Exhibition opening on Saturday 25 March 2-4pm. 


‘‘Borderland’ is a place on the edge, a place with its own distinct spirit. Sometimes it can be an ancient contested landscape… sometimes an idealized bardic setting where dramas and transformations take place. There are many layered meanings in these works, because ‘borderland’ can be both a physical place, and a state of mind…’

‘Eleri’s work is gloriously poetic; it is innovative and elegant, intuitive and investigatory. She opens for us a new kind of consciousness by offering an almost endless tapestry of passages through the threshold of her own passions’. Professor Judith M Burton – Columbia University, New York City, USA

‘Eleri has a dynamic and multi-layered artistic style; she creates exquisite hand-stitched pieces and mixed media paintings that depict a personal, timeless and poetic vision of Wales. Yet while Eleri seeks to pay homage to the ancestral lands and histories of Wales, her work remains highly contemporary.’ Stitched Landscape with Eleri Mills – Selvedge Magazine 2019

 Eleri Mills lives and works in rural Mid Wales, where she was born and brought up. She has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad including the Museums of Modern Art Kyoto and Tokyo and Museu Textil d’Indumentaria, Barcelona. Her work is featured in national collections which include the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester and National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Eleri has been chosen to receive the 2023 Glyndwr Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Arts in Wales. In 2021 she was winner of the Kyffin Williams Drawing Prize and was awarded an Arts Council of Wales Ambassadorship in 2010. This was followed by a three month residency in New York at Columbia University and a showing at SOFA NYC (the international art fair for Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art) at Park Avenue Armory. A more recent residency at Sanskriti Kendra, Delhi, India took place in 2016. 

Ruthin Craft Centre has represented Eleri at COLLECT, the international art fair organised by the Crafts Council, between 2004 – 2022 at the V&A Museum, Saatchi Gallery and Somerset House, London. Eleri has been represented by Thackeray Gallery, London since 2000.


All work is available to buy through Collectorplan from the Arts Council of Wales. This is an interest free credit scheme for the purchase of original, contemporary artwork.