We’re growing our gallery and we’d like to hear what you think!

Would you be kind enough to take a few minutes to complete a short survey?

Oriel Myrddin Gallery are in the process of making an application to Arts Council Wales for Capital Lottery Funding Grant for a major redevelopment. If successful, the redevelopment will include the refurbishment and remodelling of the existing gallery along with an extension into King Street. In addition to upgrading the main gallery and the addition of a further gallery space, the new building complex will include an expanded multi-use education and creative activity space, community and artist studio spaces, a café and a shop.

We’re very excited about this great opportunity and we hope you will be to. We’d like you to be part of the journey and help us to ensure Oriel Myrddin Gallery is a fully accessible, social and welcoming place for everyone.

Thank you very much for your time.

Oriel Myrddin Gallery are in the process of making an application to Arts Council Wales for Capital Lottery Funding Grant for a major redevelopment. If successful, the redevelopment will include the refurbishment and remodelling of the existing gallery along with an extension into King Street. In addition to upgrading the main gallery and the addition of a further gallery space, the new building complex will include an expanded multi-use education and creative activity space, community and artist studio spaces, a café and a shop.

We’re very excited about this great opportunity and we hope you will be to. We’d like you to be part of the journey and help us to ensure Oriel Myrddin Gallery is a fully accessible, social and welcoming place for everyone.

Would you be kind enough to take a few minutes to complete a short survey that will help us build a picture of our visitors and the kind of activities you value?

Come in and see the palns in the gallery foyer 22 -27 May.

Thank you very much for your time.

Thursday 29 June 2017, 6-7.30pm

Alongside Oriel Myrddin Gallery’s exhibition Oceans: Surface/Below (part of the Ephemeral Coast series of exhibitions in South Wales) we will be reading W.G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn. The book is an unusual hybrid of fiction and fact following a walking tour of the coast of East Anglia but ranging across a great array of subjects evoked by the changing landscape. Arranged in loosely connected chapters it’s the kind of book you could just dip into or read every last page.

‘A highly original work…part memoir, part fiction, part meditative essay writing, and finally an essay for the dispossessed.’ Sunday Telegraph

‘A great, strange and moving work.’ James Wood, The Guardian

Join us for a friendly discussion led by Kirsten Hinks Knight.

Free entry, tea and cake provided.

Join our friendly team, we are currently looking to recruit a number of volunteers for the following roles within the gallery:

Community/Education/Events
Assisting with workshops for children
Assisting with workshops for targeted groups including older people
Assisting with hospitality at private views, talks and other events

Publicity and Marketing
Assisting with social media promotion
Distributing posters and flyer

Administration
Archiving of exhibition and resource material

Retail
Sourcing/researching publishers and distributers of books and publications for the gallery shop

To apply please send us a CV with two references by 19 May 2017

CMSpring@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

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A level photography students from Welsh medium Carmarthenshire school Ysgol Maes Y Gwendraeth collaborated with Oriel Myrddin Gallery and artist Grainne Connolly to create double exposure photography inspired by memories of washdays past, gathered through our older people’s project Atgofion O’r Golchdy.

Thank you to the following students from Ysgol Maes Y Gwendraeth for creating these photographs: Nathan Davies, Cara Edwards, Fern Elder, Bethany Flear, Charlotte French,Manon Jones, Chloe Lewis, Jenni Norris, Megan Samuel, Jessica Thomas, Ffion Thomas, Aimee Priller

Family workshop

Tuesday 18 April 11am – 3pm    

Celebrate spring by making a cherry blossom branch or a birdhouse to take away. Add to our giant cherry blossom bough to be displayed in the studio window.

Open to all, drop in, Suggested donation £2 per person

Oriel Myrddin Trust, Carmarthen seeks expressions of interest from artists wishing to work as part of the design team for the renovation of Oriel Myrddin Gallery in Carmarthen Town Centre.

This is an excellent opportunity for an artist to make a real contribution to the design of an important part of the town’s cultural life and a critical building within the town’s regeneration.  The appointed artist will be expected to bring a new perspective to the design team crossing traditional skills boundaries and linking different design disciplines.

With a fee of £4,000, the appointed artist will be encouraged to think laterally about how the Gallery will function, how it connects to the rest of the town centre and how users of the facility will interact with it.  As part of the commission, the appointed artist will support the presentation of the project to the Arts Council Wales.

 

The brief and supporting documents are available on request from

Catherine Spring, Gallery Manager

CMSpring@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

 

All enquires should be sent by email, no enquiries by telephone.

 

Deadline for applications are 10 March 2017 at 17.00

Interviews will take place on Weds 29 March 2017 at Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen.

Candidates will be informed by Friday 17 March 2017 if they are shortlisted for interview.

Thursday 9 March 2017, 6 – 7.30pm 

Alongside John Abell’s exhibition Lost Conquistadors and Other Works we’ll be reading Louis De Berniéres The War of Don Emmanuel’s Nether Parts which is the first published novel by the author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.

Feel the sweltering heat and passion of an un-specified Latin American country. The book combines serious political concerns, echoing the torment and turbulence of 20th century South and Central America, with the absurd, outrageous and symbolic drawing on the ‘magical realism’ of Gabriel García Márquez.

“A fat juicy tropical fruit of a narrative – There is astonishing landscape. There are numerous Jokes. And, indispensably in such a novel, there is magic”  Independent on Sunday

Come along for a friendly discussion led by Kirsten Hinks Knight.

Free entry, tea and cake provided.

Antique French work jacket and ombre dyed cushion – Polly Lyster – Dyeworks (Stroud); Herringbone throw – Gillian Osband (Pembrokeshire); i Pad case Adele Bond-Powell (Stroud); Frog brooch and Charming Fox brooch – Karen Suzuki (Glasgow); Lambswool Gloves + cowl and Donegal bobble hat Oubas Knitwear (Cumbria); Thick cotton boot socks and cashmere scarf – Corgi (Carmarthenshire); Tweed over-skirt and Irish linen pinnefore Filthy Weather (Berkshire); Stripe fine wool scarf Jo Edwards (London); ‘Leri’ woven throw Llio James (Ceredigion); Lambs wool beanie – Kopka (Germany); ‘Knotgarden’ teddy bear – Melin Tregwynt (Pembrokeshire).

 

 

Hand thrown and hand built ceramics from Vicky Lindo (Devon), Peter Bodenham (Pembrokeshire), James & Tilla Waters (Carmarthenshire), Caitlin Jenkins (Ewenny Pottery), Lowri Davies (Cardiff),  Mizuyo Yamashita (London)

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