Making Giant Puppets – Children’s Workshop

With creator of ‘A Pirate’s Life for Me’, Jo Munton of Vagabondi Puppets. Come and help create a giant dragon puppet and have ... more >

Creating a Scene Film Season: The Red Shoes (cert. U), dir. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger

Cert. U  Dir. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger A young ballerina is torn between love and her ambition to become a prima ballerina in this ... more >

Summer Holiday Art Club – Creating a Scene!

Led by Helen Kennedy Six sessions of holiday fun based on the exhibition Creating a Scene. Sessions will explore popup books, ... 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

The Test Bed programme runs alongside the main exhibition programme at Oriel Davies and is dedicated to showcasing new and experimental emergent work from Wales and the Borders.

Test Bed occupies its own dedicated space at the Gallery, but also acts as a ‘conceptual space’ for artists to develop and show work that has a life beyond the physical constraints of the Gallery.

Artists who have shown work as part of the programme* include Gaia Persico, Toby Huddlestone, Akiyo Yamamoto, Matthew Wood, Sue Challis , Melissa Hinkin, Ian Giles, Digital Dialogues, Bela Kerr, Elen Bonner, Alex Duncan and Adele Vye.

*In 2009, the programme, which was originally called In Focus, changed it’s name to Test Bed to more accurately represent the opportunities Oriel Davies provides for experimental and emergent work.

If you are an artist who would like to be considered for a Test Bed exhibition, please download submission details >.

For more information, enquiries and submissions please email: testbed@orieldavies.org
Test Bed, Oriel Davies Gallery, The Park, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2NZ

Current Test Bed Artist

Painting in Another Dimension
Megan Wyatt

28 June 2014 - 27 August 2014

Focusing on the potential of contemporary painting, Chester-based artist, Megan Wyatt looks at the medium’s associated formal mechanisms, conventions and existence both historically and in contemporary practice. more >

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