Ruthin Craft Centre

The Arts Council of Wales Lottery funded transformation of Ruthin Craft Centre is now complete.

This amazing re-development designed by Sergison Bates architects is located on the existing site in its own landscape and is a dynamic zinc and cast stone building with undulating roofs to echo the surrounding Clwydian hills.

With three galleries, six artist studios, retail gallery, education and residency workshops, tourist information gateway and café with courtyard terrace.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

Mon–Sat 10:00–17:00

Closed: Sundays

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Fritz Maierhofer: Retrospective of jewellery and objects direct from Vienna

  • 18 April — 5 July 2015 *on now

Fritz Maierhofer is one of the leading Austrian jewellery and object artists and this show includes jewellery and sculptures from the 1960s until the present day.

With his avant-garde understanding of jewellery, he creates unique objects from acrylic, glass, steel, pewter, aluminium, and the synthetic material Corian. The artist, who revealed a penchant for sculpture at an early age, was influenced by England’s revolutionary pop culture in the 1960s and 1970s.

Maierhofer’s first works from this period are captivating due to their unusual combination of the materials acrylic and metal. Brooches and rings from his early career lie on square plinths and frames held by steel wires. These three-dimensional works are continued in the works of subsequent decades, during which the artist realized sculptures for squares, gardens, and parks. In his recent sculptural works, he initially creates rectangular models from folded paper, which he then transfers to colorful metal surfaces, thereby generating three-dimensional effects.

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Ruthin Craft Centre
2 Well Street
LL15 1AH




01824 704774

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