Future Exhibitions

Ag Cain

People, Posters, Places

03 August to 14 September 2019
Ruralist Room

Ag Cain’s background as a lettering artist, coupled with an admiration for the marvellous work of the pre-war poster and enamel-sign artists, inspired him to start creating his own hand-lettered modern retro posters and paintings. Many feature an affectionate and optimistic take on holidaymaking, the seaside, railway advertising, and gloriously sunny Wales….and at least one features gin!



Clive Hicks-Jenkins

Hansel & Gretel

03 August to 14 September 2019
Foyer Gallery

Hansel & Gretel: a nightmare in eight scenes, by Simon Armitage, published in May by Design for Today, is the second book the poet has produced with Clive Hicks-Jenkins as illustrator, the first having been last year’s Sir Gawain and the Green Knight from Faber & Faber. Armitage’s Hansel & Gretel originated as the libretto of a work for chamber orchestra and puppets, and last year was performed on a national tour by the Berkeley Ensemble, in a production designed and directed by the artist.



Roger Cecil

1942-2015

14 September to 23 November 2019
Owen Owen Gallery & Pulpit Room

The Roger Cecil exhibition at MOMA Machynlleth in 2017 was one of the most popular and critically acclaimed the gallery has ever shown. This exhibition is an opportunity to see more of his extraordinary legacy as a ‘secret artist’ now recognised as one of the most important painters Wales has produced. It includes major works on canvas alongside his highly accessible small works on paper.



Antonia Spowers

Paper Unbound

14 September to 23 November 2019
Bridge

The work is currently exploring paper as a medium in a number of ways. There is an underlying theme of connection to landscape in the broadest sense plus experiments with surface, texture and form and the variety of paper itself as a medium. Work can be free standing, wall mounted or suspended. Antonia’s interest in paper stems from a time when she was working with water as paper is both formed in and by water.



Ruth Koffer

Searching for the Light

21 September to 16 November 2019
Ruralist Room

A collection of colourful sketches created for Birmingham Buddhist centre as a spiritual practice of appreciation, receptivity and celebration of beauty in nature. Ruth works in bold colouring pencils while she walks and takes in the special Autumn light. Her drawings are friendly and joyful.



Borth Arts

Light

21 September to 16 November 2019
Foyer Gallery

Borth Arts are a group of artists living and working in Borth and Ynyslas. Using a variety of media and techniques, this diverse group is connected and inspired by the unique environment of Borth – sea, beach, mountains, colour and ever-changing light. Both artists and location are literally on the edge, trapped between the sea and the mountains.
The group’s aim is to support artists living and working locally, not only providing opportunities for exhibiting their work, but also creating opportunities for the sharing of expertise and the learning of new skills. It believes that arts and culture play an important role in the enrichment and wellbeing of the wider community.



Tabernacle Collection

21 September to 23 November 2019
Tannery Gallery

Our own Tabernacle Collection now includes over 300 works, mainly by Welsh artists. This is an opportunity to see a selection of work from the collection, made possible by John Davies and other benefactors.



Ben Jones

Slate Landscapes

21 September to 23 November 2019
Sculpture Space

Ben Jones’ sculptures re-visit the old tradition, reworking stone carving to realise new alignments and feelings. Carving with an inexpressive material to communicate a consciousness in unforgiving slate is the hope. The overlaying of mass and line in compressed space might begin to describe landscape sensations that call back to older experiences.