Whether one resolves to give up things or start new projects, the start of a new year can be a hopeful and optimistic time.   Traditionally a time for resolutions, the New Year also brings with it an air of anticipation in Crickhowell.  Alongside that of the Crickhowell walking festival, planning is also underway for the oriel cric gallery’s programme of seasonal exhibitions and the  Open Art competition.  The competition results in an exhibition of selected work during the Crickhowell Open Studios weekend which annually takes place during the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.

The first exhibition of 2023  once again celebrated many of the region's established artists with a varied selection of paintings, printmaking , sculptures, ceramics, studio .glass and jewellery. The staff and volunteer team have created a welcoming space in which to relish the creativity of the exhibiting artists.