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We make an awful lot of arts and crafts in Mid Wales. We have some of Britain’s most exciting painters, potters, weavers and sculptors. So it follows we need lots of places to display their work.

 

That’s why our towns are packed with galleries, studios and exhibition spaces. World-class venues like Oriel Davies in Newtown, founded by a legacy from the Davies sisters of Gregynog – insatiable collectors of works by Rodin, Monet and Van Gogh.

 

Or the Museum of Modern Art, Wales. MOMA for short. Four stunning exhibition spaces in a converted Wesleyan chapel in Machynlleth showing the very best work by contemporary artists. So rather like the MOMA in New York, only a bit more Welsh.

 

But somehow there isn’t quite enough room for all this creativity. We’ve had to spread out a bit. Along the shore of Lake Vyrnwy, for example, where you can follow an internationally renowned sculpture trail.

 

Or, more surprisingly of all, into Berriew. This pretty half-timbered village near Welshpool is home to all the metropolitan glamour and kitsch excess of the Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture.

 

 

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“Andrew Logan has achieved something beyond the reach of any other 20th century British sculptor, even Henry Moore: he has managed to open his own museum, dedicated entirely to his own work, and carried it off with showbiz flair.”

 

John Russell Taylor, The Times