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 (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.
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.
4 September to 2 October 2015
My first experience with Jewellery making was at school when an inspirational teacher offered some students the chance to make Silver Jewellery during a Metalwork lesson. In the intervening years I continued my love of Silver Jewellery by purchasing unique Design led work from designer/makers across the world. I had to wait many years before I could attempt making my own, but once I started I have been unable to stop. I now support that obsession by making for others who love the combination of metal and design.
Rings have been a particular love of mine as long as I can remember. A ring can hold memories of those who have worn it before, those who gave it to you or the time or place when you chose the ring yourself. It can be a thing of beauty, a piece which signifies love or an item of pure fun which makes you smile every time you wear it.
Roderick spent much of his childhood in the area of Mynachlogddu and the Preseli Hills. He has a passion which he describes as a “fascination” with trees, the variety of size, shape, the colour of the bark and foliage, and the feel of the wood whether it be rough or smooth. This passion can be seen in his work and the sensitivity with which he brings out the inherent beauty of each piece.
Roderick is a member of the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain.
Tower and Cafe
3 September to 30 November
Michael has brought the beauty of Pembrokeshire around the world with exhibitions of his work inspired by Poppit Sands beach. He works with photography, rocks and unusual darkroom techniques to stunning effect, which captures the imagination.
A collection of his work will be on display in the Café and Tower for all to enjoy.
If you would like to exhibit at Oriel y Parc, please call Katie Withington on 01437 720 392, or email firstname.lastname@example.org . We will be delighted to hear from you.
Please note Tower is fully booked until 2017