….because they loved them!
And there’s more photography in the gallery’s next exhibition…
Found’s ongoing exhibitions will celebrate the diversity of talent across Wales and beyond, featuring established artists and makers, the hidden secrets that are discovered and graduates who are emerging as the next generation of the artist community! The summer exhibition ‘Jazz Finds’ will open on August 8th to coincide with the well-established Brecon Jazz Festival. This exhibition will feature some never seen jazz photographs by the very well known photographer John Bulmer as well as black and white photography by Max Farrar of the jazz scene in Leeds in the 1980s.
Gallery opening times: Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm
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