Arddangosfa - Exhibition


Please see our events page or scroll down for current exhibitions! Exhibitions on this page are listed in date order. Exhibitions on in Blaenau and Llanberis until January 2020!


Arddangosfa Storiel Exhibition 13.4.19 - 7.9.19

Mae Merched Chwarel wedi cyrraedd yn Storiel, Bangor!
Come and see us! Storiel, Bangor

Click here to read the artists’ statement about the exhibition,
including information about our process, and individual and collaborative
pieces of work.


Several people have asked for the video to be online - so here it is!
Breuddwyd Merch y Chwarel: The Quarry Woman’s Dream.
Lindsey Colbourne 2019.

Mae'r ffilm hon, sydd tua'r un faint â phennod o gyfres gomedi, yn fath ar daith bersonol - efallai yn synfyfyr, yn freuddwyd o ddyheu - i ganfod fod fy lle wedi'i gyfryngu gan fath ar 'linach y cartref' a chwareli llechi Dyffryn Peris. Mae'n archwilio swyddogaeth merched ym mympwy amser, gofod ac arferion cymdeithasol, a'r berthynas rhwng lle, iaith a diwylliant.

This film, roughly the length of an episode of a sitcom, is of a personal journey – perhaps a daydream, perhaps an aspirational dream - to find my place mediated by a kind of ‘house geneology’ and the slate quarries of Dyffryn Peris. It explores the role of women within the vagaries of time, space and social norms, and the relationship between place, language and culture.


18.5.19 Bydd yr artistiad yn bresennol - The artists will be present

We welcomed about 30 visitors to the exhibition today, between 1 and 4pm. There was performance, chatting, tea and biscuits. Diolch y bawb wnaeth ddod! Click on an image to see a larger version.


23.5.19 Bydd Artistiaid yn Bresennol Eto/The Artists will be Present Again

Our second intervention focussed on the Dressel Gridfan: Cataloguing the collection so far and preparing to open up the dresser to contributions from the public. There was, of course, tea and biscuits and fantastic conversations.


Arddangosfa Amgueddfa Lechi Cymru National Slate Museum, Llanberis 17.7.19 - 7.1.20

Our second exhibition venue is now open, as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations at the Slate Museum in Llanberis. Open 10am - 4pm everyday. We also have a linked ‘satellite’ display in a glass cabinet at Ysbyty Chwarel Quarry Hospital (opening hours vary).

Here is a sneak preview (all pictures by Lindsey except one credit to FfotoNant, with three of us!)

The exhibition includes two video pieces: Gwisg Mam (2 mins) by Lisa Hudson and Ysglafaethus (4 mins) by Lindsey Colbourne


Arddangosfa Llyfrgell Blaenau Ffestiniog Library 18.9.19 - 29.10.19

We love our exhibition in the libary, nestled in the heart of Blaenau, with the houses and the quarries and mountains all around. Here are some photos of the opening, the theme of which was blue, it seemed. Bright blue skies reflected inside the space. It felt like we had built a lovely Merched Chwarel family. Many thanks to Dafydd Gwyn for giving an impromptu opening speech.


Merched Chwarel @ Llechwedd Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog 24.9.19 - 2.11.19

Come and see our exhibition with many new works, in a completely different environment: Women’s presence for the first time! See us in the Old Bank and the Dressing Shed.