Originally from Cwm Gwendraeth, Carmarthenshire, Marged Pendrell is an artist who has lived and worked in Snowdonia for the past 35 years. She trained in Fine Art Sculpture at Loughborough College of Art and Design and takes delight in the process of making.

Her joint exhibition with Deirdre McKenna, Ynysoedd / Oileáin (Islands), can be viewed at Plas Glyn y Weddw from January 26thto March 22nd, 2020.

About the Exhibition
Two artists who took part in an exchange residency during Sept 2017 which was supported by Wales Arts International,Celtic Neighbours and Ealain na Gaeltachta.

Both artists are native Celtic speakers.

Marged Pendrell from Gwynedd, spent a month working in the Áras Éanna Arts Centre on Inis Oírr, Aran Islands, Ireland.

Deidre Mc Kenna from the Dingle Peninsula spent a month working in Moma Machynlleth studio in Machynlleth, Mid Wales.

This exhibition is based on the work carried out by the two artists during, or resulting from the experiences of the artistic residencies.

It explores the concepts of the coastline, of periphery, edges and the qualities of the West in terms of its effect on culture and language with a shared aesthetic.

Working independently and unknown previously to each other, they explore the differences and the common themes e.g. nautical,/connections to sea/ sense of belonging or ‘cynefin’, that arose for both during this exchange.



SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Fflotila Cychod Gwyllt/Flotilla Wild Boats -Oriel Brondanw Gallery, Llanfrothen

2014 Vessels Land and Sea -Oriel Nwy/Gas Gallery, Aberystwyth

2012 Datguddio /Unearthed -Oriel Cafe Croesor,Penrhyndeudraeth

2011 Gofalwr/Custodian-Oriel Mostyn ,Llandudno

2008 Yn Limbo /In Limbo - Old Tannery, Y Tabernacl, Machynlleth

2006 Chwarae Chwiw/Hide and Seek -Installation at Mostyn Gallery/ collaboration with Cwmni Da -S4C Documentary

2005 Rhwng yr Heini /Between the Layers -Oriel Ynys Môn,Llangefni

2001 Cardinal Directions -Glyn Vivian Gallery, Swansea

2001 Desert Landscapes -Moma, Y Tabernacl, Machynlleth

1999 Placement -Oriel 31, Newtown, Powys

1999 Placement -Oriel Bangor Gallery, Bangor

1998 Transitions-Oriel Y Ddraig, Blaenau Ffestiniog

1997 Y Tîr-Y Ddaear /The Land-The Earth -Oriel Pendeitsh, Caernarfon

1995 Awakening -Mediaeval Hall, Pwllheli

1980 Time to Collect -Cotes Mill Gallery and Performing Arts Centre,Loughborough,Leics

1978 Natural Change -Carmarthen Library Gallery, Dyfed

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 -Merched Chwarel 1 - Storiel Bangor

Merched Chwarel 2 - Amgueddfa Llechi/Slate Museum Llanberis

Câs Lloeren/ Satellite Case -Ysbyty Llanberis /Hospital Museum

Merched Chwarel 3 -Llyfrgell Blaenau Ffestiniog Library Gallery

Merched Chwarel 4 - Llechwedd Slate Caverns

2018 Oileáin/Ynysoedd/Islands -Aras Éanna Arts Centre,Inis Oírr,Gallway, Ireland

2017 Mordeithiau/Crossings -Aberystwyth Arts Centre/Ceramic Gallery

-Storiel Bangor

-Ruthin Craft Gallery

2016/7 Teithwyr Chwilfrydig/Curious Travellers -Old College, Aberystwyth University

Oriel Brondanw, Llanfrothen

Oriel Sycharth,Wrexham

2016 Ail Wneud-Ail Ddyfeisio /Retake -Reinvent

Exhibition 1-The Real Cambrian Academy, Conway

Exhibition 2 -Oriel Ynys Môn,Gwynedd

2011 Lloches/Shelter -Collaboration with Gareth Griffith,Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno

2007 Exhibition with Bill Swann /Glass artist-Oriel Glaslyn,Porthmadog

2007 Welsh Artist of the Year -St David’s Hall,Cardiff

2006 A Solaina De Pilono Group Exhibition-Lalin Gallery, Lalin,Galicia

Works on Sale

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Seaweed Lines in Rain

Seaweed Lines in Rain

£ 380

49 x 67 cm - giclee print

Pebble Line and Sea

Pebble Line and Sea

£ 380

49 x 67 cm - giclee print

Seaweed Lines on Inis Oírr Coastline

Seaweed Lines on Inis Oírr Coastline

£ 380

49 x 67 cm - giclee print

Dark Pebbles in Tidal Pools

Dark Pebbles in Tidal Pools

£ 320

49 x 62 cm - giclee print

Light Pebbles in Tidal Pools

Light Pebbles in Tidal Pools

£ 320

49 x 62 cm - giclee print

Pebble Line

Pebble Line

£ 380

49 x 67 cm - giclee print

Tidal Line

Tidal Line

£ 420

62 x 74 cm - giclee print

Seaweed Lines with Pebble

Seaweed Lines with Pebble

£ 380

49 x 67 cm - giclee print

Rising

Rising

£ 480

67 x 88 cm - pastel

Setting

Setting

£ 480

67 x 88 cm - pastel

Storm

Storm

£ 480

67 x 88 cm - pastel/charcoal

Sun and Stone

Sun and Stone

£ 480

67 x 88 cm - pastel

Waves

Waves

£ 240

21 x 34 cm - pastel/pen

Irish Boats / Welsh Earth

Irish Boats / Welsh Earth

£ 150

18cm - peat from Moelwyn

Flotilla Inis Oírr

Flotilla Inis Oírr

£ POA

(Sculptamould/collected sand from Inis Oírr)