Future Exhibitions

Malcolm Ryan

Night Paintings

1 December 2018 to 26 January 2019
Owen Owen Gallery & Bridge

A selection of paintings spanning forty years from the 1970s until the present, drawn from Malcolm Ryan’s wide subject matter. The paintings are a kind of night journey, we are escorted to view scenes of domestic intimacy, to travel through night landscapes and to view the busy street scenes of great cities. We are made to become aware, to view our everyday lives imbued with the poetry of the painter’s eye.


Then & Now: 80 Years of CASW

8 December 2018 to 26 January 2019
Pulpit Room

Since 1938 the Contemporary Art Society for Wales (CASW) has acquired around 900 works by 500 artists. These are now held as part of well-known public collections across Wales. This exhibition celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Society’s first acquisition by exploring the contemporary art of successive eras. Curated by Dr Peter Wakelin.

Little Big Art


8 December 2018 to 26 January 2019
Tannery Gallery & Sculpture Space

The best things start with the smallest brick… and then get bigger, literally. Little Big Art have created galleries in exhibition centres, castles and UNESCO World Heritage sites, and even had an exhibition attended by Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen – the billionaire owner of The Lego Group. Little Big Art take the wonderful world of play and supersize it, reigniting the childish euphoria of cracking open that new toy on Christmas Day.

Barry Davies

Anatomical studies of natural history in bronze sculpture

19 January to 2 March 2019
Ruralist Room

Barry Davies’ sculptures convey boldness and a dynamic physical presence combined with a sense of movement and exuberance. His passion for studying human and animal anatomy makes his sculptures truly unique. Barry’s collections include portraits of human evolution and palaeontology in a collection showing a rich variety of fossils from the Cretaceous period to the Triassic.

Roy Marsden’s Heatherdene Group

19 January to 2 March 2019
Foyer Gallery

Roy Marsden has taught painting in Mid-Wales for over 30 years. His group paints for pleasure and some of their work is shown in this exhibition. The group comprises Coral Cross, Carol Cook, Sue Colbeck, Suzanne Harris, Suzzy Murphy, Ami & Beth Marsden, Flic Eden, Halcyon Hinde and Lyn Marsden-Watkins. Also, Marcel Cabanes, Christopher Mike, Terry Ogden and Tecwyn Williams.

Philip Huckin


2 February to 6 April 2019
Pulpit Room

This is the second time that Philip has exhibited in MOMA Machynlleth. The exhibition will include work completed for the book ‘Ysbryd Ystrad Fflur’, a collaboration with the Welsh poet Cyril Jones, the archaeologist Professor David Austin and the Welsh cultural historian Rhiannon Jones, together with work drawn from the Ceredigion landscape.

Culture Colony

Interventions 2019

2 February to 27 April 2019
Owen Owen Gallery, Bridge, Tannery Gallery & Sculpture Space

Artists will be encouraged to experiment and develop their practice. The boundaries between the studio and the gallery will be blurred as artists take this opportunity to investigate their own work and show alongside the other exciting artists taking part in this intervention.

The works on show from over 20 artists will include paintings, sculpture, installation, video and performance. Artists will be exhibiting from between 2 to 6 weeks each, ensuring a vibrant and continually evolving experience for both artists and visitors. Expect the unexpected.

Past Winners of the Tabernacle Art Competition

9 March to 4 May 2019
Foyer Gallery

Since 1993 the Tabernacle Art Competition has been a regular fixture of MOMA Machynlleth’s exhibition programme. For this exhibition we have invited past winners to exhibit new work.

Tabernacle Collection


9 March to 4 May 2019
Ruralist Room

This exhibition includes portraits and figures from the Tabernacle Collection. There is an astonishing variety of styles and methods.

Theo Crutchley-Mack

The Lost Whaling Stations of the Sub-Antarctic

13 April to 22 June 2019
Pulpit Room

Theo Crutchley-Mack was invited to be artist in residence on the island of South Georgia which lies 900 miles southeast of the Falklands in the Sub-Antarctic. The island is home to the forgotten Whaling Industries active throughout the 19th century; clearly evident in the sizeable stations scattered along the coastline in ruin. Theo strives to record the obscure landscape, often abandoned and remote. Located over 7500 miles from home, these industrial landscapes were an idyllic inspiration to begin his most ambitious series of paintings to date.