The Oriel CRiC Gallery

Down To Mork Brook by Paul Burgess cropped

Down To Mork Brook by Paul Burgess cropped

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. The first  exhibition of 2017 has welcomed a regional group of members of the International Feltmakers Association who have created work to the theme of “Glow” – bringing warmth to this winter exhibition which will end on 13 March 2017. They are exhibiting alongside a host of exhibitors including Kim Colebrook who is showing her porcelain vessels in the gallery for the first time.

needlefelted landscape by Sarah Goodgame
Tusilago by Paul Burgess
claire cawte - Textured bags
Wonderful craftsmanship and playful interpretation by Jude Pepler - JP2
Pearl Taylor brings warm colour and texture to the gallery
Porcelain perfection by Kim Colebrook
Great variety on offer in the gallery. Illustration by Celestine and the Hare showing sculptural felted animals
otters by Rhian Symes

For more information  please view the news page for regular updates, information on exhibiting artists and more images.


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. (27 – 29 May 2017).

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