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Here at Oriel y Parc a variety of exhibitions by Pembrokeshire artists and craftsmen can be seen on display throughout the Visitor Centre. There is also a Class A Landscape Gallery, which often features the work of Graham Sutherland, who bequeathed a body of his artwork to Pembrokeshire. 

The Tower and Cafe display paintings, prints and etchings, while the Discovery Room has an exhibition space for 3D art works, including ceramics, jewellery, glass and sculpture.

Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales Gallery

Clare Woods: A Tree A Rock A Cloud

6 December 2015 – 6 March 2016

A Tree A Rock A Cloud was launched at Oriel Davies in September 2014 and features a new body of work by acclaimed artist Clare Woods. As part of a Welsh tour the exhibition will be shown at Oriel y Parc from 5 December 2015 to 6 March 2016.

The exhibition evolved out of an engagement with traditions of historic painting - portraiture, still life and landscape from the collections of Amgueddfa Cymru. The exhibition at Oriel y Parc will include new work made by Woods in response to paintings by Graham Sutherland.

Clare Woods will be in conversation about her work with Nick Thornton, Head of Fine Art, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales on Saturday 5 December, 6.30pm.

A touring exhibition by Oriel Davies working in partnership with Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales and the Independent Curator Mandy Fowler and supported by the Arts Council of Wales.

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Image credit: Clare Woods, Handsome Devil, 2015 © Clare Woods

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Discovery Room

 Alan Perry

2 December 2015 – 31 January 2016

Winter Warmer exhibition

Alan Perry is a blacksmith who makes a range of contemporary design forged items that bring a timeless elegance to the interior living space. His unique designs and traditional hot forged techniques are equally pleasing within any age of building and decorative style.

“The process of heating the metal, until it reaches a malleable state and then using hammer blows to transform it is very enjoyable. I am currently enjoying exploring the addition of colour onto the textured metal using heat from the forge to achieve this. Wherever possible I try to use traditional and ancient techniques in my work.”

Tower and Cafe

Maggie Tweed

SIMPLY PEMBROKESHIRE: TOUCHING THE SURFACE                                                           

2 December 2015 – 1 March 2016

An introduction by the Artist:

I was born and grew up in Pembrokeshire and still spend as much time here as possible - so the amazing inspiration it offers is very much at the heart of my work. The past 25 years of my career have been spent teaching Creative Arts to adults in Further Education, running Workshops and exhibiting in and around the Herts/ London area where I currently live. Exhibiting here at Oriel-Y- Parc is a great privilege.

The inherent beauty of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is immediately captivating - from coast paths and intriguing rock formations to spectacular seas, wildlife, and craggy hills as well as its more quiet spaces. The changing surfaces, moods and light within the landscape offer amazing contrasts both visually and physically, as the natural weather patterns, seasons and time dictate.

It is the changing textural nature of the coastal landscape which is the focus for this exhibition. A mixed media approach to working allows me to explore and interpret these changing moods and surfaces, expressing them in a semi-abstract way.  

Of land and sea


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The Tower and Discovery Room exhibition spaces are currently fully booked and we are not taking any further bookings, but please do get in touch with any proposals to be kept on file and we will be in touch in due course.

Please email Events Organiser Katie Withington for further information