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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.

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.

Current Guest Artist

Our October 2019 Guest Artist is Jane Whittle.

We are delighted to welcome Jane to the gallery to show her exquisite Landscapes.   This month we are showing a retrospective of Jane’s layered,  dyed and textured translucent paper pictures.

Jane Whittle came to live in the Dysynni Valley in 1989, after half a lifetime as a visitor and traveller.  She settled and began to make a garden – a quiet space for family to get together, for friends and groups, and for her the intermittent solitude needed to work.

Through years of long-distance walking she had developed an intimate relationship with the Land and, since coming to Wales, with this particular place – its history, moods and seasons.  This kind of connection, given sufficient solitary space and silence, can happen in a moment, or take years to develop.

Eventually she found a way of working by using layers of dyed and textured translucent paper to hint at layers of perception and discovery.  She tries to make the work as enigmatic as that which provoked it, hopefully involving the view in a similar process.

She has exhibited since 2000 at venues around Wales including MOMA; Welsh Artist of the Year;  The Albany Cardiff;  Harlech Theatre; Bangor Museum;  Plas Glyn y Weddw (where an exhibit was Highly Commended in 2003); The RCA & Cafe Croesor.

Her work, which also includes watercolours, drawings, prints, cards and books may be seen at her Barn Gallery at Ty’r Gawen.  Her books and cards are on sale at ArtWorks in Aberdyfi.

jane.tyrgawen@googlemail.com

Address:  Ty’r Gawen, Llanegryn, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9UG

Telephone:  01654 710914

 

 

 

 

About

Oriel Seren has been created by local artists who share a passion for quality hand-made arts and crafts.  We 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.

Contact

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

Ffôn/Tel:
                          01654 703200

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