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.
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.