The Oriel CRiC Gallery

Spring Light by Richard Bavin from his Leah and Paget series of paintings

Spring Light by Richard Bavin from his Leah and Paget series of paintings

The Oriel CRiC Gallery upstairs in the CRiC is a beautiful space which showcases creative excellence at its best. The programme of group exhibitions per year features art in various mediums: painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, glass, and jewellery.

Please click on images below to view a gallery of full size images representing a small  selection of the work in the gallery. The current exhibition includes a selection of work from Richard Bavin’s Lea and Paget’s Wood series – ‘A Year in the Life of an Ancient Woodland’  showcased alongside that of The Picturemakers – a collective of visual artists working in Mid-Wales.  As part of a Cultural Exchange Program (China Bridge) the gallery hosted a weeklong exhibition of paintings and sculptures from Xinjiang by Mr Liu Jianxin and Ms Yuan Yuan  from Xinjiang Normal University in the CRiC Studio. (18 – 24 September 2017)

Uighur's Ladies by Prof. Liu Jianxin who will be exhibiting paintings depicting the people of Xinjiang North west China at the CRiC Studio in the autumn
Lindsay Davies 'Cader Idris from Blaenycwm' Mixed media 21x29.5cm
Ann Williams 'Red landscape 1 - Tirlun coch 1' mixed media 46x58cm
Rosemary Fahimi 'Caerneuadd, December 14th' watercolour & ink 21x30cm
12 - Winter Sundown
'You are part of me' Brooch.
Tusilago by Paul Burgess
otters by Rhian Symes

For more information  please view the news page for regular updates, information on exhibiting artists and more images. The gallery has an active social media presence and regularly posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

To support, exhibit and promote original and inspiring contemporary art and craft, the gallery presents a changing programme of 6 exhibitions per year by local and visiting artists and designer makers. In addition to this a program of  off-site exhibitions has become popular. The gallery hosts those at local venues and at the CRiC Studio which is a popular space in Beaufort Street which can also be hired as an exhibition space. Please enquire about availability and rental rates by emailing

Applications to exhibit in the gallery are welcomed by the curating committee.

In keeping with its aim of promoting, celebrating and encouraging participation in the visual arts, the gallery has initiated an art trail of open studios and galleries which runs annually during the Spring Bank Holiday weekend. (26 – 28 May 2018).

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