Welcome to the web site of the Friends of Oriel y Parc, an organisation set up by local residents to support and promote this wonderful facility and it’s aims. We work with the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority to encourage the development and use of the facilities afforded by Oriel y Parc. We are committed to furthering the interest and involvement of the local community in Oriel y Parc, the facilities, events and exhibitions on offer.
We support the continuing work of Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, in providing collections to be viewed at Oriel y Parc on a rotational basis.This includes original works from the Graham Sutherland Collection previously on show at Picton Castle.
Every effort is made to ensure that the information provided on this website is accurate and up to date, but no legal responsibility is accepted for any errors, omissions or misleading statements. There may be copyright on the images shown. No part of this website may be reproduced without the prior permission of the Secretary at email@example.com
‘Journeys: the Cultural Importance of St Davids & Western Wales in Medieval Europe’
Talks usually take place on the first Wednesday in the month at 7:00 pm in
The Discovery Room at Oriel y Parc
We are now linking to our colleagues at the Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, where you will find information on the Talks and Events that they organise, and how you can become involved with them.
You can access them by clicking on the icon on the right which will take you directly to the Facebook page for the Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, where you can find more information.
St. Davids and Dewisland Historical Society
The Historical Society has many shared interests with the Friends of Oriel y Parc, and as such, we feel that it would be useful to our Members to be aware of the Talks that both societies hold, so each website will reference the Talk that the other Society is holding. The Historical Society holds its Talks in the City Hall, St Davids, on the second Monday in each month (August and December excepted), commencing at 7:00 pm for an 7:30 pm start.
The Talks can be found on the Historical Society website:
‘William Stott masterpiece comes to Oriel y Parc, St Davids’
Stott, Turner & Sutherland
Saturday 24th February 2018
Sunday 2nd September 2018
‘Le Passeur’(above) is regarded as the crowning achievement of William Stott of Oldham (1857-1900) and is the centrepiece of the new exhibition at Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre in St Davids
The painting is considered one of the key moments in the breakthrough of British Art to naturalism. It established Stott as one of the most progressive British artists of his day.
‘Le Passeur’will be one of three works from Tate’s collections to be shown at Oriel y Parc, with a watercolour of St David’s Head by J.M.W. Turner. also on display to commemorate the Year of the Sea in Wales. These will be exhibited alongside paintings from the collections of Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales, which have been chosen to explore some of the hidden meanings behind images of rural life and landscapes.