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January

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Free Creative Downloads

Published on Wednesday 6th January 2021 at 12:29 PM

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Opportunities: Associate Artist & Volunteer Coordinator

Published on Wednesday 6th January 2021 at 11:08 AM

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Support Oriel Davies through Amazon Smile

Published on Wednesday 6th January 2021 at 10:22 AM

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February

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Creative resources for communities

Published on Friday 12th February 2021 at 2:23 PM

We're offering a range of creative activities connecting us to nature and mindfulness - free or give what you can

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Virtual Courses

Published on Friday 5th February 2021 at 10:16 AM

Each season we bring together like-minded, creative individuals through a series of virtual events, talks and workshops.

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May

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Coming this Summer: Help us build the biggest tower of cards in Powys!

Published on Sunday 16th May 2021 at 6:37 AM

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

Published on Thursday 13th May 2021 at 1:41 PM

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

For more info click here

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Covid Statement

Published on Thursday 13th May 2021 at 10:06 AM

Oriel Davies is OPEN

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Opportunities: Casual and Relief Visitor Experience Assistants

Published on Wednesday 12th May 2021 at 2:53 PM

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The National Gallery’s Masterpiece Tour

Published on Wednesday 5th May 2021 at 4:35 PM

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.

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June

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Last Chance: Melvyn Evans

Published on Thursday 17th June 2021 at 11:49 AM

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

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Camper van visit as part of rural tour | Leah Gordon

Published on Wednesday 2nd June 2021 at 4:38 PM

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

Published on Wednesday 2nd June 2021 at 3:54 PM

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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.

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The Once and Future Wild

Published on Wednesday 2nd June 2021 at 2:06 PM

"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.

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Cafe Tenant

Published on Wednesday 2nd June 2021 at 12:32 PM

We're looking for a new tenant to run our small cafe at Oriel Davies.

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New work by Erin Hughes

Published on Wednesday 2nd June 2021 at 11:04 AM

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August

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Coffee Caravan : Hundred House Coffee residency

Published on Tuesday 17th August 2021 at 10:32 AM

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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September

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Friends of Oriel Davies Trip

Published on Saturday 4th September 2021 at 3:29 PM

Lady Lever Gallery in Port Sunlight and the Walker Gallery in Liverpool
Saturday October 9th

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Youth Assembly

Published on Saturday 4th September 2021 at 12:27 PM

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?

Get in touch

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