Oriel Mwldan is a high quality contemporary exhibition space situated in Cardigan on the west coast of Wales. The gallery is currently programmed with our partners for the visual arts, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown and is considered of strategic importance, delivering a high quality, independent visual arts program to the area. Our aim is to enhance the infrastructure of the visual arts within West Wales delivering an inspirational and challenging program, benefiting local artists, community groups and local students. As part of our current visual arts program we will be working with exhibiting artists to deliver free, professional workshops to students from local schools and colleges.
Our gallery is equipped to receive touring exhibitions and site-specific work of national significance. We currently curate seven exhibitions a year across a range of media each lasting for about 6 weeks with the exception of our shorter summer show. We look to source our exhibitions from artists who are linked with Wales.
Our gallery is open from 10am to 8pm from Tuesday to Saturday, 12pm - 8pm Sundays,and from 5pm until 8pm on Mondays* during school term time (*from 10am to 8pm on Mondays during school holidays). Admission to all of our exhibitions is free, come in and have a look around! We frequently hold opening receptions where you can meet the artists and discuss the work - please join our gallery mailing list via our Facebook page, website or Box Office if you’d like further information.
At the place where science and art meet, Jessica Lloyd-Jones explores ideas of energy and natural phenomena through the use of materials and of light, in order to provide new perspectives on the world in which we live.
Jessica’s most recent work responds to geological landscapes such as coal mines, using materials that include coal, iron oxide and plant life as the basis for photographic, sculptural and 2D work.
Artist Morgan Griffith (sonomano) uses found images to create beautiful, funny, unnerving collages. This exhibition will present these works alongside some kinetic assemblages, created especially for Oriel Mwldan with his collaborative partner Jo Hinchliffe (concretedog).
Drawing together images that seem to have come from very different places, the works cry out for the viewer’s own interpretations of the stories behind them.