Future Exhibitions

Alison Lochhead

Layered Memories of Conflict

10 September to 29 October 2016
Sculpture Space

This installation, made specifically for the Sculpture Space, incorporates clay, paper and iron. Each holds a different representation of memory and of strength, fragility, vulnerability, brittleness. There is ambiguity in the materials used, iron can be a much weaker material than paper and yet we think an iron backbone is strong and a paper spine is weak; the opposite is the case.

John Carter RA

‘Adeiledd ac Arwynebedd’

10 September to 26 November 2016
Owen Owen Gallery

John Carter RA is best known for his abstract reliefs, frequently described as being a dialogue between painting and sculpture. The apparent simplicity of his work disguises a subtlety which plays with our perceptions. An inherent element of his inspiration has been many years of visiting the Machynlleth area.

12 Oct, 12 pm – Midday Market Day: Meet the Artist
26 Oct – Workshop

Gladys Vasey


17 September to 29 October 2016
Foyer Gallery

Works from The Tabernacle Collection by Gladys Vasey (1891-1981) who lived in Aberystwyth for many years. Her work was influenced by artists of the Newlyn School in Cornwall whom she visited in the 1930s.

Richard Blacklaw-Jones

Mixed Messages – Signs of Modern Life from the Beach

10 September to 26 November 2016

Richard Blacklaw-Jones creates art from beach-combed, man-made detritus. Phoenix-like, beauty arises from waste and the incoherence of modern life is given meaning.

28 Oct – Workshop

Valerie James

The Welsh Yew – Myth & Reality

17 September to 29 October 2016
Ruralist Room

An exhibition of ceramic sculptures exploring the myth and reality of the famed welsh yew tree. ‘Metamorphosis’ is the centrepiece and key to this work by Pembrokeshire artist Valerie James.

8 Oct – Big Draw workshop

Border Country

17 September to 19 November 2016
Pulpit Room

A touring exhibition curated for the Monmouthshire National Eisteddfod by Dr Peter Wakelin. Four artist contemporaries of the writer Raymond Williams, whose paintings conjure daily life in South Wales communities from the 1930s to the 1950s: Joan Baker, Charles Burton, John Elwyn and Bert Isaac.

Tim Tozer

The Second Visit

05 November 2016 to 04 February 2017
Ruralist Room

Inspired by memories of growing up on the coast, Tim Tozer’s paintings capture the vitality, unpredictability and energy of life along a shoreline. They depict an inherent tension within human-to-human and human-to-nature relationships.

Christine Gittins

3D Showcase

05 November 2016 to 04 February 2017

Christine Gittins ceramics are inspired by her South African background which influences her colours and shapes. Having worked from Llantristant for over 20 years, she is an established potter and member of the Makers Guild in Wales.

Christmas Selection

05 November 2016 to 21 January 2017
Foyer Gallery

A selection of original works by Welsh artists, specially chosen to make ideal Christmas gifts. Artists include Ian Phillips, Luned Rhys Parri and Elin Siân Blake.

Juan Gorriti

12 November 2016 to 04 February 2017
Tannery Gallery & Sculpture Space

This is the first UK exhibition of the work of Juan Gorriti. One of the Basque Country’s foremost living artists, he has always lived and worked in his native farming community, where he insists “the farmers are the real artists.” Primarily a wood sculptor, often on an enormous scale, he has exhibited world-wide. His work is being celebrated this year in a major retrospective in Donostia – San Sebastián, European Capital of Culture 2016. In partnership with Celtic Neighbours.

16 Nov, 12 pm – Midday Market Day Talk

Terence Lambert

The Works

26 November 2016 to 04 February 2017
Pulpit Room

An exhibition of wildlife paintings and drawings including many never before seen in public. Terence Lambert’s paintings are exquisitely detailed and capture the personality of the subject. Working from his studio in mid-Wales he exhibits throughout the world.

18 Jan 2017, 12 pm – Midday Market Day: Meet the Artist

Gordon Miles

Airport Series

03 December 2016 to 11 February 2017
Owen Owen Gallery

Gordon Miles began to paint his Airport series when he was looking for a new subject for his work. He wanted to represent both human advancement, in the technical sense, and also historical links to a modern way of life with which we were all very familiar: ‘a 21st century subject.’

7 Dec, 12 pm – Midday Market Day: Meet the Artist