Oriel Môn in Llangefni will be showcasing artist Gilly Thomas’ latest work in an exhibition at Oriel Ynys Môn this Spring.
Born in London, Gilly Thomas studied Fine Art Sculpture at Central School of Art and has been creating art ever since. She with her partner, sculptor Ivor Richards, are both members of the Royal Cambrian Academy and live in Mynydd Llandegai.
The exhibition, entitled ‘Uncanny Connections’ will showcase hundreds of artworks including paintings, three dimensional constructions, monoprints and mixed media works all displaying Gilly Thomas’ unique drawing style and way of expressing her observations on being human.
One of the key features of the exhibition will be a walk-in installation, an ambitious and exciting new departure for the artist which will echo the themes encountered on the walls. Inside and outside this room, with its ‘paranoid doors’, the idea is that visitors can make their own ‘uncanny connections’.
Gilly Thomas said: “Making art of any kind, and trying to make it meaningful , is a strange mix of glee and doom. I hope that my installation, dubbed the Yellow Lino Café (though it’s not yellow, has no lino, and isn’t a café) will feel like entering a ‘mind space’ as much as a physical space.”
Nicola Gibson, Arts Officer at the Isle of Anglesey County Council said: “Gilly’s work is full of humour, but also makes you think, which I think is key to her appeal. Visually, the work is interesting straight away, but you can also find more meaning by reading the title of the work which often adds another dimension to the piece. There is certainly a poetic element to this collection.”
The exhibition runs up to 15 April and entry is free. Oriel Ynys Môn is open daily: 10.30 – 5.00pm www.visitanglesey.co.uk.