Christmas Workshop for all the Family!

10.30 to 1pm Using wool, beads, buttons and more, create beautiful keepsake decorations and miniature Christmas trees that you can enjoy for years ... more >

Approaches to Landscape Painting with June Forster

Tuesdays, 6 Oct, 20 Oct, 3 Nov, 1 Dec, 9 Feb & 23 Feb 10.30am to 3pm more >

Life Drawing

Fun, tutored sessions encouraging individual strengths whilst exploring different aspects of drawing the human figure. These sessions ... more >

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

Oriel Davies tours a number of exhibitions each year around the UK. If you missed them in Newtown, catch them again at a gallery near you.

Leo Fitzmaurice You don’t say (short circuit (cold)) (detail) 2009

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Oriel Davies originates and develops a number of touring exhibitions each year. These range from the large multi-media exhibitions, such as Beyond Pattern to smaller painting and photographic exhibitions such as Imperfect Transcriptions: David Gepp . If you would like to be kept updated on future exhibitions for tour, and for details on fees, booking and current availability and schedules, please contact Alex Boyd, Curator on 01686 625041 email:

Exhibitions available

Dead Spring, 2011, Oil on aluminium, 110 x 75cm

A Tree A Rock A Cloud
Clare Woods

26 September 2015 - 06 March 2016

A Tree A Rock A Cloud launched at Oriel Davies in September 2014 and featured a new body of work by acclaimed artist Clare Woods. more >

multiple artists

19 September 2015 - 16 September 2016

After the success of flora at Oriel Davies the exhibition starts its tour to three venues across Wales. The exhibition is an exploration of the significance of contemporary art through flowers and includes artists; Emma Bennett, Michael Boffey, Anya Gallaccio, Ori Gersht, Owen Griffiths, Anne-Mie Melis, Jacques Nimki, Yoshihiro Suda and Clare Twomey. more >

Helen Sear

02 February 2013 - 17 April 2013

lure is a major exhibition of new work by Helen Sear. One of Wales’ most important and insightful artists, Helen’s practice is characterized by her exploration of the crossover between photography and fine art, her focus on the natural world and the startling beauty of her work. more >

Testbed Internship 2013
Deadline: Monday 21 January 2013

05 December 2012 - 21 January 2013

Oriel Davies is looking for a graduate or postgraduate to curate and manage the TestBed space, a gallery space and concept dedicated to supporting new and experimental work by artists based in Wales and the Borders. more >

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Black and white photo still of girl dancing

Oriel Davies Open 2010

26 June 2010 - 18 August 2010

'RE:animate' is the fourth Oriel Davies Gallery biennial Open exhibition. Submissions were sought which explored animation in its broadest sense. Work selected deals with the actuation of movement, the possibilities of non-narrative structure and the potential of audience participation. more >

sculpture of shoe with flowers

Beyond Pattern
Various Artists

21 November 2009 - 27 January 2010

An exploration into the cultural meanings of ‘pattern’, through exhibition, commission, publication and debate, with work that utilises ‘pattern’ as a social, cultural and political commentator. With new commissions by Steve Messam, Catherine Bertola and Angharad Pearce-Jones and work by Michael Brennand-Wood, Nisha Duggal, Leo Fitzmaurice, Doug Jones, Adam King, Pamela So, Henna Nadeem and Andrea Stokes. more >

colour photograph shows grass and heather

Imperfect Transcriptions: the 24 Études of Frédéric Chopin, for Monique
David Gepp

13 December 2008 - 14 February 2009

Imperfect Transcriptions is a new series extraordinarily vivid photographs of grasses, gorse and meadow flowers by David Gepp. The photographs are shown alongside the poetry of RS Thomas and Chopin’s piano pieces, the 24 Études. The exhibition invites us into an intimate relationship with music and the natural environment and the deep issues of life. more >

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