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Oriel Davies Gallery
The Park, Newtown
Powys SY16 2NZ
Telephone: +44 (0) 1686 625041
Fax: +44 (0) 1686 623633
Email: desk@orieldavies.org

 

Monday-Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-4pm


 

 

A Tree A Rock A Cloud – a Welsh tour of significant new works by artist Clare Woods

Clare Woods, The Handcuff King, 2015, Oil on aluminium, 150 x 100cm

Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Llanbedrog

Opening: Sunday 11 October, 3pm

Exhibition dates: 26 September – 29 November 2015

 

Oriel y Parc Landscape Gallery, St Davids

Opening: Saturday 5 December, 7.30pm

Exhibition dates: 5 December 2015  – 6 March 2016

 

Oriel Davies are thrilled to announce a Welsh tour of significant new works by acclaimed artist Clare Woods working in partnership with National Museum Wales and the Independent Curator Mandy FowlerA Tree A Rock A Cloud launched at Oriel Davies in September 2014 and will now tour to Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Llanbedrog and Oriel y Parc Landscape Gallery, St Davids from October 2015 – March 2016, supported by Arts Council of Wales. 

The exhibition evolved out of an engagement with traditions of historic painting - portraiture, still life and landscape from the collections of Amgueddfa Cymru.  This tour presents additional new work by Woods in further response to the work of artists John Piper and Graham Sutherland from the same collections.

This connection with Piper and Sutherland is particularly appropriate as Woods’ paintings have often been discussed in relation to the tradition of British landscape painting and in particular Neo-Romanticism – the revival of interest in landscape by British artists in the 1930s and 40s. 

At Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, the exhibition will sit alongside an exhibition of work by John Piper, exploring his engagement with the landscape of Snowdonia from the collections of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales and at Oriel y Parc, the exhibition will be more closely integrated with works by Graham Sutherland from the same collections, selected by Woods.

Both exhibitions are set to be exciting and significant shows and you are invited to bookmark the opening and exhibition dates in your diary.

The exhibition openings will both feature an artist talk in conversation with Nicholas Thornton, Head of Fine and Contemporary Art, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.

The exhibitions are accompanied by a catalogue featuring commissioned essays by Nicholas Thornton, Head of Fine and Contemporary Art, Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales and Simon Martin, Co-Director at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester.

ENDS.

 

Images: https://www.flickr.com/photos/orieldavies/albums/72157646282996085

 

Listings information:

Clare Woods: A Tree A Rock A Cloud touring

26 September – 29 November 2015

Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw

Llanbedrog, Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 7TT

t +44 (0) 1758 740763 / www.oriel.org.uk

In conversation with artist Clare Woods and Nick Thornton, Head of Fine Art, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, Sunday 11th October, 1.30pm followed by official opening at 3pm

Presenting extraordinary works by renowned artist Clare Woods

 

Clare Woods: A Tree A Rock A Cloud touring

5 December 2015  – 6 March 2016

Oriel y Parc Landscape Gallery

St Davids, Pembrokeshire SA62 6NW

t +44 (0) 1437 720392 / www.orielyparc.co.uk

In conversation with artist Clare Woods and Nick Thornton, Head of Fine Art, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, Saturday 5th December, 6.30pm followed by official opening at 7.30pm

Presenting extraordinary works by renowned artist Clare Woods, alongside key works by Graham Sutherland from Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, chosen by the artist

 

Editor’s notes:

1. Independent Curator Mandy Fowler has worked in partnership with Oriel Davies to present the touring of A Tree A Rock A Cloud

2. Oriel Davies is an independent public art gallery based in Mid Wales. The Gallery organises and tours innovative exhibitions featuring artists from Wales, other parts of the UK and internationally, and provides an extensive art education programme. Oriel Davies is a Registered Charity no: 1034890 and is revenue funded by the Arts Council of Wales and Powys County Council.

3. Amgueddfa Cymru –National Museum Wales operates seven museums across Wales National Museum Cardiff, St Fagans: National History Museum, National Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon, Big Pit: National Coal Museum, Blaenafon, National Wool Museum, Dre-fach Felindre, National Slate Museum, Llanberis and the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 

4. The gallery at Oriel y Parc is a partnership between Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority.

5. Located on the Llŷn Penninsula Plas Glyn-y-Weddw is a unique place consisting of a historic house, art galleries and woodland managed by an independent charitable trust. With project support funding from the Arts Council of Wales and Gwynedd Council and by collaborating with artists, galleries and organisations throughout Wales and beyond it is able to offer an exciting and far-reaching contemporary art programme alongside its commercial exhibitions.

6. Further information and press images: Alex Boyd Jones | Curator or Rosie Strickland | Marketing and Press on 01686 625041, or email: alex@orieldavies.org or marketing@orieldavies.org

Published 14 September 2015
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