Oriel Davies Gallery
The Park, Newtown
Powys SY16 2NZ
Telephone: +44 (0) 1686 625041

Email: desk@orieldavies.org



SHOP Tuesday-Saturday 11-4

CAFE Tuesday-Saturday 11-4

CAFE GALLERY: Melvyn Evans: Imprinting the Landscape

GALLERY 1: Our Isles: Celebrating the Art of Rural Living

Coming soon:




A word from @theODdirector

Thank you everyone for supporting Oriel Davies over the past year. It’s been a very challenging year for us in the current economic environment. We really We rely on people visiting the gallery, having a coffee, buying a card, taking part in a workshop, and all of you help to enable Oriel Davies to work with children and young people, schools and colleges, people in our community and artists. It costs us around £7 per visitor to be open and “free" and as a charity we rely on your support and donations to enable us to put on exhibitions that challenge and delight, inspire and engage and make us perceive the world.

We have a focus on Wales-based artists. Among the highlights of the past 12 months our Oriel Davies Open, had 17,000 visits, Andreas Ruthi, Swiss born based in Monmouthshire had his first one person show in Wales and a dance performance took place in the space by Anushiye Yarnell, we worked with early career artists AJ Stockwell, Neasa Terry, Freya Dooley and Paul Eastwood, and had an artist network sharing event led by Louise Hobson who is currently working on the Wales in Venice project for the Venice Biennalle. Our regular Life Drawing Class has been boosted by additional sessions this year, including a special one off with artist Nicola Dale. Our writing competition (this year’s deadline fast approaching) was hugely successful. We continued to offer lifelong learning activities in partnership with Aberystwyth University. Creative Wales Award recipient, Cardiff-based artist Anthony Shapland, presented a new Arts Council of Wales supported body of work, Miranda Whall’s exhibition drew the attention of ITV weather and BBC Radio Wales as she crawled dressed as a sheep across the Cambrian Mountains. The project also featured music by award-winning Toby Hay from Rhayader. Criw Celf continued to offer creative experiences with leading artists to young people in addition to a wide range of holiday workshops.

None of this would have been possible without you.
So, once again thank you for continuing to support the gallery, season’s greetings and we look forward to seeing you in 2019

Steffan Jones-Hughes



Published 26 November 2018
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