Art for Wales - The Legacy of Derek Williams
Awdur: David Moore
Dyddiad Cyhoeddi: 26 Medi 2020
Cyhoeddwr: Graffeg, Caerdydd
Fformat: Clawr Caled, 253x252 mm, 180 tudalen
Casgliad o erthyglau treiddgar a chryno gan y curadur celf David Moore yn archwilio ansawdd ac amrywiaeth y darnau celf a gasglwyd gan Derek Williams neu a gefnogwyd gan weithgaredd Ymddiriedolaeth Derk Williams dros gyfnod o 25 mlynedd a mwy. Mae'r darnau yn cynnwys paentiadau a gwaith serameg, ffotograffiaeth a gweithiau digidol.
Darparwyd yr isod gan y Cyhoeddwr:
David Moore has worked extensively for museums and galleries in Wales and was curator of Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery between 1992 and 2004, where he established an extensive and well-supported programme of exhibitions focusing upon Welsh artists. David has written books and catalogues on Welsh art under the Crooked Window imprint, which he runs with artist Sue Hiley Harris. These include catalogues for the Contemporary Art Society for Wales which demonstrate the substantial impact of the Society's gifts upon regional public art collections. His books include A Taste of the Avant-Garde: 56 Group Wales, 56 Years, which was published in 2012, and Y Grwˆp Cymreig yn 70/The Welsh Group at 70, which was commissioned by the group and published in 2018.
Founded in 1992 to advance public education in and appreciation of the arts by the public display of fine works of art, the Derek Williams Trust now works in close cooperation with Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, collecting post-19th century fine and applied art and both purchasing art for its own collection – curated by National Museum Wales – and supporting the Museum in its purchases. Here David Moore surveys how Williams's bequest has acted as a catalyst towards the display of modern art in Wales and enabled the funding and development of a collection of real significance for residents and visitors to appreciate.