Paper Marbling and Silhouette Painting

Make your own patterned marbled pape. Paint plant and flower silhouette outlines on top to create multi-layered botanical pictures to create a beautiful ... more >

T-Shirt printing

Using stencils create your own individual ‘flower power’ t- shirts. Not into flowers? other designs also available!  10.30am to ... more >

Silk Painting Workshop

Explore the ancient art of silk painting with artist Tereska Shepherd. Have fun designing and creating your own silk painting inspired by our current ... 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

'Ar drywydd Dic Aberdaron/ The Scent of Dic Aberdaron, Gwyn Williams. Photo Hayl

The scent of Dic Aberdaron
Gwyn Williams

18 July 2015 - 09 September 2015

‘The scent of Dic Aberdaron’ is a copy of a missing bust, presumed lost but very possibly held somewhere in secret. more >

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