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Press Release | Ty Tan Art opens for Hay Festival 2023 | Painting & Sculpture


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On show for theHay Festival 2023

Paintings by Menna Angharad

& Sculpture by Jeremy Stiff

at Ty Tan Art, Hay-on-Wye

Jeremy Stiff | Limestone Vessel | Grey Welsh Limestone | 35cm x 12cm x 12cm

As part of this year's Hay Festival, Ty Tan Art will be presenting an exhibition of new work by Hay-on-Wye based artists Menna Angharad and Jeremy Stiff. Artist Menna Angharad was born and raised amid the rural beauty and unique artistic culture of North Wales. As the granddaughter of renowned architect Clough Williams-Ellis, and daughter of celebrated 20th century designer Susan Williams-Ellis, who studied at Chelsea School of Art under Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland, Menna was raised in a unique environment of creativity and artistic discipline. She now lives and works at her studio near the historic market town of Hay-on-Wye, creating oil on linen canvas works that explore the powerful simplicity of everyday objects, whilst leaving space for the viewer's own thoughts and interpretations. Her works are defined by muted tones, with touches of nature's brightest colours, along with powerful knife and brush work, all of which give her paintings a shimmering and immediate quality. Menna studied Botany before training at Byam Shaw School of Art in London and gaining an MA in Fine Art from Cardiff University. In 2015 she was awarded the People's Prize at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, and her work is held in the Jerwood Foundation Painting Collection.

Menna Angharad |Cotton Grass| oil on linen canvas

Jeremy Stiff studied figurative sculpture and gained an MA in Fine Art from Cardiff University. He works in wood, stone and occasionally bronze, and is known for his mid-scale semi-figurative work and large-scale outdoor sculpture. With a particular interest in the tactile form, and the paring down of details to create simple but impactful sculpture that carries with it both a physical and conceptual solidity, he skilfully renders the soft, often transient nature of his subject matter into the permanence of oak, marble, limestone and granite. Jeremy exhibits extensively in Wales, England and France, and has created site specific works for locations including Longleat Park in Wiltshire, and Saint Maur and Meymac in France.

During gallery open hours Menna or Jeremy will be on hand to meet visitors and discuss their work.

Throughout the festival, Menna will also have a selection of paintings from her archive on show at the Hay Cinema Bookshop, and Jeremy will exhibit a selection of sculpture, including wooden figures and a large wooden boat on display outside the bookshop.

The exhibition will be open on Saturday 27thand Sunday 28thMay, and Thursday 1st, Friday 2ndand Saturday 3rdof June from 12-5pmat Ty Tan Art, 13A Castle Street, Hay on Wye, HR3 5DF. Hay Festival runs from 25 May to 4 June in Hay-On-Wye, Powys, Wales.




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JEREMY STIFF Limestone Vessel




For further press information or additional images contact Mercedes Smith at Fine Art Communications / Tel 07825 270235 /