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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 Guest Artist for May is Annabel Cooper and we are very pleased to be showing her Reduction Linocuts this month.

Lost at Sea and Other Cats.

Annabel Cooper is a printmaker (at last).

I studied Fine Art Sculpture at Brighton University many years ago. I chose sculpture because I only seemed to be offered sculpture or painting as art options and I really can’t paint! Despite choosing sculpture my work tended to be paper-based, embossing, photography and text art. I worked for a few years making the mock-ups and models for a book design company which was a wonderful job, but didn’t offer enough money to survive. So I decided to retrain as a plumber; that would allow me to afford to find time for art, right? No, life got in the way and I forgot for a good while that I am an artist who happens to be good at plumbing. A few years ago life got difficult and I remembered.

With help and encouragement from a successful printmaking friend of mine I took up reduction linocuts. A reduction linocut destroys the printing plate as it is produced, so the edition of prints is limited to the initial amount. Each different colour layer is printed on top of the last by removing parts of the lino as you print each layer. It’s a laborious process which I love.

I have always produced art that deals with identity, and the lost at sea series carries on that theme. The characters offer some information as to their identity, inviting the observer to wonder at their story and how they may have gotten lost.

More Information can be found at www.mightyannabel.com

 

Current Guest Artist

Our Guest Artist for May is Annabel Cooper and we are very pleased to be showing her Reduction Linocuts this month.

Lost at Sea and Other Cats.

Annabel Cooper is a printmaker (at last).

I studied Fine Art Sculpture at Brighton University many years ago. I chose sculpture because I only seemed to be offered sculpture or painting as art options and I really can’t paint! Despite choosing sculpture my work tended to be paper-based, embossing, photography and text art. I worked for a few years making the mock-ups and models for a book design company which was a wonderful job, but didn’t offer enough money to survive. So I decided to retrain as a plumber; that would allow me to afford to find time for art, right? No, life got in the way and I forgot for a good while that I am an artist who happens to be good at plumbing. A few years ago life got difficult and I remembered.

With help and encouragement from a successful printmaking friend of mine I took up reduction linocuts. A reduction linocut destroys the printing plate as it is produced, so the edition of prints is limited to the initial amount. Each different colour layer is printed on top of the last by removing parts of the lino as you print each layer. It’s a laborious process which I love.

I have always produced art that deals with identity, and the lost at sea series carries on that theme. The characters offer some information as to their identity, inviting the observer to wonder at their story and how they may have gotten lost.

More Information can be found at www.mightyannabel.com

 

Contact

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

Ffôn/Tel:
01654 703200

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