I am really excited! Starting on Monday and throughout the summer, I will be working as an intern at Mid Wales Arts Centre.
The Mid Wales Arts Centre came into being on the initiative of Cathy Knapp, after she spotted the main house Maesmawr (which dates all the way back to 1526) and saw its potential. She spent years restoring it before it became what it is today – a great gallery, a sculpture trail, and a centre for workshops, talks, poetry events, art clubs and an education program. The centre is run by a group of volunteers, called Mid Art Wales, and is constantly growing and expanding. At the moment there are new studio spaces being built for a future artist in residence program.
Stefan Knapp’s unique collection is on display in the gallery and on the site. Stefan Knapp, Cathy’s late husband, was a Polish-born sculptor and painter who worked in the UK. He is best known for his big vibrant murals painted with enamel paint on steel.
The Mid Wales Arts Centre is located only a few minutes from Caersws station, and close to the main road. On the site, there is also a Bed & Breakfast welcoming guests that want to explore the nicely located arts centre and the beautiful area. The gallery is open from 11am – 4pm, Thursday – Sunday, and is completely free of charge.
I am really looking forward to working with Cathy and the team for the next few months.