Holiday Workshops

Holiday Activities
Tuesdays, 10.30am-12.30pm
£7.50/person* These workshops for all ages are fun and informal, ... more >

Life Drawing Classes

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

Exhibition Opening | Twist - Cecile Johnson Soliz

Exhibition Opening & Launch Event Saturday 29 June, 3.00pm - 5.00pm Twist ... more >

Oriel Davies Gallery
The Park, Newtown
Powys SY16 2NZ
Telephone: +44 (0) 1686 625041
Fax: +44 (0) 1686 623633
Email: desk@orieldavies.org

 

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Saturday 10am-4pm

The Cafe will be closed 23-27 May

The Gallery will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday, 27th May



 

 

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.

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

cottage clad in sheeps wool

Clad
Steve Messam

A temporary ‘cladding’ of a building commissioned as part of Beyond Pattern. Steve Messam used sheep fleeces to reference the distinctive black and white markings of local sheep breeds and the colour and design of local vernacular architecture. By drawing together these two aspects, the artist makes us consider the role of local agriculture, architecture and aesthetics. more >

Project 2009 21 November - 27 January