This annual event celebrates all that is good about Welsh Museums by offering workshops and events. MOMA, Machynlleth is offering sci-art and children’s drama and art workshops.
The Free Optical Illusions: Sci-Art workshop with Rebecca Cottrell is being held on Wednesday, October 26 from 11am to 2pm. Inspired by the John Carter, RA, exhibition, the workshop explores the strange world of optical illusions. There is no need to book, just drop in at any time and families are welcome.
The free drama and art workshops, on Friday, October 28 from 10.30am to 3.30pm, are suitable for children aged from eight to 12 years. Inspired by the Richard Blacklaw-Jones exhibition, children will create their very own beachcombing art with the artist himself or they can create a play in a day with Lauren Hussein.
Book places in advance and children are asked to take along beachcombed man-made materials. Lunch is not provided and bookings can be made at Tel: 01654 703355 or firstname.lastname@example.org Further Festival information at www.museums.wales
MOMA, Machynlleth was established in 1991 as MOMA WALES alongside The Tabernacle in Machynlleth. The museum is owned and run by Machynlleth Tabernacle Trust, which is funded by grants and public donations.
Throughout the year, the galleries show contemporary art, featuring leading artists from Wales, works from the growing Tabernacle Collection and, in August, selected entries from the Tabernacle Art Competition. Many of the works of art are for sale.
The current exhibition programme is supported by the Arts Council of Wales. In May 2014, “The Tannery” was opened after many years of fundraising and restoration of this historic industrial building. This contains two galleries, connected to the main building by a bridge, one of which is specifically for sculpture. This brings the number of exhibition spaces up to seven.