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.
Spike Dennis, You Melt My Heart (2015)

Spike Dennis, Findings On Ice

  • 10 September — 15 October 2016 *on now

Spike Dennis is an interdisciplinary artist who examines our digitally inter-connected society, often using the medium of embroidery to do so.

This TestBed exhibition comprises new work by the artist that has resulted from his foray into creating embroideries in ice. This material shift in his practice presents a new time-based element to the work which is viewed either in a state of decay or else very precariously balanced on the brink of decline.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.orieldavies.org/en/exhibition/findings-ice

Sean Vicary, Studies in Solastalgia

Seán Vicary, Studies in Solastalgia

  • 10 September — 15 October 2016 *on now

Steeped in a dark ecology, these multi-layered and richly crafted animations invite the viewer to explore an intense semi-fictive landscape of observation, collection and devastation.

Solastalgia: from solacium (comfort) algia (pain)

“..a form of homesickness one gets when one is still at ‘home”.

Australian philosopher Glenn Albrecht

The artist’s points of reference span scientific, historic and geographic activity alongside more personal, autobiographical and poetic ideas. The show includes large-scale animations such as Taxonomy that consider data collection, industrialised violence and our human-centric viewpoint framed within scientific and colonial empire; and Ascension Ceiling, inspired by Baroque illusionistic ceiling paintings while responding to the continued testing of military drones in West Wales near the artist's home.

Other work, such as The Nose, explores an inner-landscape evoked by our sense of smell. It combines the scientific and the lyrical with an autobiographical subtext drawn from Vicary’s experience of coping with his mother’s dementia. In Hippocampus Dementis these solastalgic symptoms are finally materialized to the point where inner landscape meets outer.

Exhibition opening Saturday 10 September 5pm - 8pm

Artist talk with Seán Vicary 5pm

Refreshments available for a small donation

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.orieldavies.org/en/exhibition/studies-solastalgia

Jake Fried, Brain Lapse

Move It: Parts & Labour

  • 10 September — 8 October 2016 *on now

Parts & Labour, which is part of Move It *, explores animation as something that is ‘made’ – whether physically, digitally, or both – and is evidence that animation is a medium at the forefront of artistic and creative innovation, and the development of new techniques and approaches. The exhibition champions the animation artist and maker, and highlights their work and skill.

21 films by Kristian Andrews, Catherine Anyango, Sebastian Buerkner, Paul Bush, Sophie Clements, James Duesing, Kevin Eskew, Richard Fenwick, Jake Fried, Jonathan Gillie, Michaela Grill, Ross Hogg, Rui Hu, Emanuele Kabu, Wednesday Kim, Guillaume Martial, Edwin Rostron, Vicky Smith, Steven Subotnick, David Theobald, Alan Warburton

Total running time: 71’

Advisory rating: 15 (some bad language and adult themes)

Some intense flashing images.

*Move It is a new initiative about showing and seeing independent and experimental animation led by Animate Projects. moveit.org.uk animateprojects.org

Move It is supported by the This Way Up Exhibition Innovation Fund, a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Website

http://www.orieldavies.org/en/exhibition/move-it

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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