Bowl With FragmentsMatthew Tomalin

Bowl With Fragments
Matthew Tomalin

GestianaElfyn Lewis

Elfyn Lewis

Summer Coastline DetailIwan Gwyn Parry

Summer Coastline Detail
Iwan Gwyn Parry

About the Society

The Society was conceived in the 1930s following the economic depression and resulted from a belief in the ability of the visual arts to uplift the human spirit in times of material adversity. In 1935 a major touring exhibition of contemporary art was promoted by a prominent group of London-Welsh and was curated by Augustus John. The following year the group arranged a high grade exhibition at the National Eisteddfod in Fishguard, using it to involve notable Welsh-based individuals to explore the formation of a society devoted largely to indigenous contemporary art.

Latest Events

Dr. Paul Joyner – Three: Is There Still Room for Three in Art?

The development of the prestigious collection of art at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, owes much to

the former Head of Acquisitions, Dr Paul Joyner. Having recognised the increasing interest in Welsh art in the

1990’s together with the influence of Wales upon established artists he was influential in setting up digitisation of

the collection at the National Library of Wales thereby providing a valuable  research source and greater access

to the public. As an art teacher, writer and published author Dr Joyner has had a substantial influence upon the

artistic cultural life of Wales.

Dr. Joyner will be giving his lecture on Saturday 20th May as part of the Lisvane Saturday Lecture and Lunch series. 

More details to follow.