A NEW art exhibition showcases the history of Wales over the last two centuries.

Bangor gallery Storiel has launched the Collect and Keep exhibition, displaying some of the objects that have been received into the theatre collection during the past five years. The range of objects reflect the story of Gwynedd and its diverse communities with its many layers of history, economy, culture and heritage.

There is a wide range of interesting items, which include two crowns belonging to ‘Dic Côr’, an evening gown worn at the Investiture Ball in 1969, the Glynllifon harp made by Sebastian and Pierre Erard in 1854, the chair of Sir Ifor Williams and photographs of renovating the Bishop’s Palace into what is now Storiel.

There will also be an exhibition of the work of Lloyd Jones titled ‘Sober Light of Day’, from 9 October to December 31, showcasing images from wanderings around Wales and the wider world.

Jones, who is celebrating 20 years of sobriety amid a long-term struggle with alcoholism, said: “This is a second life for me. I feel so fortunate. I love wandering around Wales, admiring nature and chatting to people. I seem to be constructing a chronicle in books and photographs.

“I hope you enjoy sharing my window on the world.”

Storiel is open between 11am-5pm from Tuesday to Saturday.

Find out more at www.storiel.cymru