Welcome to the Discover Gwynedd Website. If you are looking for details on Gwynedd exhibitions then this site should provide details on where you can find exhibitions in different areas around Gwynedd.
Since pre-Roman times Gwynedd has been a focal point of creative activity. Story telling and bardic traditions are something that are well and truly embedded in Gwynedds history. The outstanding high, hilly lands and coastal locations have inspired may works of art over time that have received international distinction. Even today Gwynedd remains a thriving location for people with a broad range of artistic pursuits of the highest possible standard and this is reflected in the large number of Gwynedd exhibitions and galleries.
At Discover Gwynedd we aim to encourage local people to take great pride in the culture and landscape that Gwynedd has to offer. This can be done by supporting local artists and crafts people, who by using their art are showing just how unique and special this area of the country is. Gwynedd is a hive of inspirational talent that is enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.
To find details on exhibitions in Gwynedd please use our interactive map and select the arts and crafts button which will mark areas on the map where exhibitions will be taking place. This will allow you to choose areas close to where you are visiting and make life a little easier for you.
Cwm Idwal, a National Nature Reserve in the Snowdonia mountains is a fantastic introduction to glacial geology. A well-marked route takes you into the heather-clad upland world of the raven, with arctic alpine plants, fast-flowing streams frequented by dipper, and the sheer scale and grandeur of its icescraped amphitheatre. At the end of the summer an on-site event will give you the chance to see Cwm Idwal as you've never seen it before. This will be followed in the autumn by local showings of a specially commissioned film celebrating Cwm Idwal, with music by local musician Gwilym Morus.
Gwaith Powdwr nature reserve (81 acres), on the Dwyryd estuary is a gateway to the hanging oak woodlands of the Vale of Ffestiniog. Gnarled and ancient trees clad with mosses, liverworts and lichens support pied flycatchers and redstarts, while the rivers and streams are home to otters and sewin (sea trout). Along with activities and workshops throughout the summer, a wildlife and art festival celebrating our local woodlands and rivers will be held at Gwaith Powdwr towards the end of July.
To get a real feel for the Gwynedd sea and coast, one of the best places to visit is Uwchmynydd. Standing on the headland at the very tip of the Llŷn, you are in no doubt about the power of the sea, the resilience of the cliffs, and the value of the coastal heaths for key birds such as the chough and stonechat. What is hard to grasp is the richness of the awe-inspiring wildlife that lives beneath the waves. Discover Gwynedd will give you a glimpse of the under-seascapes, through rock-pooling, boat trips to offshore islands, innovative marine wildlife information, and a special celebration of the sea in mid August.