Oriel y Parc Events
For more information about Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre visit the Oriel y Parc website.
The Lost Words / Geiriau Diflanedig
Sunday 2 July until Sunday 2 June 2024 (except March 4 & March 12)
This enchanting exhibition combines the creative talents of artist Jackie Morris and writer Robert Macfarlane to celebrate the relationship between language and the living world, and nature’s power to spark the imagination.
The exhibition is based on The Lost Words, the Sunday Times bestselling book, published in 2017. The Lost Words began as a response to the removal of the names of plants and animals from children’s dictionaries due to their lack of use in everyday life.
A treat for the eyes, mind and soul, this exhibition aims to reconnect adults and children to the natural world using the magic of words and art.
For the very first time, this exhibition will also be showcasing ‘Geiriau Diflanedig’, a Welsh language version of the book, written by Welsh poet, Mererid Hopwood.
A touring exhibition organised by Compton Verney, with Hamish Hamilton and Penguin Books
The Tower - Views of a visiting starling - A murmuration by Elly Morgan
Friday 23 February – Sunday 14 April 2024 (excluding March 4 & March 12)
This murmuration of starlings, created by Elly, is inspired by a piece of writing by her father, Peter Brown. His thought-provoking work provided Elly with an insight into the world of starlings, through the eyes of this remarkable bird. This prompted Elly to think about her own sense of wonder when watching starlings in their flowing murmurations across the Pembrokeshire sky.
Time is never ever wasted when Elly is mesmerised by their ballet of flight and swirling bird clouds. Elly is pleased to share her father’s observations alongside her smoke-fired clay starlings and hopes she enhances your awareness and appreciation of starlings. Elly is also joined by fellow artists Ed Tanguay (drawings & paintings) and Aled Llewelyn (sound recording) to complement the exhibition theme.
Discovery Room Windows - Turquoise Seas and Rocky Shores by Jane Boswell
Wednesday 28 February – Tuesday 16 April 2024 (excluding March 4 & March 12)
Ceramic pieces and paintings are inspired by the rock pools, pebbles and sparkling light reflected on the sea, invoking the colours of the ocean and adding a touch of preciousness with the use of gold and silver leaf.
St Davids Room - Impressions of the Pembrokeshire Landscape by Barry Chantler
Friday 1 March – Sunday 14 April 2024 (excluding March 4 & March 12)
Barry’s exhibition captures the lesser-known landscapes of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. He explores the use of various light, throughout different times of the day and seasons, to create photography which has a distinctive meditative feel.
Dragon Hunt Trail
Saturday 10 February – Friday 1 March
£4 per child
Be brave on your journey around the Dragon’s lair…complete the challenges to find the Dragon’s egg and collect a medal.
Illumination of the St David’s Day Stone
Friday 1 March 2024, 12 noon
The Bishop and clergy of St Davids will oversee the lighting of the St David’s Day stone in the Oriel y Parc courtyard, with poetry reading and blessing. Join us for this spiritual and cultural event.
St Davids Dragon Parade!
Saturday 2 March, 11am
Each year, the Dragon Parade winds through the main street of the City, bringing everyone together to celebrate the birth of St David, our patron saint. Join the celebrations and cheer school children, community groups and locals on their way.
The Lost Words Sensory Trail
Saturday 23 March – Sunday 7 April 2024
£4 per child
Hunt for sensory markers to claim your challenger’s prize!
Wednesday Club! Grow Some Veg Workshop
Wednesday 27 March 2024, 11am–3pm
£4 per child, drop-in
Join us for some green fingered fun! Decorate your pot, plant your seed, take it home and watch it grow!
Spring Craft Market
Saturday 30 March 2024
Join us for our first craft market of 2024! Handpicked local stallholders selling handmade crafts and produce.