Summer Holiday Workshops for Children and Families

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Saturday Life Drawing Classes with Caroline Ali

These fun, tutored sessions encourage individual strengths whilst exploring different aspects of drawing the human figure. The sessions are designed to ... more >

Newtown Food Festival - Drop-in Art and Craft Activity

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Oriel Davies Gallery
The Park, Newtown
Powys SY16 2NZ
Telephone: +44 (0) 1686 625041
Fax: +44 (0) 1686 623633
Email: desk@orieldavies.org
Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm
Free Admission

Re-enactment

Louise Bristow

07 October 2017 - 02 December 2017

Re-enactment, Louise Bristow

Image 1 of 4 next >   Re-enactment, 2015, oil on wood panel, 60.7 x 45.7cm, photograph by Bernard G Mills

Launching the first of two painting shows, Brighton-based artist Louise Bristow (joint prizewinner for Oriel Davies Open 2016), presents a major body of new and recent work in her first exhibition in Wales.

Louise’s intimately beautiful paintings are created directly in response to arrangements of models and collage elements, reminiscent of miniature stage sets, assembled in her studio. The content of these are inspired by the artist’s large resource of books, magazines and printed ephemera, amassed over time from flea markets, charity shops in the UK and abroad. She also references her own photographs and intricate models she has crafted of buildings (or parts of buildings), kiosks and other three-dimensional forms. Each composition is developed through juxtaposing images and objects in an exploratory process, where initial ideas quickly evolve and shift in unknown directions.

Her compelling and intriguing paintings twist time and space, presenting alternative environments for exploration. The meaning or story within each piece is loose, having multiple readings over time and according to circumstance.