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.
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.
Drawings of leaves

Sketchbook with Suzi Parks

  • 23 July 2017 11am-1pm *on now

Explore the history of the wool industry in and around Dre-fach Felindre with Oriel Myrddin Gallery and local artist and founder of Make it in Wales Suzi Parks. Meeting and finishing at the National Wool Museum, SA44 5UP.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://orielmyrddingallery.co.uk/

Weaving around a block of wood

Make and do workshop: Weaving around found objects

  • 1 August 2017 11am-3pm

An accessible workshop with Laura Thomas introducing weaving without a conventional loom with an array of tactile and colourful yarns.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults £3
Children £2

Website

http://www.orielmyrddingallery.co.uk

Weaving around drift wood

Make and do workshop: Weaving around found objects

  • 2 August 2017 11am-1pm

The finished fabric can be left in situ as a ready-to-display textile artwork.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

Suitable for 8 years and over
Please book in advance £5

Website

http://orielmyrddingallery.co.uk/

Colourful wool wrapped around cardboard letters

Make and do workshop: Wonderful wall letters

  • 8 — 9 August 2017 11am-3pm

Make your own wall letters using recycled wool and card. A fun family craft perfect for kids and adults.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults £3
Children £2

Website

http://orielmyrddingallery.co.uk/

Green draw string tote bag with an orange letter 'T' sewn on

Make and do workshop: Tailor made totes

  • 9 August 2017 11am-1pm

Make a super summer bag and try your hand at appliqué to attach your initials or a simple summery shape.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • 14-15

Admission

Please book in advance £5
Suitable for 8 years and over

Website

http://orielmyrddingallery.co.uk/

Potatoe printing with yellow and red stripes

Make and do workshop: Brilliant block printing

  • 9 August 2017 11am-1pm

Create glorious summer textiles with repeat patterns. Go home with some fabric to make something with or bring in a plain cotton garment to print on.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults £3
Children £2

Website

http://orielmyrddingallery.co.uk/

Japanese wind sock of a red koi fish

Make and do workshop: Japanese wind socks

  • 16 August 2017 11am-1pm

Use your block printed fabric or paint on fabric to create a colourful Japanese windsock or Koinobori.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 11-13
  • 16-17

Admission

Suitable for 8 years and over
Please book in advance £5

Website

http://orielmyrddingallery.co.uk/

various shades of pink and purple patches of material sewn together

Make and do workshop: Make do and mend

  • 22 August 2017 11am-3pm

Bring your torn, worn out things, anything as long as it’s made out of fabric, and find ways to creatively mend with Carys (Wench) Hedd.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults £3
Children £2

Website

http://orielmyrddingallery.co.uk/

various shades of pink and purple patches of material sewn together

Make and do workshop: Make do and mend

  • 23 August 2017 11am-1pm

Bring an item of clothing in need of repair and create a beautiful visible mend exploring ways of making a feature out of a flaw.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Please book in advance £5

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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