‘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 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 received 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.


The Art Shop, Abergavenny is curating regular exhibitions at the Michelin starred restaurant, the Walnut Tree Inn, showing works by some of our most dynamic and creative artists. Enjoy innovative and delicious dishes by one of Britain’s finest chefs, Shaun Hill, and sit amongst art by young, emerging artists and more established stars. An atmosphere brimming over with creative energy.

For viewing, book a lunch or supper through the Walnut Tree. Or alternatively, to view by appointment and for any purchase enquiries contact us at The Art Shop.

01873 852690

Arts Council of Wales Collectorplan scheme available. More information via the link below.