Lovely Weather, My Exhibition at Oriel Ynys Mon and the Prospect of Beaumaris Festival from 19th – 25th May

image of Notan by Dorothy Russell
image of Folder Paper Applique by Dorothy Russell

The weather seems to have settled into a calm sunny phase and we have had both morning coffee and lunch sitting on the terrace, stripped down to t-shirts and listening to birdsong. We did manage to fit some work in between!

It’s a good job we did – on Wednesday and Thursday this week we will be helping to put up my Exhibition, ‘Textiles in Transition’ in the Main Gallery at Oriel Ynys Mon (The Anglesey Gallery) in Llangefni: the opening is on Saturday 25th April between 12:00 and 14:00.

I’ll also be teaching two workshops in the gallery:
‘Folded Paper Applique’ on Tuesday 12th May 10:00 – 16:00
‘Notan’ on Monday 1st June 10:00 – 16:00.

The exhibition runs from 25th April until 7th June. If you’re on Anglesey please call in at the Oriel to see my work – it also has a gallery dedicated to Sir Kyffin Williams paintings and drawings, a history gallery which is very child friendly and a cafe. We’re very proud of Oriel Ynys Mon on Anglesey.

image of Beaumaris Festival flyer 2015

Beaumaris has an annual Festival which this year falls between 19th and 25th of May: it is very well renowned and concentrates on music with an international flavour, but also includes a craft fair, wood turning, poetry readings, lectures and an exhibition of art.

Beaumaris is such a beautiful little town, with its medieval castle, Victorian pier, historic buildings and lots of places to eat: the Festival is at home in these pleasant surroundings. Look for www.beaumaris

Enjoy… Dorothy Russell
21st April 2015

Kite Surfers at Llanddwyn and European Geopark Status

Kite surfers at Llanddwyn beach

Daf and I had a lovely walk along Llanddwyn Beach in a brisk breeze and lovely sunshine the other day. It was great to get some exercise and blow away the winter cobwebs. Obviously the kite surfers felt the same way; they were out in force, their brightly coloured kites flying high and skimming them across the white capped waves. We just had to stop for a while to watch them: luckily Daf had his camera with him.

The Isle of Anglesey has been awarded European Geopark Status

On my first visit to Oriel Ynys Mon I stood in the history gallery fascinated by a relief map of the Isle of Anglesey which showed its fascinating geological structure. Huge upheavals exposing widely differing strata were evident and here lay the explanation of the environmental diversity across our Island.

Now this special geology has been recognised by the awarding of European Geopark Status. If, like me, you’d never heard of it and have no idea what it means, let me explain: a European Geopark is a clearly defined area with a number of important geological sites which are rare, aesthetically appealing and of scientific interest. They may also have cultural, archaeological and historic interest.

A superb description of Anglesey: there are beautiful examples at South Stack, Paris Mountain, Newborough and Llanddwyn and in many other places around the Island.

We have always known how diverse and beautiful Anglesey is and now we have ‘official recognition’.


23rd January 2010