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.
Abstracts, Clayscapes and Druids: Eamon Colman; Paul Roche; Jane Eve Dixon
- 9 April — 10 May 2014 *on now
Three exhibitions in Oriel Q – Queens Hall Gallery, Narberth opening on Friday 4th April will excite your senses and make your visit so worthwhile that you may want to return again and again before the end of the shows on Saturday May 10th 2014...
Eamon Colman was born in Dublin in 1957, and has been a full time painter for over thirty years and has held over thirty solo exhibitions within Ireland and Internationally.
He came to prominence in the early 1980's with his distinctive use and detailed layering of colour and shapes that evoke landscape. He is a walker who adopts an anthropological and ethnographic approach to his work exploring landscape and places of pilgrimage when he walked to the source of the Ganges River in Nepal or white water rafted down the Colorado River, living with a Native American Indian, en-route. His intention is to give voice to an encounter, portraying subjects such as snoring owls, trees, rivers, snow, rain, memory and time and to that which bares the trace of human significance, as an imprint of a culture through the use of paint and colour.
The experiential feeds his paintings as an elaboration of nature itself as felt through his imagination.
This exhibition shows new work and captures the essence of the wonder of our natural environment. His painting has the ability to lift your spirit and experience pure joy by just standing in front of one of his glorious compositions.
In Oriel Fach, Paul Roche has created a body of work called ‘Clayscapes’. His drawings have captured the characters and absurdities of life and have been collected and sought after by his many friends, colleagues and pupils over the years when he was a much loved tutor in Coleg Sir Gar. With this new work he has drawn directly onto clay slabs thus combining his witty observations with his love of ceramics. The frames themselves are crafted in clay and this small exhibition will invite you into the delightful quirky world of this talented artist.
Thirdly photographs by Jane Eve Dixon, entitled ‘Spirit of the Druid – Lawrenny’ explores the historical link between man and nature.
She states, "Although I am photographing ancient oak, my subject is not oak, my subject is the ‘Spirit of the Druid’; the mystical quality of the ancient woodland in Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire.”
Jane’s work highlights the extraordinary contradictions in our landscape; how a land that is constantly being changed by man and the elements, continues to present us with moments of breathtaking beauty.
Images of all the work may be found on the website www.orielqueenshallgallery.org.uk but it will really be worth your time to come and visit these exhibitions and enjoy time in this lovely gallery where there is also a fine collection of ceramics, sculptures and jewelry.
The gallery is open Wednesday-Saturday 10am-5pm but arrangements can be made outside these hours by contacting: Lynne Crompton.
- Any age