Poetry Writing 2 | Lara Clough

10 Sessions | Wednesdays 11 April – 13 June 2018 | 10.15am – 12.30pm Tiwtor: Lara ... more >

Special Event | Nicola Dale

We are offering a free life drawing session to draw one of the Open artists, Nicola Dale, during her performance of her work on Friday 22 June, ... more >

Oriel Davies Open 2018 | Preview

ODO18 opening 23 June, 6-8pm with awards announced 7pm. Selectors Sacha Craddock and Jane Simpson will ... 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


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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These Valued Landscapes
Various Artists

These Valued Landscapes explores the historic context of the representation of the landscape through text, photography, ceramics, sculpture and mixed media, by artists including Emily Cole, James Ireland, Idris Khan and Paul Scott. The exhibition looks into the landscape’s shift in value, from the critically underrated subject of the past to the highly valued genre it is today. more >

Exhibition 2008 13 December - 14 February

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