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.
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
-Ruthin Craft Gallery
2016/7 Teithwyr Chwilfrydig/Curious Travellers -Old College, Aberystwyth University
Oriel Brondanw, Llanfrothen
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
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