Figure to Landscape: The interplay of form with June Forster

Using charcoal and other drawing mediums students will introduce and develop a series of interrelated images exploring the synthesis of ... more >

Writing Freelance Features with Lara Clough

Students will explore the techniques of both print and online journalism. Topics covered will include finding and researching potential ... more >

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 >

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


General Enquiries

Recruitment in progress...

Helen Lawson

Alex Boyd Jones

Marketing Officer

Education Officer (Schools & Colleges)
Helen Kozich

Education Officer (Informal Learning)
Sheela Hughes

Front of House Manager
Ilse Dam

Retail Manager
Rhian Davies

Building and Technical Manager
Neil Fowler

Gallery Guide
Laura Olohan
Deborah Dalton

Volunteers, interns and those on work experience and the Friends of Oriel Davies are also vital to our operations.


Mary Napper-White Chair
Mary is a painter by training and pursues her own artistic practice. She has knowledge and experience of professional museum and gallery management, gained as Shrewsbury Museums Manager. She is familiar with public sector structure and funding and has been chairman of professional and voluntary organisations, including contemporary arts partnerships and school governors.

Peter Styles Vice Chair
Peter is a landscape architect. His business, Lingard Styles Associates is based in Mid Wales and Shrewsbury, and undertakes major landscaping projects in the UK and abroad. Peter developed and designed Oriel Davies’ landscaping as part of the Gallery’s refurbishment programme. He also teaches professional landscaping courses.

Dylan Woodhouse Treasurer
Dylan has lived in Newtown all his life, attending Newtown High School and Coleg Powys before studying at the Swansea Institute of Higher Education.  Dylan has worked for over 20 years as an accountant in local businesses in the Mid Wales area, gaining extensive accountancy experience in the retail, public and commercial sectors. He is currently employed as a Company Accountant at Pamargan Products Ltd, part of the Hutchinson group. Dylan is also a Trustee and Treasurer at the Institute of Rural Health, Newtown and has previously held the positions of Treasurer at Llanidloes Golf Club and Chairperson of Kerry Playgroup.

Mandy Fowler
Mandy Fowler is an independent cultural consultant, curator and producer in contemporary visual arts. She has extensive strategic experience gained as the manager of an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and as an independent consultant, working with organisations such as Arnolfini, Nottingham Contemporary and the Canal and River Trust. She also develops and delivers her own projects including a recent national diversity project in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery. She is an experienced mentor and works with artists at an individual level. Mandy is also a National Adviser for Arts Council of Wales.

Eleri Houghton
Eleri represents the Friends of Oriel Davies. She is on the Friends’ Committee and has been of great support to the Gallery, working both in a voluntary and paid capacity for Oriel Davies.

Mick Brown
Mick Brown has lived and worked in the Newtown area for over 20 years. He is currently working in the finance sector to help new businesses and to support the growth of renewable energy. He has a particular interest in advising and supporting people in the arts sector to develop sustainable businesses. He also sits on Powys Regeneration Partnership and the Regeneration Strategy Board.

Andrew Oxenham
Andrew is a Solicitor with Wace Morgan Solicitors, Newtown Branch. He has excellent legal experience, with particular expertise in Charity Law, wills and probate. He has a very strong interest in the arts.

Sean Vicary
Sean is a practising visual artist. He is based in West Wales and is originally from Shropshire close to the Powys border. He exhibits widely throughout Wales, nationally and also internationally.   

Should you wish to contact the Chair of the Oriel Davies Trust, please do so through the Gallery. Emails or letters will be forwarded promptly.


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