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DEADLINE EXTENDED Oriel Davies Open Writing Competition 2018: Crossed Paths

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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
Christmas Opening Times
Sat 22 December: 10am—4pm
Sun 23 Closed
Monday 24 10am –3pm
Tuesday 25 – Tuesday 1 Closed
Wed 2 - Sat 5 Jan 10am—4pm
Sun 6 Closed
Monday 7 10am – 5pm



Thank You 

Oriel Davies Gallery warmly thanks the following for their generous support over the last year, which has ensured the continued excellence of Oriel Davies’ exhibition programme and education services: 

Arts Council of Wales
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Powys County Council

And thank you to the trustees for their ongoing support, guidance and dedication:

Andrew Oxenham Chair
Andrew is a Solicitor with Wace Morgan Solicitors, Newtown Branch. He has excellent legal experience, with particular expertise in Charity Law, wills and probate. He has a very strong interest in the arts.

Mandy Fowler
Mandy Fowler is an independent cultural consultant, curator and producer in contemporary visual arts. She has extensive strategic experience gained as the manager of an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and as an independent consultant, working with organisations such as Arnolfini, Nottingham Contemporary and the Canal and River Trust. She also develops and delivers her own projects including a recent national diversity project in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery. She is an experienced mentor and works with artists at an individual level. Mandy is also a National Adviser for Arts Council of Wales.

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.

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.

Simon Cotton
Simon Cotton is Founder/Managing Director/Creative Director of View Creative a multi-award winning creative design agency, employing 20+ full-time staff. View Creative is Recognised and listed as a Fast Growth Company in Wales and has over 20 UK and international awards for design excellence and business accolades. Simon had a strong innovative portfolio of work for use across all print and digital media and a proven track record creating strong brand and marketing campaigns that accelerate growth for a multitude of clients in private, public and third sector organisations across a plethora of industries. As part of his work at View Creative Simon was awarded a 4 year contract for the Welsh Government Communications and Marketing Services framework.

Sean Vicary
Sean is a practising visual artist. He is based in West Wales and is originally from Shropshire close to the Powys border. He exhibits widely throughout Wales, nationally and also internationally.  

Rina Clarke 
Rina has lived in Mid Wales for over 30 years. She was elected on to the Newtown Town Council in 2012 and was mayor from 2013 to 2015. She ran a successful food business with her husband, was a teacher is closely involved with many local community issues and initiatives. She was responsible for setting up the Newtown Food Festival. 

Tracy Simpson
Tracy Simpson develops, curates and manages art in the public realm projects as a founding Director of Addo. Interested in contemporary visual arts practice and artist’s research she is based in the Research Centre within the School of Creative Arts at Glyndwr University. Previously, Tracy worked for Safle, the former strategic agency for public art in Wales, as a Senior Project Manager for North and Mid Wales. She was Visual Arts Officer for Wrexham County Borough Council (2000-2008), and as Director of Wrexham Arts Centre, was responsible for managing the venue, project and partnership development, curating the gallery, alongside developing and managing a public art programme for the County. Formerly she had worked in arts education at Blackfriars Arts Centre in Lincolnshire as Outreach & Education Officer (1997-1999) and as a freelance arts practitioner in Leicestershire (1994-1997). She has a degree in Fine Art from De Montfort University, Leicester (1990-1994).

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.

Oriel Davies Gallery is revenue funded by the Arts Council of Wales and Powys County Council. Registered Charity Number 1034890.