Queens Hall High St
01834 869 454
A great gallery in rural West Wales with three exhibition spaces, changing monthly. Dedicated to showcasing national and international, established and emerging artists. Lynne Crompton, the curator, is a great supporter of contemporary art and Oriel Q is part of the vibrant Welsh arts scene.
Martin Crampin: Patterns, Monsters & Mysteries
- 2 August — 6 September 2014 *on now
The show is based on patterns and imagery from medieval decorative and architectural arts.
The visual imagery used in the Christian faith in the Middle Ages helped the mostly illiterate congregation to understand the faith’s teachings – a context that is somewhat alien to a contemporary audience. Before the Reformation, visual art flourished and returned briefly in the 19th century as hundreds of churches were either built or restored.
The exhibition is an attempt to make this once vibrant visual tradition visible once again.
Expect prints on paper and canvas, works on glass and a special video projection alongside stunning photographs taken from Crampin’s recently published book, “Stained Glass in Welsh Churches”.
Keep an eye-out for special off-site events that will coincide with the exhibition. It’s an intriguing examination of a fascinating subject - not to be missed. Free! All welcome to attend...
- Any age