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EXHIBITION
Sun 20th Mar 16
Mon 16th May 16
STARTS
OPEN to PUBLIC
7 Encounters
A Welsh-German exchange of Drawing, Mark-Making and Portraiture from Nadja Haas, Jeb Loy Nichols, Dan Roberson + Nicky Arscott.

Nadja Haas explains her concept of '7 Encounters:'
By choosing 7 people from different walks of life to portrait I aim to engage on a personal level with the subject. I am curious about their life in the beautiful country of Wales.
Someone said once the face is like the landscape of our life. I am very good at reading people's personality and have coached many people in the world. It will be a great challenge to put those intuitive hints on paper and create an unusual portrait of the person. I will give each person 3 hours in the studio to speak with them and find a pose that is comfortable. I will use a large paper roll and include in the final portrait all attempts and sketches that will be part of the "informal interview".
For the final exhibit I would like to hang the whole roll of paper but only partly revealed so some parts are visible and others hidden.

EXHIBITION
Sun 20th Mar 16
Mon 16th May 16
STARTS
OPEN to PUBLIC
The Sara Philpott Room
Based in mid-Wales, Sara is a painter and print maker exhibiting mainly in London and selected Welsh galleries. Printmaking strongly influences her painting both compositionally and in terms of multilayering.

Sara's delicate handling of line and colour make her neo-Romantic paintings full of enchantment and intrigue. Poetic and lyrical, her works are visionary and rooted with a tangible sense of place. Mid Wales Arts are delighted to be exhibiting her recent works in 'The Sara Philpott Room' this Spring.

POETRY EVENT
Thu 14th Apr 16
Thu 14th Apr 16
STARTS 8pm
OPEN to PUBLIC
Mid Wales Poetry Open Mic Evening
Our regular open mic poetry evening in the relaxed atmosphere of the gallery, for all those who enjoy poetry.

• Bring a favourite poem to read
• Read or perform your own work
• Or just come and listen!

Guest poet: Jonathan Davidson (See http://www.valleypressuk.com/book/14/humfrey_coningsby)
Jonathan Davidson has published several poetry collections and pamphlets, including Early Train (Smith/Doorstop, 2011) and the well-received Humfrey Coningsby: Poems, Complaints, Explanations and Demands for Satisfaction (Valley Press, 2015).
He has also had eight radio plays broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and 4, and is a theatre/poetry performance producer working with Midland Creative Projects.

Compered by Jane Dards
Admission £3. All welcome. Refreshments available. Cafe-style seating.
A chance to view the current exhibition.
For more information, contact Jane Dards (01686 689082 or email jane@janedards.co.uk) or Cathy Knapp (MWAC)

MUSIC EVENT
Fri 22nd Apr 16
Fri 22nd Apr 16
STARTS 6pm - 8pm
OPEN to PUBLIC
Live Music Now - Inspiring Musicians Changing Lives
2016 marks 100 years since the birth of legendary violinist Yehudi Menuhin, one of the foremost musicians of the 20th century.

Renowned for his charitable work, in particular passion to support early career professional musicians, we are delighted that two of these sponsored musicians - Beatrice Newman and Bethan Semmes who play the Cello and Harp respectively - will be providing an evening of muscial entertainment at the Mid Wales Arts Centre on Firday 22nd April from 6pm - 8pm.

As places are limited and with a ticket prices of only £5, early booking is strongly advised.

Tickets are on sale now, please email info@midwalesarts.org.uk or call 01686688369


WORKSHOP
Sat 23rd Apr 16
Sat 23rd Apr 16
STARTS 10am-4pm
OPEN to PUBLIC
New Approaches To Lino - Jeb Nichols
We have asked Jeb to return by popular demand!
Jeb is a talented, practising artist, printmaker and experienced teacher who is in demand to run courses throughout the UK. Suitable for all abilities, this will be a fun day that will combine drawing, design and exploring new ways of using this traditional printing method.

£40 per person based on 8 people to include basic materials for the day. Food available from the café, if pre booked a healthy buffet lunch can be provided for £7.50 Accommodation is available at the centre at reasonable prices for those from further afield. This is a popular course, booking essential.


EXHIBITION
Sun 24th Apr 16
Fri 28th Oct 16
STARTS 2pm
OPEN to PUBLIC
Sculpture Cymru At M W A C - Home Of Sculptors In Wales 2016
The National organisation of professional Sculptors in Wales ‘Sculpture Cymru’ celebrated the opening of an exciting new ‘Test Bed’ space and Sculpture Trail in 2015 at Mid Wales Arts Centre. Alison Lochead of Scupture Cymru and the Gas Gallery said it was the beginning of an exciting period for Sculpture Cymru who have wanted a ‘Cartref’ , (home) where they could have a permanent exhibition space to show their work and exchange ideas.

After a fantastic start we have great plans to further develop the sculpture trail in 2016. We will start installing new works in March and there will be a celebratory opening on Sunday 24th April.

Sculpture Cymru members organise exhibitions, residencies, workshops and seminars. Members also work with sculptors and groups from other countries. Recent collaborations have involved artists from Brittany, Ireland, Catalunya, Argentina and the USA.

Sculpture Cymru also offers advice and management for sculptural projects and welcomes applications from sculptors interested in joining the group.

WORKSHOP
Sat 30th Apr 16
Sat 30th Apr 16
STARTS 10am - 4pm
OPEN to PUBLIC
Picture Making With Sara Philpott
Sara is a well-known painter and print maker exhibiting mainly in London and selected Welsh galleries. Much of her print making work has been published with private presses. Her original prints use innovative monotype techniques combined with etching and relief printing. In turn, Sara has elevated mixed media techniques onto another level, creating art pieces full of mystery and allure. An experienced and intuitive teacher, this workshop suitable for all abilities will give you the opportunity to develop the potential of different medias.

Cost for the day £50 to include a healthy lunch and all materials as well as tea,coffee and refreshments throughout the course of the day

Places are limited and expected to fill up fast so don't delay! contact 01686 688369/ info@midwalesarts.org.uk

WORKSHOP
Sat 7th May 16
Sun 8th May 16
STARTS 10am-5pm
OPEN to PUBLIC
Death And The Only Beauty That Lasts
"The only beauty that lasts is the beauty of the human heart." Rumi

A rare opportunity to explore this inevitable and mysterious feature of our lives and help us relate to it in a healthy way.

Jan Parker has been leading these healing workshops since 2002. She has teamed up with Cathy Knapp, our host and MWAC founder. On Saturday morning Jan will lead writing exercises exploring death and our experience of loss. Sunday morning will focus on the dying process and include led meditations. Art workshops in the afternoons, led by Cathy, will be our response to the mornings. Please note no previous experience of writing, art or meditation is necessary!

To book on the workshop (and find out more about Jan and the workshop) please visit www.janparker.,co.uk

Accomodation and all meals available at £40-£45 pp pn (depending on room) B&B, lunch £7.50 and supper £13. To book visit www.midwalesarts.org.uk e mail: info@midwalesarts.org.uk or tel : 01686 688369/ 07970671819

"Death is the mother of beauty." Wallace Stevens

This event is part of 'Dying Matters' National Awareness Week 2016.


15 places. Costs £95, £75c.




EXHIBITION
Sun 22nd May 16
Sat 9th Jul 16
STARTS Private View 3- 5
OPEN to PUBLIC
A View From The Margins
May 2016 sees four female Artists come together to create an exhibition based on the Title 'A View From The Margins.'

The four Artist's that are exhibiting are:

Loraine Morley
Linda Davies
Alexa Von Dewitz
Barbara Richter

See some of their work here:

http://www.alexavondewitz.co.uk/alexa/alexa_von_dewitz.html
http://www.lorainemorley.com/

Keep an eye out for more details of this exciting collaboration over the coming weeks.

WORKSHOP
Thu 2nd Jun 16
Thu 2nd Jun 16
STARTS 10-4pm
OPEN to PUBLIC
Artists Secrets - Picture-making With Sara Philpott
Sara Philpott's magic pictures have entranced art lovers in Wales and beyond for decades. Her work is full of mystery, imagination and her unique interpretations of the Mid Wales landscape will inspire children to express their own appreciation of nature. Under her guidance they will uncover the potential of various collage materials and mixed-media techniques.

Where better to do this than at Mid Wales Arts Centre with the farm, gardens and background of rolling hills.
Children will work in the studio with Sara, all materials will be provided.
£20

Booking essential

WORKSHOP
Sat 18th Jun 16
Sun 19th Jun 16
STARTS 10am - 4pm
OPEN to PUBLIC
Small-scale Enamel Sculpture
Jill Leventon is a designer-maker, with over 25 years experience. She is a trained teacher who loves to share her excitement about metal and enamel with others.

Come to Mid Wales Arts for a two-day workshop in small-scale enamel sculpture. Suitable for all abilities - whether you're a complete beginner or have some experience, participants will have the opportunity to enamel sculpture from their own design - suitable for indoors, or outside use. You'll make forms and use coloured glazes to bring your ideas to a 3D form.

Cost: £140 for the two days, covering all basic materials and Jill's expert guidance.
A healthy, buffet-style is available for £7.50 with organic and homemade food.
Accommodation is available at the centre.

contact info@midwalesarts.org.uk for more information, or download a booking form from our webiste.

Booking essential.


POETRY EVENT
Thu 7th Jul 16
Thu 7th Jul 16
STARTS 8pm
OPEN to PUBLIC
Mid Wales Poetry Open Mic Evening
Our regular open mic poetry evening in the relaxed atmosphere of the gallery, for all those who enjoy poetry.

• Bring a favourite poem to read
• Read or perform your own work
• Or just come and listen!

Guest poet: Ross Donlon
(See http://www.rossdonlon.com/)
Ross's poems have been widely published in Australia and Ireland, and he has published several collections. He has travelled to Europe many times in the past five years, enjoying residencies in Norway and Romania, and reading in several other countries, both at festivals and as a feature reader. We are delighted that he is coming to mid Wales!

Compered by Jane Dards
Admission £3. All welcome. Refreshments available. Cafe-style seating.
A chance to view the current exhibition.
For more information, contact Jane Dards (01686 689082 or email jane@janedards.co.uk) or Cathy Knapp (MWAC)

EXHIBITION
Sun 17th Jul 16
Sun 28th Aug 16
STARTS
OPEN to PUBLIC
Royal Watercolour Society Of Wales Summer Exhibition
MWA is delighted to be hosting this important event. Important contemporary Welsh artists present a wide ranging exhibition where they individually explore and push the boundaries of this traditional form of painting with innovative techniques, materials and ways of looking.
The Royal Watercolour Society of Wales was formed by six like-minded artists, in Cardiff 1959. It now has around 40 members all professional artists living and working in Wales. Entry to the Society is by election, and in this way the Society maintains high standards of work as well as attracting new talent to its ranks.
The Society holds two exhibitions every year throughout Wales showing the landscape and life of Wales in all forms and these exhibitions are always varied, colourful and stimulating.
In 2007 The Society was honoured when the Prince of Wales agreed to become its Patron having exhibited with us for some years. A further honour followed in 2013 when Her Majesty the Queen agreed that the name of the Watercolour Society of Wales be changed to the Royal Watercolour Society.

WORKSHOP
Thu 4th Aug 16
Fri 26th Aug 16
STARTS 10am-4pm
OPEN to PUBLIC
Children's Workshops - Thursdays And Fridays Throughout August
Each Summer, the Mid Wales Arts School run Art workshops every Thursday and Friday of August.
Highly skilled artists with teaching experience offer enjoyable activities designed to develop skills, confidence and extend your child's creativity. Aimed at 7-14 years, 10am -4pm £17.50 per session includes all materials. Children should wear old clothes and bring a packed lunch. Over the last few years, these have proved increasingly popular so booking is essential. Please contact 07970671819/ info@midwalesarts.org.uk for a booking form.

This Summer we are offering specialist classes by professionals: Thursday 4th, Friday 5th, Thursday 11th, Friday 12th, Thursday 18th, Friday 19th, Thursday 25th, Friday 26th.

Activities offered: Masterclass in sculpture, clay animal sculpture, wire and plaster sculpture, fabric printing, drawing and painting animals, masterclass in watercolour painting, tie dye batik and fabric painting, clay wrap pot creatures.

WORKSHOP
Sat 6th Aug 16
Sun 7th Aug 16
STARTS 10 am
OPEN to PUBLIC
Enamelling: Landscape On Copper
Carol Griffin is a designer-maker, with over 35 years teaching experience. A member of the British Society of Enamellers and the British Guild of Enamellers. She will share her love of enamelling, especially panels, during this 2 day workshop, exploring colour, texture, & mark making, creating landscapes from your imagination or the beautiful local area.

You will work on small copper panels using wet process and dry powder enamels, developing ideas through a variety of techniques, including sgraffito, sifting, riso screens, embedding frits, threads & beads, using your own images/drawings or the beautiful landscape around you for inspiration. This course is suitable for all abilities.

All materials will be available for purchase during the course, with some enamels & copper test pieces included in the cost.
Drinks and a healthy lunch will be provided. Cost: £150 to include enamels used by the group and test pieces of copper.
Accommodation is available at the centre .

EXHIBITION
Sun 4th Sep 16
Wed 30th Dec 15
STARTS
OPEN to PUBLIC
Earthscape Exhibition

WORKSHOP
Sat 10th Sep 16
Sat 10th Sep 16
STARTS 10am
OPEN to PUBLIC
Advanced Lino Printing With Jeb Nichols
We have asked Jeb to return by popular demand!
Jeb is a talented, practising artist, printmaker and experienced teacher who is in demand to run courses throughout the UK. Enjoy a day in the studio developing the potential of the art of linocutting and exploring its use with other media.
Linocut is a traditional relief printing method in which pieces of lino are cut away using special carving tools to create a design. The lino block is then inked up using a roller, and printed onto paper either by hand or using a traditional printing press.
£40 per person based on 8 people to include basic materials for the day. Food available from the café, if pre booked a healthy buffet lunch can be provided for £7.50


WORKSHOP
Sat 17th Sep 16
Sun 18th Sep 16
STARTS 10am - 4pm
OPEN to PUBLIC
2nd Pottery Weekend - A N D Y W A R R E N
Due to the popularity of the first Andy Warren Pottery Workshop in March, we are delighted to offer another weekend with Andy Warren mid- September. Whether you are a complete beginner, or want to come on the workshop again to learn new things and develop your skills, this isn't one to miss!


Andy Warren will be running a 2 day pottery workshop in the studio. Andy has been making pots for over 40 years, and is an experienced teacher. He will be giving a hands-on 2 day workshop suitable for all abilities. Over the 2 days you will have the opportunity to use slips on leather hard pieces that will be fired and ready for collection 2 weeks' later. Cost for the two-day course is £90. A healthy, organic lunch is available for £7.50. Accommodation is available at the centre. Spaces are limited, so please book to avoid disappointment! To make a booking please contact info@midwalesarts.org.uk or ring 01686 688369.

One participant of the same course in March said:

Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality and superb lunch over the weekend. I loved Andy's Pottery Workshop and the lovely setting.

Will certainly be visiting you again.

EXHIBITION
Sat 1st Oct 16
Sat 1st Oct 16
STARTS
OPEN to PUBLIC
Open Exhibition 2016 Theme: Borders
Call for entries!

Mid Wales Arts Open Exhibition 2016 theme : BORDERS

Entries by 1st October
All mediums accepted

EXHIBITION
Sun 26th Mar 17
Sun 26th Mar 17
STARTS
OPEN to PUBLIC
Aberystwyth Printmakers Collective
Aberystwyth Printmakers is an organization whose aim is to promote printmaking in all its forms. Our members range from students to internationally known professional artists, and we have a long association with the School of Art, Aberystwyth University. We showcase our work annually in exhibitions across Wales and internationally.

Mid Wales Arts will re-open and launch their 2017 programme with an Exhibition of works from the members of Aberystwyth Printmakers.