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.
Until December 31st 2014
Jan Lewin-Cadogan is a Ceramicist who lives in Carmarthenshire with her husband, daughter and son. When not making experimental glazes or getting dirty with clay, she gardens, walks her two daft dogs, reads, makes bread and takes time out to walk along the coastal paths of West Wales taking photos of the landscape. Jan trained at West Wales School of the Arts in Carmarthen and Graduated in 2008 with a First class BA (Hons) in Ceramics and since then has been experimenting with various clays, glazes and techniques to discover her own unique and individual style. She started exhibiting her work in 2008.
“Inspiration and influences come from watching crashing waves against volcanic rocks that push their way up through the sea, crunching the sea foam left behind on sand, looking at barnacles glistening in the sun, peering into the smooth mirrors of rock pools, sitting in sandy bays whilst looking at the amazing colours the sea and rock formations have to offer.
I enjoy experimenting with form, lava glazes and reactive slips often comparing patterns and surfaces through multiple firings to compliment the simple forms and clean lines. I like to think of my pots as pieces of art you can hold in your hands, with some of the serenity and peace that I find when walking along the shores and coastal paths of Wales.
The firing of the work starts with a bisque firing to 1000c which is followed by a further firing of 12-1260c to vitrify the white stoneware clay. Subsequent firings are to take on the oxides/multiple glazing to give further colour from my volcanic, barium and glossy glazes.”
TOWER AND CAFE
Heather Bennett Photography - Home and Away
Until November 30th 2014
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.
My Journey Through Cancer and Beyond
Until February 28th 2015
Barbara Price was born in Poole, Dorset, but moved to Wales in 1982, firstly to Cowbridge and then to Pembrokeshire ten years later. During her time here she has taught adults art for pleasure and concentrated on producing her own work.
“Living here in north Pembrokeshire gives me an endless supply of inspiration with its wildness and intensity of light and colour. I have now been living here for 22 years and the local people have been a constant inspiration and support to me over the years”.
St Nons Chapel
Since being diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2012, Barbara has been on a journey, painting her way through the treatment. She has produced a visual diary of her experience which is intended to help and encourage women to have mammograms. This exhibition is a selection of her diary, as well as more recent work inspired by the landscape of Trefin where she lives.
If you would like to exhibit at Oriel y Parc, please call Emma Bowen 01437 725 082, or email @firstname.lastname@example.org or just pop in for a chat about the opportunities. We will be delighted to hear from you.