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.
A man weaving

Weaving Wales:Gallery talk by Branwen Davies

  • 23 September 2017 11am-12pm *on now

Those that do still run, however, continue a centuries old tradition, producing quality woollen products, from carthenni to shawls to rugs. In her recently published book, Melinau Gwlân – Woollen Mills of Wales, Branwen Davies portrays those dedicated and creative craftspeople at the helm of the modern-day Welsh mills, telling the story of the buildings and the businesses and looking at how they have managed to combine traditional methods with a contemporary approach to ensure their survival.
In the gallery, admission Free
Image: Iestyn Hughes

Suitable for

  • Any age
Winnie the Pooh teddy bear, stitched and repaired

Workshop with Angela Maddock

  • 7 October 2017 1pm

Join lecturer, researcher and maker Angela Maddock for a practical workshop inspired by the processes and discoveries during her residency at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at King’s College, London. Participants are encouraged to bring along something knitted or woven that is holed, worn or threadbare for repair. You will learn two methods of visible mending - weave and swiss darning and through discussion and making, explore acts of regeneration and repair, of making good but not always perfect.
Cost: £25 includes materials and please bring something to mend
Suitable for age 16+
Booking Essential

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Cost: £25 includes materials and please bring something to mend

Website

http://orielmyrddingallery.co.uk/

A pair of vintage scissors wrapped in red yarn

Gallery talk by Angela Maddock

  • 7 October 2017 11am-12pm

Angela Maddock is a lecturer, researcher and maker who’s work celebrates the tactile and explores the properties, qualities and tensions of emotional and physical intimacy.
Maddock is a PhD by practice researcher in the School of Material at the Royal College of Art, where she is also a visiting tutor in textiles. As maker in residence 2016-17 at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at King’s College, London she explored parallels between clinical practices and skills associated with textile making.
Admission Free

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://orielmyrddingallery.co.uk/

Woven Textiles

The Big Draw – Extreme Weaving!

  • 7 October 2017 10am-4pm

Join artist Laura Thomas for a weaving extravaganza as part of the world’s largest drawing festival. This year’s Big Draw theme is Living Lines! and our giant weaving will be filmed and turned into a time lapse animation which will be shown in the gallery.
Open to all ages and abilities
Free and drop in

Suitable for

  • Any age
The Summe without Men book surrounded by Stawberries and a glass of wine.

Oriel Myrddin Book Club

  • 12 October 2017 6-7:30pm

A tale that starts with a faltering 30 year marriage and includes a cast of characters including Abigail who embroiders and appliques craft works with subversive undertones…
‘A rich and intelligent meditation on female identity, written in beguiling lyrical prose…heady and intoxicating.’ Lucy Scholes, Sunday Times
‘It’s an astoundingly joyful read…a book that shines with intellectual curiosity and emotional integrity…every page reminds us that, as Mia’s doctor tells her, “tolerating cracks is part of being alive.’” Justine Jordon, The Guardian
Join us for a friendly discussion led by Kirsten Hinks Knight.
Free entry, tea and cake provided.

Website

http://orielmyrddingallery.co.uk/

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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