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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

The Test Bed programme ran alongside the main exhibition programme at Oriel Davies from 2009 -2016 and was dedicated to showcasing new and experimental emergent work from Wales and the Borders.

TestBed 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.

Link to archive

Artists who have shown work in the TestBed space include:

Sue Challis , Melissa Hinkin, Ian Giles, Digital Dialogues, Bela Kerr, Elen Bonner, Alex Duncan, Adele Vye, Patrick Farmer and Sarah Hughes, Dawn Woolley, Shaun Stamp, Richard Higlett and Leona Jones, Anne-Mie Melis, Amber Mottram, Antonia Dewhurst, Mai Thomas, David Fitzjohn, Justine Cook, Tom Goddard, Christopher Webster van Tonder, Jonathan Anderson, Rebecca Spooner, Sean Vicary' Alana Tyson, Lyida Meehan, Becca Thomas, Nicolas William Hughes, Morgan Griffith, Amy Sterly, Tom Snell, Kelly Best, Megan Wyatt, Phil Cheater, Anna Falcini, Bernadette Kerngan, Chris Oakley, Ellen Bell,  Gwyn Williams, Eifion Sven-Myer, Elizabeth Brickell, Penny Hallas, Caroline Wright, Rory Duckhouse, Spike Dennis