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Exhibitions

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.

 

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Deborah Withey

1 May – 30 June

Deborah Anne Withey is an illustrator, based in St. Davids, whose illustrations and designs grace publications around the world - and now she's brought her unique style into the world of home interiors by designing a bespoke line of tableware and soft furnishings. Water is her inspiration, its patterns, its colours, its characters, and its perpetual energy.

The new 2016 summer collection launches here at Oriel y Parc. 

 

Tower and Cafe

Peter Brown with Elly Morgan

Swifts around a Tower – Exhibition Rationale

1 May – 30 June

Tower exhibition

Some birds intrigue us because they are rare or live in remote places. Others have striking plumage or sing sweetly. The swift is different. Swifts are not related to swallows or martins. They are unable to perch so apart from nesting they have to spend most of their life on the wing. They cause man no harm and consume many insects regarded as pests.

swifts around a tower

For three brief months each summer, we are used to seeing swifts flying high above our towns. Their wild elusiveness inspires us in a way that no other bird can.

Sadly their numbers are falling, and many former sites are now empty. This exhibition of words and images has been assembled in the hope that it will increase awareness of a very special component of our summer skies.

 

Linda Norris

ob•serve – colours of an island

2 July - 31 August

The work in this exhibition is rooted in a study of the landscape, colours and wildlife of Skokholm Island, off the Pembrokeshire coast, which Linda Norris undertook as Artist in Residence on the island over six months in 2015.

The exhibition shows the process the artist explored in order to extend her practice and develop a new body of work. In this work she is examining observation as the root of scientific and artistic enquiry and is adopting scientific methodologies to collect and analyse colour in the landscape. The artist gratefully acknowledges the support of Arts Council of Wales in funding this project.

 

Related Activities

 

Ob•serve - exhibition opening

2nd July 6–8pm

Tower Gallery

Join us for a glass of wine to launch the exhibition

 

Colour in Landscape – a painting day

with artist Linda Norris

28 July 10-4pm

Discovery Room, Oriel y Parc

Cost £45 per person

Phone Oriel y Parc to book on 01437 720392

With reference to Linda's exhibition in the Tower Gallery and to the Constable and British Landscape Painting exhibition on view in the main gallery at Oriel y Parc, this course will focus on colour in landscape. Linda is an experienced teacher and the course aims to help you free your technique and give you new skills and approaches to use in your work. With and emphasis on play and exploring the materials, we will be working in water-based paints and mixed media including wax and plaster. Basic materials will be provided.

 

‘Colour Collecting’ – a family art workshop

4 August 2–4pm

Discovery Room, Oriel y Parc

Cost £4 per person

Phone Oriel y Parc to book on 01437 720392

With reference to Linda's exhibition in the Tower Gallery and to the Constable and British Landscape Painting exhibition on view in the main gallery at Oriel y Parc, this is a family activity to explore colour in the local environment. Linda is an experienced workshop leader and you will learn to observe and "collect" colours from the landscape and hedgerows around Oriel y Parc. We will then explore how to use these colours to make original and vibrant artworks rooted in the landscape. Materials will be provided. Suitable for families with children aged 4-18.

 

Ob•serve – artist talk

17 August at 7pm

Discovery Room, Oriel y Parc

 

Painting The Light – five day painting course

10-14 August

Discovery Room Oriel y Parc

http://www.linda-norris.com/painting-course-saint-davids-pembrokeshire/

 

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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 katiew@pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk