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Opportunities: Associate Artist & Volunteer Coordinator
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Creative resources for communities
We're offering a range of creative activities connecting us to nature and mindfulness - free or give what you can
Each season we bring together like-minded, creative individuals through a series of virtual events, talks and workshops.
Coming this Summer: Help us build the biggest tower of cards in Powys!
Oriel Davies has teamed up with printmaker and illustrator Alyn Smith to create a series of cards, over 15,000 in total, and we need your help to draw on them and bring them back to the gallery for an exhibition this summer.
Alyn Smith is a printmaker and educator based in Cardiff, UK. “My work is all about using simple printmaking processes that use simple tools and materials. I work with rubber stamps, stencils and cut paper collage. I use these processes to create playful and positive illustrations.”
This summer, we need your help to create a huge house of cards, the biggest Powys has ever seen, in the gallery. We want you to collect a pack to draw or write your ideas on the back. The cards are produced with wood from sustainable sources, printed with vegetable inks and are 100% recyclable. What sort of future will you build?
Use the cards as prompts
Draw or write on the back
Bring them back to Oriel Davies Gallery in the park, Newtown.
Drop them in our post box by the side door.
Visit the gallery this summer to see the biggest House of Cards Powys has ever seen.
Collect your cards after the exhibition, or we’ll recycle them.
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Cecile Johnson Soliz x Phyllida Barlow
We've just uploaded the conversation between Cecile Johnson Soliz and Phyllida Barlow. You can now enjoy the whole hour long experience that took place in June 2019 to coincide with the opening of TWIST
Oriel Davies is OPEN
Opportunities: Casual and Relief Visitor Experience Assistants
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The National Gallery’s Masterpiece Tour
Jean-Siméon Chardin’s The House of Cards (about 1740–1) from the National Gallery’s Collection, is travelling the UK in 2021 and 2022.
Last Chance: Melvyn Evans
Our beautiful exhibition of Melvyn Evans closes on Sunday, so this weekend is your last chance to see it. We’re open 11-5 Saturday and Sunday
Camper van visit as part of rural tour | Leah Gordon
We had a visit from Leah Gordon and Annabel Edwards on 29 May as part of their tour exploring the Enclosure Act
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Opportunity | Robert Owen 250
NEW DEADLINE 14/07/21
See three commissions in our news section
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Oriel Davies, a major visual arts gallery based in rural Mid Wales with a vision to embed the arts in our local communities, to think global and act local, has the following opportunities as part of Robert Owen 250 celebrations.
The Once and Future Wild
"Birdsong crept in its stead, the soft crick-crick of insects, the far-off lowing of wild longhorn cattle. Through the mist, a thousand silver butterflies flitted round a lichen-strewn branch, setting down for the night. The bushy tail of a red squirrel twitched and a small brown bird hopped in a patch of scrub. Wings sailed by- a nightjar scooping moths in the breeze. Somewhere, an owl hooted, and more cried in answer. The rhythm of a long-ago wild, a lost wild, a restored wild. The sound slipped in through cracks and corners, everywhere."
Detholiad o ‘The Once and Future Wild’ a ysgrifennwyd gan Daisy Dunn ar gyfer Cynulliad ODG, 2021.
We're looking for a new tenant to run our small cafe at Oriel Davies.
New work by Erin Hughes
Coffee Caravan : Hundred House Coffee residency
In August we welcomed Hundred House Coffee to Oriel Davies. The caravan was out on the patio for a month and quickly established itself as the best place for coffee and a chat in Newtown. Word spread quickly that the excellent barista, Ellie, was a Welsh speaker and could and could rustle up a mean Fflat White!
You can find them next at Ludlow Food Festival 10-12 September 2021
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Friends of Oriel Davies Trip
Lady Lever Gallery in Port Sunlight and the Walker Gallery in Liverpool
Saturday October 9th
Do you know anyone under 25 who might be interested in getting more involved in the gallery? We're looking for a small group of people to guide and inform our programme and future development, who will have access to our resources to develop their own projects.
Sound interesting? Want to know more?
Free activity packs for children and families
This half term head outside for a journey into nature!
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Our Newtown – Big Art Competition
Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn are pleased to be launching a big art competition to mark the publication of the “Our Town, Our Plan: The Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Place Plan”. The competition is open to all, and we invite local people to send in pictures of their artwork showcasing "What I love about Newtown ".
Coffee Residency: Cambrian Coffee Co
We're delighted to announce the next in our Coffee Residencies. Very soon we'll be welcoming Cambrian Coffee Co onto the patio in their beautiful 1964 Citroen H5, Alain, which has been recently renovated and includes inspired signwriting, hand painted by Adrian Geach. Cambrian Coffee Co will be serving up Brew Teas and Coaltown Coffee from their La Marzocco machine. They'll be arriving very soon! You can find them on Insta!
Join us at the end of October for a celebration of all things woven!
In association with Newtown Textile Museum and Montgomeryshire Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers.
FREE ONLINE Saturday Breakfast Workshops | CHRIS WALLBANK
For children and young people (10 and over)
Saturday Breakfasts 9 - 11 on Zoom
8/15/22/29 January 2022
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We're on the lookout for people to be part of our programme over the coming months.
Weaving workshops at Oriel Davies
Weaving workshops for young people this autumn
Story Time at Oriel Davies
Storytelling sessions for Newtown’s nurseries this autumn
Winter Solstice 2021 Oriel Davies shares a blanket ceremony that connects the midwinter with the Blanket Coverage exhibition.
Keli Tomlin (she/her) is a Wild Writer and Celebrant creating words and ceremonies that build relationships and deepen our connection to the natural world and its not-human beings. She has been published in the Earth Pathways Diary, Juno and Kindling Magazine and creates bespoke ceremonies and seasonal celebrations around the UK.
Good Morning Drawing
Join artist Lois Hopwood for six Saturday morning drawing classes. Classes run every Saturday from 19th February to Saturday 26th March between 10am and 12.15pm.
Criw Celf - 2022 programme open for applications
We are now welcoming applications from young people aged between 12 and 18 for Criw Celf 2022.
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