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.
Robert Bryce Muir during installation.
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.
1. The Educational Foundation was started by Sally and Jim Marshall and the Friends of The Tabernacle in 1995 and was initially funded by concerts organised by Sally and Jim. In 2005 it was decided to transfer responsibility for the Foundation to the Machynlleth Tabernacle Trust together with the funds.
2. Since 2005 the Foundation has been organised by a small committee chaired by Mr Tom Rees.
Qualifications for Awards
3. Awards from the Foundation are offered annually in July to students progressing from secondary education to a high level course in an Arts subject. The purpose of the award is to assist students with the purchase of materials or books at the start of their course. If a student has achieved musical qualifications during their school years, but has selected a course in a subject other than the Arts, they may still be eligible for an award if they continue to study or perform music.
4. To qualify for an award the applicant must live in an area bounded by the Dyfi valley, but including Aberdyfi and Tywyn.
Applying for an Award
5. To apply for an award students must write a letter to Mr Tom Rees stating their qualifications for an award and enclosing a CV and letters of support from their teachers. The letters should be sent to The Tabernacle by mid-July.
Presentation of Awards
6. Those applicants recommended by the committee for awards will be invited to the Tuesday evening concert at the Machynlleth Festival when the awards will be presented by a member of the Trust.
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.
Charles Shearer presenting his monoprint Le Grand Meaulnes 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.
The Olympic Flame passes MOMA Wales amidst great jubilation.