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Oriel Seren is a not-for-profit Art and Craft Gallery exhibiting and selling work by professional artists and craftspeople. There is an emphasis on local artists and craftspeople but Oriel Seren also displays work by people from further afield including from other rural areas.

Oriel Seren is situated in a prime location on the main shopping street in the market town of Machynlleth, Powys, within the Dyfi Valley Biosphere area. The Gallery offers customers the chance to view and buy unique, handmade pieces of art and craftwork. Oriel Seren provides artists with a cost-effective, professional exhibition space and retail outlet.

The Artists’ page on this website gives details of the Featured and Taster artists who are displaying work in Oriel Seren throughout the year.  Each month we will have a different Guest Artist (see Current Guest Artist page).  For information on past exhibitors please view the Previous Guest Artists page.

Contact

Cyferiaid/address: Oriel Seren, 34 Heol Maengwyn, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8DT.

Ffôn/Tel:
01654 703200

E-bost/e-mail: info@orielseren.co.uk

Current Guest Artist

Our February Guest Artist is Ivor Arbuckle.  We are delighted to be able to show his original Papercuts based on Myths, Legends and Scary (Hairy) Tales.

I was born in Derry in Northern Ireland and moved to Birmingham to study Graphic Design and Illustration, receiving a B.A.(Hons.) Degree in 1987. After graduating, I taught at H.N.D/H.N.C. Level at Stafford College, at degree and Foundation level with a 0.5 post at the University of Coventry and on Art Foundation at U.W.E. In Bristol.

During this time I was co-director and art worker with Splinter Community Arts Ltd. A not-for-profit co-op based in the West Midlands but working all over the U.K. We worked with all levels of (dis)ability, ages and ethnicities. Much of our work was either textile based (large scale collaborative banners with Linda Merriman, my partner and the other Director of ‘Splinter’) or spray-can murals on canal sides and other public sites. I also worked with groups on graphics, posters, leaflets, graphic novel projects and long term residencies.

My freelance work has included tee-shirts, corporate identities, leaflets, posters, web graphics, designing and producing magazines, illustrations for books, talking books, C.D. covers and inserts and commissions.

We moved to Llanfachreth in 2004 where we live the ‘good life’ halfway up a mountain, producing a lot of our own food on a Permaculture holding. Since moving here I have taught courses for Lifelong Learning at Aberystwyth University, given guitar and mandolin lessons and sold our produce and artwork on Dolgellau Farmers’ Market. I gained my 2nd Dan Black Belt in Wado Ryu Karate and run my own club in Llanelltyd teaching Karate and self defence. I continue to teach drawing skills to local art groups.

I have a lifelong interest in Horror stories, myths, legends and folk tales that began with Norse mythology and Marvel comics, moving on into Graphic Novels. Visual influences include Jack Kirby, Hokusai and Alphonse Mucha, amongst others. My current work explores storytelling, with the development of my cut-paper techniques and new ways (for me) of printmaking. I have tried to mix well known stories (such as the red Welsh dragon fighting the white dragon) with more local stories from where I live in Llanfachreth.

You can see more of my work at- https://www.facebook.com/ivorsillustrations/

and

https://www.facebook.com/Splinter-Community-Arts-241085635967252/

or you can contact me by email at ivorarbuckle@yahoo.com

or telephone at 01341 422177.

Thank you for showing an interest in my work.

 

Current Guest Artist

Our February Guest Artist is Ivor Arbuckle.  We are delighted to be able to show his original Papercuts based on Myths, Legends and Scary (Hairy) Tales.

I was born in Derry in Northern Ireland and moved to Birmingham to study Graphic Design and Illustration, receiving a B.A.(Hons.) Degree in 1987. After graduating, I taught at H.N.D/H.N.C. Level at Stafford College, at degree and Foundation level with a 0.5 post at the University of Coventry and on Art Foundation at U.W.E. In Bristol.

During this time I was co-director and art worker with Splinter Community Arts Ltd. A not-for-profit co-op based in the West Midlands but working all over the U.K. We worked with all levels of (dis)ability, ages and ethnicities. Much of our work was either textile based (large scale collaborative banners with Linda Merriman, my partner and the other Director of ‘Splinter’) or spray-can murals on canal sides and other public sites. I also worked with groups on graphics, posters, leaflets, graphic novel projects and long term residencies.

My freelance work has included tee-shirts, corporate identities, leaflets, posters, web graphics, designing and producing magazines, illustrations for books, talking books, C.D. covers and inserts and commissions.

We moved to Llanfachreth in 2004 where we live the ‘good life’ halfway up a mountain, producing a lot of our own food on a Permaculture holding. Since moving here I have taught courses for Lifelong Learning at Aberystwyth University, given guitar and mandolin lessons and sold our produce and artwork on Dolgellau Farmers’ Market. I gained my 2nd Dan Black Belt in Wado Ryu Karate and run my own club in Llanelltyd teaching Karate and self defence. I continue to teach drawing skills to local art groups.

I have a lifelong interest in Horror stories, myths, legends and folk tales that began with Norse mythology and Marvel comics, moving on into Graphic Novels. Visual influences include Jack Kirby, Hokusai and Alphonse Mucha, amongst others. My current work explores storytelling, with the development of my cut-paper techniques and new ways (for me) of printmaking. I have tried to mix well known stories (such as the red Welsh dragon fighting the white dragon) with more local stories from where I live in Llanfachreth.

You can see more of my work at- https://www.facebook.com/ivorsillustrations/

and

https://www.facebook.com/Splinter-Community-Arts-241085635967252/

or you can contact me by email at ivorarbuckle@yahoo.com

or telephone at 01341 422177.

Thank you for showing an interest in my work.

 

Contact

Cyferiaid/address: Oriel Seren, 34 Heol Maengwyn, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8DT.

Ffôn/Tel:
01654 703200

E-bost/e-mail: info@orielseren.co.uk