Open Art Exhibition 2012 at Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery at Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery in Bangor
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Open Art Exhibition 2012 at Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery   03/04/2012 to 14/04/1012
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Gwynedd Museum & Art Gallery, Bangor will be holding their annual Open Art Exhibition from March 3 - 14 April, 2012.The exhibition is open to all artists and students living or working in Wales. Applicants are invited to submit up to two pieces of work in any medium, 2D or 3D. An independent panel will select work for the exhibition. A selector's prize of £250 is awarded and also a People's Choice prize of £100.

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Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery Ffordd Gwynedd, Bangor, Gwynedd
The friendly staff are always on hand to answer questions.

There is an active support group, the “friends of the Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery” who support the work of the museum and gallery by fundraising and advocating on behalf of the collections. New members are always welcome.

Archaeology Collection

Finds from the well known Neolithic axe factory site of Graig Lwyd are on display. The hand axes from the Graig Lwyd site near Llanfairfechan have been found from all over Britain – even as far as Cumbria and they tell us a lot about the technology and the distance of ideas and items all over Britain.

There are a large number of items dating to the Bronze Age (c.2500- 1000 B.C) in the collections, funerary remains and urns from sites such as Bedd Branwen.

The nearly intact Roman sword found at the fort of Segontium is particularly unique, as are the imperial milestones from the Roman road between Aber falls and Caernarfon.

Early Christian memorials including the Llantrisant Stone which has inscribed the longest obituary notice from Britain. The museum also has a number of beautifully patterned medieval tiles from Llanfaes and medieval finds from Owain Glyndwr’s home at Sycharth.

Furniture Collection

Some of the earliest pieces of furniture in the collection dates to the seventeenth century although the collection spans through to the twentieth century. The large oak dower chest, joined by pegs or dowels only is one of the earliest pieces, dating to 1666.

One of the main furniture rooms displays a large selection of the Dorothea – Pughe collection from the house of Ynysgain, near Cricieth. Despite being made locally using locally grown timber, some furniture, such as the Italianate style chairs reflects fashions from London and abroad. Other furniture items from the Ynysgain collection includes a long oak dining table and chairs, bureau, dresser, tri darn cupboard, a bible box, ceramics and a number of large oil portraits.

In contrast, the ‘Welsh kitchen’ has examples of less prestigious furniture items such as the oak settle by the fire place and the wooden cradle.
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