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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.

NEIL CANNING : ORIGIN
Sep 16 - Nov 25, 2017 FINAL WEEK
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.

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 FINAL WEEK
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.

Click to enlargeBRIAN 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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