The Bulkeley Gallery offers free admission to temporary exhibitions by local artists, providing visitors with a small insight into the abundance of artistic talent throughout North Wales. The changing programme offers a variety of exhibitions with original art work and photographic prints available for sale, and on occasion, an opportunity to meet the artist behind the artwork.

Please see the individual exhibitions listed below for exhibition opening times.

Hello and welcome to my world of textiles.
I have been creating textile art for at least 20 years now and am always looking for new ideas and inspirations. I love colour and texture. This is very apparent in the work that I produce. My inspiration comes from the natural beauty of land and seascapes which are abundant in North Wales. I use a variety of techniques in my artwork. I particularly like painted and dyed backgrounds often piecing together previously dyed fabrics. Ice dyeing is a favourite technique where dye is applied over ice . You never know how this will look until it is washed and dried. I also love using a microwave with all- in- one dyes. Often at this stage I will overprint the base fabric with silk screen printing and stencilling. Giving another layer of texture and colour. I use printed fabrics in this way too. I also love using velvet as a base using silk paints to add colour. Velvet gives shine and texture and the colours change according to the light. Once the background is coloured and put together I then go to town with my sewing machine. I love the freedom of free motion machine embroidery literally drawing with my machine. This way of sewing means I can add depth and texture to my backgrounds. From there I start to add the details. I use a variety of different techniques to add detail,I love texture paste for 3D effects. I am also known for my terrible habit of taking a kitchen blow torch to man made fabrics. I then add further details with hand sewing and beading. Each piece of work takes many hours to complete. Beads are collected in many ways but I really enjoy trawling car boot sales and charity shops for the unusual. I collect fabrics this way too.I rarely throw anything away and have fabrics that have been in my stash for years. As you can imagine my family's despair, my space is definitely not minimalistic. I hope you take pleasure in my work and enjoy it as much as I love creating it.


Future Exhibitions

Alan Knight
Landscape artist, specialising in oil with painting knives
22nd May - 12th June