About Oriel Davies Gallery
Formally the Davies Memorial Gallery which was built in 1967 with a legacy left by Gwendoline and Margaret Davies, renowned art collectors and benefactors of the arts in Wales, The Oriel Davies Gallery opened in 1985 and named in recognition of the Davies sisters.
Today the gallery is a key public art gallery of Mid Wales based in Newtown; presenting world-class, thought-provoking and challenging art by national and international artists in an environment that is welcoming, engaging, informative and free.
The Gallery originates and presents around ten exhibitions a year, across three gallery spaces. These range from major exhibitions selected from national collections, through to new work by established artists, and to more experimental work by emerging artists in Oriel Davies’ Test Bed space. As well as commissioning new work, Oriel Davies also produces artist films and a range of high quality publications.
The gallery is open:
March – October
Tuesday - Saturday 10-4
Cafe closes at 3
Except for special events
Closed bank holidays
siop DAVIES shop
We proudly support independent makers from Wales and the Welsh Marches and every purchase helps to support our exhibitions, courses and workshops.
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WORKSHOPS & EXHIBITIONS
Alongside the exhibition programme, which often tours to other venues nationally, Oriel Davies also runs a broad mix of stimulating workshops, courses, talks and events. The Gallery is also widely known for its innovative offsite projects and outreach programmes for schools, colleges and the wider community.
caffi DAVIES cafe
About the Cafe at Oriel Davies
We're committed to doing what we can to minimise our impact on the environment at Oriel Davies. We use the best quality product we can find, because we believe that things that last longer have less impact on the earth’s resources, and we also believe in supporting our local community.