Welsh Landscapes

19 October 2013 – 10 May 2014


Drawing upon the Library’s rich collection of topographical paintings and drawings.

The topography of Wales has always attracted artists in search of beautiful and striking scenery to draw and paint. The ruined castles and abbeys and rugged mountainous areas of Wales have been popular with artists and photographers through the centuries.

The Library’s prestigious Gregynog Gallery plays host to the rich collection of topographical paintings and drawings, showing responses to the landscape over the centuries. Focussing on the famous beauty spots which we are familiar with, alongside the industrial and urban views which now surround us, the artist’s perception of our ever-changing landscape can be seen here.

The National Library of Wales Renovation Programme

The North Reading Room will be temporarily closed as a Reading Room from 22 May 2019, and its services will move to The South Reading Room. Find out more on our Building Works page.