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Summer Open Art Exhibition 2015

The Summer Open Art Exhibition at Oriel Q Gallery Narberth is open from Saturday 27 June until Saturday 25 July.

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. 1st prize - an exhibition in Oriel Fach plus a professional portfolio went to Sian Jones. Roy Ayres was also awarded a professional portfolio as was the student prize which was awarded to James Howells from Carmarthen School of Art. There is also a prize of £200 for the ‘People’s Choice’ so please come and add your vote.

This has 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 has been employed to offer an interesting collection of work.

On the stairs is a stunning collection of unusual photographs by James Devine entitled ‘Beyond Skin Deep’. James has used his geological training to explore the hidden beauty of form and colour that exists in nature, in particular in the rocks that make up Preseli Bluestones. Through the use of a microscope he has found the amazing abstract patterns and colours from which he has created stunning photographic images on acrylic.

The gallery is open Monday – Saturdays from 10am – 5pm during July.

Please visit the website for further information:
or contact the curator Lynne Crompton on tel. 01834869454.
Lynne Crompton, 2015

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Summer Open Exhibition 2015

Oriel Q – Queens Hall Gallery presents the Open 2015. Organised by the Friends of the gallery and curated by gallery manager Lynne Crompton, the show brings together over 60 artists from all over Pembrokeshire, Swansea and Cardiff, Bristol, London and beyond. This competition with x 3 prizes for the artist's judged by acclaimed Wales based creatives replaces the annual art auction. There is also a 'People's Choice Award' so come along and vote to show your support for the Arts!

The exhibition showcases painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture
​and artist books. It is an excellent taster of contemporary art and contemporary artistic practices.

Also on show James Devine. Here, Devine has placed a series of photographs exploring the geographical formations of the landscape of Pembrokeshire, on the stairway art-space. The abstract pattern’s are caught to great effect on camera.

Artist and educator, Lee Phillips, is back as this month’s artist in residence.
The gallery will be open Monday – Saturday from 10am – 5pm. Admission is free! All welcome to attend