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.
Friends of Oriel y Parc 'John Piper Inspired' Painting Competiton Exhibition
Wednesday 15th May to 30th June 2013
Inspired by Oriel y Parc’s 2012 Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales exhibition, John Piper: The Mountains of Wales, the Friends of Oriel y Parc held a painting competition last September and an exhibiton of the paintings entered will be shown alongside the winnersof the painting competition, Celia Vodden and the winner of the photography competition Bríd Wyldearth .
Bryony Rich - Ceramicist - From 11th May
Bryony grew up playing in her father's pottery studio. Making pots became second nature at a very early age. After school she studied at Carmarthen CCTA Art College, specialising in fashion and textiles. This interest took her travelling to Sri Lanka and Thailand visiting ceramic and silk painting workshops.
On her return, she divided her working life between the pottery studio with her father and cooking in restaurants that specialised in international cuisine. Bryony has been doing this balancing act of having two careers for the last five years,however, she is now working full time in the studio and has taken over the gallery.
The Way We SEA It
An exhibition of monochrome photographs by young people from Milford Haven Youth Club, raising awareness of Britain’s dependence on seafarers.
The brief, set back in spring 2012 at the outset of this digital photography project was to raise awareness of Seafarers, and broaden the understanding of their importance, both locally and nationally, within the wider community.
The project consisted of four photography workshops facilitated by Sharron Harris and Pip Lewis from spacetocreate community arts. In the first session Stella Hooper, Community Liason Officer, from Milford Haven Port Authority gave an introductory talk about the context of the project - focussing on Seafarers Awareness Week and following this Sharon and Pip set the scene with a brief intoduction to visual culture, photography as an art form, critical skills and media literacy.
In the second half of the first session there was a practical session on setting up and learning how to use the cameras for the production of exhibition quality prints. The following two sessions involved location photo shoots guided by the facilitators. We were joined by Jodie Mcgregor, Coastal Officer for Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum who arranged for the group to go out onto the Jetty and the Pilot boats in Milford Haven for the first location shoot and Milford Marina for the second shoot, where they were able to go on to a visiting Tall Ship The Earl of Pembroke. The final session involved the young people making a selection of their own black and white photographs, on the theme of seafarers for the 8 postcards and 15 photographs for the final exhibition.
Thousands of photographs were taken during the life of the project, and it culminated in the participants making a selection of 8 images to go on postcards and 16 professionally printed photographs for this their inspiring exhibition.
If you would like to exhibit at Oriel y Parc, please call on 01437 720 392, email firstname.lastname@example.org or just pop in for a chat about the opportunities. We will be delighted to hear from you.