Natural Images: Historic Photography Uncovered
October 4th 2014 – March 17th 2015
This autumn at Oriel y Parc, step into the past with the historic photography collections at Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.
From the pioneering mid-19th century discoveries of John Dillwyn Llewelyn to the extraordinary wildlife photography of Arthur Brook, Natural Images presents highlights from across these photographic collections, and shows how Wales played a key role in the evolution of photography. The exhibition will introduce you to people and places, and uncover the science behind how the images were made.
Rev Francis Lockey, Carew Castle from the North West, 1855-60 © National Museum of Wales
Many of the works on display come from Pembrokeshire, providing fascinating insight into its past, through natural history, industry, tourism and the changing landscape.
The gallery will also be showing works by Graham Sutherland, exploring the role of photography in his late Pembrokeshire paintings.
John Dillwyn Llewelyn, Dunraven Castle, c.1854 © National Museum of Wales
Natural Images: Historic Photography Uncovered is generously supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
Oriel y Parc Gallery is a unique collaboration between Amgueddfa Cymru and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, in which services for visitors are joined by displays from the national collections to celebrate the landscape.
Admission is free and the building is fully accessible. For opening times and events please see the Oriel y Parc website.