The National Library is delivering exhibitions of some of its collections in a gallery in Haverfodwest as part of an exciting partnership between the Library and Pembrokeshire County Council. The gallery is part of The Riverside Library development that also includes a café, an advice hub, a public library and a tourist information centre. It hosts a programme of thematic six month exhibitions, and a permanent exhibition on the history, culture and legends of Pembrokeshire. The National Library also delivers a programme of events and a series of education workshops in The Riverside Library to accompany the exhibitions.
Pembrokeshire is a land filled with myth and legend, and home to and old and passionate people who through the ages have been proud of their rich history, culture and landscape. This exhibition celebrates Pembrokeshire’s history and continuing charm, through displaying iconic works associated with the area.
Featuring Hélène Rouart in her Father’s Study by Edgar Degas, from the National Gallery alongside works from the National Library of Wales, the exhibition will contextualise the painting through an exploration of the female form in art. Using the theory of the male gaze we will look at the portraits through the eyes of both female and male artists, such as Seren Morgan Jones and Sir Kyffin Williams.
This exhibition is the result of an exciting partnership between The Library, Pembrokeshire County Council and National Gallery. Sponsored by Christie’s.