Calling all Art and Craft enthusiasts!

The Riverside Library, Gallery and Visitor Information in Haverfordwest is working with a group of artists to host a series of Art and Craft Workshops this summer.

  •  Thursday 18th August – Stitching Together with Carolyn Young
  • Monday 22nd August – Self-portraiture using recycled materials with Richard Blacklaw-Jones
  • Thursday 25th August – Self-portraiture through photography with Cara Gaskell

All of these workshops will be drawing inspiration from and encouraging discussion about the current exhibition of female portraits at the Riverside Gallery. The exhibition is drawn from the National Welsh Portrait Collection at The National Library of Wales, with the centrepiece painting – Hélène Rouart in her Father’s Study by Edgar Degas – on loan from the National Gallery, London, as part of the Masterpiece Tour, sponsored by Christie’s.

The exhibition seeks to explore the female form in art and challenge the viewer to consider the theory of the male gaze in portraits, through the eyes of both female and male artists, such as Seren Morgan Jones and Sir Kyffin Williams.

The workshop participants will be challenged to observe and explore the paintings. To question who these women were and how they are represented in the paintings. To explore and question their own sense of the feminine and masculine. And to translate those thoughts, ideas and feelings in a practical way by producing an item reflecting their own sense of self.

No previous experience is necessary. These workshops are aimed at beginners who’d like to learn a new skill and have some fun!

Each workshop is a stand-alone activity, open to Adults aged 16 and over. Booking is essential due to limited space. The workshops will start at 10am and finish around 4pm, with a break for lunch (please bring your own refreshments). All craft materials and supplies will be provided – although participants are welcome to bring a selection of recycled items to use if they wish. These events are primarily English language, although some of the artists are Welsh speaking.

For further information or to book a place, please see: Glan yr Afon 


ID: 8940, revised 29/07/2022