Future Exhibitions

Tabernacle Art Competition

11 July to 3 September 2015

The annual open competition attracts over 200 entries from adults and children. Professional judges make the selection each year and then the public vote for their favourite during the exhibition run.

Adult theme: “The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper”.
Under 18 theme: “Magical things under the magnifying glass”.

Dewi Glyn Jones

Picture the Eisteddfod

11 July to 8 August 2015

Dewi Glyn Jones has been photographing the annual National Eisteddfod for the past 5 years. To coincide with the 2015 National Eisteddfod, Montgomeryshire and the Marches at Meifod we present a personal selection of previously unseen images.

Robert Davies

Of Time and the Railway

20 July to 31 July 2015

See the train journey from Birmingham to Aberystwyth, filmed from the driver’s cab, travelling through twelve months so that the changing industrial and farming landscape is complemented by the changes that emerge over the seasons.

Barrie Cook

Selected Works 1970-2015

12 September to 19 November 2015

Barrie Cook spent over 20 years in Wales. Now living in Cornwall, this exhibition is an overview of his bold, abstract paintings of the past 45 years.

Geoff Ogden (1929-1997)

19 September to 14 November 2015

To celebrate his life and work. Geoff Ogden was born in Ashton under Lyne where he worked as a gravedigger and window cleaner. In 1965 he moved to Cornwall. He was passionate about the landscape of West Penwith which, despite being crippled with arthritis, he painted out of doors.

Sophie Myfanwy Wellan

The Wisdom of Wool

19 September to 31 October 2015

This exhibition celebrates a natural material, which is wholly part of our landscape, heritage and culture, reframed through the unique vantage point of Sophie Wellan’s art practice.

Howard Bowcott

Raising Stones

19 September to 9 January 2016

Howard Bowcott is best known for his public artworks such as the slate pillars that form the centrepiece of the regeneration of Blaenau Ffestiniog town centre. This exhibition provides a chance to see some smaller sculptures in stacked slate.

Mark Robert Davey


26 September to 14 November 2015

Mark Robert Davey combines sculpture and photography to create unique three dimensional, optical illusion artworks which appear to move in any direction when viewed.

Helen Baines

The Way I See It

26 September to 21 November 2015

Helen Baines takes her inspiration from her immediate locality of north west Snowdonia. She works almost entirely outdoors, accurately recording the colours and shapes of the landscape.

The Tabernacle Collection

Our Glorious Coastline

7 November to 5 March 2016

Works from the Tabernacle Collection, including…

Mike Briscoe, Andrea Kelland, Arthur Charles Kemp, Judy Linnell, David Tress, Tess Urbanska, Gill Watkiss & Geoff Yeomans.

Peter McNally

The Stream and the Steam

14 November to 16 January 2016

A selection of paintings from the past 30 years reflecting Peter McNally’s interest in modern art movements and the influence of his early life in Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Bob Guy

Embrace the Hills

14 November to 16 January 2016

This exhibition is part of a project for which Bob Guy is producing his wood engravings to celebrate 40 years in Montgomeryshire and the various places he has lived around the Tanat and Cain valleys.