Mid Wales Pop Up Exhibition Artists

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Mid Wales Pop Up Arts Exhibition

Deep in the heart of Wales, lies one of the most beautiful towns in the country. It’s one of Wales’ best-kept secrets. For that reason, it is a magnet for artists and creative individuals. Llanidloes or ‘Llani’, punches well above its weight for the number of artists, writers, musicians living there. The recently formed Llanidloes Artists Group have been meeting to support and encourage each others practice. Meanwhile, the artists are about to show their work in a joint Mid Wales Pop Up Arts Exhibition.

The exhibition will be held at the former Nat West Bank in Great Oak Street, Llanidloes. It opens on December 1, and the show closes on December 8th.

Late night opening is on Saturday, December 1st from 5pm-7pm. This coincides with the switching on of the towns Christmas lights. All other opening times will be from 10:30am-2: 30 pm daily, except Sunday.

The work on show includes photography, printmaking, ceramics, drawings and paintings.

The artists represented include; Irene Gardiner, Nia Newson, Bronwyn Strugnell, Terri Sweeney, Andy Warren, Leanne Cordingley-Wright, Sandy Craig, Vivi-Mari Carpelan, Diane Rose, Gini Wade, Marg Munyard, Annie Levy, Erin Laura Hughes and Osian Gwent.

For more information about the group visit facebook.com/llanidloesartists


Featured Artist: Erin Laura Hughes

Mid Wales Pop Up Arts Exhibition

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“Erin Hughes received her MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art, London 2018. After completing her BA in Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford, she spent four years living and working in Berlin. She is a co-founder of Cypher Space, Berlin and Cypher Billboard, London. Recent works use fake wood and marble laminates to recreate inlay effects like parquet flooring or Pietre Dure.”

Erin will be exhibiting at the Mid Wales Pop Up Arts Exhibition. Get in touch with Erin, or see more of her work via the link below.


Featured Artist: Leanne Cordingley-Wright

Mid Wales Pop Up Arts Exhibition

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“Leanne Cordingley-Wright is a graphic designer with a background in psychology and sociology. Her artwork sees the fusion of these areas of interest as she uses a variety of media, including collage and screen printing to explore ideas surrounding identity, the subconscious mind and social, political and environmental issues.

Leanne lives and works in Llanidloes, where she runs the art and graphic design practice, Studio Mayfly.”

Leanne will be exhibiting at the Mid Wales Pop Up Arts Exhibition.


Featured Artist: Diane Rose

Mid Wales Pop Up Arts Exhibition

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“I work in various artistic mediums and subject matter and particularly the natural world.

The ever-changing moods of the elements and the forms and shapes within the land are what defines my art. I find working within the landscape itself particularly rewarding where my preparatory work connects me directly with the individuality and character of the seasons.

Having lived in numerous different geographic locations throughout my life – including ten years resident in Spain, and now beautiful Mid Wales, the fascinating diversity of nature remains a strong motivational factor and is the constant inspiration for original new projects.”

Diane will be exhibiting at the Mid Wales Pop Up Arts Exhibition.


Featured Artist: Gini Wade

Mid Wales Pop Up Arts Exhibition

© copyright 2018 Gini Wade all rights reserved

“Gini Wade, originally from London, has lived most of her life near Llanidloes.
After a long career writing and illustrating children’s books, she now works in a variety of
media, including printmaking, animation, oil painting, & ceramics. She is a director of Aberystwyth Printmakers and her prints and animations have been exhibited worldwide.”

Gini will be exhibiting at the Mid Wales Pop Up Arts Exhibition.


Featured artist: Annie Levy

Mid Wales Pop Up Arts Exhibition

© copyright 2018 Annie Levy all rights reserved


“My collage work uses a thousand pieces, collected into ever smaller bits, to speak about: memory and imagination; discovery and loss; dream and hyper-reality; past and future; the domestic and the wild; rupture and repair.

I think a lot about ecological emergency and how beauty can be salvaged and whether a fragment represents loss or the possibility of regeneration.

I also try for a visual balance in composition and colour. Many pieces are three-dimensional, mixed media constructions. In ripping and cutting, I question “permanence” and “the future” and material culture in a vulnerable world. There is a strong affection for recycling and reuse — the medium is the message — in many of my pieces.”



Featured artist: Vivi-Mari Carpelan

Mid Wales Pop Up art exhibition

© copyright 2018 Vivi-Mari Carpelan all rights reserved

“I’m a mixed media and sound artist from Finland who relocated to Llanidloes in 2010. I have exhibited in several countries since 1991.

In my work, I explore transition, transformation, paradox and change. Through methods of collaging and layering, I offer an impression of reality that surpasses that of the material world and points to the ambivalent realm of the inner self.

My current medium of choice is photography. The creative process of layering my photographs is done on an iPhone and printed onto high-quality paper using high-quality ink.”

Vivi-Mari will be exhibiting at the Mid Wales Pop Up Arts Exhibition.



Featured artist: Marg Munyard

Mid Wales art exhibition

© copyright 2018 Marg Munyard all rights reserved

My four visits……… have been an ongoing spiritual journey. They are where I go not to solve the riddle but to sense the mystery” Courtney Milne: landscape photographer

I’ve been making mainly landscape photographs since the late 1970’s. I make and make (often almost the same) images. I eventually figured out it’s about my connection with The Mystery.
It doesn’t matter how often I see filtered light on water; sun through foliage; freezing waterfalls, fading blooms or thunderous seascapes; every time I’m spellbound. Every time feels to be the first.
I continue to make that connection.
Marg Munyard December 2018

“Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth”
Albert Schweitzer: Philosopher (pre 1962)


Featured artist: Bronwyn Strugnell

Mid Wales art exhibition

© copyright 2018 Bronwyn Strugnell all rights reserved

“I paint in different media according to the subject and what I want to express.
This varies from landscapes en plain air to detailed still life paintings in oils, following the style of the Old Dutch Masters.

I am a member of the Valley Arts and Crafts group at Lake Vyrnwy and have exhibited at various venues such as Hafren theatre, Oswestry Visitor and Exhibition Centre and have another exhibition there during the month of May in 2019.”


Featured artist: Sandy Craig

Mid Wales art exhibition

© copyright 2018 Sandy Craig all rights reserved

“My work explores the theory of Endurantism, investigating the persisting identity of places and objects across time. I am drawn to those that continue, often beyond their intended time and function; domestic and sentimental objects, places and tools of bygone industry, ephemera, weather-worn buildings and landscapes.
My practice involves drawing, painting and printmaking. Currently, I am exploring somatic mark-making and repetition drawings as a perceptive and emotional interaction with the subject as it experiences subtle change.

I live near Llanidloes and have exhibited in the United Kingdom, USA, Australia and New Zealand. Publications include the Imago Mundi catalogue of the Luciano Benetton Collection ‘So Many Different Suns ~ Contemporary Artists from Wales’, 2017.”



Featured artist: Nia Newson

© copyright 2018 Nia Newson all rights reserved

“I’m an illustrator and surface pattern designer originally from Llanidloes. I’ve recently returned to the area having spent eights years studying textile design and then working in the design industry in Cardiff. I now split my time between teaching Art & Design at Newtown college and creating illustrations for prints, cards and educational resources. I work digitally and enjoy creating patterns and texture within my illustrations. Having grown up in Mid-Wales, my work tends to be inspired by the outdoors and the people who explore it.”



Featured Artist: Osian Gwent

mountain landscape oil painting

landscape oil painting © copyright 2018 Osian Gwent all rights reserved

Traditionally trained, I spent four years at art school, as a figurative fine art painter. However, in contrast, my recent work is morphing into an expressive, intuitive, contemporary modern art style. I am considered by many to be a prolific painter.


Osian will be exhibiting at the Mid Wales Pop Up Arts Exhibition in Llanidloes, 1-8th December at the old Natwest Building.

Arts Council Wales

Arts Council Wales

The arts in Wales

Great art should challenge us, surprise us, excite us and inspire us. This statement falls in line with the core belief of the Arts Council of Wales Committee. So, this means there is a compelling case to be made for how we value the arts. Firstly, within our communities. Secondly, inside the broad spectrum of society as a whole. Finally, the way we uphold the past and shape the future of our culture and civilisation.

For instance, who hasn’t at some time in their personal experience, been moved by the statement of a powerful image? Or an outpouring of emotion in response to a work of fine art, or great literature or even music that rocks their senses?

The arts for example, have a habit of reminding us of what it is like to feel and to be human. The arts matter, and here in Wales, many agree. In addition, the arts are something that Wales does well. And we should celebrate that.

The role of the Arts Council of Wales

The arts in Wales give shape and meaning to the everyday things that underpin public life. From the Arts Council of Wales to health and cultural tourism. Not forgetting the benefits of public art galleries and urban regeneration. The arts bring meaning, authenticity and enjoyment to our everyday lives. The arts in Wales creates and sustains jobs. And with the proper funding,  enriches our education services.  The arts bring people together and improve the quality of life and general well being.

For that reason alone, the assembly of the Arts Council of Wales serves as a body to promote our culture and our country onto the World stage. The question is. What importance do we place on the values we represent, at home and abroad? They should be symbolic of Wales, profitable and accessible. Do they inspire, question and help us to imagine our future? The arts establishes our unique position in time. All this and much more is possible with the continued support and investment from the board of the Arts Council of Wales.

Photography: Joakim Honkasalo

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job opportunity in Venice

Job opportunity in Venice with the Welsh Arts Council

International Development Opportunity for Early Career Artists and Curators

Are you looking for a job opportunity in Venice? Do you want to develop your international experience and networks? Furthermore, who do you know who is passionate about the visual arts in Wales? If this is of interest to you or someone you know, please read on.

The Venice Biennale

The Venice Biennale of Art is the leading international event for the Visual Arts. It attracts an attendance today of over 615,000 visitors. In addition, it pulls in over 23,000 key international curators, including critics, collectors, galleries and artists. Furthermore, the event draws in several political and cultural representatives to the three-day preview alone. The exhibition takes place in two official sites in Venice. Firstly, the Arsenale, which hosts the international exhibition. Secondly, the Giardini di Castello in the east of the city, which houses the historic national pavilions.


Job Opportunity in Venice

This vacancy is available through Cymru yn Fenis (Wales in Venice) 2019. This will be of particular interest to Artists and Curators looking for International Development.

The Arts Council of Wales are offering an exciting employment opportunity to work in Venice. The Arts Council of Wales was founded in 1994. Additionally, it is responsible for funding and developing the arts in Wales.

Do, does this employment opportunity to work in Venice appeal to you? If so, visit this link for an application pack for this exciting job opportunity in Venice from here: Invigilator Plus 2019

Photo credit: by Ingeborg Gärtner-Grein on Unsplash

Invigilator Plus Application 2019

win an iMac Pro

Win an iMac Pro

Win an iMac Pro


Win an iMac Pro with Elegant Themes. Their Black Friday sale is coming on November 23rd and is going to be something really special.

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Sale ends Black Friday

Once the sale ends, you have to wait for a whole year before it comes back. But that’s really just the tip of the iceberg. Because Elegant Themes will also be giving away thousands of free prizes. The chance to win an iMac Pro will be offered to the very first customers who take advantage of the sale.

These prizes always sell out fast. So be sure to click the link below to for a chance to win an iMac Pro. Keep your eye on the countdown mark through calendar and get notified via email the moment the sale begins.

Of course, there are still a few days before the sale begins and that’s long enough to wait. So they decided to do something exciting in the meantime. While they count down to the big day they are giving away a brand-new iMac Pro for free to a lucky winner who enters the raffle using the link below.

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Enter for a chance to win an iMac Pro

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