Oriel Davies Gallery

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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.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Additional info

Please visit our website for up-to the-minute information on Exhibitions, courses, talks and Events

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Elizabeth Brickell, Latex Spoons

Elizabeth Brickell, Moving On

  • 25 June — 29 August 2016 *on now

A collection of spoons, of varying size and dimension, is contained in the space: each spoon clearly pronouncing its individuality and heightened by its recreation in thin latex. These delicate ‘skins’ explore notions of fragility and reference the act of ‘moving on’. While being a reinvention they leave behind a skin of ‘what was’. In the broader sense, the work aims to address human vulnerability.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
Willem van Genk, Arnhem. Photo: Guido Suykens. Courtesy of Museum Dr Guislain, Ghent

Radical Craft: Alternative Ways of Making

  • 25 June — 29 August 2016 *on now

The artworks convey personal visions of the world, reveal inventive use of materials and vary in scale. From miniature sculptures carved into toothpicks and lead pencil tips, to vehicles made from recycled scrap, and from life-size, woven birch bark figures to a bridal headdress made from wrapped and embellished fabric.

Themes in the exhibition include radical missions in which artists have a passion for a particular subject or technique; intuitive responses to textiles employed as a non-verbal means of engaging with the outside world; autobiographical responses to the natural or urban environment; and folkloric or surreal perceptions of the world. Each of the artists’ individual backgrounds and paths of creative development is fascinating. Many have never received any formal art training, although their practices may have been nurtured and encouraged in specialist centres or studios. Their work or creative impulses have been developed with independence, perceptual senses and a lack of inhibition, which is rarely aimed at a particular audience or marketplace.

A Craftspace and Outside In national touring exhibition.

craftspace.co.uk/radicalcraft

outsidein.org.uk

#radicalcrafttour

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Languages

  • Welsh

Oriel Davies Gallery
The Park
Newtown
Powys
SY16 2NZ
Wales

Website

Oriel Davies website

www.orieldavies.org

Talks & Events at ODG

www.orieldavies.org/en/talks

Workshops & Courses at ODG

www.orieldavies.org/en/workshops

E-mail

General Information

desk@orieldavies.org

Marketing

matthew@orieldavies.org

Telephone

01686 625041

Fax

01686 623633

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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