Current Exhibition: 'Hidden' works by Llanidloes Artists Network open 11-4 Thursday-Sunday until June 30th.
Summer Exhibition: .7th July-1st September 4 Men: Robert Macdonald, John Smout, Karl Sylvester and Jesse Wade are 4 accomplished painters with very different approaches. They each relish life and the forces of nature which they translate onto canvas.
Poetry Party : Sunday 1st September Fairacre Press are throwing a [party at Mid Wales Arts to celebrate the launch of Chris Kinsey's new book: 'From Rowan Edge' and Kate O' Reilly's 'Persians'.
Sculpture Workshop: Pam Gordon a former student of John Paddison will be running a one-day workshop, Introduction to stone carving on 27th July. £75 per person - 10am - 4pm. - Places are limited, You will be working in a small group to ensure each person receives guidance and advice relative to their own requirements. Entrance and lunch included.
You will be introduced to basic stone carving techniques, taught how to use the tools, map out your design, carve in the round and smoothing techniques. Choose to re-create Pam's original designs, or bring your own design to translate onto a 8" x 8" x 3" block of limestone. This course runs alongside our 'Celebration of Sculpture' Exhibition, celebrating the work of renowned British sculptor, John Paddison, a collection of whose stone sculptures are exhibited at Mid Wales Arts Centre.
Lino Workshop with Jeb Loy Nichols 10am-4pm on Saturday 3rd August. Book now as places are limited. £55 per person, 10% discount for members of MWA. Materials included.
Artists in Residence
Every Thursday and Friday we will have an artist in residence during the Hidden Exhibition. Look out for Junko Burton next week!
For the Hidden exhibition at Mid Wales Arts Centre, artist in residence Sandy Craig has been musing on how people behave even though they know their homes will soon be flooded to create a reservoir. These thoughts were inspired by the story of how Capel Celyn near Bala was flooded to create the the Llyn Celyn Reservoir. Records of the time show life continuing till the very last day - washing on the line, shoes polished to go to the school's last day and other poignant memories. Exactly the same thing happened when The Clywedog reservoir near Llanidloes was created.
Alison Finnieston's installation sculpture explores the complex relationships between humankind and the landscapes they inhabit. This installation is a response to the landscape surrounding Mid Wales Arts Centre and a comment on how this is treated by visitors and by those who live there.
Summer holiday workshops for children, every Wednesday.
Sculpteen every Monday 10-4