Recent Acquisitions


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.


TC251 Peter Bishop - Snowdon from Llyn Nantlle

Peter Bishop
Snowdon from Llyn Nantlle
Acrylic & enamels on canvas


TC253 Judy Linnell - November Sea Pembrokeshire

Judy Linnell
November Sea – Pembrokeshire
Watercolour & gouache


TC252 Ian Jacob - JFK to LHR

Ian Jacob
Oil on canvas


TC254 Clyde Holmes - Winding River

Clyde Holmes
Winding River
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.

Latest Acquisition


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.”

New additions to the Tabernacle Collection


Following his recent exhibition at MOMA WALES, Gareth Nash kindly donated his work Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo to the permanent Collection.

2012 Glyndwr Award


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.

Opening of Bridge


The Bridge, connecting the Owen Owen Gallery to the Tannery.

Philip and Joanna Lambert who performed the opening ceremony.

Educational Foundation Awards


His Honour Humphrey LLoyd presenting the 2012 prizes to the winners.

New additions to the Tabernacle Collection


Charles Shearer presenting his monoprint Le Grand Meaulnes to The Tabernacle Collection.

Bridge Breakthrough


New additions to the Tabernacle Collection


Aelwyd (Home) Quilt by Cefyn Burgess

Wool tapestry with Welsh flannel embroidery

The John Sylvanus Davies Bequest Fund has made possible the acquisition of this beautiful quilt for The Tabernacle Collection.

Olympic Torch


The Olympic Flame passes MOMA Wales amidst great jubilation.