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6 September - 4 November 2023 at Moma Machynlleth, Hoel Pen'rallt SY20 8AJ

29 June - 21 September 2024 at STORIEL, Ffordd Gwynedd, Bangor LL57 1DT

12 October - 24 December 2024 at Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog, Pwllheli LL53 7TT






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MOSS GARDEN an exhibition of folios, paintings and prints which explore the Celtic Rainforests of North Wales and the Sub-Antarctic Forest of South Chile.

Since 2010 we have met each season to witness and record through drawing, painting and writing our experiences of being in nature. This has enriched our practice as artists.

Included in this exhibition are three folios alongside related paintings :

Moss Garden - Snowdonia Rainforest. An edition of five unique folios of paintings, relief prints and digital bi-lingual text of selected mosses and liverworts found in Ceunant Llennyrch near Maentwrog, Snowdonia. In each season we made paintings of place, sound and habitat in the woodland and later in our studios we made microscope paintings responding to the mosses and liverworts (bryophytes) collected.
Related paintings on canvas and paper : we selected microscope paintings made by the other for each season. Using each as a starting point, we made paintings which depart from the observational depictions of bryophytes. See Season paintings acrylic on linen and mixed media on paper above.

Hafod Woodland - Snowdonia Rainforest. Two unique folios of paintings and digital bi-lingual text which record, over two years, the changes to woodland as it is thinned and animals are introduced to create a more diverse woodland pasture. We painted small samples of plants from each habitat and season under the microscope.
Selected paintings made at Hafod in each season.

Isla Navarino - Sub-Antarctic Forest. An edition of four folios of paintings with digital text in English, Welsh, Spanish and Yahgan made during our residency at the Cape Horn International Centre, Chile. We spent time walking, painting, drawing and making notes as a response to Sea, Forest, Water and the Plants and Birds that inhabit them on this remote island.

Cwm Einion we sketched and painted in this designated Celtic rainforest near Machynlleth and used these as a starting point for two collaborative print and paint pieces.
Selected paintings made at Cwm Einion and collaborative panels.