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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.

Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales Gallery

28 March - 25 November

Alfred Russel Wallace: the Forgotten Evolutionist?

Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) is famous for independently discovering the process of evolution by natural selection alongside Charles Darwin, yet today few remember this great Welsh scientist. Originally shown at National Museum Cardiff in 2013, this exhibition explores Wallace’s life and work, and in doing so raises awareness of this remarkable man.

Alfred Russel Wallace © George Beccaloni.
Alfred Russel Wallace © George Beccaloni.

Natural history specimens – including bugs, butterflies, birds and more – will highlight the work of Alfred Russel Wallace.

A display of work by Graham Sutherland (1903 – 1980) will also be on show in the gallery.

 

Discovery Room

2 June – 31 July

Mark Walford

 

Mark is a full time potter in Pembrokeshire, all items are hand made and the glazes are mixed rom base ingredients.

The main focus is the development of crystalline glazes on a wide variety of forms.

Alongside this work he produces a range of stoneware glazed forms.

 

Tower and Cafe

6 June – 31 August

Cimychiaid Jono  (Jono’s Lobsters)  

Evi Antonio

Evi’s work is a celebration of the sea life from the Pembrokeshire coast national park. From her first visit in 1989 to present, the beauty of the landscape, the turquoise seas have inspired her.

Befriending a local fisherman, Jono,  Evi and her family had the opportunity to accompany him on some of his fishing trips.

She developed a greater understanding and appreciation of the creatures in our Pembrokeshire waters, captivated by their beauty and resilience to their habitat.

On these fishing trips she was able to see first hand and appreciate how these creatures were caught, the conservation measures that are considered and how treacherous the task can be.

 

As a direct result of her collaboration with Jono, she created her first lobster painting, calling it ' Jono's Lobster ' which consequently was selected for the Royal Academy Summer exhibition 2012.

This exhibition continues the story of Jono and documenting some of  his catch  and celebrates some of the beautiful specimens found in the local waters of St David’s Peninsular and St Brides bay.

If you would like to exhibit at Oriel y Parc, please call Katie Withington on 01437 720 392, or email katiew@pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk  or just pop in for a chat about the opportunities. We will be delighted to hear from you.