Helfa Gelf Art Trail 2017

 Helfa Celf comes to Stiwdio Maelor, Corris 

Stiwdio Maelor is proud to be part of the Helfa Gelf Art Trail 2017.  Enjoy work from local and international artists and a little of Corris’ hospitality. 

Stiwdio Maelor will open their doors for the Helfa Gelf Art Trail, 9 and 16 September. A special exhibition will celebrate the work of visiting artists to Stiwdio Maelor since its inception.

The two Saturdays will present an opportunity to meet and see work by the founder of Maelor, Australian artist Veronica Calarco. Veronica established the artist in residence program in 2014 to provide opportunities for artists and writers from the UK and other parts of the world. Over 160 artists and writers have completed residencies over the years.

The artists who will be resident at Maelor during Helfa Gelf are: Lisa Evans from Wales whose practice is concerned with juxtaposition between industry (durable) and the domestic (organic), Linda Barlow from England who works mainly in textiles but has recently returned to print and painting, Anji Brice from Australia who works in the disciplines of drawing and sculpture, and writer/printmaker Eileen Keane from Ireland and the winner of Stiwdio Maelor’s annual competition 2016 Barry Idris Jackson.

Visitors are welcomed to tour around Maelor and meet the artists in residence. Veronica’s studio will be open especially for the event and she is on hand to talk about her work and the residency program.

Veronica says:

“These two days are a fantastic opportunity to see an artist in residence program at work, meet diverse and interesting artists and view work created in the local area by artists from outside of the area. Everyone will be warmly welcomed.”

Work donated by the artists which were completed during residencies at Maelor will be available to purchase. 50 percent of the sale of artwork goes towards funding the Stiwdio and 50 percent goes towards funding the artist to come back to Maelor.


Buy lunch at Andy and Adam’s cafe or relax with a beer at the Slaters Arms. The combination of food, stunning scenery and work by Welsh and international artists, combine to make Stiwdio Maelor an essential part of your Arts Trail.

Stiwdio Maelor will be open on the following days in Septebmer:
Saturday 9th, Saturday 16th 12-5pm

See the other studios and exhibtions part of the trail here:

Our Helfa Gelf page: