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The Friends of The Graham Sutherland Collection


The "Friends" decided to commemorate the opening of Oriel y Parc Landscape Gallery by commissioning a piece of music for a Guitar group. The piece celebrates the return to Pembrokeshire of works from the Sutherland Collection left to Pembrokeshire from whence came their inspiration.

The music commissioned from James Crisp evokes not only the landscape of Pembrokeshire, but also Graham Sutherland's personal vision of this land.

The music composition and its performance has been made possible by the generous contributions of many of the "Friends", businesses and individuals living and working in St Davids to whom we would like to express our grateful thanks. We record their patronage by listing their names alphabetically below:


John and Gill Adie - Diane Alwyn  - Carreg Construction - Fay Cori - Mabel Crowther - Janet Davies - Gordon and Elizabeth Dent

Gillian Fletcher - Friends of the Graham Sutherland Collection - Michael Frost - Bart and Monica Groves - David and Stephanie Halse

 Anne Lewis-Smith - Mary Newsome - Ian and Dorothy Panton - Mark Raggett - Barry and Linda Rees  -Denys and Eirian Short

Smith Roberts Associates - St Brides Bay Cottages - St Davids Peninsula Tourist Association - Steve Robinson Glass

Wendy Sturgess and Christopher Ousey - Elizabeth Thomas - Audrey Walker - Warpool Court Hotel - Rob Williams - Rod and Sue Williams Lady Willoughby


Main Entrance


View of Reception Area



Rod Williams, Rhodri Morgan (First Minister)
and Paul Loveluck (National Museum Wales




Rod introduces the piece of music commissioned from James Crisp (on the right) and the guitar group drawn from Ysgol Dewi Sant





The guitar group drawn from Ysgol Dewi Sant





Sally Moss describes the Graham Sutherland Portal to Mike Toobey, Simon Hancock
( Chair Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Authority) and the First Minister.






Presentation glass commission produced by
Steve Robinson, based upon the imagery
Graham Sutherland's Porthclais painting.






Rod presents the piece of glass to the
First Minister to commemorate the
opening of the gallery.






General views looking down into the galleries





The Glass Presentation Piece


The commission for the presentation piece to the First Minister, Rhodri Morgan to commemorate the opening of the Oriel y Parc, Landscape Gallery, came from the Vice Chairman of the Friends of the Graham Sutherland Collection, Rod Williams. A further piece similar, but different in some aspects is under way for presentation to the Gallery.

Both Commissions were asked to reflect the Pembrokeshire landscape and Graham Sutherland`s vision of it`s colours, textures and forms.  



Steve is a glass designer, specialising in the kiln-formed glass technique. All his work is designed and created completely by hand, in his own studio near St Davids.


Steve Robinson


Following graduation in Glass from the University of Wolverhampton, he has been running his own glass design business. Previously in Shropshire and now, having fulfilled his ambition to move to Pembrokeshire, in St Davids since 2006.


Glass Designer


Steve takes the inspiration for much of his work from the surrounding coastal colours and textures. One of his “signature” pieces is based on a sculptural shell form. Each one is unique, as they are made by hand shaping in an individual mould.

And Maker


Much of his work is made to commission, but pieces are for sale at his studio and in other galleries round Pembrokeshire and nationally.

For more information go to:


www.steverobinsonglass.com


Presented to
The Rt.Hon. Rhodri Morgan AM
By the friends of the
Graham Sutherland Collection
on the occasion of the opening of
Oriel y Parc, Landscape Gallery,
St. Davids.


14 November 2008


Steve at Work

All in all, I look on the hidden places where I work as amarvellous playground"

Graham Sutherland

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