Coming up this week
31/01 - 04/02
For 2023. There are no entries - my memory doesn't go back that far ...
31/01 - 04/02
Find out more about our creative programme for young people.
Deadline for applications Saturday 11th February
Ellen Bell will be continuing her Gallery Watching project. For more info https://orieldavies.org/whats-...
A previous exhibitor, Antonia Dewhurst, is currently on show at Ruthin Craft Centre. Many will remember when she built a Tŷ Unnos outside Oriel Davies in 2012.
A community event themed around Spring, growing, sustainability and wellbeing for all the community with workshops for all ages, music and dancing performances, craft stalls, a fantastic parade and much, much more 11am - 8pm
Featuring performances by Qwerin at 4pm and 6.30pm
You’re invited to join us at 2pm on Friday and Saturday this week to share what Cai Tomos has developed during his Research Studio at Oriel Davies.
Please note that due to short-staffing the cafe will only be open on Saturday before the event
We’ve finished our spring clean in gallery 1, Neil and Frank have been so busy painting the space with Little Greene Slaked Lime and the floor is buffed and ready to go. To celebrate we’re putting a special exhibition up for a very limited time.
We’re sprucing up the gallery spaces, having a bit of a Spring Clean over the coming weeks. Following a period of intensive activity we are now working with our partners Little Greene to do some much needed maintenance on the main gallery spaces.
Cai Tomos is in the gallery for the next two weeks exploring new work celebrating dance and movement, inspired by everything from Kierkegaard to Bob Dylan, the windmills of my mind to choirs to an old photograph of himself.
We're joining hundreds of other gallery and museums this summer in celebration of the natural world with special workshops and events.
The first weekend in June will be a busy one at Oriel Davies
We’ve just uploaded the second episode of our podcast sgwrsDAVIEStalks. A conversation from 2019 between Phyllida Barlow and Cecile Johnson Soliz
We're looking for someone to tell our stories
We are looking for a volunteer to help with our spoon carving workshops in June and July
Visitor Experience Manager, Deborah Dalton has her work included in the DAC Art Prize, Aildanio, currently on show at Oriel Davies until 8 July. Deborah's work was selected for the prize last year and her work has been shown in g39, Cynon Valley Museum, Galeri in Caernarfon and Ty Pawb in Wrexham. The exhibition will move on to Glynn Vivian in Swansea.
A nourishing creative journey for people whose lives are adversely affected by substance and alcohol use
BIENNIAL EXHIBITION FOR TENTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
20 October 2023 - 25 February 2024
We've recently been sourcing a local supplier for organic ice cream and we're so pleased to be stocking Woodlands Ice Cream of Erbistock. As you know we love focussing on individual things so we were knocked out by their Vanilla Pod flavour. Perfect on its own or with a strong espresso. Spoonfuls of luscious, smooth perfection, lovingly crafted on their organic dairy farm in North Wales.
Come and try one soon!
Over the winter we were wearing branded Oriel Davies sweatshirts made from organic cotton. It meant that we were able to keep our thermostat just a little bit lower over the winter.
When the season changed it was too hot to wear sweatshirts but we had so many nice comments, that we decided to partner up with our friends at Community Clothing to get some summer work wear.
Patrick Grant, Founder of Community Clothing, (who you’ll know from The Great British Sewing Bee) said,
"We’re very proud of the clothes we make. We design every aspect of them with the utmost care and we make them from the finest quality natural materials in the very best British factories….Buying from us helps to support skilled jobs and the continuation of a proud tradition of textile making in communities right across the UK."
We’ve also teamed up once again with local screen printers Flood Print to brand them. Established in 2013, Flood was born out of two brothers passion for screen printing and love of T-shirt designs. With humble beginnings, Tudor and Morgan started a printing business and rented a small unit in Newtown. Since then they have been continuously growing and improving their prcoesses, passing the benefits on to customers. In fact, there's not much they don't know about T-shirt printing!
So if you’re looking for ethical clothing, made in the UK Community Clothing is a great place to start. We hope the T-Shirts will last a long time and continue to look good.
Oriel Davies is welcoming visitors to the gallery to experience and enjoy performances, workshops and community events this winter.
We are looking for new trustees to join the Board of Oriel Davies to help shape the future of the gallery.
We would like to hear from individuals from diverse backgrounds who have interests, skills and insights which are relevant to our work. You do not need any specific qualifications to be a trustee, but you must be committed to the values of Oriel Davies Gallery, including:
1. Equal and generous access to art and culture
2. Working with artists, designers, makers and other creatives for the benefit of our community and the environment
3. Unlocking hidden talent and promoting creative diversity
A big thank you to Mel and the wonderful Cultivate volunteers for all of their hard work.
Next week is Living Wage Week! 🎉
We’re part of a growing movement of employers across the UK who are committed
to doing the right thing by our staff by paying a real Living Wage.
With costs continuing to rise it’s never been more important.