Jewellery Making

Learn the basic principles of felt making and create your own piece of felt jewellery. Make your own necklaces and bracelets through this creative, fun ... more >

Life Drawing: Extra Classes!

Fun, tutored sessions encouraging individual strengths, using a variety of materials in a relaxed and creative atmosphere. Materials provided. Beginners ... more >

Book Art - create your own book!

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Oriel Davies Gallery
The Park, Newtown
Powys SY16 2NZ
Telephone: +44 (0) 1686 625041
Fax: +44 (0) 1686 623633
Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm
Free Admission


General Enquiries

Amanda Farr

Helen Lawson

Alex Boyd Jones

Marketing Officer
Rosie Strickland

Test Bed Intern
Jess Matthews

Education Officer (Schools & Colleges)
Helen Kozich

Education Officer (Informal Learning)
Sheela Hughes

Front of House Manager
Ilse Dam, Su Price Anwyl

Retail Manager
Rhian Davies Gough

Building and Technical Manager
Neil Fowler

Gallery Guides
Emily Davies, Rhia Brydie

Volunteers, interns and those on work experience and the Friends of Oriel Davies are also vital to our operations.


Mary Napper-White Chair
Mary is a painter by training and pursues her own artistic practice. She has knowledge and experience of professional museum and gallery management, gained as Shrewsbury Museums Manager. She is familiar with public sector structure and funding and has been chairman of professional and voluntary organisations, including contemporary arts partnerships and school governors.

Peter Styles Vice Chair
Peter is a landscape architect. His business, Lingard Styles Associates is based in Mid Wales and Shrewsbury, and undertakes major landscaping projects in the UK and abroad. Peter developed and designed Oriel Davies’ landscaping as part of the Gallery’s refurbishment programme. He also teaches professional landscaping courses.

Dylan Woodhouse Treasurer
Dylan has lived in Newtown all his life, attending Newtown High School and Coleg Powys before studying at the Swansea Institute of Higher Education.  Dylan has worked for over 20 years as an accountant in local businesses in the Mid Wales area, gaining extensive accountancy experience in the retail, public and commercial sectors. He is currently employed as a Company Accountant at Pamargan Products Ltd, part of the Hutchinson group. Dylan is also a Trustee and Treasurer at the Institute of Rural Health, Newtown and has previously held the positions of Treasurer at Llanidloes Golf Club and Chairperson of Kerry Playgroup.

Dan Berry
Dan is a senior lecturer in visual communication at the North Wales School of Art & Design at Glyndwr University. He is a practising illustrator and designer and is interested in exploring the ways his industrial and academic links might converge with and support Oriel Davies.

Mandy Fowler
Mandy Fowler is an independent cultural consultant, producer and project manager specializing in contemporary visual arts. She has extensive experience in strategic management in the arts, and as Manager of Meadow Arts (2004-12) saw the organization through development to achieve RFO status as a part of the Arts Council England’s National Portfolio and manage major contemporary art projects and artists commissions. Other positions include Development Officer for the Rural Company, Hereford, and Programme Support Manager, Ludlow Assembly Rooms.

Eleri Houghton
Eleri represents the Friends of Oriel Davies. She is on the Friends’ Committee and has been of great support to the Gallery, working both in a voluntary and paid capacity for Oriel Davies.

Mike Humphreys
Having gained a degree in Fine Art at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Mike completed a PGCE (secondary) in Art & Design at the University of Wales, Bangor and is currently Head of Art at Ysgol Uwchradd Caereinion. He lives near Welshpool, is originally from North Wales and is a fluent Welsh speaker.

Mick Brown
Mick Brown has lived and worked in the Newtown area for over 20 years. He is currently working in the finance sector to help new businesses and to support the growth of renewable energy. He has a particular interest in advising and supporting people in the arts sector to develop sustainable businesses. He also sits on Powys Regeneration Partnership and the Regeneration Strategy Board.

Jeremy Turner
Jeremy Turner is Partner with Wace Morgan Solicitors, Shrewsbury. He has excellent legal experience, commercial and general litigation, and spends one day of the week practicing in Newtown. He has a strong interest in the arts, and extensive experience in Trusteeship and governance.

Carol Warner
Carol is a freelance arts consultant. She worked for the Scottish Arts Council between 1995 - 2010 as Lottery Operations Manager, then as Head of Grants Department and most recently as Executive Manager working on corporate policy, including the amalgamation of SAC and Scottish Screen as Creative Scotland. She has a degree in Art History (UCL) and an MBA (OU).

Should you wish to contact the Chair of the Oriel Davies Trust, please do so through the Gallery. Emails or letters will be forwarded promptly.


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