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 >

Rangoli: Art that Binds

Following the success of the 2017 Rangoli: Art that Binds project, as part the India/ Wales season of events with the 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.

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If only dust could speak
Awst & Walther

Awst & Walther explore fundamental issues around human existence. Concerned with survival, fatality and the sublime, they create live performance, installation, sculpture and drawings that combine formal qualities with the mythical and the surreal. From Utopian depictions to apocalyptic landscapes, the results are constructively challenging and respond to vital social, political and philosophical questions. more >

Exhibition 2009 19 September - 11 November

card template of brick

Net#1 (Airbrick)
Digital Dialogues

Digital Dialogues comprise artists duo Darren Williams and Jason Davies. Using scanned images of objects to initiate conversations between themselves and their audience, they open up ideas around participation, drawing and sculpture. Net#1(Airbrick) is part of a series of works entitled World of Forms. more >

Test Bed 2009 19 September - 11 November

Astronaut holding Welsh flag

Extraordinary Days
Young Curators 2009

Extraordinary Days is an exhibition looking at positivity and humour in contemporary art. It has been organised by the Oriel Davies Young Curators - a group of 14 young people based in mid Wales, aged between 16 and 23: Aishah, Becca, Caitlin, Claudia, Kelly, Kirsty, Laura, Nia, Sarah, Stephanie, Sophie, Rachael, Rhian and Rhys. more >

Exhibition 2009 04 July - 05 September

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Bed and Table
Bella Kerr

Bella Kerr describes Bed and Table as a spatial drawing. The work comprises installed objects which vary in scale and age. Kerr plays with the ‘miniature’ through the linking of tiny objects by fabric and threads. more >

Test Bed 2009 04 July - 05 September

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Transient Residence
Gaia Persico

Gaia Persico shows a range of compelling drawings, animations and installation work as part of her continued investigation into tracing memory and place, using subtle, poignant and often amusing interpretations of the immediate world and how we connect with it. Drawn ‘snapshots’ of urban infrastructures are shown alongside those of her rural homeland in Sardinia. more >

Exhibition 2009 02 May - 27 June