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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

Sara Lloyd Morris

2 August to 2 September 2015

Jewellery maker Sara Lloyd Morris is inspired by searching out different textures mixing them with colour and metals to create her own style of hand made jewellery inspired by , textures, land and sea scape, hares and flora.
Sara gained her basic skills in 3 years at The School of Jewellery and Silversmithing, Hockley in the heart of the jewellery quarter in Birmingham, moving on to London to work in the studio of Andrew Grima HRH, that was just the begining.
Since then she has been making her own style of jewellery inspired by wild and varied rural surrounds, interspersed with exotic travels. She loves combining a variety of metals and texture in one piece prefering to finish pieces with a satin to matt 'polish' that allows the metals to be seen in all their glory and really 'shine'.
Sara is an avid collector of anything wild that catches her eye, be it a texture, pod, seed, unfurling leaf, lichens or foundling along the shoreline.

 

          

 

 

 

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  . We will be delighted to hear from you.

Please note Tower is fully booked until 2017