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3 Heol Pen'Rallt
Machynlleth, SY20 8AG

(01654) 700559

We're an independent gallery bookshop based in Machynlleth, mid Wales. It's our blend of bookshop, selling a carefully selected collection of reads and pick-up-and-flick-through books – and gallery space to inspire you while you're browsing. We host events too, book readings, author talks, photography and art openings. 

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Sheep being driven along an old transhumance route in Brittany

photograph by Marian Delyth, featured in our Fay Godwin project exhibition
A Clearly Marked Path

We have 6 exhibitions each year by invited photographers, with the occasional book related exhibition, originated and curated by us. The space is provided free, we take on the cost of the mounting and framing of the exhibitions and we take an agreed percentage of the gallery sales. We record each of the shows for our own archive, so take a look below to get an idea of past exhibitions and what we can provide.

In early 2017, we curated work by the influential major British Landscape photographer, Fay Godwin (1931 - 2005), at MOMA, Machynlleth. It was 40 years since the work Fay Godwin produced for The Drovers' Roads of Wales was first exhibited in Cardiff and London. In addition, an exhibition of new prints spanning 30 years of Fay Godwin's landscape work, also shown in MOMA Machynlleth, will be touring around the UK.

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Saturday 18 February - Saturday 1 April 2017 - FREE - AT MOMA MACHYNLLETH
Fay Godwin's, 'The Drovers' Roads of Wales', with Shirley Toulson was published in 1977, early on in a career that spanned 30 years of unmatched photographic book production and exhibiting. We made a selection of vintage photographs, from those made by Fay Godwin, for the classic book, The Drovers' Roads of Wales (1977). These have been loaned from the National Library of Wales who purchased the set in 1987. It is 40 years since that original exhibition at the Anthony Stokes Gallery, London and Oriel Bookshop, Cardiff that later toured by The Photographers' Gallery, London. Thesewere shown in the Pulpit Room gallery at MOMA MACHYNLLETH.

AND OTHER PHOTOGRAPHS charts Fay Godwin's landscape work immediately preceding The Drovers Roads and over the ensuing 30 years. We invited major figures in British landscape photography, Fay Godwin's son, Nick Godwin, associates of Fay Godwin, writers and art historians who remember her and her work, to each select an image and write an accompanying extended caption. New gelatine-silver, selenium toned prints of this selection have been made especially for this exhibition by her one-time printer Peter Cattrell using the original negatives, released for the purpose by the British Library.

FAY GODWIN . . . AND OTHER PHOTOGRAPHS - We are planning a re-titled touring exhibition of this part of the project. The prints in the show represent some of what have become Fay Godwin's iconic landscape photographs as well as images rarely exhibited. All are contextualised by the extended captions written by the selectors. Together they provide an unusual, refreshing and very personal appraisal of a life-time's work. Do get in touch if you would like to know more and/or have suggestions for small public or private galleries, educational and other institutions who we might contact as we plan the tour during the coming three years. A showing of Malachite Films 'Don't Fence Me In' could also be included.

The exhibitions also featured audio visual material, ephemera and the books which were central to Fay Godwin's practice of photography.

Saturday 18 February - late April 2017- here at the bookshop
A CLEARLY MARKED PATH: remembering Fay Godwin - individual photographs loaned by British photographers and associates working now.

John Blakemore
Peter Cattrell
John Davies
Pete Davis
Marian Delyth
Caroline Forbes
Paul Hill
Aled Rhys Hughes
Jim Perrin
Jeremy Moore
Jean Napier
Tony Stokes
Tom Teichmann
Roger Tiley
Jane Whittle

A CLEARLY MARKED PATH - an exhibition of original photographs by a few of the many photographers, including major names from British landscape photography, touched by Fay Godwin's special approach to the land she documented.

In addition to work by important women photographers and writers influenced by Fay Godwin: Marian Delyth, Caroline Forbes, Jean Napier, Jane Whittle, we're exhibiting iconic photographs loaned to us, ranging through John Davies, Ffestiniog Railway, Blaenau Ffestiniog 1994, vintage gelatin-silver print (left); Paul Hill's Man Against Snow, Austria, 1974 (used as the cover image of the seminal Approaching Photography, 1982, 2004); Pete Davis, Cader Idris, 1996 (a vintage gelatin-silver print, selenium toned print from the series 'Cader Idris – Soul of a Lonely Place'); a vintage gelatin-silver print from John Blakemore's Wind Series II, 1981 and work by Jeremy Moore, Anthony Stokes, Peter Cattrell (Fay Godwin printer), and other admirers of Fay Godwin's work.