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MOMA MACHYNLLETH

Y Tabernacl, Heol Penrallt, Machynlleth SY20 8AJ
01654 703355

www.moma.machynlleth.org.uk

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Machynlleth Station

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GIFT OF THE ARTIST
Feb 18 - Apr 22, 2017
The Tabernacle Collection has over three hundred works, most of them with a Welsh connection. Many have been donated by the artists and this exhibition is our way of saying 'thank you'.

TABERNACLE COLLECTION
May 6 - Aug 31, 2017

Click to enlargeMARGARET FOREMAN : STILL LIFE
Jun 24 - Sep 16, 2017
Margaret Foreman RBA was born in Malaya and brought up in Guyana. She trained at Goldsmiths College of Art. Her still life pictures are taken from an ever growing collection of household items which inspire memories both real and imagined. She is also known for her portraits which have won several prizes.

MARTIN CHEEK : AN OSTENTATION OF PEACOCKS
Jun 24 - Sep 16, 2017
Martin Cheek is a versatile mosaic artist and the author of seven best selling books on the subject. He created the technique of incorporating glass fusions into his mosaics. In so doing, he has essentially transformed the art and added unique textural interest to his work.

CULTURE COLONY INTERVENTIONS PART 2
Jul 8 - Aug 19, 2017 FINAL WEEK

TABERNACLE ART COMPETITION | THEME: LEGEND
Jul 8 - Aug 31, 2017
The annual open competition attracts entries from around the world. The exhibition is selected by expert judges who also award prizes. Awards from the public are presented at the end of the show, so come in and vote!

MALCOLM HUGHES: HEDD WYN
Jul 17 - Aug 31, 2017
This small exhibition of mixed media paintings by the Welsh artist Malcolm Hughes is dedicated to the memory of poet Hedd Wyn. 'Hedd Wyn' was the bardic name of Ellis Humphrey Evans (1887 - 1917) a shepherd from Trawsfynydd. At every National Eisteddfod, the chair is the highest prize that can be awarded to a bard. Hedd Wyn won the Chair at the 1917 National Eisteddfod, but he had died on 31 July during the Battle of Passchendaele, just a few weeks earlier.

SUZIE LARKE : IN THE MIND'S EYE
Sep 16 - Oct 14, 2017
In this exhibition Suzie Larke uses conceptual photography to visualise depression. Her imagery is a means of translating feelings that are difficult to put into words and challenging stereotypical views of mental illness.

NEIL CANNING : ORIGIN
Sep 16 - Nov 25, 2017
With this exhibition Neil Canning returns to Wales, his home for nearly 10 years from 1990, a crucial time in the development of his work. This exhibition begins with paintings made in Wales at that time, traces his progress after he moved to St Ives, Cornwall, and concludes with new works re-examining the ever changing moods Welsh landscape.

TIM ILIFFE : IN OUR MINDS THERE ARE MANY ROOMS
Sep 23 - Nov 18, 2017
Through this exhibition Tim Iliffe seeks to open up a dialogue with others regarding mental health. As a result of workshops and mailouts 100s of people have transformed K size medication boxes to reflect their state of mind. These decorated boxes are suspended in columns by Tim to create a fascinating installation.

KIM DEWSBURY : STILL LIFE
Sep 23 - Dec 2, 2017
Kim Dewsbury's work is inspired by her rural surroundings. In this series of still life paintings she seeks to give a solidity and reality to her choice of often unassuming subject matter, sometimes placing objects within a related landscape.

NICKY ARSCOTT : LLANBRYNMAIR - SOFT MUTATIONS
Sep 23 - Dec 2, 2017
Nicky Arscott explores the nuances of the village of Llanbrynmair through a large-scale poetry comic. These large panels will also be produced in paper form by comic book publishers Mother Mary Press.

LIZ ROTHWELL : LOOKING BACK
Oct 21 - Nov 25, 2017
Liz Rothwell moved from Manchester to Machynlleth in 1980, drawn by the beautiful scenery of the Dyfi Valley. The ancient oak woods are her inspiration, with their gestural forms, bark patterns, blankets of mosses and lichens, their seasonal colours and changing moods. She is also interested in how mood and character is expressed by gesture in the human body.

BRIAN ADAMS : WINDOWS, MIRRORS AND SHADOWS
Oct 21 - Dec 2, 2017
Thoughts on the photographic image in the age of the selfie.
Self portraiture has been established in photography long before the present obsession for "selfies" began. Inspired by the book “Self Portrait” by American photographer Lee Friedlander, Brian Adams own photographs explore the nature of the photographic image through the use of the self-portrait.

PHILIPPA ROBBINS : FLOCK
Dec 2, 2017 - Mar 10, 2018
Philippa Robbins was working as artist in residence in Gower where, alongside her paintings, she made a single bird using a discarded steel end-tie and some wood. Since then a colony has grown and this winter Flock, which now comprises 300 industrial birds, will be roosting in the Owen Owen gallery. 

RICHARD DEACON : WEATHER
Dec 2, 2017 - Mar 10, 2018
Internationally renown British sculptor, Richard Deacon, premières his latest work: Weather. The installation consists of three pieces constructed using elements composed of multiple twisted bundles of wood. The rhythms of the elements and the gaps between them evoke, for Richard, associations with rainfall or drifting clouds.

JEAN NAPIER : Y RHINOGYDD
Dec 9, 2017 - Feb 17, 2018
Jean Napier MA has spent years exploring the Rhinogydd mountain area of North Wales photographing and writing about the old drovers' roads, coaching routes and gold mines ruins. This exhibition gives you a taste of what she has discovered in this wild and beautiful land.

GARETH OWEN : ENGLUNIAU
Dec 9, 2017 - Feb 17, 2018
Poetry inspires Gareth Owen’s work. He uses paper collage across a variety of themes, expressed in his own poems, to explore poetry in a visual form. The exhibition title is a play on words on ‘Llun’ (Image) and ‘Englun’ (a 4 line verse in strict metre unique to Wales).

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