Oriel Q - Queens Hall Gallery, High Street, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 7AS [t] 01834 869454 Manager: Lynne Crompton
Prints, photographs and 3-D work from the Summer Open Exhibition
Beyond Skin Deep
Photographs by Jim Devine which are all images of pieces of rock (mainly Preseli Bluestone).
Assorted ceramics and jewellery by students and well-known artists
This year, instead of holding an auction at the end of the show, we have turned it into a competition where there is a prize for the best in show as well as best student’s work. Judges – artists Grahame Hurd-Wood and Christine Kinsey were joined by curator Meg Anthony from Oriel Myrddin for the difficult job of choosing from over 60 exhibits. The decisions made were as follows. First prize, an exhibition in Oriel Fach, went to Sian Jones. For the second prize, Roy Ayres was awarded a professional portfolio, as was James Howells from Carmarthen School of Art, who received it as the student prize. A further prize of £200 will be awarded at the end of the exhibition for the ‘People’s Choice’, so please come and add your vote.
The competition attracted artists from London and Bristol as well as established Pembrokeshire artists and students. From traditional well-crafted landscapes to vibrant abstract paintings, ceramics and sculpture, most media have been employed to offer an interesting collection of work.
To see a video of Lynne Crompton, the Gallery Manager, talking about the exhibition, please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wkgrq9yooE.