New Views of Old Hills
10 January to 11 April 2015
Ian Phillips is well known for his extraordinary lino prints. This exhibition is of new work in which he presents some new ideas and techniques. The aim of this experimentation is to try and achieve a better sense of the subtleties of weather and season in the Welsh hills and integrate into the image aspects of myth and history.
A Sense of Longing
10 January to 21 February 2015
Eileen Harrisson begins with the poem ‘He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven’ by W.B. Yeats and interprets states of human consciousness and longing through colour, sound and hand stitch. She develops words into a musical key and draws together the aural and the visual through rhythms of stitch, the emotive power of colour and the sculptural qualities of cloth.
17 January to 28 February 2015
This exhibition celebrates the paintings of Derek Williams RBSA FRSA (1932-2009). He was inspired by the beautiful Welsh coastline and also fascinated with the life of Dylan Thomas which gives an interesting variety to his work.
17 January to 21 February 2015
The collection of sketches in this exhibition were produced on Mervyn’s last two trips to China. A frequent visitor to the country his work offers a glimpse of an unreported China through the eyes of a visual artist.
17 January – 25 April 2015
For the inaugural exhibition in the new Sculpture Space we are honoured to present the work of David Nash RA, one of the leading sculptors in British art today. His work is often made from unseasoned wood which continues to change over time as it dries. Some works are also exposed to fire and water. Nash’s first solo exhibitions were held in 1973 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, York and at Oriel, Bangor, Wales. These rapidly led to a series of solo exhibitions throughout the UK and his international reputation was established after his first solo shows overseas were held in 1980 at Elise Meyer Gallery, New York and at Galleria Cavallino, Venice, Italy. Since then, he has continued to hold solo shows on an annual basis throughout the world. Nash was elected a Royal Academician in 1999. He has been based near Blaenau Ffestiniog since leaving art school in the late 1960s.
Last Tango in Powys
17 January to 21 March 2015
Artist & painter of the extra-ordinary since 1965.
17 January to 25 April 2015
Our 30th Anniversary is marked with 30 portraits by British Artists.
Over the Hills and Far Away
28 February to 18 April 2015
This exhibition is to mark William Morris’ visit to Machynlleth 140 years ago and reflect on the continued popularity of Morris’ designs. It has been curated by Jane Dew. Please check our website for associated events.
28 February to 9 May 2015
In 1968 Kyffin Williams visited Patagonia. This loan exhibition is of his Patagonian works from the National Library of Wales to mark 150 years since the Welsh people first went to Patagonia and to celebrate Kyffin Williams’ long support of MOMA Wales. Please check our website for associated events.
7 March to 18 April 2015
Selected works from Professor Ovendale’s generous gift. Shown in memory of his mother.
Ritchie Ovendale was Professor of International Politics at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. His publications include The Longman Companion to the Middle East Since 1914 (1998) and Anglo-American Relations in the Twentieth Century (1998).
Natural Histories: The Art of Small Things
2 April to 30 May 2015
Natural and Botanical Paintings.
18 April to 27 June 2015
A special exhibition of paintings, prints and drawings to mark Alun Evan’s 70th birthday. Alun is an artist printmaker from Pembrokeshire and resident in Cheshire. He has a particular interest in the natural and industrial landscape of Wales and the Northwest of England.