Life Drawing Extra! Oriel Davies Cabaret Sketching Special

Make a day of it with our figure drawing session with a twist. After a hugely successful session last year we invite people back to sketch dazzling ... more >

Drawn from Observation | Tereska Shepherd

4 Sessions | Tuesday 03, 17 October & 07, 21 November 2017 | 10am – ... more >

Saturday Life Drawing Classes with Caroline Ali

These fun, tutored sessions encourage individual strengths whilst exploring different aspects of drawing the human figure. The sessions are designed to ... more >

Oriel Davies Gallery
The Park, Newtown
Powys SY16 2NZ
Telephone: +44 (0) 1686 625041
Fax: +44 (0) 1686 623633
Email: desk@orieldavies.org
Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm
Free Admission

Archive

Oriel Davies is developing this archive as a resource for those researching both visual arts and arts education. Divided into exhibitions, projects and Test Bed the archive is searchable using the search bar below or by browsing through the archive pages.

mixed media collage with leaves and dirt

Fantasy is a Place Where it Rains
Patrick Farmer and Sarah Hughes

Patrick Farmer and Sarah Hughes work both individually and collaboratively in response to the environment to develop and enhance our awareness of it. Their placement of poetic gestures encourage the viewer to reassess their habitual relationship with familiar environmental elements. more >

Test Bed 2010 17 April - 09 June

Simon Whitehead howling

Louphole
Simon Whitehead

'Louphole' took place on a cold, clear Thursday evening, on 4 March 2010. After gathering outside Oriel Davies Gallery at 7pm, the audience were led through Newtown, where they encountered a new musical commission for Newtown Silver Band, written by composer Barnaby Oliver. This took the form of a lupine march to accompany the participants to Bryn Bank above the town for the first ‘Public Howl’ in Wales. more >

Project 2010 04 March

a table, a guitar and miscellaneous items

Afield
Simon Whitehead

A retrospective and re-presentation of screen-based and performance artefacts from Simon Whitehead’s career, alongside a live, accumulative archive from the new commission Louphole. Made at walking pace, his works are place-sensitive and involve a process of ritual reconstruction through the body, live performance, dance, sound and film. more >

Exhibition 2010 06 February - 07 April

Dramatic rocky landscape with waterlogged path which appears like a stream

The Scenery is Very Wonderful. The Weather is Good.
Stuart Whipps

Combining original photographic works with archival postcards, walking guides, archived textual material and general ephemera, the artist investigates the manufactured nature of the Snowdonia National Park and its boundaries to expose the inherent myth of ‘natural beauty’. more >

Exhibition 2010 06 February - 07 April

elevated view of steelworks

On Wasting Energy + Steelworks Series
Adele Vye

Adele Vye’s work draws on myth, situation and place through responsive live and documented actions, captured on camera and referred to as ‘documented performance’. Vye’s work might appear humorous and tragic on the surface, but through use of cloaks and other ‘instruments’, reveals a practice that draws on myth, environmental issues and the summoning of energy. more >

Test Bed 2010 06 February - 07 April