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Exhibition, Sat 29 Jul - Wed 20 Sep 2017, free entry

Twelve Tall Tales + In Guise of the Rock

Twelve Tall Tales + In Guise of the Rock


Stories exist within the lifespan of every object, whether in the form of a tale around a treasured heirloom or an information panel placed next to a museum exhibit. More recently, storytelling has been adapted as a marketing tool, to allude to tradition and authenticity. This family friendly exhibition takes a more subtle approach in exploring storytelling through crafted objects. The works present multiple ways in which fictional, humorous, cultural, political and historical references can be translated into crafted objects.

Twelve artists, makers and designers, selected by guest curator Onkar Kular, tell stories through objects that they have made. This includes The Welsh Space Campaign by interdisciplinary designer Hefin Jones who proposes that Wales has the capacity to explore space. His work injects Welsh culture, skills and traditions into every item needed to establish a national space campaign.

Every Saturday:
11am-1pm & 2pm-3pm, one of the exhibits, Play For A Handling Collection by Cecilie Gravesen will be animated by the Gallery Guide, so that visitors can handle the objects and participate in a choreographed handling session in the gallery.

Åbäke, Auger-Loizeau, Carl Clerkin, Cecilie Gravesen, El Ultimo Grito, Zhenhan Hao, Hilda Hellström, Hefin Jones, Onkar Kular, Dash MacDonald, Noam Toran, Dawn Youll

The exhibition is designed by Martino Gamper and Åbäke.

A Crafts Council Touring Exhibition

Supported by Arts Council England

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 29 Jul - Wed 20 Sep 2017 10:00 to 17:00


Free entry



01686 625041


The Park,
SY16 2NZ



Plan route to Oriel Davies Gallery using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SO 106914  Lat: 52.51388 Long: -3.31735

The gallery is less than a mile from the main A483 and A489 roads which pass through the town.
It is in the centre of Newtown, adjacent to the bus station. Parking is available in the car park next to the gallery. The train station is a 10 minute walk through the town.

Cycle route NCN 81, Lon Cambria and Lon Teifi pass directly next to the gallery.

The Severn Way long distance footpath also passes next to the gallery.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Newtown Station station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access