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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 - 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

Conspicuity
Philip Cheater

19 April 2014 - 18 June 2014

The fabric of society is a complex web of communication and physical encounters, information and instruction - a matrix infiltrated and managed by signs and symbols of health and safety culture. It is with the semiotics of safety, its language of vibrant geometric forms and luminous graphics, and our responses, that Philip Cheater’s practice is most concerned. more >

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