Hilary Bryanston
Painter, Sculptor & Tutor

Exhibitions and Showings

Hilary Bryanston is a painter, sculptor and art tutor now living in the Swansea Valley. She has been exhibiting for almost four decades. Below, are listed the major exhibitions and shows divided into Solo and Group exhibitions, most recent first. In addition, a list of her major works found in private collections and works used in illustrations is included.

Solo Exhibitions

2016   - 2017 'Fragments made Visible,' Paintings Ceramics Assemblages Stonecarvings at Swansea Museum.
2011   Seven Visitors Oil Pastels & Terracottas at The Hours Cafe Bookshop, Brecon
2010   The Washington Gallery, Penarth, Wales
2004   Neath Museum and Art Gallery at the Gwyn Hall, Wales UK
2002   Assemblages and I Ching readings at the Washington Gallery, Penarth, Wales UK
2001   Assemblages at The Washington Gallery, Penarth, Wales UK
2000   The Fane Arts Centre, Glynneath, Wales UK
1985   Stafford Art Gallery, UK
1985   Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum
1984   E.M. Flint Gallery at Walsall Museum and Art Gallery, UK
1983   Wolverhampton Museum and Art Gallery, UK
1981   Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham, UK
1975   Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Wales UK, with ceramicist Margaret Tilly (now Brampton Pottery)

Group Exhibitions

2019   (Feb - Mar) Open Art Exhibition at Queen Street Gallery, Neath
2019   (Feb) Female Expressions at Queen Street Gallery, Neath
2019   (Jan - Mar) New Year New Art at Oriel Lliw Gallery, Pontardawe
2018   (Nov - Jan 2019) Winter Celebrations exhibition at Oriel Lliw Gallery, Pontardawe
2018   (Winter) Glynn Vivian - Swansea Open
2018   (Nov - Dec 2018) Winter Open at Oriel Q Gallery Narberth
2018   (Sep - Oct 2018) Year of the Sea - Open Art Competition at King Street Gallery, Carmarthen
2018   (Aug) Judge at Three Towns Exhibition, Ammanford
2018   (Jun - Aug) Gower to the Gwrhyd - Hilary Bryanston and Jane Carpenter at Pontardawe Heritage Centre
2018   (Mar - Apr) Tawe Valley Art Competition at Oriel Lliw Gallery, Pontardawe
2017   (Winter) Glynn Vivian - Swansea Open
2017   (Nov - Jan 2018) Christmas Exhibition at Oriel Lliw Gallery, Pontardawe
2017   (Sep - Nov) Myths and Legends at Oriel Lliw Gallery, Pontardawe
2017   Fishguard Arts Society Open Exhibition at Tregwynt Mansion, Pembrokeshire
2017   (July - Aug) Feasting on Light - Plein Air Exhibition at Swansea Grand Theatre
2017   (Jun - Aug) Members Exhibition, Arts in the Tawe Valley, Oriel Lliw Gallery, Pontardawe
2017   (Feb) When Love Speaks, at Oriel Lliw Gallery, Pontardawe Arts Centre, organised by Arts in the Tawe Valley
2016   - 2017 Paintings at Riverside Gallery, Ystradgynlais
2016   The Artists of Berllan Las at Swansea Museum
2016   Arts in the Tawe Valley, at Oriel Lliw Gallery, Pontardawe Arts Centre
2016   The creation of Arts in the Tawe Valley Arts Week, opening the studios at Berllan Las to the public as part of the Art Trail, which became an annnual event
2015   The Physical, the Metaphysical and the Astrophysical at Saint Donat's, an exhibition of paintings and photography by Hilary Bryanston, Phillip Jacobs, and Ian Glendenning
2015   'Blue Orchard Paintings' at Swansea Grand Theatre, 31st March-24th April (with Tim Grant, Sue Mann, Lynnford Jones, Andy Wardrop, Phillip Jacobs, and John Hutchinson)
2014   'Art I Facts' at The Muse, Glamorgan Street, Brecon, together with Take pART
2014   'Mann, Bryanston, The Labyrinth' at National Trust Visitor Centre, Rhossili, Gower, Wales (with Sue Mann)
2013   - 2016 (Annual) Christmas at Ceri Richards Gallery, Swansea University
2013   Earth, Fire & Water at Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon (with Tim Grant and Lynnford Jones)
2012   Even Larger Artworks at the Lliw Gallery, Pontardawe Arts Centre
2012   Larger Art Works at the Riverside Centre, Pontardawe
2003   Art Matters, Tenby, nine selected artists
2007   - 2016 Hilary Bryanston curated a rolling group exhibition for the Entrance Foyer at Pontardawe Arts Centre for the purpose of raising funds for Pontardawe Arts Centre and also for the deconsecrated church of Saint Ciwg, Llangiwg.
2007   The Brunswick (three person show, Bruce Risdon & Lynnford Jones)
2006   Pontardawe Arts Centre (curated a show for Llanciwg Church)
2006   Swansea Open at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
2005   Castle Street Gallery, Hay-on-Wye
2003   Welsh Artist of the Year open show at St David's Hall, Cardiff
1990   Duncan R Miller Fine Arts, Hampstead, London, with artist William Gear
1990   Listed in Francis Spalding's book - '20th Century Painters & Sculptors, Dictionary of British Art'

Private Collections

Collection of Tim Grant

'The Light & the Dark Forces.' Oil Pastel
'Walking on the Gwrhyd Mountain.' Oil Pastel
'Visitor from The Black Mountain Dancing.' Egg tempera

Collection of the Washington Gallery

'The Golden Hare.' Assemblage

Collection of Jane Radford Fine Art

'Enter Cloud.' Oil Pastel

Collection of Margaret Brampton

'Four Visitors.' Oil on Hessian


Cover artwork of 'AHF Magazine #6' from the Wolfian Press
Book cover of 'Farflame' by Grey Wolf (Stories & Poems)
(Pending) Book cover & drawings in ink for 'Beware The Moor' by Glyn Roberts.


Farflame by Swansea Valley author Grey Wolf is beautifully illustrated with a unique cover by Hilary Bryanston.

I chose the early medieval dragon which only has hind legs because I felt that Wales has come full circle back to the natural beauty of the landscape. Now that the industry of coal mining has mostly disappeared, the dragon rises powerfully out of the coal fields bringing new energy.

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AHF Magazine issue 6 from the Wolfian Press featured the painting "The Suspension of Disbelief" upon the cover. The painting is oil on canvas and is sized 470mm by 610mm.

AHF Magazine issue 6 contains stories in alternate history and associated genres including steampunk, science fiction, and urban fantasy, as well as a range of poetry.

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Exhibition Posters

Female Expressions
  Myths and Legends
Blue Orchard Paintings Swansea Grand
  The Physical, The Metaphysical and the Astrophysical
Fragments Made Visible
  Artists of Berllan Las

Painting Beginnings Gallery
Private Collections
Hilary Bryanston's work that can be found in Private Collections is listed here:-
Private Collections

Hilary Bryanston was included in Frances Spalding's 1990 book 20th Century Painters & Sculptors, Dictionary of British Art

Hilary Bryanston is included in the new encyclopedia of Wales-based artists 'Postwar To Post-Modern' by Peter W. Jones and Isabel Hitchman

Hilary Bryanston was featured in issue 3 of The Wolfian magazine, which remains in print and available to purchase by clicking on the cover

Contact Hilary Bryanston
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Mann, Bryanston, The Labyrinth

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Fifteen In The Foyer

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Arts in the Tawe Valley 2017
Feasting On Light
Glynn Vivian - Swansea Open 2018