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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.

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


September 4th to October 31st - Fishguard Arts Society

Fishguard Arts Society’s members, both professional and amateur are drawn from all areas of the arts. The Society is a charity and member driven with the aim of bringing the arts to a wider public. Members’ works are on display and available for sale, including pieces from their most recent exhibition Poet of Conflict, which give an interesting perspective on the writer and poet Dylan Thomas. The artists were inspired by Thomas’s work, which they feel is spectacularly visual and resonates in many different ways.

Gaynor McMorrin


Fishguard Arts Society Workshops

Friday September 12th
Carole King: ‘Make a book’ workshop

Carole King is a painter, printer and craftsperson who makes beautiful handmade books. Learn the craft of bookbinding, making covers, concertina folds, stitching methods, ties and closings.
£20 per person, plus the cost of materials
10.30am - 4pm  

BOOKING ESSENTIAL: 01559 370276 or mail@carolekingart.co.uk

Thursday October 2nd
Alex Barr: Poetry Workshop

The third in the Sprung Rhythms series – Odes to Autumn
A poet, writer and playwright and an excellent communicator with a vast knowledge of the craft of poetry.
£20 per person
01348 840309 or fishguardartssociety@yahoo.co.uk


Thursday October 9th
Gaynor McMorrin: Ceramic Wall Plaques
Using stoneware clay and decorative techniques create your own wall plaque to hold flowers.
£20.00 per person, plus £5 firing costs
BOOKING ESSENTIAL: 01348 891610 or fishguardartssociety@yahoo.co.uk 


Wednesday October 22nd
Martin Small: Model Making

Martin is a model maker, altering kits and making many different scenes and theatres for his models.
BOOKING ESSENTIAL: 01348 891610 or fishguardartssociety@yahoo.co.uk


Thursday October 23rd - Creative Writing Workshop with Deborah Winter
A lively day with original writing exercises designed to spark your imagination and get you writing, led by writer and storyteller Deborah Winter. All welcome, whether you are just starting to write or have been writing for years. 
One of Deb's short stories can be seen by clicking here.  
Booking essential, email debwinterstories@gmail.com or ring 01348 891349


Tower and Cafe

Until September 29th - Terry Johns
Terry Johns is a painter inspired by the West Wales landscape. He has spent much of his time in Laugharne which greatly influenced the direction of his paintings and he has taken great interest in the Celtic mysticism of that part of West Wales. In recent times, he has taken a different approach to landscapes and based his work purely on the effect of light filtering through trees and plants.

October 4th to November 30th - Heather Bennett Photography

Home and Away

An exhibition of photographs and digital art by Pembrokeshire based photographer Heather Bennett.
Heather has lived and worked in Solva, Pembrokeshire for twenty years and in this exhibition contrasts its outstanding beauty with images taken in other parts of the world.  Asked where she thinks is the most beautiful place on earth she is on record as saying “the view of Newgale from the top of the hill on the Haverfordwest Road.   Nowhere in my travels beats  that.”

The images in this exhibition are taken using a mix of film and digital cameras.  These sit  alongside an increasing curiosity in the photographer’s mind about where photography is likely to move next in this time of digital artworks and how this is likely to affect those working in the field

Showing here are  the beginnings of a new stream of work which will be more fully explored over the next  two years.




If you would like to exhibit at Oriel y Parc, please call Emma Bowen 01437 725 082, or email @emmab@orielyparc.co.uk or just pop in for a chat about the opportunities. We will be delighted to hear from you.