Oriel Davies Gallery
Oriel Davies Gallery is based in Newtown, Powys in the beautiful Severn Valley area of the Welsh Borders. The Gallery can be found just off Newtown’s shopping centre, facing the town’s main car park and bus station, in the town park.
Oriel Davies runs an innovative visual arts exhibitions programme throughout the year, showing national and international art and craft from Wales, other parts of the UK and abroad. There is a café and well stocked book and gift shop.
Oriel Davies also organises a full programme of events and activities as well as exciting outreach projects over a wide geographical area.
Please visit our website for up-to the-minute information on Exhibitions, courses, talks and Events
- 7 October 2017 — 27 January 2018 *on now
A creative social space, where art, performance, craft and film will be made, shared and inspired. The Kitchen is Oriel Davies’ pop-up project and event space, open to visitors from October 2017 to January 2018, presenting a vibrant programme of workshops, activities, events and talks alongside fantastic opportunities for collaboration and community intervention.
The Kitchen is a room to relax and hang out in as well as a space for creativity. Designed as a flexible environment for a wide range of activity, The Kitchen will continuously adapt and change over the four months as visitors, artists and community groups create and share their work.
Building on the achievements of The Drawing Room in year one, The Kitchen is the next edition of Open Space, a two-year pilot project that runs alongside, and in addition to, the Gallery's existing exhibition and learning programmes.
Open Space is supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the Arts Council of Wales.
- Any age
Colourfelt | Andreas Rüthi
- 9 December 2017 — 27 January 2018 *on now
Andreas, who lives and works in Monmouthshire, has exhibited his still life paintings in over twenty solo exhibitions worldwide. Oriel Davies is delighted to present colourfelt, his first one-person show in Wales.
The work is a constant investigation in new possibilities held within the traditions of painting: from colour and form to the notion of ‘likeness’ and the gaze. Much of his subject matter originates from magazines, prints, books and found objects and plays with the nature of reproduction and re-presentation.
Showing for the first time and throwing the gallery into riotous colour is Field. Consisting of 64 paintings portraying every reproduction in a mushroom guidebook the work celebrates the hallucinogenic power of colour, while representing the potential held within each reproduction.
The title of the show colorfelt refers to both the experience of colour and the German word for field which is Feld, pronounced felt.
- Any age
Join the Kitchen Collective!
- 23 August 2017 — 27 January 2018 *on now
The Collective will input into what takes place in the project space, support events and activities as well as be out there spreading the word.
The Kitchen is a space for creativity as well as a room to hang out in. It will play host to a programme of workshops, activities, events and talks as well as offer opportunities for visitors, artists and groups to try out and share new, creative ideas.
The Collective will have input into what takes place in The Kitchen, support events and activities as well as help spread the word. We welcome positive energy and ideas, and as a new group, those joining early will help inform and shape how the Collective runs. New members can join at any time and you only need to commit as much time as you wish to give.
Open to residents from Newtown and the surrounding area, The Collective is FREE to join and brings with it a number of benefits, including reduced participation fees and priority invitation to certain events.
- Any age
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