Big Draw | Children and Family Workshops in The Kitchen

Every Saturday in October Oriel Davies invites children and their families to take part in the UK Big Draw Festival. We have scheduled ... more >

Basic Sewing | Jill Rolfe

2 Sessions | Monday 16 & 23 October 2017 | 10.30am – 3.30pm Tutor: Jill Rolfe
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Half Term Fun | Activities for Children and Families in The Kitchen

Half Term Fun in The Kitchen, our pop-up project and event ... 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.

Gallery installation detail

But You Promised
Sue Challis

But You Promised is an installation that was created after the death of the artist’s mother. Viewers are drawn to a rusty oil drum through sound and imagery. This evocative and haunting installation explores universal and inescapable themes of loss and mortality. more >

Test Bed 2008 19 April - 07 June

Painting

Becoming Modern
Simon Grennan and Christopher Sperandio

'Becoming Modern' premiers work by Simon Grennan and Christopher Sperandio alongside works by Cezanne, Degas, Monet, Morisot and Pissarro from Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales. Grennan & Sperandio examined the 1909 diaries of Gwendoline and Margaret Davies, to produce composite images of scientific diagrams, fashion plates and pattern, that pose questions around artistic authenticity and originality. more >

Exhibition 2008 09 February - 12 April

Blue white neon sign lit up on gallery wall

Homage to Bruce
Toby Huddlestone

Using humour and intuition, Toby Huddlestone experiments with a variety of media to investigate the importance and hierarchy of the art world. In Homage to Bruce, Huddlestone uses a familiar-seeming neon sign to play with the interpretative spaces that occur between an educated art-goer and the casual gallery visitor. more >

Test Bed 2008 09 February - 12 April

Drawing and objects

Inventology
Olivia Bargman

'Inventology' is an installation which transforms the gallery space into a surreal museum of chaotic images and objects of dubious provenance. Hidden within this diverse and idiosyncratic collection, a narrative might just be discovered. more >

Test Bed 2007 15 December - 02 February

caravan in glade

And so it goes
Artists from Wales at the Venice Biennale of Art 2007

The exhibition’s title 'And so it goes' comes from Kurt Vonnegut’s sci-fi novel 'Slaughterhouse-Five', in which the phrase describes a period of transition from life to death. This notion of transition - between fact and fiction, interior and exterior, formed and unformed, the real and imagined - is explored by Richard Deacon, Merlin James and Heather & Ivan Morison. more >

Exhibition 2007 15 December - 02 February