Oriel Myrddin Gallery

Oriel Myrddin Gallery
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Contemporary regional art and craft gallery exhibiting a programme of constantly changing shows and related educational events. High quality craft items from the best regional and national makers are for sale in the retail area.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Mon - Sat 10.00 - 17.00

Closed: Sun
Bank Holidays
Christmas
New Year

Admission charges

Free

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
A model looking to the left wearing a scarf made by Stephen Hughes

Featured Maker: Stephen Hughes

  • 8 July — 21 October 2017 *on now

Approaches familiar to fine art studio practices are often employed to create a range of abstract fabrics. His distinctive designs are hand drawn and painted and later digitally printed on wools and silks in the UK. The printed fabric laden with expressive marks at varying scales aim to capitalise on the crossovers between high art and commercial fashion when worn. His ‘Imbalance’ collection explores four key design ideas that also reflect a personal interest in developing social and political culture.
Stephen lives and works in South West Wales.
All work is for sale. By purchasing artwork you are supporting an individual artist. You are also helping Oriel Myrddin become more financially sustainable.
Collectorplan (interest free purchase scheme) is available.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Red thread sewn into a black and white image of mountains

A Darker Thread Exhibition

  • 15 July — 21 October 2017 *on now

Wales has a much celebrated tradition of creating both utilitarian and decorative textiles of distinctive design. From power-loomed blankets to hand-stitched quilts, textiles are a key part of Welsh visual culture and history.

Whilst ‘A Darker Thread’ takes this heritage as its starting point, twelve contemporary artists, designers and makers have been invited to exhibit work which subverts these expectations.

Exhibitors have been selected for their challenging, confrontational or unpredictable approach to making thoroughly contemporary work which confidently cross boundaries of art, design and craft. A variety of making processes are exemplified, but all make use of thread in some form.

The curious, provocative, intense, fragile works explore broad-ranging themes of empowerment, loss, language, internal landscapes, memory and gender to name but a few. Some work might still feel comfortably familiar through its materiality or typically ‘Welsh’ colour palette of black, ecru and red; much hopefully, does not.

Curated by Laura Thomas.

Exhibitors: Alana Tyson, Eleri Mills, Indre Eugenija Dunn, Jayne Pierson in collaboration with Neale Howells, Laura Thomas, Llio James, Philippa Lawrence, Rhiannon Williams, Rozanne Hawksley, Ruth Harries, Sally-Ann Parker and Spike Dennis.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.orielmyrddingallery.co.uk

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.
Makers Market 2017

Makers Market 2017

  • 28 October — 30 December 2017

Our 2017 Makers Market features beautifully crafted and carefully selected ceramics, textiles, clothing, wood and leather as well as small local food producers.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Items on sale but free admission

Website

http://www.orielmyrddingallery.co.uk/

Oriel Myrddin Gallery
Church Lane
Carmarthen
Carmarthenshire
SA31 1LH
Wales

Website

www.orielmyrddingallery.co.uk

E-mail

kcampbell@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

kcampbell@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

Telephone

01267 222775

Fax

01267 220599

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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