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Gallery and Exhibition Tour
Our landscapes have inspired many famous landscape artists, like Richard Wilson 'the father of British landscape painting' who was a major influence on other painters - Turner and Constable included. Today in North Wales you can see exhibitions at places like the Royal Cambrian Academy Conwy, devoted to the visual arts in Wales and the newly refurbished Oriel Ynys Mn on Anglesey.
Home to the exhibitions of the late Sir Kyffin Williams, as well as collections by renowned wildlife illustrator Charles Tunnicliffe. Head for the Llyn Peninsula to discover Plas Glyn y Weddw - one of the oldest public art galleries in Wales housed in a Victorian Gothic Mansion, with knockout views of the National Trust-owned beach at Llanbedrog. We've large galleries too, like Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno - due to re-open Autumn 2009.
Or the National Portrait Gallery and Royal Academy of Arts collections at Bodelwyddan Castle. Ruthin Craft Centre has undergone an amazing redevelopment project, with its three galleries and six artist studios, it's well worth a visit.
And don't miss the Helfa Gelf Open Studios programme. It runs from September to October each year and includes more than 60 artists and craft makers from all over Conwy and Denbighshire. See first hand the work of, painters, sculptors, basket-makers, wood-carvers, illustrators and people who work with glass, textiles, jewellery and printing.