Eluned Gymraes Davies Programme
The silk project was unveiled in our gallery on 11 February 2017, to celebrate the completion of the final project in the Eluned Gymraes Davies Programme, which is managed by The National Library of Wales. At the end of March 2017 there was a formal launch at the National Library of Wales and photos are available on Facebook.
A special ceremony was held at The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth on Friday 31 March 2017 when Ystafell Eluned Gymraes Davies was officially opened.
In 2012 The National Library of Wales received a bequest from the Eluned Gymraes Davies estate (1910-2004) to introduce a series of craft projects in her memory. During the past five years participants from across Wales took part in a series of workshops based on a specific trade with the themes inspired by the National Library’s collections. Among the masterpieces created are:
Embroidery on the theme of Swansea Copper Industry
Metalwork on the theme of Llŷn Peninsula
Weaving on the theme of Pilgrims’ Paths
Wood Carving on the theme of Icons of Merthyr Tydfil
Stained Glass works on the theme of Pembrokeshire
Silk painting on the theme of Anglesey.
These masterpieces will be displayed in a permanent space at The National Library of Wales; Ystafell Eluned Gymraes Davies.