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

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:
Test Bed, Oriel Davies Gallery, The Park, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2NZ

Current Test Bed Artist

Clippings (Page No.2, detail) 2014 Multiple Drawing; Collage and gouache on mult

Talking to Gwen
Anna Falcini

14 November 2015 - 27 January 2016

During a residency in Aberystwyth, Anna Falcini discovered the letters of Gwen John (1876–1939), at the National Library of Wales. Written around 1915, John's draft letters record intimate, joyous, mundane scenes and the frequent struggles of John's life as an independent Welsh, female artist living in Paris. more >

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