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
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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.

colour photograph shows grass and heather

Imperfect Transcriptions: the 24 Études of Frédéric Chopin, for Monique
David Gepp

Imperfect Transcriptions is a new series extraordinarily vivid photographs of grasses, gorse and meadow flowers by David Gepp. The photographs are shown alongside the poetry of RS Thomas and Chopin’s piano pieces, the 24 Études. The exhibition invites us into an intimate relationship with music and the natural environment and the deep issues of life. more >

Exhibition 2008 13 December - 14 February

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Lands End
Ruth Claxton

Ruth Claxton’s installation Lands End presents a sprawling, fantastical landscape of painted steel circles, towering metalwork, mirrors and coloured glass, populated with porcelain figurines collected from car-boot sales, junk shops and internet auction sites.The work aims to test our perceptual limits and illustrates the artist’s preoccupation with exploring different versions of reality, including virtual worlds. more >

Exhibition 2008 11 October - 29 November

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Me v U
Young Curators 2008

Curated by Oriel Davies Young Curators, 'ME v U' focuses on ‘conflict’. Through personal arguments, political debates, cultural differences, family struggles and internal struggles, we all face conflict on a daily basis. With newly commissioned work by Rabab Ghazoul alongside work by Andy Warhol, Paul Seawright and Richard Billingham, 'ME v U' explores what conflict means to the individual. more >

Exhibition 2008 09 August - 04 October

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So Far It Has Only Been For You
Melissa Hinkin

Melissa Hinkin explores materials in their natural state and investigates the contrasting relationship between the industrial and natural environment. In her latest work, So Far It Has Only Been For You, Hinkin continues to investigate the significance of location and the ways in which we relate to a specific environment. more >

Test Bed 2008 09 August - 04 October

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Track (between Pen-y-bryn and the road)
David Eyres

The work of David Eyres moves between careful observation and improvised abstraction.This short animated film is developed from sequences of photographs and sketches which Eyres has made at regularly spaced intervals along the track which leads to his home. more >

Test Bed 2008 14 June - 02 August