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“Superb and very professional exhibition space”
Review of Oriel Ynys Mon

Oriel Ynys Mon
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Llangefni
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A large art gallery near Llangefni - at the heart of Anglesey. Showing contemporary work as well as showcasing art work by wildlife artist Charles Tunnicliffe and Kyffin Williams. The Museum offers an overview of the archaeology and social history of the island - from Bronze Age remains to items from the Royal Charter. With a gift shop selling Welsh art and craft as well as café selling homemade cakes, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Reviewed August 12, 2014

I have regularly visited this arts venue over the years and it has got better and better, with a much improved Blas Mwy Café, the Kyffin Williams wing and a truly spacious and ambient art gallery.

I am writing this particular review now as I have just returned from the latest exhibition by artist Glyn Davies, a phenomenal collection of stunning photographs featuring intriguing nudes in wild landscapes. For too long local galleries have perpetuated an endless conveyer belt of safe and pretty landscapes, but as always, Oriel Ynys Mon have had the confidence to hold very different and daring exhibitions by more adventurous creatives. Mr Davies' new show is just that. I have looked at the comments books at the shows over the years and sadly some visitors only want the pretty and safe and boring and some major name artists have been ridiculed and dismissed by those without any arts vocabulary or contemporary art appreciation, which is a great shame. Like the Mostyn Art Gallery in Llandudno, it's truly enlightening to see different contemporary artists being given the space and time they deserve, so top marks Oriel Ynys Môn.

3  Thank cathy_rhos
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Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We visit here a lot on holiday and it is very good at what it is. The food is nice and there is something for everyone in the museum.

Personally, I do not like the current featured display of naked people on mountains, however this is just my opinion.

2  Thank Peter C
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Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We love visiting Oriel Môn and I've never been disappointed. The current exhibition of photography by Glyn Davies is stunning, and there are a few other exhibits along the long corridors. There is also a permanent exhibition which we visit time and time again, a great shop and lovely cafe. If you are on Anglesey, well worth a visit. NB possible to book a table at the cafe - worth doing if you want to eat at lunchtime as it does get busy.

2  Thank J H
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

The Oriel is the main gallery for Anglesey. As a local, I visit frequently either to view exhibitions, buy items from their excellent local craft shop or, knowing that I can get excellent food from their restaurant, to eat. I always recommend it to visitors.

1  Thank Roseannewales
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Reviewed July 19, 2014

Fab place to visit especially if you are wanting to see buy some of the superb local talents! Well worth a visit!

1  Thank Emma W
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