24 April 2012
Caerphilly county borough is set to get its very own art gallery, thanks to a new and innovative touring gallery which launches this month.
The Awen Gallery has been created by CCBC's Arts Service to display visual art work in the Great Hall at Caerphilly Castle in July as part of the Cultural Olympiad in the run up to the London 2012 celebrations.
The freestanding, solid wall provides over 28 metres of perfect hanging space and is an innovative approach to the problem of providing exhibition space in an 800 year old listed building.
The gallery will also leave a legacy beyond the London 2012 celebrations with its touring capability. The borough currently has no dedicated art gallery so the Awen Gallery will tour around the borough and be utilised by community groups, students, and professional artists to bring the finest touring exhibitions to the county.
To launch the Gallery, Caerphilly County Borough Council's Arts Service is privileged to have obtained a touring exhibition of works by Polish-born artist Josef Herman, which will be displayed at the Risca Palace Library, Tredegar Street, Risca from 24th April to 1st June.
The exhibition records Herman's time living in the mining community of Ystradgynlais, and depicts the daily struggle that the ordinary man and women faced in the last century, including sketches of miners, land workers and fisher folk.
For more information about the Awen Gallery please contact email@example.com.
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