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.
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Litmus Residency (part 3) | Neasa Terry

  • 7 October — 2 December 2017

Neasa Terry’s practice sits between art and design and Neasa will be in residence to explore emerging ideas relating to recorded sound, the human body, mechanical reproduction and technology, through a series of live performances.

Litmus is an exhibition and development programme offering curatorial and practical support for early career artists in Wales and the Welsh Borders to research, develop and present new work at Oriel Davies.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Languages

  • Welsh

Website

http://www.orieldavies.org/en/exhibition/future-litmus-residency-part-3

Stylistic drawing of cookie cutters in bright colours

The Kitchen

  • 7 October 2017 — 27 January 2018

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.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.orieldavies.org/en/exhibition/kitchen

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Re-enactment | Louise Bristow

  • 7 October — 2 December 2017

Launching the first of two painting shows, Brighton-based artist Louise Bristow (joint prizewinner for Oriel Davies Open 2016), presents a major body of new and recent work in her first exhibition in Wales.

Louise’s intimately beautiful paintings are created directly in response to arrangements of models and collage elements, reminiscent of miniature stage sets, assembled in her studio. The content of these are inspired by the artist’s large resource of books, magazines and printed ephemera, amassed over time from flea markets, charity shops in the UK and abroad. She also references her own photographs and intricate models she has crafted of buildings (or parts of buildings), kiosks and other three-dimensional forms. Each composition is developed through juxtaposing images and objects in an exploratory process, where initial ideas quickly evolve and shift in unknown directions.

Her compelling and intriguing paintings twist time and space, presenting alternative environments for exploration. The meaning or story within each piece is loose, having multiple readings over time and according to circumstance.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.orieldavies.org/en/exhibition/re-enactment

Art by Andreas depicting mushrooms and vegetation in paint

Colourfelt | Andreas Rüthi

  • 9 December 2017 — 27 January 2018

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.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.orieldavies.org/en/exhibition/colourfelt

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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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.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://openspace.orieldavies.org/en/get-involved/the-kitchen-collective

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Saturday Life Drawing Classes with Caroline Ali

  • 2 September 2017 — 6 January 2018 *on now

The sessions are designed to give technical advice in key areas such as proportion, perspective, line, tone, colour and gesture. Participants are encouraged to develop their own style using a variety of materials in a relaxed and creative atmosphere. Suitable for beginners and experienced artists.
First Saturday of each month | 10.15am-1.30pm | £20 (includes materials) | Booking essential

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£20 (includes materials)

Website

http://www.orieldavies.org/en/events/saturday-life-drawing-classes-caroline-ali

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Newtown Food Festival | Drop-in Art and Craft Activity

  • 2 September — 7 October 2017 *on now

Using discarded food packaging, Artist Helen Kozich invites you to create your own medals and rosetts out of plastic, ribbons and card.
Tickets & Booking
Saturday 02 September | 1pm-3pm | FREE* | Suitable for all ages
*No booking required

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • Any age

Website

http://www.orieldavies.org/en/events/newtown-food-festival-drop-art-and-craft-activity

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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