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May 2018

Art in the Mansion ~ Duncan Macdonald Johnson

May 5 - May 17

Talented and widely collected landscape artist Duncan Macdonald Johnson returns to Aberglasney for the first time since 2006. Speaking whilst making final preparations for his two-week exhibition, he talked about how pleased he was to be returning to Aberglasney: “The Mansion House is a fine and generous space in which to exhibit my work.” The exhibition, titled 'Through the Seasons' is a collection of paintings that captures the huge variation in the landscapes of Carmarthenshire. Duncan explains: “Since returning to…

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Art in the Mansion ~ Sandra Phillips

May 18 - May 24

The first of two week-long exhibitions at Aberglasney in 2018 for Pendine based artist Sandra Phillips, who paints watercolours, oils, pastels and mixed media landscapes from all over Wales, offering some of the most beautiful and varied scenery in the British Isles. Artist's statement It is only during the last few years that I have been able to indulge my lifelong interest in art. I am fortunate to have been born, lived and worked in an area of outstanding natural…

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Art in the Mansion ~ Summer Gathering

May 25 - May 31

There is something for everyone at this colourful exhibition by established artists of West Wales who are showing work in the mediums of photography, felt, glass, jewellery, fine art, wood, metal work, willow and ceramics. For further information please email sallyrowles btinternet.com

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June 2018

Art in the Mansion ~ Sandra Phillips

June 1 - June 7

The second of two week-long exhibitions at Aberglasney in 2018 for Pendine based artist Sandra Phillips, who paints watercolours, oils, pastels and mixed media landscapes from all over Wales, offering some of the most beautiful and varied scenery in the British Isles. Artist's statement It is only during the last few years that I have been able to indulge my lifelong interest in art. I am fortunate to have been born, lived and worked in an area of outstanding natural…

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June’s Music in the Pool Garden ~ The Swing Boyz

June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

The first Friday night of May, June, July and August is music night at Aberglasney! June’s band is The Swing Boyz, who play swing numbers from the 1930s, 40s and 50s for dancers and lovers of music from the period. If the weather is fine, The Swing Boyz will be playing out in the open in the Pool Garden. If we are unlucky and get rain, then they will take to the cover of the canopied Tearooms terrace. You are…

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Art in the Mansion ~ Pembrokeshire Craft Makers

June 8 - June 21

Group statement Pembrokeshire Craft Makers is an independent society of makers and artists founded 37 years ago to promote and market its members' work. Our renowned exhibitions present the quality, style, elegance and originality of the makers and artists of West Wales. Each year we stage an extensive range of exhibitions around West Wales including some new venues and many old favourites. We are confident you will find an excellent selection of contemporary art and craft at a wide range…

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Art in the Mansion ~ Steven Hopkin-Jones and Sallie Wakley

June 22 - June 28

'Works by Steven Hopkin-Jones' is a new one-week exhibition at Aberglasney in 2018, which will include pieces from Steven's various photographic projects. Steven will be joined by Carmarthenshire based animal sculptor Sallie Wakley (www.salliewakley.co.uk) Steven Hopkin-Jones' statement My love for photography began at the age of 11 when I borrowed my father’s camera, a Russian Leica copy. The need to record family life and an A level in the subject, prompted a return to further study and I graduated with…

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Painting in the Gardens with Julia Harris

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

Join the artist Julia Harris (who exhibits at Aberglasney) for the opportunity to learn more about watercolors and Julia's techniques. This is suitable for all abilities, ranging from absolute beginners to those looking for self improvement, or if you just enjoy painting. Aberglasney Gardens is the perfect location. Two dates are available: Sunday 24th June and Sunday 9th September 2018. The price is £65, which includes admission into the Gardens, tuition and all materials needed for the day. The day…

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Art in the Mansion ~ an evening preview of Andrew Douglas-Forbes’ summer exhibtion

June 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The evening preview of Andrew Douglas-Forbes' summer 2018 exhibition, starting at 6.30pm. Normal admission does not apply. Find out more about the exhibition at: http://aberglasney.org/events-and-exhibitions/art-in-the-mansion-andrew-douglas-forbes-summer-18/

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Art in the Mansion ~ Andrew Douglas-Forbes’ summer exhibtion

June 30 - July 5

Following a successful exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden, world renowned Welsh artist Andrew Douglas-Forbes is to exhibit his latest collection of work at Aberglasney Gardens in Carmarthenshire. A special preview evening will be held on Friday June 29th from 6.30pm (when admission to Aberglasney will complimentary) after which the exhibition will be open daily in the Mansion House up until Thursday July 5th. For this solo exhibition Andrew has taken inspiration from the landscapes that surround his west…

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July 2018

Art in the Mansion ~ Creative Fusion

July 6 - July 12

The first of two one-week exhibitions at Aberglasney in 2018 for Creative Fusion. Group statement Creative Fusion offers a selection of interesting handmade work by individual craft makers and artists from South West Wales. Organised by four local makers and featuring a variety of guest exhibitors. Come and see original art work, hand stitched patchwork quilts and bags, silver jewellery ceramics, turned wood, textiles, and so much more.

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July’s Music in the Pool Garden – La Tène Jazz Trio

July 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

The first Friday night of May, June, July and August is music night at Aberglasney! In July we are joined the La Tène Jazz Trio, which comprises of John Rodge on guitar, Chris Ryan on saxes & clarinet and Mark Jones on piano. The three have been working together in a number of different bands for many years and have established a unique, laid back swing style reminiscent of the cool jazz of the 50’s. If the weather is fine, La…

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Art in the Mansion ~ Crafts from Carmarthenshire

July 15 - July 26

Group statement We are a craft group that is dedicated to promoting high quality arts and crafts. We were established in 2006 with the aim to assist crafts people and artists in the Carmarthenshire area to market their work.

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Workshops with the Head Gardener ~ Stem Cuttings

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn how to take and look after cuttings in a home situation. We will be doing tender perennials for over wintering and semi ripe cuttings of shrubs. This is a great way to learn how to keep your favourite fuchsias, Salvia or try something new or keep something very special. Booking essential – tickets are priced at £55 for non-Members or £44 for Aberglasney Members. Refreshments and lunch are included in the ticket price. Tickets can be bought online at…

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Art in the Mansion ~ Creative Fusion

July 27 - August 2

The second of two one-week exhibitions at Aberglasney in 2018 for Creative Fusion. Group statement Creative Fusion offers a selection of interesting handmade work by individual craft makers and artists from South West Wales. Organised by four local makers and featuring a variety of guest exhibitors. Come and see original art work, hand stitched patchwork quilts and bags, silver jewellery ceramics, turned wood, textiles, and so much more.

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August 2018

August’s Music in the Pool Garden ~ Sax Pax

August 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

The first Friday night of May, June, July and August is music night at Aberglasney! Finishing off the 2018 programme in fine style is Sax Pax, a sax quartet playing classical music as well as jazz. Sax Pax were established in 1983. The rhythm section was added a short while later and 30 years on they’re still going strong. If the weather is fine, Sax Pax will be playing out in the open in the Pool Garden. If we are…

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Art in the Mansion ~ an evening preview of Elaine Graham’s exhibtion

August 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The evening preview of Elaine Graham's 2018 exhibition, starting at 6.30pm. The evening preview coincides with our August Music in the Pool Garden event. There is no charge to attend the evening preview in the Mansion but admission to Music in the Pool Garden is charged at the normal rate. Find out more about the exhibition at: http://aberglasney.org/events-and-exhibitions/art-in-the-mansion-elaine-graham-2/

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Art in the Mansion ~ Elaine Graham

August 4 - August 16

Artist's statement Born in Vancouver, Canada, I have been painting the sea and landscapes of my native Canada since an early age, graduating with a BA in Fine Art from the University of Toronto and winning numerous awards as an up-and-coming graduate artist. In 2000 I emigrated to West Wales, attracted by the raw, wild nature of its land and seascapes and the ever changing patterns of light, wind and weather. My mission is to connect to the power, essence…

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Theatre in the Gardens ~ Robin Hood and his Merry Men

August 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

Robin Hood and his band of merry men are feared by the richest of the land who travel through Sherwood Forest as they steal from the rich to give to the poor. When the evil Sheriff of Nottingham schemes to stop the outlaws, the merry men must join with the beautiful Maid Marian to rescue Robin from the Sheriff’s evil clutches and restore peace to the forest lands. Inspired by folklore, myth and legend, this brand-new version of Robin’s notorious…

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Art in the Mansion ~ Platform One

August 17 - August 30

Platform One Art and Craft Association is a group of like minded craft workers who work in many different mediums such as wood, leather, fabric, wool, silver, enameling, pewter, paints and many more. The Association has worked as a group for over 20 years and prides itself on not only the quality of its work but also the diverse group of personalities it has who work well as a team.

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Art in the Mansion ~ an evening preview of Julia Harris, June Baumber & Rhian Goodhand’s exhibition

August 31 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The evening preview of Julia Harris, June Baumber & Rhian Goodhand's September exhibition, from 6.90pm-9pm. Normal admission does not apply. Find out more about the exhibition at: http://aberglasney.org/events-and-exhibitions/art-in-the-mansion-julia-harris-june-baumber-rhian-goodhand/

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September 2018

Art in the Mansion ~ Julia Harris, June Baumber & Rhian Goodhand

September 1 - September 13

Artist Statement - Julia Harris I am a Welsh artist living in South Powys on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Parks, in a little village called Abercraf; my studio is open by appointment. (tel. 07973 717207). Where I live is a gift to any artist, as its only 3 miles from Craig y Nos Country Park in the Brecon Beacons National Parks, with its stunning beauty, and Adelina Patti’s county estate and castle, these magnificent grounds with its…

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‘Open Doors’ tours of the upper floors of the Mansion

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

In celebration of Cadw's 'Open Doors' month in September, we’re offering free tours of the upper floors of the Mansion which are not normally open to visitors on Sunday 2nd September. (Normal admission to the Gardens still applies.) The bare walls of these un-restored areas of the Mansion help tell the story of how the building evolved over time with changing architectural fashions and the rise and fall of the fortunes of Aberglasney’s residents. Tours will start at five times…

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Painting in the Gardens with Julia Harris

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

Join the artist Julia Harris (who exhibits at Aberglasney) for the opportunity to learn more about watercolors and Julia's techniques. This is suitable for all abilities, ranging from absolute beginners to those looking for self improvement, or if you just enjoy painting. Aberglasney Gardens is the perfect location. Two dates are available: Sunday 24th June and Sunday 9th September 2018. The price is £65, which includes admission into the Gardens, tuition and all materials needed for the day. The day…

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Aberglasney Summer Ball 2018

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - September 16 @ 1:00 am
Aberglasney, Llangathen Carmarthenshire SA32 8QH United Kingdom + Google Map

A black tie evening starting with a drinks reception at 7pm followed by dinner and dancing in the Mansion. Live music will be provided by The Velveteens (www.thevelveteens.co.uk). Tickets are £45 each. Tickets are available individually (for seats on a shared table) or by the table for 8 or 10. Other configurations may be possible by request. Tickets are available online (please click the link below) or by calling 01558 668998 Monday-Friday. The evening is a fundraising event for Aberglasney…

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