Main picture: ‘Home Rites’ by Cathy Ward, courtesy Oriel Davis Kate Bush’s song ‘Waking the Witch’ – a glorious, sometimes-kitsch-sometimes-terrifying cacophony of voices that begins with a whispering of ‘wake up’ and ends with shouts of ‘Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!’ – is playing in my head as I approach Oriel Davies’ main gallery. I can’t help […]
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House, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown

Ellen Bell

PUBLISHED ON: 17/03/17

CATEGORY: Blog

Participating Artists: Frances Carlile, Ainsley Hillard, Jeanette Orrell, Charlotte Squire, Amy Sterly & Felicity Warbrick The last vestiges of St …

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Experimentica15, Chapter Arts Centre

Sophie Baggott

PUBLISHED ON: 16/03/17

CATEGORY: Blog

Experimentica15 was at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, from 4 until 8 November 2015. Sophie attended two events at this annual festival showcasing exper …

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Harry Holland and NoFit State

Nathan Munday

PUBLISHED ON: 13/03/17

CATEGORY: Blog

It’s strange seeing someone familiar on a gallery wall. Last month, my housemate’s cousin stayed with us. I asked her what she did and she replied tha …

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Diffusions Photography Festival – Looking for America

Nathan Munday

PUBLISHED ON: 09/03/17

CATEGORY: Blog

EE Cummings wrote that ‘America is always on the move’ and so is Google Earth’s strange little van that seems to be following me around Cardiff; it ha …

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Mordant, TestBed exhibition, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown

Ellen Bell

PUBLISHED ON: 11/02/17

CATEGORY: Blog

Mordant is at Oriel Davies Gallery, 23 May – 11 July 2015 ‘You be careful,’ says a bystander to Eliza Dolittle in Bernard Shaw’s ‘Pygmalion’, ‘there’s …

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Wallpaper Samples from The Rivalry of Flowers

Shani Rhys James featuring a poem by Jasmine Donahaye

PUBLISHED ON: 26/08/13

CATEGORY: Blog

Shani Rhys James, who turned sixty this summer, is one of Britain’s landmark figurative painters, particularly in terms of autobiographical art. She h …

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International Art English in Wales

João Morais

PUBLISHED ON: 01/05/13

CATEGORY: Blog

Ever been to a gallery and found yourself confused by what is on the walls or on the floor, only to read the accompanying literature for some help, to …

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Gimme Shelter and Ty^ Unnos

Paul Griffiths

PUBLISHED ON: 21/08/12

CATEGORY: Blog

The Oriel Davies Gallery (ODG), Newtown, is a relatively small public gallery that often punches above its weight, and the knock-out blow is sometimes …

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Dawn Chorus and Other Performances

PUBLISHED ON: 03/04/12

CATEGORY: Reviews

Late March saw a serious literature overload. On Sunday 25th, Cardiff’s Fiction Fiesta starred young Argentine author Andrés Neuman, author of the new …

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