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Craft In The Bay

Craft in the Bay

Craft in the Bay is a contemporary craft gallery located in the cultural bay area of Cardiff. The regional hub for contemporary craft and applied art, showing craft by its membership of over eighty makers living and working in Wales. A registered charity, the Makers Guild Wales is committed to supporting its membership and guest artists, celebrating excellence in contemporary craft and creating opportunities for the public to engage with seeing and learning about craft. The guild curates an annual programme of exhibitions and specialist craft workshops held at the gallery and outreach venues, engaging with national and international artists and audiences.

Artists in Dialogue

This exhibition is the second partnership between Makers Guild Wales and Celebration of Welsh Contemporary Painting. Curated by artists Jacqueline Alkema and Beate Gegenwart, five craft makers and five painters currently working in Wales, have been invited to create partnerships/pairings – beginning a dialogue about their professional art practices over the months leading to the exhibition in the autumn of 2024.

This exciting project brings together makers & artists who had never met previously. Each has found shared interests, inspiration and enthusiasm for stepping outside of their ‘comfort zones’ to explore new approaches to their work, new materials and making techniques. Their creative conversations, studio visits and sharing materials is leading to very exciting developments with their artwork as well as many new friendships with fellow creatives!

Artists ‘pairings’ include:

  • Beate Gegenwart & Catrin Webster

  • Clare Revera & Flora McLachlan

  • Helen Higgins & James Donovan

  • Pamela Jones & Jacqueline Alkema

  • Ruth Shelley & Eloise Govier

  • Ann Catrin Evans & Karin Mear


Artists in Dialogue will show at the Makers Guild Wales gallery, Craft in the Bay from 7th September – 27th October 2024.

Address: Craft in the Bay, The Flourish, Lloyd George Avenue, Cardiff Bay CF10 4QH


Beate Gegenwart
Jacqueline Alkema
Beate Gegenwart
Jacqueline Alkema

(Background image: Beate Gegenwart, coming to Craft in the Bay 2024).

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