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


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)

Hard carved wood for the home and for the great outdoors from Sam Knight (Carmarthenshire), Simon Gaiger ( Carmarthenshire), Astrid de Groot (Pembrokeshire), Lina Peterson (London), Rosie Brewer (Devon) and Forge Creative (Sussex).


Beautiful hand crafted leather from Bonner Leather (Gloucestershire) and Will Suiter (Pembrokeshire)


Saturday 19 November 2016

Each year an artist is invited by the gallery to design, create or decorate a tree for the Christmas period.  For 2016 we have invited Carmarthenshire artist, Rachel Vater to produce our Christmas tree.

Rachel has taken Christmas dinner as her theme to produce a fun and colourful feast of a tree in papier mache – all your favourite dishes are represented  (plus a few exotic alternatives) –  including the sprouts and an After Eight to follow!

Join us for hot chocolate and meet the artist in the gallery between 10am and 12pm.

You can also meet Santa’s reindeer (real fluffy ones!) outside the gallery between 10am and 12pm. Bring the children to our drop-in workshop to make wearable antlers for the parade through town.

Saturday 19 November 2016 , 10am -1pm


Oriel Myrddin brings the magic of Christmas to life with real reindeer, festive crafts and hot chocolate.

We will be running a FREE drop in workshop for children all morning to make wearable antlers. After making your antlers show off your sparkly and sequined creations alongside the real reindeer as they parade through the town at 12pm.

We will also be serving delicious hot chocolate all morning – choose your toppings and enjoy!


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