Oriel Davies Gallery
The Park, Newtown
Powys SY16 2NZ
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Gareth Griffith

18/01/20 – 01/04/20

Melvyn Evans 

20/03/20 - 18/07/20

Monday-Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-5pm



Criw Celf Oriel Davies' Winter Events

Christine workshop

Criw Celf's winter events include masterclasses with Christine Mills and workshops in secondary schools for more able and talented Art pupils with Amy Sterly. We are looking forward now to our annual visit to Chester University's Fine Art Department in March. Read more here -

Banwy Valley Artist Christine Mills ran two incredibly energetic masterclasses with Criw Celf Oriel Davies in January, which gave the participants a very exciting art school-type experience.

 Participants drew with charcoal on an unfamiliarly large scale from Christine's collection of torsos - the bodies of violins, violas and cellos.  Christine encouraged the group to draw with emotion, and with cello music playing in the background the individual and collaborative drawings that emerged were incredible.

Christine also showed images of Artist Rachel Whiteread's 'torsos' - castings of the internal spaces in hot water bottles which gave the group an insight into the different ways in which artists work.  The workshop closed with a short felt-making session (which can also be used for casting) and a group discussion to reflect on the day.  The participants will hopefully include their amazing drawings in  school Art portfolios; they will we believe have benefited greatly from working with such an interesting artist.

Criw Celf is currently running Art workshops at Secondary Schools in North Powys. The workshops are being delivered by artist Amy Sterly in partnership with the schools' Art Departments to provide more able and talented Art pupils with a confidence boosting arts experience, and to promote Criw Celf.  At each workshop the young artists will create a collaborative artwork which will be exhibited in the school.  The first of these workshops took place on January 26th at Llanidloes and involved making an artwork for a bare stairwell that leads to the Wellbeing Area.  We hope that some of the pupils who take part in these workshops will apply for a place with Criw Celf in September. 

In March Criw Celf  will be returning to Chester University's Fine Art Department for our annual visit.  The University provides an incredible day for us, involving taster sessions in sculpture, printmaking and drawing.  Over the last four years Dr Jeremy Turner, Head of Fine Art, together with some of the department's technicians and students have delivered taster sessions in sculpting with clay, aluminium casting, wax casting and mould making, a range of printmaking techniques and the drawing on a large scale.  Participants always leave with arms full of artwork, an insight into what an university fine art course has to offer and some great new skills.

The trip to Chester will be our final event for this school year, as we wind down for pupils' revision and exam period.  During the coming months we'll continue to promote Criw Celf to Art teachers and future participants and for the first time will be at the Powys Careers Fair on March 7th at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells - please come and say hello if you're there! 

For more information on Criw Celf please contact: desk@oriel davies.org or Tel 01686 625 041

Published 27 January 2018
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