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PAST EXHIBITIONS

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SLATE & STONE / CANU'R CERRIG

29 May 2022 - 17 July 2022

A mixed show exhibition exploring the regional landscape and culture through Slate and Stone.

Artists included Ann Lewis (Printmaker), Emma Barley (Photography), Emily Hughes (Ceramics), Ian Phillips (Printmaker), Meic Watts (Sculpture), Rob Thompson (Painting), Sally Ellis (Painting), Sophie Turner (Sculpture) and Valerie Land (Painting).

ART IN NATURE / CELF MEWN NATUR

3 April - 22 May 2022

This exhibition was designed to explore the interaction between art and nature and how nature inspires artists in their work. The outcome was a wonderful mix that truly uplifted the soul following continued covid-19 restrictions.

Exhibiting artists included Alice Frances Jones (Painting), Ann Walker (Pinhole Photography), Annabel Cooper (Paper Botanical Sculptures), Emma Barley (Photography), Ceri Pritchard (Painting), Harri Carmichael (Jewellery), Jane Lelliot (Ceramics), Jo Porter (Basketry), Judith Harrison (Mixed Media), Katherine Keatley (Embroidery), Kim Dewsbury (Painting), Kim Sweet (Ink on Paper), Kiran Sharma (Mixed Media), Nerys Rowse (Painting), Porter (Painting), Sally Ellis (Pen and Ink), Seven Coupar (Embroidery), Sue Barnes (Ceramics) and Susie Liddle (Encaustic Mixed Media).

WINTER POP-UPS / AGORIADAU ARBENNIG Y GAEAF

4 November 2021 - 5 March 2022

During the winter Mima hosted a number of artists through her pop-up exhibitions and private views.

OLD ROADS, ANCIENT TRACKS / HEN FFYRDD A LLWYBRAU HYNAFOL

1 July 2021 - 26 September 2021

The final line up was a mix of artists that were local and from the borders that all explored the ancient history, mythology and wilderness landscape of the region.


The outcome of the exhibition gave a contemporary insight into the old roads and ancient tracks and the people that walked these paths.

COASTAL & MARITIME MIXED ART SHOW / SIOE GELF GYMYSG ARFOR A MOROL

21 March 2021 - 13 June 2021

The RNLI Coastal and Maritime exhibition was a group show designed to help raise funds for the local RNLI in Barmouth. The exhibition raised £687.79 in total to help save lives at sea.

During a lengthy lockdown this exhibition felt like a fresh blast of sea air that stirred up the senses and lifted the spirits with a wonderful reflection of our beautiful coastline. 

THE GARDEN PROJECT /
PROSIECT YR ARDD

21 November 2020 - 24 January 2021
(extended online due to lockdown)

Mima was inspired to start the Garden Project following the initial lockdown in March 2020 and the outcome was a group artist exhibition and community garden project.

The exhibition was part funded with thanks by the Arts Council of Wales and National Lottery.

THE NATURE OF SNOWDONIA & HOPE: THE CREATIVE RESPONSE / NATUR ERYRI A GOBAITH: YR YMATEB CREADIGOL

10 September 2020 - 23 October 2020

In response to 2020 and living in the middle of a pandemic, Mima curated two exhibitions as one, called 'The Nature of Snowdonia' and 'Hope: The Creative Response'.

This was a mixed show that was truly uplifting and brought hope during such an unsettled time for us all.

THE SUMMER SALE

23 July 2020 - 30 August 2020

This exhibition was quite spontaneous following the lock down. With the majority of the programme now moved safely to 2021, Mima invited some regular contributors to the gallery to give them the opportunity to promote their work. This offered an unpredictable mix and an impromptu show that was a fantastic success under the difficult and challenging circumstances caused by COVID-19 and operating under visitor restrictions and distancing.

HELFA GELF: NEW BEGINNINGS / DECHRAU NEWYDD

15 March - 10 May 2020
(extended online due to the lockdown)

This was a special exhibition curated by Mima that brought fourteen visiting artists together from the current Helfa Gelf catalogue under one roof with a focus on the theme of ‘New Beginnings’.

The exhibition went virtual shortly after opening due to the pandemic.

FOLKLORE & FAIRYTALES OF NORTH WALES / LLÊN WERIN A STRAEON TYLWYTH TEG GOGLEDD CYMRU

20 October 2019 - 5 January 2020

North Wales is a land rich in folklore and fairytales. This exhibition was curated with a mix of artists from the region and beyond that came together to tell their own versions of ancient stories from north Wales. Many works were based on the famous Mabinogion tales and with the gallery located on the doorstep to some of these stories gave fuel for the imagination.

SHÀN ELLIS
NATURAL ELEMENTS / ELFENNAU NATURIOL

22 September 2019 - 13 October 2019

Shàn Ellis is a local painter based in Llanfair near Harlech on the west coast of north Wales. 


The inspiration for this exhibition is based on the ‘Natural Elements’. Shàn is drawn to the colours, shapes, forms and shadows that surround her, and the beaches and mountains of north Wales create an abundance of inspiration.

THE FLORA & FAUNA OF SNOWDONIA / PLANHIGION AC ANIFEILIAD ERYRI

14 July 2019 - 15 September 2019

Inspired by the sweeping landscapes and natural beauty of Snowdonia Mima curated a mixed exhibition with an environmental focus that celebrated the beauty and diversity of Snowdonia - from the mountains to the sea.​

VALERIE LAND & TERRENCE BUNCE

24 May 2019 - 30 June 2019

Valerie Land (painter) and Terrence Bunce (potter) came together to showcase their work from themes of the tide line and trees.

MELANIE WILLIAMS

5 April 2019 - 19 May 2019

Melanie Williams is a successful encaustic and mixed media artist living locally in Bala. Melanie has been using the encaustic method for many years now, which is a rare medium in the UK.  The word encaustic originates from the Greek word ‘enkaustikos’ which mean to ‘burn in’ and dates back 2000 years. Melanie uses a mix of hot wax, damar resin and coloured pigments with a range of hot and cold tools to create unique artworks that are inspired by the outstanding natural beauty of Wales. 

OCEAN & MOUNTAIN / MÔR A'R MYNYDDOEDD

15 November 2018 - 30 December 2018

This exhibition was a representation of the local landscape by a group of local artists and crafters from around the region.

Makers included Cambrian Beach Guardian creating from ocean waste, Dylan Arnold (photography), Ian Phillips (printmaker), Janice Osbaldeston (Painting), Melanie Williams (Encaustic Painting), Nerys Rowse (printmaker), Peter Hedd Williams (Painter), Peter Mattinson (Painters), Sophia Ingham (Textiles), Tanya Hardman (Jewellery) and Valerie Land (Painting). The works all offered a great insight and flair of the region.

IAN PHILLIPS

29 September 2018 - 4 November 2018

Ian Phillips is a Printmaker, living in Gwynedd. His work specializes in portraying the wild landscape and seascapes of Wales, with a current emphasis on Snowdonia and the North Wales coast. 

PETER HEDD WILLIAMS

30 August 2018 - 23 September 2018

Mima was pleased to represent Peter Hedd Williams at Tŷ Meirion. Peter is a local artist based in Penrhyndeudraeth. His paintings and drawings are greatly inspired from the views found here in Snowdonia National Park.