AN Anglesey's collection of art rarely seen by the public is the subject of a new exhibition in Llangefni.

The Isle of Anglesey County Council owns a huge collection of work stored at the Oriel Môn.

In the new exhibition, ‘Drawn from the Collection,’ many drawings and watercolours not seen publicly before, along with a selection of new acquisitions are on show.

Oriel Môn was founded around the Charles Tunnicliffe collection. The artist was a wildlife artist and spent 35 years at Malltraeth, recording the wildlife of the Cefni Estuary.

When his work was auctioned, the council at the time decided to save the unique collection. It now offers a permanent home to other eminent artists' work, such as Kyffin Williams, the Massey sisters and Harry Hughes Williams.

The exhibition is in the Oriel Kyffin Williams from now until July 7. For details contact: 01248 724444 / /


One of the most recent acquisitions which will be exhibited in the gallery for the first time is a very large charcoal drawing by Llangadfan artist, Stephen West. This work was gifted to the Oriel by the Contemporary Art Society of Wales as a result of Anglesey hosting The National Eisteddfod in 2017.

Other renowned artists who’s works shall be on display will include : - Leslie Jones, Edward Povey, Karel Lek, TG Walker, Gwilym Pritchard, Claudia Williams, William Selwyn, Iola Spafford, Wilfred Mitford Davies, Joan Connell and Huw Gareth Jones. Of course no exhibition about the Anglesey Collection would be complete without prime examples from Kyffin Williams, Charles Tunnicliffe, Harry Hughes Williams and the Massey sisters.