New paintings by Jack Valentine on the allure of alternate worlds and human imagination.

“Artifact” delves into the allure of alternate worlds and human imagination. This exhibition showcases a series of devotional paintings and objects portraying scenes from the enigmatic ‘Church of Mother Nature’, where glossy high priestesses preside over ritual, sacrifice, and worship.

Spanning two floors, this exhibition offers a feverish mix of gilded iconography, dark romanticism, and teenage pin-ups that delve into themes of hedonism, devotion, and identity.

Featuring new work for The Turner House Gallery by Cardiff-based painter Jack Valentine, Artifact is a homage to artists like Klimt, Mucha, and Pre-Raphaelites, as well as Greco-Roman myth, the golden age of Hollywood, and the allure of the occult.

“Am I sure? Only as sure as I am that the reality of one night, let alone that of a whole lifetime, can never be the whole truth.” – Arthur Schnitzler, Dream Story


Jan 25 2024 - Feb 18 2024


All Day


Turner House Gallery, Penarth
Turner House Gallery, Penarth


The Turner House