Current events

Aberystwyth Printmakers Exhibition at MOMA, Machynlleth

Sunday, May 11th, 2014


Mine Memories Exhibition CARAD Rhayader

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Alison has an exhibition of her work about the Cambrian Mountain Lead Mines.


Exhibition/Installation of Sculptures and Prints.

November 9th to December 24th 2013

Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm

Opening 2pm – 4pm November 9th

Old Folk Tales of the Mines told by Peter Stevenson


CARAD, East Street, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5ER

01597 810561/810192

The three areas chosen for this work are Plynlimon Mine, Cwmystwyth Mine and the drovers’ road behind the Teifi Pools leading to small mines; the land where miners walked to Ffair Rhos and to Rhayader.

The work in this exhibition is the beginning of a journey exploring the histories, stories and memories and physical realities about and around the mines in the Cambrian Mountains.

The end of the journey for the pieces will be the return to their origin in the mountains.

One day the casual passer-by may come across them and wonder.


Putting up Exhibition

3 prints of Cwmystwyth Mine

Sculptures and prints of the Lead Mines.

Three ‘Fragments’ are in a new home

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Three of the ‘Fragment’ series of sculptures were taken to their new home yesterday, October 13th.

Three of the Fragment series.  Ceramic, metals and mixed media.

New home for ‘Held Memory’

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

The second Ceredigion Art Trail has just finished.  Quieter than last year but those who ventured to visit the workshop and see my work were wonderful to meet and it was an enjoyable two weeks.  ‘Held Memory’ was taken to her new home near Aberystwyth yesterday.

New work in progress

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

These figures were shown in Female Frame IV at Theatre Clwyd in Mold, North Wales from March 9th to 20th April 2013. They were then shown in the Strawbale Gallery in Bwlchllan in May 2013, Ceredigion and then 5 of them in Gas Gallery in Aberystwyth June 2013.

They are female figures ‘Fragments’ and prints which reflect and echo a fragmentation and broken body; ‘Fragmented’.

Three will be going to their new home in South Wales very soon.

Sea Pictures Gallery. Clare, Suffolk

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Alison’s work is being shown at the Sea Pictures Gallery, Clare in Suffolk.  This is exciting and great to get work into a new gallery.


Suffolk Magazine February 2013                                                             SPG 01 2013


Sea Pictures Gallery in Clare begins the year with an exhibition of some of the best of contemporary photography and ceramics. The show ‘Ones to Watch’ is being staged jointly with a new gallery, Fine & Contemporary. Running for the whole of February and into March, the Sea Pictures part of the show features highly original work by one of the self-styled ‘Iron Maidens’ Alison Lochhead, from deepest mid-Wales. She is almost unique in successfully fusing iron and clay. The dramatic results are hulks of ships that appear fossilized or recently torn from the earth. An example of her politically referenced fossilised female torsos is on display in the Fine & Contemporary section of the exhibition alongside work from fellow Welsh ceramicist, Joe Finch and  landscape painter Andie Clay.

Sea Pictures Gallery is also introducing ceramic ships by Terri Smart and other sea themed work by Harriet Caslin, together with popular gallery ceramicists Frank and Janet Hamer and Emma Williams. New contemporary marine photography from wildlife specialist Rebecca Nason ARPS will be on show with work by landscape photographer Andrew Midgley.

Fine & Contemporary is a sister gallery to Sea Pictures and will hold occasional exhibitions at other galleries and on the internet on non-maritime themes such as archaeology, Wales, landscape or flora and fauna. For this launch event it is showing the complete 20 print exhibition of photographs by Suffolk photographer, Paul Coghlin, that recently won him a Fellowship of the British Institute of Professional Photography. BIPP President, Roy Meiklejon FBIPP, stated “BIPP qualifications are among the most rigorous in the world. Qualification with the BIPP requires hard work, determination, commitment and lots of creativity”.

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