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Local artists showcased at Oriel y Parc

Two exciting new exhibitions by local artists will be unveiled this February at Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre in St Davids.

Following on from her successful residency in 2019, Fishguard-based artist Michaela Hollyfield will return to Oriel y Parc with a selection of her work in a solo exhibition. ‘Taith’, which translates back as ‘journey’, takes inspiration from the local landscape and the story of St Non.

Work by Pembrokeshire-based artists, Michaela Hollyfield and Yvette Brown will feature at Oriel y Parc this spring.
Work by Pembrokeshire-based artists, Michaela Hollyfield and Yvette Brown will feature at Oriel y Parc this spring.

Michaela Hollyfield said: “My work is concerned with motifs; which represent a symbolic metaphor to me personally, and the process of painting. The more I allow the painting process its own autonomy the more I hear what the painting is telling me. Painting has become about trusting the creative process and allowing the painting to emerge organically.”

Influenced by the Symbolist painters Hodler and Munch, Abstract Expressionism and the work of Peter Doig, Michaela creates bright abstract pieces that explore the process of painting.

‘Taith’ will be on display in the St Davids Room between Sunday 2 February and Monday 30 March.

Also beginning on Sunday 2 February is ‘A world of small stories’ by Yvette Brown. A self-confessed ‘teller of tall tales’,

Yvette uses tiny spaces for her artworks – from pewter people cavorting on driftwood, to birds that reveal their secrets inside repurposed books or express their opinions on Radio 4.

Yvette Brown said: “I have a habit of cramming tall tales into small spaces. I have recently been re-constructing books so that they tell a different story from the one they originally told, and I tell a lot of lies about birds. I also have a little gang of characters who walk about on pieces of driftwood and are kind enough to allow you to make up your own stories about them.”

‘A world of small stories’ will be on display in the Discovery Room Windows until Friday 28 February.

Oriel y Parc is owned and run by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority and is the home of Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales in Pembrokeshire.

Admission is free and the building is fully accessible.

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Published 03 February 2020

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