Astronomical Art

 

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Last week I went to the wonderful Workers Gallery in Ynyshir for the launch of their Astronomical Art exhibition, which runs until May 17th.

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Lovely raffle prizes

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We had a good show of people.

On display are the amazing works of  Chris Williams, mainly astonishing sculptures of black holes among st other things.    2015-04-16 Astronomical Art Exhibition 0242015-04-16 Astronomical Art Exhibition 0522015-04-16 Astronomical Art Exhibition 0512015-04-16 Astronomical Art Exhibition 0462015-04-16 Astronomical Art Exhibition 031           2015-04-16 Astronomical Art Exhibition 026

As well as the stunning astro-photography of Nick Hart; which is even more impressive when you talk to him and realise all his pictures are taken from his home observatory in the CITY of Newport! Light pollution doesn’t stand a chance against him!

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Nebula kinda selfie 🙂

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And rounding it out were some of my constellation pieces, which were ingeniously displayed, although not expertly photographed…oops!

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As part of the launch the National Museum Wales Geology Dept were nice enough to loan us some meteorites which I brought along and they went down a treat, I did feel quite cool carrying space rocks in my bag, even if I did get there on a bus 🙂 And there was wonderful banana and walnut cake, yum!

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I was having so much fun I forgot to take proper pics of all the meteorites, ooops!

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Geek fact, the doors on the original Star ship Enterprise apparently have the same pattern. …I haven’t had a chance to verify this yet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also on display in another part of the gallery was work by the resident artist Gayle Rogers and the members of the gallery such as Sion Llwellyn, Glyndwr Brimacombe, and Melanie Erza amongst others

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Truly amazing handmade love spoons by Sion Llywellyn

 

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So if you find yourself anywhere in the RCT area in the next month I definitely recommend a visit to the exhibition. If you’re a little later then that, I don’t know what their next exhibition is, but I’m sure it will be great, so get yourself down there anyway!

 

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