Sir Kyffin Williams – Wales’ most celebrated and respected artist.
Oriel Ynys Môn, Llangefni was extremely fortunate to have Sir Kyffin as an advocate for the arts on Anglesey, and he was an active and enthusiastic supporter of the work of the gallery since its construction nearly 15 years ago.Sir Kyffin generously donated over 400 original works of art and sculpture to Oriel Ynys Môn, ranging from sketches and drawings to major oils. The gallery prides itself on this large and important collection which it holds for the benefit of the people of Anglesey and its visitors.Oriel Ynys Môn wishes to celebrate the immense contribution made by Sir Kyffin to the gallery and the arts in general. Sir Kyffin gave his seal of approval towards an ambitious and exciting project aimed at establishing an additional exhibition gallery on the Oriel Ynys Môn site, to be named the “Kyffin Williams Gallery”.Detailed plans have already been produced to build this new gallery within the existing courtyard space of Oriel Ynys Môn. The new gallery will display examples of Sir Kyffin’s work from the Oriel’s collections and from collections held elsewhere.