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.
Newport Collective - Until the end of October
The Newport collective was formed in the 1990’s by a small group of dedicated art and craft makers living and working in and around Newport, who were keen to bring to the public a diverse mix of hand made products.
The collective is entirely manned and run by its members and has moved from various locations in Newport as it has grown and flourished. There are currently 22 makers within a 30 mile radius offering unique works of art and craft.
November 2013 to January 2014 - Recycled Theme Exhibition
A group show of art works created by artists using recycled materials.
February and March 2014 - Adrift Pottery
Andy and Karen officially started up Adrift Pottery early in 2010.
It was through our mutual love of clay that cemented our working partnership and now we cannot imagine doing anything else! We particularly love working with red earthenware clay in the age old tradition of ‘slipware’. Slipware lends itself to such an amazing capacity that has roots in rural cultures from all over the world, combining utility and creativity.
All our work is made in our studio in Treffynnon, Pembrokeshire and our inspiration comes from many sources, least not the wild and magical county we have lived in for over 12 years.
Our shapes are thrown or formed in red clay and then coated in white or coloured slips (liquid clay); we use cobalt, copper and iron oxides directly painted on for more vibrant colours. We also use a technique known as ‘sgraffito’ where we literally scratch or draw through the slip to reveal the red clay body.
Working with clay is a very humbling experience; creating a piece of work literally fashioned out of the earth!
We aim to create simple, functional, good looking pottery that is happy to sit and be used in any home, from a rustic farmhouse, a new build, a loft apartment….etc… our pottery is even safe to use in the oven, microwave and dishwasher.
Tower and Cafe
Monday 4th November 2013 until Friday 31st January 2014 - - - - "Made it!"
Two Pembrokeshire residential care-home community groups – St Davids Care in the Community and Ty’n y Coed, Rosemarket have been busy making art. This exhibition is a colourful insight into their world through art. It celebrates the creativity of each person who is involved in the on-going practical workshop sessions that provide opportunity for personal expression and communication.
Oriel y Parc Cafe
‘Vision - The Photographer’s Eye’
The U3A is a self help organisation for retired and semi retired people, providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment. The theme of this exhibition is ‘Coastal DNA’, and features a selection of beautiful photographs of Pembrokeshire’s diverse marine landscape.
If you would like to exhibit at Oriel y Parc, please call on 01437 720 392, email firstname.lastname@example.org or just pop in for a chat about the opportunities. We will be delighted to hear from you.