Huge turnout for the Kevin Williams' Both Sides of the River' Art Exhibition private viewing evening in Fagins, Taff's Well

'Both Sides of the River' Art Exhibition, Fagins, Taff's Well - Kevin Williams

Wow, what an incredible weekend and what a fantastic night we had at the private viewing evening for the ‘Both Sides of the River’ Art Exhibition at Fagins in Taff's Well! It was a proper community event with over 120 people representing both Taff’s Well and Gwaelod y Garth. We had teachers from both Ffynnon Taf & Ysgol Gynradd Gwaelod-Y-Garth Primary Schools, local councillors, representatives from: sports clubs, local pubs, art galleries, local artists, old school, industry, commerce; friends and lot of family who had travelled a long way to support me. Got very emotional, especially as the local community singers entertained us with local harp legend Catrin Finch officially opening proceedings in what has turned out to be the most superb location for an art exhibition.

The night exceeded all my expectations and the interest, positive comments and subsequent demand for the art on display was humbling to say the least. Pontypridd MP put the icing on the cake by opening the exhibition to the public on Sat and impressed everyone with his knowledge of the Welsh scene and I’m very grateful for both his support and advice going forward. We must have had 250-300 people through in two days which is staggering and the interest from the art galleries has been very gratifying with some very nice comments from fellow artists.

We’re cracking on with a couple of events of note which include:

Sunday 14th April – Live music from ‘Gypsy Jazz’ 3.00pm Start

Wed. 17th April – An audience with the artist Kevin Williams 7.00pm Start

Sat. 20th April – Closing party with the superb band ‘Jarzino’ 8.00pm Start


The exhibition is now open for two weeks and I hope to see you all at some of these events and thanks to everybody who has made this the most unbelievable experience.


PS Don't forget to check out Josh Underwood's Portland stone carving of the Walnut Tree Viaduct Tower - it's awesome and on view at the exhibition.