The Gallery has opened a pop-up shop called The Welsh Connection, based in the old gallery premises on East Street, Newport. The basis of the shop stemmed from a design collaboration with a company in Patagonia, Casa Sur & Co. We are now featuring a number of items made by this Chilean Company born in Patagonia, offering products for home decoration created with artisans from that region, made of natural fibres and 100% hand work.

The Welsh Connection has selected some of the artisan’s inspiring 100% wool Rugs, to initiate a connection with Patagonia which has such strong historic links with Wales. The work has inspired us to represent Patagonia artisans, and we hope you will find the pieces as beautiful as we do. Casa Sur & Co. sets a real connection with their land and ancestors by inviting master weavers to design the rugs, encouraging the development process at a very high standard.

Their goal is to sustain and elevate artisanal methods through a modern and contemporary design process, using natural fibres and hundred percent manual techniques and sustainable and Fair Trade practices.