MOMA Machynlleth has recently hosted an exhibition in the Sculpture Space and the Tannery Gallery by the Basque artist Juan Gorriti, his first in the UK. To commemorate this exciting collaboration, between Wales and the Basque Country, Celtic Neighbours and MOMA Machynlleth commissioned this mixed media artwork by Luned Rhys Parri as a gift to Gorriti. The little chair is a happy reminder of ‘Gorriti blue’.
Two Children Sleeping
The Tabernacle Collection’s most recent acquisition, shortly to be shown in The Tannery Gallery in the ‘Gift of the Artist’ Exhibition. 18.02.17 – 22.04.17
As a result of its new status the museum will in future be known as MOMA Machynlleth. Andrew Lambert, the Founder of the Trust, is happy with this change of name as he believes it will further strengthen Machynlleth’s unique position in the culture and language of Wales.
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BRYN TERFEL AT THE TABERNACLE
The 30th Anniversary Celebrations at The Tabernacle will reach a highpoint on Saturday 7th February 2015. Bryn Terfel is coming back!
He will sing with two local choirs Côr Gore Glas and Côr Aelwyd Bro Ddyfi, with their Conductor Magwen Pughe. Magwen is a retired teacher who works very hard within the Dyfi Valley with both these choirs and also with Ffermwyr Ifanc Bro Ddyfi (Young Farmers).
Bryn Terfel will be accompanied by the Musical Director of Côr Godre’r Aran, Eirian Owen, an official accompanist at the National and Llangollen Eisteddfodau. Eirian is an Honorary Life Member of the Friends of The Tabernacle.
Also performing will be Hannah Stone, Official Harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales.
Tickets will be available from 8am on Monday 1st December, at MOMA Wales or by phone (01654 703355).
Tickets: £25 – £30.
The Tabernacle Collection is the permanent collection of MOMA WALES. It contains more than 250 works of art created since 1900 with the emphasis on artists living in Wales. We are immensely grateful to those who have donated paintings and to the late Nora Gibbs, Mollie Winterburn and John Sylvanus Davies without whose legacies such a magnificent collection would not have been possible.
Snowdon from Llyn Nantlle
Acrylic & enamels on canvas
November Sea – Pembrokeshire
Watercolour & gouache
JFK to LHR
Oil on canvas
Oil on board
Robert Bryce Muir
Study of a Straining Figure
From the private collection of Philip Ashton & Blair Wallace.
On loan to MOMA Wales for three years.
Simon Pierse, Lecturer in Fine Art at Aberystwyth University School of Art, has donated From the roof, Tikse Gompa to The Tabernacle Collection. This pencil and watercolour work was a key piece in Simon’s Paintings of Ladakh exhibition held at MOMA WALES in 2000 and we are extremely grateful. It has been given a great welcome on its return.
Richard and Ann Mayou Fund Curatorship
The new Curator appointed to the Museum of Modern Art, Wales in Machynlleth will be Lucinda Middleton. Lucinda has extensive and highly relevant experience as Exhibition Project Manager at the Panacea Museum, Bedford, and as Curator of Fine & Decorative Arts at the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro. In Bedford she was responsible for setting up a fascinating new museum of historic and newly researched artefacts connected with a local charitable and religious movement, and in Cornwall she worked with local and national artists on setting up new exhibitions and special projects. Lucinda will take up her post in May.
Supported by the Richard and Ann Mayou Fund, the curatorship at MOMA WALES is expected to generate exhibitions, forge new partnerships and mount touring exhibitions. The present Museum Director and Chairman of the Machynlleth Tabernacle Trust, Ruth Lambert says “we look forward to welcoming Lucinda to this exciting new post that Professor Mayou has created for us.”
Following his recent exhibition at MOMA WALES, Gareth Nash kindly donated his work Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo to the permanent Collection.
Professor April McMahon, Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University, with Dr David Russell Hulme, winner of the 2012 Glyndwr Award medal for An Outstanding Contribution to the Arts in Wales.
The Bridge, connecting the Owen Owen Gallery to the Tannery.
Philip and Joanna Lambert who performed the opening ceremony.
His Honour Humphrey LLoyd presenting the 2012 prizes to the winners.