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Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales Gallery

Enchanted Landscapes: Pembrokeshire in Myth and Legend
8 April 2017 - 17 September 2017

Enchanted Landscapes: Pembrokeshire in Myth and Legend will explore the links between the legendary National Park landscape and some of these tales, with works depicting iconic landmarks such as St Govan’s Chapel and Pentre Ifan as well as notable names including King Arthur, Merlin and the tales of the Mabinogi.

Cherry Pickles, The Most Bleeding Yew, 1993 © The Artist.
Cherry Pickles, The Most Bleeding Yew, 1993 © The Artist.

Bryony White, Partnership Projects Curator at Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales, said: “Described in the Mabinogi as Gwlad hud a lledrith or The land of mystery and enchantment, the ancient Pembrokeshire landscape has many extraordinary tales to tell.

“The exhibition will include works inspired by stories such as Cantre’r Gwaelod, the lost sunken hundred off the North Pembrokeshire Coast, as well as the story of the yew tree in Nevern Church yard that will ‘bleed’ until the nearby Castle is once again ruled by a Welshman.”

Sir Edward Burne Jones, Figure Study for The Sleep of Arthur in Avalon, 1883 © Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.
Sir Edward Burne Jones, Figure Study for The Sleep of Arthur in Avalon, 1883 © Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales.

The display from the collections of Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales will also include a range of works by Graham Sutherland, who was so inspired by the Pembrokeshire landscape that he left a collection of his work to the people of Wales.

 Partner Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales

 The main gallery showcases artists' interpretations of landscape, taken from
Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales' collection of art and antiquities.

Admission is free and the building is fully accessible. Click the link to find out more about gallery opening times.