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 >

Saturday Life Drawing Classes with Paul Webster

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
Telephone: +44 (0) 1686 625041
Fax: +44 (0) 1686 623633
Email: desk@orieldavies.org
Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm
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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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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

Artist drawing on gallery wall

Oriel Davies Open 2008

RE:drawing is the third Oriel Davies Gallery biennial Open exhibition. This year artists were invited to submit work that explored drawing in its broadest and most experimental sense. The show presents new and recent work by 44 emerging, mid-career and established artists from Wales and the Borders, highlighting the range and ingenuity of current ‘drawing’ practice. more >

Exhibition 2008 14 June - 02 August

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William Roberts
William Roberts

William Roberts’ practice references a diversity of idioms and sources, including multimedia graphics, fabric design, modern graffiti and the urban landscape, computer games, billboard adverts and Aboriginal art. For this exhibition, the artist has developed a new and experimental body of paintings that draw upon photography and family snapshots. more >

Exhibition 2008 19 April - 07 June

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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