Storytelling picnic with professional storyteller, Sal Tonge at Dolerw Park.

Meet at the gallery at 10.30 to walk to the park. Bring a packed lunch and something to sit on!. All children must be accompanied by a parent/carer. ... more >

Free Lantern Making Workshop

Drop-in sessions at the gallery to make a large feature lantern for the Leaping Lights Festival taking place in Newtown. No experience necessary. All ... more >

Free art and craft activities on the patio

Drop-in for a variety of different Roald Dahl inspired craft activities, including mask making and hand puppets. 10:30am - 4:30pm 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

Moving on
Elizabeth Brickell

25 June 2016 - 29 August 2016

Elizabeth Brickell’s practice is rooted in a tactile sensibility. She harbors objects that are imbued with memory and connection to a place or occasion. more >

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