Romanticism in the Welsh Landscape

19th March, 2016 - 18th June, 2016

19 Fawrth, 2016 - 18 Fehefin, 2016

All day

Trwy'r dydd

Exhibition / Display

Arddangosfa / Arddangos


Museum of Modern Art Wales, SY20 8AJ

Free Entry

Mynediad am Ddim

Rhamantiaeth yn Nhirwedd Cymru

Romanticism in the Welsh Landscape is a major exhibition bringing a unique selection of art work from across the UK to rural mid-Wales. It is aimed at attracting both regular visitors and new audiences to Machynlleth. Romanticism in the Welsh Landscape will open on 19th March 2016 and will run for 13 weeks including Easter and both May Bank Holidays. It will be presented in 3 chronological sections starting in the 18th century and ending with artists working today.

Curated by Dr Peter Wakelin, the exhibition will explore the ways in which the Welsh landscape has been a source of inspiration for emotive or visionary works of art, from the mid 1700s to the present day. It will draw on works from MOMA Wales, private collections and public collections across the UK to present an exciting group of around 50 exemplary works which would not normally be available in rural Wales.

Paintings have been requested from: Manchester City Galleries; British Council; Liverpool University collection; Norfolk Museums Service; National Library of Wales; Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea; Brecknock Museum; Newport Museum and private lenders with significant collections as well as directly from living artists who are keen to be part of the exhibition.

Works will be displayed by important artists including:

Richard Wilson (1714-82)

Thomas Jones (1742-1803)

J M W Turner (1775-1851)

Graham Sutherland (1903-80)

John Piper (1903-92)

Ceri Richards (1903-71)

Arthur Giardelli (1911-2009)

Roger Cecil (1942-2015)

Peter Prendergast (1946-2007)

Clive Hicks-Jenkins (b 1951)

Helen Sear (b 1955)

David Tress (b 1955)

A series of events will be promoted including:

Public conference in association with the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies 21 May 2016
Talks by artists and experts
Readings of poetry and artists’ letters and journals
School visits
Guided visits

For more information visit:

Ystafell Y Pulpud, Oriel Owen Owen, Y Bont ac Oriel Y Tanerdy

Arddangosfa bwysig o weithiau o gasgliadau cyhoeddus a phreifat sy’n edrych ar rôl arloesol Cymru yng ngwreiddiau ac adferiad Rhamantiaeth o ddiwedd y ddeunawfed ganrif i’r presennol. Mae gweithiau gan artistiaid cyfoes yn cael eu gosod yng nghyd-destun ‘tad’ paentio tirluniau, Richard Wilson o Benegoes, artistiaid mawr y cyfnod Rhamantaidd a Neo-Ramantwyr megis John Minton, John Piper a Graham Sutherland. Wedi’i churadu gan Dr Peter Wakelin.

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