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.

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Chris Oakley: Datacide

  • 6 February — 6 April 2016 *on now

Datacide speculates on the future of data and digital culture.

A sculptural installation, created from the remains of destroyed Hard Disk Drives, both reflects upon the meaning of data in a digitised culture and considers a possible scenario where technology has become irrelevant and is reduced to its material qualities alone. It is also intended as a reflection on the consumption cycle quietly inherent in digital culture, and the downstream disposal of electronic waste in the developing world.

Suitable for

  • Any age



Power in the Land

  • 6 February — 6 April 2016 *on now

Nuclear power past and future has been very much in the news recently. The artist group X-10 bring together the fruits of 2 years working together around the closure and decommissioning of Wylfa, the last nuclear power station in Wales and the last and largest of the Magnox stations, closing in December 2015.

Working in video, photography, sound, sculpture, installation and alternative photographic processes the artists have tried to come to terms with the conundrums of nuclear power and our energy futures within the environment. Each artist has responded in their own way and in dialogue with each other, to the physical and energetic presence of the power station, the future legacy for the Anglesey site and to the complex associations of nuclear power.

Ant Dickinson, Annie Grove-White, Helen Grove-White, Bridget-Kennedy, Jessica Lloyd-Jones, Chris Oakley, Teresa Paiva, Robin Tarbet, Tim Skinner, Alana Tyson

Suitable for

  • Any age



Oriel Davies Open 2016 Painting

  • 16 April — 15 June 2016

Oriel Davies has sought submissions from artists exploring the practice and potential of painting today. We encouraged a diverse interpretation of what painting is and might be. There was no geographical restriction and entry was open both to professional artists and to students (17+) training in visual art. The selection for the show will take place December 2015. Prizewinners will be announced before the show opens in April 2016.

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  • Any age



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