MOMA, Wales

MOMA Wales and Y Tabernacl
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The Museum Of Modern Art, Wales (MOMA WALES) has grown up alongside The Tabernacle, a former Wesleyan chapel which in 1986 reopened as a centre for the performing arts. MOMA WALES has 7 beautiful exhibition spaces which present a diverse exhibition programme of modern art exhibitions throughout the year. Featuring leading artists from across Wales, the exhibitions offer a range of group and solo shows. Many pieces are for sale. Exhibitions from the growing Tabernacle Collection are also included in the new Tannery Gallery, opened in 2014.

The adjacent auditorium has perfect acoustics and pitch-pine pews to seat 300 people. It is ideal for chamber and choral music, drama, lectures and conferences. Translation booths, recording facilities and a cinema screen have been installed; the oak-beamed Foyer has a bar; and extensive access for disabled people is made possible by a lift, and a ramped approach.

The Machynlleth Festival takes place in the auditorium in late August every year. During the week eminent performers take part in events ranging from Welsh choirs and classical recitals to jazz. Support of all kinds is given by the Friends of The Tabernacle.

For the rest of the year the centre can be hired for performances, rehearsals and gatherings. A number of classes are held each week in the Green Room. Ty Llyfnant is equipped with music teaching rooms and an artists’ studio.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery, Festivals

Opening hours

Mon-Sat 1000-1600

Admission charges

Admission Free

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art

Key artists and exhibits

  • Modern Welsh Art
  • The Brotherhood of Ruralists
  • Ann Arnold
  • Graham Arnold
  • Iwan Bala
  • John Boydell Rogers
  • Mike Briscoe
  • Cefyn Burgess
  • Hugh Byars
  • Sue Cave
  • Roger Cecil
  • George Chapman
  • Jill Cope
  • Joe Cornish
  • Alistair Crawford
  • Ogwyn Davies
  • Pete Davis
  • James Dickson Innes
  • Peter Dobson
  • Alun Evans
  • Cherryl Fountain
  • Donald Hamilton Fraser
  • Arthur Giardelli
  • Anthony Griffiths
  • Martin Howard Griffiths
  • Christopher Hall
  • Gerard Hastings
  • William Henderson
  • Josef Herman
  • Clyde Holmes
  • Neale Howells
  • Bert Isaac
  • Augustus John
  • Aneurin Jones
  • Mihangel Arfor Jones
  • Balraj Khanna
  • Michael Kidd
  • Clive King
  • Helen Kozich
  • Alun Leach-Jones
  • Mervyn Levy
  • Wyndham Lewis
  • Mary Lloyd Jones
  • Paul Martinez-Frias
  • Angus McBean
  • Bernard Mitchell
  • Liz Moore
  • John Morley
  • Geoff Ogden
  • Richard J. Oliver
  • Lluís Peñaranda
  • Laurie Plant
  • Peter Prendergast
  • Shani Rhys James
  • Dorie Schrecker
  • Colin See-Paynton
  • William Selwyn
  • Stanley Spencer
  • Ben Stammers
  • Michael Tomlinson
  • Gill Watkiss
  • Catrin Webster
  • Catrin Williams
  • Claudia Williams
  • Kyffin Williams
  • Edward Wolfe
  • David Woodford
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
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Sim Canetty-Clarke: Sight Reading

  • 10 August — 3 September 2015 *on now

This exhibition coincides with the 2015 Machynlleth Festival which runs from 23 to 30 August bringing international performers to the mid-Wales venue of Y Tabernacl. Full festival details can be found on

In his introduction to the exhibition, BBC broadcaster, Christopher Cook says: "One of Sim Canetty-Clarke’s best-developed instincts as a photographer is to know where she needs to be. Bengt Forsberg crouched below the piano reading a score. James Turnbull framed within a frame, isolated as he plays that orchestral outsider, the oboe."

Suitable for

  • Any age


Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Jeremy Moore: Bird/Land

  • 27 June — 3 September 2015 *on now

"Many years spent photographing the landscape have, I believe, given me the vision to incorporate a bird's surroundings into an image in a way that most bird photographers miss." Says Jeremy. "I have been interested in birds for as long as I had been interested in photography. Before I became a professional photographer I had worked for bird and wildlife conservation organisations such as the RSPB and Nature Conservancy Council. For many years I described myself as a landscape photographer and, until a few years ago, my two interests ran more or less in parallel."

Suitable for

  • Any age


MOMA, Wales
Y Tabernacl
Heol Penrallt
SY20 8AJ




01654 703355


01654 702160

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