Oriel Ysbyty Gwynedd has re opened!

It is a pleasure to announce that Gwynedd Community Arts will be launching a new series of exhibitions at Oriel Ysbyty Gwynedd at the beginning of June this year.

Oriel Ysbyty Gwynedd has provided a platform for local artists to display their work in the hospital lobby for years to be enjoyed by visitors and staff.

Gwynedd Community Arts will be putting on the artist Femke Van Gent’s first exhibition which will bring images of teapots, clouds, hedgehogs, a lively pub, people dancing and much more. Its aim will be to make people smile and fill their heart.

“Hopefully it will give people some hope and relief from worries, if only for a few moments…”says Femke, an illustrator and social artist from the Netherlands who has lived on Anglesey for over 20 years.

“I aspire to bring colour to people’s lives through my drawings, my social art and all of its existence. An example of this is the murals I have created at Storiel in Bangor and the Auckland pub in Porthaethwy”, she adds.

Cllr. Nia Jeffreys, Cabinet Member for Economy and Community welcomed seeing the gallery reopen: “We believe that the arts are essential to the health and well-being of the residents of Gwynedd, and the exhibition space at Ysbyty Gwynedd is an important part of this.

“During the Covid 19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns the exhibitions had to be stopped, so we are very proud to be re-launching and bringing art back to the hospital as part of our work to support the well-being of the people of Gwynedd in partnership with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

“We invite you to come and see the show if you are visiting Ysbyty Gwynedd”.