About3 December to 25 February
20-21 Visual Arts Centre is proud to present Beyond Pattern, a touring exhibition from Oriel Davis Gallery exploring the cultural meanings of âpattern'. The exhibtion features an array of media; from metalwork to embroidered textiles and handcut collages from leading contemporary artists and makers from across the UK.
We often think of pattern simply as an adornment or perhaps even as a form of disguise, but it can also reflect a desire to communicate through a specific visual language. It might be that it represents cohesion and a sense of balance, thereby providing visual stimulation or a space for meditation.
Starting from the premise that pattern is all around us whether we are conscious of it or not, this group show encompasses a range of conceptual and craftbased practices to reveal how patterns can be found in the home, workplace, street, garden or in the landscape.
An Oriel Davies Touring exhibition made possible through an Arts Council of Wales Beacon Company Award 2008-10. Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and The Laura Ashley Foundation.
Artists in Beyond Pattern:
Steve Messam, Catherine Bertola, Angharad Pearce-Jones, Michael Brennand-Wood, Nisha Duggal, Leo Fitzmaurice, Doug Jones, Adam King, Pamela So, Henna Nadeem and Andrea Stokes.