The Hours is a host venue for several arts and culture festivals that take place in Brecon throughout the year. The upstairs gallery hosts exhibitions of new work by established and emerging Welsh and Wales based Artists on a monthly basis.
‘Up Ship Street’– by Susan Adams: June 2017
‘Up Ship Street’ is an exhibition of artist Susan Adams’s creative exchanges with Jerwood prize-winning author Jo Mazelis and Award-winning poet Lesley Saunders. Funded by a Major Creative Wales Award, it’s a startling exploration of relationships between words and images entering territories ranging from the amusing to the macabre.
Mazelis and Adams corresponded on “Basildon Bond” through the ciphers of various characters that sprang to life in the words and drawings as they were dispatched. The Saunders-Adams exchange evolved into animations with voice-overs telling tales of domestic half-worlds and the nurturing of the inanimate.
‘Up Ship Street’ runs until the end of June 2017.
‘Backstage’– by Paul Rees: Jan/Feb 2017
‘Backstage’ is our fantastic new exhibition by Neath artist, Paul Rees. Born in Pontypool in 1971 and brought up in Neath, Paul studied Fine Art at Swansea Metropolitan University graduating with first class honours in 2008. He has since exhibited regularly throughout Wales.
Paul is known for his moody backstage theatre paintings. Many depict Neath Little Theatre, where he has acted, designed stage sets and worked as a stage manager for many years. His paintings have an atmosphere and tension as well as provoking feelings of nostalgia.
‘Backstage’ runs at the Hours Café & Bookshop until the end of February 2017.
‘Still Air’ by Sara Philpott: Dec 2016
‘Still Air’ is our beautiful new exhibition by the wonderful Sara Philpott inspired in part by the Poems of Christopher Meredith. They have collaborated to produce a stunning limited edition booklet for the exhibition, featuring nine new poems by Chris with original linocuts by Sara.
The exhibition is hung upstairs and down, and the booklet can also be purchased here at The Hours – it makes a truly lovely gift.
‘Still Air’ runs until December end.