Oriel Davies Open 2018 | Mutiple Artists

23 Jun 2018 – 5 Sep 2018

Oriel Davies Gallery

Newtown, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • The Gallery is beside the Newtown Bus Station, serving local and National routes.
  • Newtown, Powys Station is 10 minutes walk.

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This year Oriel Davies’ celebrated Open presents a feast of contemporary practice by established and emerging talent across the UK and overseas.


The five selectors worked hard to choose what they consider to be the most original and engaging work from hundreds of entries from all over the world. Twenty-six artists and artist collectives are represented with a good proportion from those based in Wales. Together, these artists present new and recent work that reflects the diversity of contemporary practice - whether abstract or figurative, representational or imagined.

Three awards are part of the Oriel Davies Open tradition. The overall prizewinner receives a cash prize of £1000 and an invitation to have a solo show at Oriel Davies and a student prize winner receives a cash prize of £500; both of these will be announced at the opening.  There is also the popular People’s Choice award of £250 presented at the end of the show to the artist whose work receives the most votes. Please come and nominate the work you think should win!

ODO18 Selectors: Sacha Craddock, writer and curator; Jane Simpson, artist and Director Galerie Simpson; Matthew Collings, Artist, Writer, critic and broadcaster; Steffan Jones-Hughes, Director, Oriel Davies and Alex Boyd Jones Curator, Oriel Davies.

Exhibiting Artists:
Alice Briggs, Savinder BualNicola DaleShona DaviesKatharine FryDavid GarnerHenriette HeimdalNicholas HolmesBruce IngramCecile Johnson SolizJack KettlewellJon KleinDinu LiBethan Lloyd WorthingtonGweni LlwydAmanda LoomesGarry Loughlin, Rachel Magdeburg, Myles MansfieldMyken McDowellNicholas McLeodDave MonaghanJ.A. Nicholls, Judith Rees, Lizi SanchezLouise ShortNada VelickovicAlice Walter.


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