Oriel Q - Queens Hall Gallery, High Street, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 7AS [t] 01834 869454 Manager: Lynne Crompton
The Winter Open Exhibition opened on Saturday 14 November and will run until 19 December. Over 60 pieces are on display, with prices ranging from £25 to £2,000. Watercolours, oils, prints, embroidery, bronze sculptures, glass and ceramic works of art, all of a very high standard, are on display for your delight. Artists from all over Wales and as far as Bath have contributed to this show and there is indeed something to suit everyone’s taste.
In Oriel Fach, the small gallery, is an installation of 100 beautifully made porcelain cups decorated with a fairy and lovely message, and with a rechargeable tealight inside giving them a magic glow. These have been made by Ruth Sargeant as a fundraiser for the Friends of the gallery and would make very special presents at only £10 each.
There is also a selection of 6x4 postcards that were on display recently and are still available for perusal and only £5 to buy. Once framed, these are also lovely little presents and another fundraiser, with the proceeds shared between the gallery and Sir Thomas Picton School.
The gallery has recently been approved for another year's lottery funding, which reflects the good reputation it has built up over the last 15 years. It is a place where you can always see good quality contemporary art, sit and enjoy looking at books, and appreciate the different styles of art that are equal to any you can find in the big cities. If you are looking to invest in a special piece of art for yourself or as a present, make sure you visit here and if there is anything you are particularly keen to have, talk to manager Lynne Crompton, who could probably source it for you. With an interest-free scheme which can be spread over 12 months, there is an added incentive to come and view.