Future Exhibitions

Clive Hicks-Jenkins

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

17 March to 23 June 2018
Pulpit Room & Owen Owen Gallery

This exhibition celebrates the completion of Clive Hicks-Jenkins’ fourteen-print series based on Simon Armitage’s 2007 translation of the medieval poem, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. As well as the prints, there are sketches, maquettes and paintings on the theme drawn from the artist’s archive and private collections. The prints have been produced and published by the Penfold Press. The exhibition is accompanied by a text from art writer and curator James Russell.

Open Eyes

24 March to 23 June 2018
Tannery Gallery

This exhibition explores, through the art collection made over the past fifty years by Lindsay Evans, the role of private purchasers in supporting visual culture. Lindsay Evans says he looked at art with open eyes and ‘succumbed to urge and impulse.’ The exhibition emphasises his interests in sense of place, industrial communities and significant Welsh artists. Among the artists represented are Brenda Chamberlain, Alfred Janes, Ceri Richards, Mollie Winterburn and Ernest Zobole.

Kyffin Williams


24 March to 23 June 2018

An exhibition from our own Tabernacle Collection to mark 100 years since the birth of Kyffin Williams who was a great supporter of this Museum.
Born in Llangefni, Anglesey, he became known for his distinctive use of thick oil paint applied with a palette knife along with his Welsh subject matter.

Jo Naden

The Sands of Time

24 March to 26 May 2018
Sculture Space

Landscape and our relationship to it, both individually and through our collective history is the basis of Jo’s practice. Inspired by the rugged stony quality of the interior of the Sculpture Space and its location on the western seaboard of Wales, itself a landscape abundant with evidence of our own prehistory, Jo has created a new work especially for the space. Shown alongside this are her small-scale sculptures.

Morfydd Ransom-Hall

Was It Wet That Year?

5 May to 16 June 2018
Ruralist Room

Observations and Reflections on Cwm Ystwyth
Climate and weather impact upon the landscape season by season – sometimes violent sometimes gentle. Humans endeavour to dominate this environment, an activity that leaves its mark. Morfydd concentrates on the Anthropocene especially the Climate of the British Isles. The main work in this exhibition uses data collected by a ‘weather station’ at Cwmystwyth.

Rhodri Owen

To the Quick

2 June to 23 June 2018
Sculture Space

Rhodri’s hand-crafted furniture pieces are juxtaposed with pieces transformed by groups across Wales, supported by artists Manon Awst, Rebecca F. Hardy, Christine Mills, Llŷr Alun Jones, Bill Swann, Lisa-marie Tann, Catrin Williams, Pip Woolf and Kirstin Claxton. Marked, coloured, gouged or disjointed – these pieces express how life experiences leave their mark on us all.

Deirdre McKenna

Oileáin / Ynysoedd
From Dingle to Machynlleth

23 June to 4 August 2018
Ruralist Room

Deirdre McKenna spent a month on a residency exchange here in September 2017. Her work is influenced by the traditions of her home in the South West of Ireland. As a native Irish speaker she was interested in exploring the connections between Wales and Ireland through the language and other cultural links. This exhibition is a result of that exploration.

Lisa Eurgain Taylor

Beyond the World

23 June to 4 August 2018

This exhibition is a series of paintings existing somewhere between reality and fantasy. They are imaginary, otherworldly and mystic places, but have been inspired by the striking mountains of Snowdonia. The paintings convey positivity and hope as light penetrates intensely through the shadows.

Tabernacle Collection

7 July to 11 August 2018
Sculpture Space

A selection of sculptures from our own collection.

Tabernacle Art Competition

7 July to 30 August 2018
Pulpit Room, Owen Owen Gallery and Bridge

To mark the 50th anniversary of Alan Garner’s novel, and the publication of the Welsh adaption of the novel in March, this year’s competition themes are based on ‘The Owl Service’.
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!

Petals and Claws

Revisiting The Owl Service fifty years on

7 July to 4 August 2018
Tannery Gallery

Petals and Claws is an exhibition which celebrates the 50th anniversary of Cheshire writer Alan Garner’s The Owl Service, a children’s classic, based on the story of Blodeuwedd, a woman turned into an owl in the medieval Welsh story cycle The Mabinogion.
The participating artists are: Liz Ellis (sculpture), Jenny Ryrie (painting), David Heke (photography and video), Chris Tally Evans (music/soundscape), Bettina Langlois (fine art upholstery), Anna Wigley (poetry and prose).

Tabernacle Collection

11 August to 22 September 2018
Ruralist Room

A selection of works from our own collection.