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Oriel Davies Gallery
The Park, Newtown
Powys SY16 2NZ
Telephone: +44 (0) 1686 625041
Fax: +44 (0) 1686 623633


Monday-Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-5pm



Studies for Maynard

Simon Whitehead

07 October 2015 - 21 October 2015

Studies for Maynard, Simon Whitehead, 2015. Photo. Ray Jacobs.

Studies for Maynard, Simon Whitehead, 2015. Photo. Ray Jacobs.

A live dance installation with movement, dance, image and sound.

A dancer lies on the ground, looks at the sky and inhales the clouds.

A spacewalking Apollo 9 astronaut describes his views of earth.

Dice roll.

Home is a fabric, a weave, a practice of making and remaking. 

Having spent many years taking himself and his work to distant places, Simon’s Studies for Maynard pauses to think about what it is to be located at home whilst holding the wider curve of the earth.

Simon is in residence at Oriel Davies for two weeks. He is transferring the ephemera of his studio, developing a series of performance studies with sound artist Barnaby Oliver and featuring a film by Tanya Syed that accompanies his own work.

Simon’s last project with Oriel Davies was the memorable Louphole in 2010. He lives and works from Abercych, Pembrokeshire.

‘If we can sparkle he may land tonight'

Starman, David Bowie 

Also showing in the gallery 'Maynard on Film'. Work in progress. A film by Tanya Syed. 27mins. 2015.

Events at Oriel Davies:

Studies for Maynard, live performance - a full, live performance of Studies for Maynard with live sound link to Barnaby Oliver sound artist and artistic partner for Studies for Maynard

Wednesday 21 October 7:30pm | FREE


Furniture Movers - a participative dance workshop exploring body & object, in Newtown at the Wesleyan Baptist Chapel

Friday 25 September 10:30am - 3:30pm | £10


Studies for Maynard, film screening - Work in progress showing the Studies for Maynard film: with a conversation between Simon and film maker Tanya Syed. 

Friday 09 October 7pm | FREE


Booking is essential for all events: | 01686 625041

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Studies for Maynard has been supported by the Arts Council of Wales and Pembrokeshire County Council.