Oriel Q - Queens Hall Gallery, High Street, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 7AS [t] 01834 869454 Manager: Lynne Crompton
Oriel Queen's Hall Gallery in 2004
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Pupils from Narberth CP school attend a gallery workshop
As part of the group Taf and Cleddau Community Arts, we started holding exhibitions in the Bloomfield Community Centre in 1987 and, from 1989, in the annexe of the Queen's Hall.
When the Hall was developed in 1994, we began to use the top floor to show exhibitions, improving the lighting and the walls to make the gallery which has since hosted over 100 monthly exhibitions. This was all done on a voluntary basis.
In 2004, The Arts Council made the Queen's Hall Gallery a revenue funded client, and Lynne Crompton was employed to be the manager and curator.
Unfortunately, with cuts in The Arts Council of Wales budget, revenue funding was withdrawn in 2007.
A lottery grant was awarded for three years to carry on the basic activities, but this is dependent on money being made available by The Welsh Assembly, and the future is precarious.
If you are in a position to offer sponsorship or some financial support, please contact Lynne Crompton.
As well as exhibitions, there is a programme of lectures, which was initiated by ARTLINK, set up in 1992 to deliver life-drawing classes and organise workshops for artists. This role has now been taken over by the Friends of the Gallery.
Our mission at Oriel Queen's Hall Gallery is to:
Artists' talks and lectures regularly take place around the exhibitions.
Schools and groups of all ages are welcome to request talks and demonstrations connected with the exhibitions.
Please contact us if you are interested in giving a talk or holding a workshop at Oriel Queen's Hall Gallery.
If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact Lynne Crompton to discuss the mutual benefits.
Oriel Queens Hall Gallery is supported by The Arts Council of Wales and The Welsh Assembly.