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.

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Current Guest Artist

Our June 2019 Guest Artist is Tessa Gavin

Her up-cycled clothing in beautiful fabrics and colourfully-dyed bags, throws and scarves are on display this month.

Tessa Gavin – Clothes Creator & Textile Artist

I was born & raised in the North West going on to learn pattern cutting and gain clothing manufacturing experience in Manchester in the 1970’s when it  was a vibrant and still manufacturing city.

I lived & worked in Manchester in the fashion and textile industry until moving to Mid Wales in 2004.

Retiring to this beautiful area has given me an opportunity to explore other more creative textile skills and I now creatively dye fabric, spin wool, weave wall-hangings & felt as well as designing and making clothes.

Recently I have been exploring the art of up-cycling, my inspiration comes from using beautiful wool jumpers or quality men’s cotton shirts, thrift shop pashmina shawls and vintage wool blankets. Sometimes I use modern dyes to give a new lease of life to these tired found items.

I would like these re-made creations to be treasured, used and worn with pride to celebrate their history, and for a little bit of wear and a mended tear to be embraced.



Oriel Seren has been created by local artists who share a passion for quality hand-made arts and crafts.  We want to provide an opportunity for locals and visitors to experience excellence in art and craft.

We also offer Guest Artist exhibitions at the gallery.

Do visit us to see all the beautiful work we have on show.


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

                          01654 703200

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