The Oriel Lliw Gallery in Pontardawe Arts Centre, Herbert Street, Pontardawe SA8 is a fabulous venue in which to view and purchase high quality artwork. The Arts in the Tawe Valley Group coordinate and curate this space for the benefit of artists, the local community and visitors alike. The Gallery has a diverse array of some of the finest examples of our members work. With rolling exhibitions throughout the year we will be showcasing our creative ideas, individual members artwork and inviting exciting exhibitions from artists outside of the community.
With an interest in skill sharing and learning, we invite people to take the opportunity to learn from our artists in forthcoming workshops and classes. For more information on booking the gallery: OrielLliw@gmail.com
Exhibitions & Events
A work of miniature masterpieces from community members. All pieces are no bigger than A6. This is also the launch of Arts in the Tawe Valley’s Annual Art Week Private View 7-10pm Friday 7th June 2019. All welcome.
A close relationship with the Gower coast has provoked an on-going series of work, most recently paintings have been inspired by the poetry of Vernon Watkins, the Welsh metaphysical poet who also lived on the coast of Gower. The concept of space, both actual and pictorial, implications of time and space, movement through shifting tidelines, weather and light materialise in these paintings. Private View 7-10pm Friday 29th March 2019
Winter Celebrations 2nd Nov – Jan 19
An exhibition of artworks from ‘Arts in the Tawe Valley’ celebrating the winter season. Private View 2nd Nov 7pm all welcome.
‘Into the World’ by Jean McIntyre 24th Aug – 22nd Oct
An exploration of the natural world brought to you with the union of both traditional and experimental felt making. 10% of all proceeds go to the charity ‘HEADWAY’
Private View August 24th 7pm all welcome.
Exhibition runs from 27th April – 18th June
Private View: Friday 27th April 7pm – 10pm.
‘Four Seasons’ – Is an installation of paintings inspired by the seasons in South Wales. Amanda Loves the natural beauty here in Wales and has painted a selection of new paintings to celebrate this. Her inspiration comes from local places she visits. This exhibition showcases not only the work of Amanda Dagg but also includes selected works from Arts in the Tawe Valley members in the shop area. The exhibition runs until the 18th June.
Tawe Valley Art Competition 2018 2nd March – 23rd April 2018
Arts in the Tawe Valley’s annual art competition begins on 2nd March from 7pm – 10pm at the Oriel Lliw Gallery in the Pontardawe Arts Centre when the public voting begins. You have until the 6th April to view the work and vote for your favourite pieces. On the 6th April the judges will be voting and prizes for all the winners will be awarded. The exhibition runs until 23rd April. More about this competition here>>
Judges this year are Rose Davies AKA Rosie Scibblah, Peter Finnemore and John Abel. Sponsored by:Cake Academy Wales, Nifty & Co, Pontardawe Film Club, Awelon Healthcare, Lliw Building Supplies, Sherwood Florist and Old & Bold
‘Hidden Voices, Eleanor Flaherty and Paul Steer – 12th January – 26th February 2018
This multimedia exhibition has seen the Artists exploring the western Brecon Beacons, from wooded valleys to the remains of industry and the dark underground world. More about this exhibition here >>
The exhibition runs from 12th January – 26th February 2018
‘Myths & Legends’ – 22nd September – 6th November 2017
Oriel Lliw Birthday and Christmas Exhibition (members only) – 10th November – 8th January 2018
This exhibition also coincides with Christmas where sales increase with loved ones buying beautiful pieces of art for their family.
‘Over Thirty’ – Bethan Ash September 2017
Bethan Ash is a quilt artist who loves to paint. Her work, while based in the tradition of quilt-making, is in fact more akin to collage and this exhibition will display a colourful selection of her art quilts and collages. More about this exhibition here>>
‘Soul Searching’ – Jayne Harding, May – June 2017
Jayne Harding is an artist who explores the concept of her own, individual investigation and development of the soul, in a personal search for a sense of place within existence. This is visualised through the influence of imagery captured by the Hubble Telescope.’ More about this exhibition here>>
Goodhand Glass Members Art Competition – April 2017
We are pleased to announce the winners of the Goodhand Glass Art Competition 2017 1st ‘Winter Moon’ (oil on Canvas) – Ewa Czarnieka, 2nd ‘He’s a Poet’ (Acrylic) – Marcella O’Hara- George and 3rd ‘On the Bright side’ (Mixed Media) – Beatrice Williams. See their work here>>