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

Of Note
2016- 2017 'Fragments made Visible,' Paintings Ceramics Assemblages Stonecarvings at Swansea Museum.
2014Apple Blossom Artisans, Killay, Swansea
2011Seven Visitors Oil Pastels & Terracottas at The Hours Cafe Bookshop, Brecon
2010The Washington Gallery, Penarth, Wales
2004Neath Museum and Art Gallery at the Gwyn Hall, Wales UK
2002Assemblages and I Ching readings at the Washington Gallery, Penarth, Wales UK
2001Assemblages at The Washington Gallery, Penarth, Wales UK
2000The Fane Arts Centre, Glynneath, Wales UK
1985Stafford Art Gallery, UK
1985Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum
1984E.M. Flint Gallery at Walsall Museum and Art Gallery, UK
1983Wolverhampton Museum and Art Gallery, UK
1981Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham, UK
1975Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Wales UK, with ceramicist Margaret Tilly (now Brampton Pottery)

Group Exhibitions

2017 (17th July - 11th August) 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
2015The 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 &c)
2014 - Current I curate & show at a fund raising project for the deconsecrated church of Llangiwg in the Corridor Gallery at Pontardawe Arts Centre
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
2013Earth, Fire & Water at Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon (with Tim Grant and Lynnford Jones)
2012Even Larger Artworks at the Lliw Gallery, Pontardawe Arts Centre
2012Larger Art Works at the Riverside Centre, Pontardawe
2003Art Matters, Tenby, nine selected artists
2007The Brunswick (three person show, Bruce Risdon & Lynnford Jones)
2006Pontardawe Arts Centre (curated a show for Llanciwg Church)
2006Swansea Open at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
2005Castle Street Gallery, Hay-on-Wye
2003Welsh Artist of the Year open show at St David's Hall, Cardiff
1990Duncan R Miller Fine Arts, Hampstead, London, with artist William Gear
1990Listed 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


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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Exhibition Posters

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

Contact Hilary Bryanston
Telephone :-
Home: 01792-832444
Mobile: 07718 937499
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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