Oriel Davies Gallery

Oriel Davies Gallery
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SY16 2NZ


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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.

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Artist Rooms: Francesca Woodman

  • 15 November 2014 — 25 February 2015 *on now

Described as the last great Modernist photographer, Francesca Woodman created some of the most iconic and mysterious photographic images of the 20th century.

Born in 1958, Colorado, USA, Woodman began taking photographs whilst at boarding school in Massachusetts. Over the next few years she went on to create around 800 pictures.

Tragically Woodman took her own life in 1981. She was just 22 years old. Her legacy is an extraordinary series of photographs, which show her tireless exploration of the medium and defy the camera’s fixing of time and space. Her most frequent subject was herself, often nude or with vintage clothing, in dilapidated interiors.

This exhibition presents 23 of Woodman’s photographs: 18 from the ARTIST ROOMS collection and 5 further works lent by the National Galleries of Scotland.



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  • 15 November 2014 — 25 February 2015 *on now

Showtime is an exhibition that celebrates the people who take part in the gallery’s learning programmes and the fantastic art they create.

Education in the visual arts is absolutely central to Oriel Davies’ mission, and vital to our role as a public art gallery in Wales. Our learning programmes are deliberately broad and involve people of all ages and backgrounds. This exhibition presents artworks, film, sound recordings, photographs and other documentation showing the breadth and range of some of the projects we have undertaken in recent years.

The exhibition showcases projects such as: Young Curators, Start and Criw Celf: The Art Factor, working with young people both in and outside school and college; Fresh Air and Fire, a major reminiscence project for older people; poetry and creative writing; artists’ residencies, workshops and outreach programmes. Showtime also presents new art by students working with ARTIST ROOMS: Francesca Woodman, which shows alongside this exhibition. Together these projects reveal just some of the richness of talent and creativity to be found amongst the people of Mid Wales and the Borders, and the inspiration that artists can bring into our lives.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly