Cas Holmes 4th - 25th November Solo exhibition of Textile work by Cas Holmes.
Atlas de Zoologie
Chris Corish 4th - 25th November
Alice in Wonderland
Open Art Call October 2023 An exhibition celebrating 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll as part of Neath's Art & Literature Festival.
Cwtch Studio 7th - 28th October
Sara Bentley 7th - 28th October Sara Bentley Solo Exhibition.
Cwtch Studio 2nd - 30th September On show in the Cwtch Studio this month is an exhibition of paintings by Carol Ross
Landshapes & Legends
Rachel Jones 2nd - 30th September A solo exhibition of paintings by Rachel Jones.
The Other Clapham Years
Stuart Mackay 5th - 26th August An exhibition of abstract paintings by Stuart MacKay.
5th - 26th August 2023 A mixed and evolving exhibition of gallery artists and newcomers. As always, our gallery strives to showcase diverse and unique artworks from local artists. This summer’s exhibition is no exception, with a focus on exploring innovative techniques and concepts. Our artists have been inspired by a wide range of themes, including nature, identity, and culture. The pieces on display demonstrate a high level of skill and creativity, as well as a genuine passion for their craft. Whether you are an avid collector or simply appreciate beautiful art, we invite you to peruse this dynamic and engaging collection. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are always on hand to guide you through the exhibition and answer any questions you may have. Don’t miss your chance to discover the latest offerings from some of the most talented artists in the region. We look forward to seeing you at our summer exhibition!
Pattern, Shape and Colour
Cwtch Studio 4th - 29th July 2023 This July we bring together some of our artists work in an exhibition that offers our visitors the chance to experience the powerful collective impact of Phil Alder, Eloise Govier, Felix Akulw, Paul Rossi and Jessica Kate's paintings. Their work dominates our Cwtch studio with each artists use of pattern, shape, and colour. The exhibition will run from the 4th to the 29th of July, giving plenty of time for art lovers to come and appreciate the diverse range of works on display. Overall, this exhibition promises to be a feast for the senses and a celebration of the power of art to inspire, uplift and transform. We invite everyone to come and experience the magic for themselves.
Cutting Edge Textile Group 4th - 29th July 2023 Following the success of its 2019 exhibition Cutting Edge Textile Group planned to run another event in September 2020 – the theme of which was Make Do & Mend. It was to be an exhibition of members work lovingly created from recycled and upcycled materials. This exhibition never took place as the COVID pandemic took over everyone’s lives. So, this exhibition encompasses work from 2020 to the current day. There are recycled and upcycled stitched stories completed prior to the lockdown, work undertaken during lockdown when restrictions gave time to reflect, research and investigate new techniques and mediums. And more recent work that has been inspired following the freedom to roam and investigate the world around us. The exhibition is an opportunity to showcase the work of our wonderfully talented group. We are privileged and proud to be able to share our work with the wider artistic community and grateful to the Queen Street Gallery, Neath for allowing us the space.
Nature In Art
Susie Strange 3rd - 24th June The inspiration for my work comes from my interest in the passing of time and ever changing movement of the landscape and sea, and in texture, colour and light. The process of painting is of great importance to me and I occasionally incorporate natural materials such as ochre or fine sand to build depth and texture. I paint mainly in acrylic or oil on canvas or board, from onsite sketches as a starting point backed up by imagination and experience. More recently I have been exploring watercolour and its characteristics. In addition to a range of paintings I work as a muralist and mosaicist. Projects include those for schools and private houses. Exhibitions have included both solo and in group exhibitions in Switzerland, Stockholm, London, and elsewhere in the UK, including venues such as the Royal Watercolour Society, Royal West of England Academy and Theatr Mwldan in West Wales. Through a desire to delve deeper into understanding nature and its processes, I have a BSc in Environmental Science with Physical Geography and MSc in Advanced Taxonomy & Diversity (Imperial College, London).
Mumbles Art Collective
Mumbles Art Collective 3rd - 24th June 2023 Queen Street Gallery is pleased to present work from the Mumbles Art Collective’s latest exhibition. This exhibition delivers an exciting mix of artwork created by this diverse and talented group. Work on show includes, traditional to abstract wall art in various mediums (oil, water colour, acrylic and mixed media) to print making and 3D artwork, including ceramics, glass, jewellery and sculpture.
The Way We See It
The Way We See It 6th - 27th April 2023 The Way We See It - Collaboration - Inspiration - Interpretation. This eclectic display of work has been achieved by each artist striving to depict their local environment in their own unique style. The light, colour, form and textures of nature are manipulated, exaggerated or simplified to create an alternative and individual way of seeing the world around us. Abstract art created from juxtaposed shapes and colours, when manoeuvred and balanced, reveal the deepest form of intuitive and imaginative thinking from within
Gregg Robinson 6TH - 27TH May Gregg Robinson I spent 30 years of my life as a Police officer In England (sorry) Unfortunately, due to the nature of that career meant I came across a lot of life and death, it also meant that I dealt with a lot of confrontation, and I suppose due to the nature of the job I could only see the bad in everyone. I have called my exhibition ‘Visions’ as when I retired, I felt I was able to have a new outlook on life and one thing that I really enjoy looking at and being part of is the natural world. I love being near the sea and just watching the waves, to think that those waves have been doing the same thing for thousands of years. I like to look at very old buildings and try to imagine the people of that time! About 10 years ago I became interested in painting although I didn’t know the first thing about painting or where to start so I went to a couple. of workshops devoted to the Bob Ross style of painting. That was it, I was hooked. I next tried Watercolour painting at a local class but after a few months I found it was not my thing. I then went to a Pastels club which I absolutely loved; the only thing is I think I got more of the pastels on me than on the paper! I moved to the Neath area in 2018 and in 2019 I found an art club and thought I would try my hand at Acrylics, that was it, Acrylics is now my medium of choice. When I look at something to paint quite often, I find the need to add something or take something away so that I am happy with the scene, I think it’s called ‘Artistic Licence’ having said that I think most of my paintings are reasonably accurate.
A Collaged Path
Angie Hughes 1st - 29th April This is an exhibition is the result of three years of studying the art of collage. During isolation I had the luxury of being able to explore the subject in depth. I have enjoyed printing with gelli plates, transfer printing on linen, collaging with paper and Harris tweed, hand embroidery. I usually enjoy my favourite dense machine embroidery on velvet combined with other textile techniques. For this collection I plunged into the dark woods and followed a different path………..
Bara… And Roses Too!
Gustavius Payne 1st - 29th April. My work has always been concerned with the human predicament and increasingly, over the last decade or so, with social structure, identity and the impact civilization has on the world. The title to this exhibition has its initial origins in my home town, during the 1831 Merthyr Rising, where calls for bara a chaws (bread and cheese) and bara neu waed (bread or blood) were heard. Troops were sent for and subsequently opened fire killing twenty-four men women and children. At this time there was no sick pay nor holiday entitlement, a working day was typically a fourteen-hour shift and the working week lasted six days, with only Sunday as a “day of rest”, but none of this was questioned. All that was being demanded was the very basics. ‘How could the world run any other way?’ they may have thought. Within this context it could be asked if the general population today make similar assumptions about how things are and how they could be. Is there another way to do things? A better way for the future that goes beyond the bare necessities? Originally dating back to the early twentieth century, to the American women's suffrage movement, bread and roses has become a common slogan calling for not only the bare minimum (bread) but more; dignity; access to education, literature, the arts, etc. (roses). After all, those post-war news reels predicted so much for the future, the reality of which, has actually been surpassed technologically. Who are we? Where are we going? Is there a better way?
Leslie Dearn 4 – 25th March 2023 Inspired by light, life and movement. I am a passionate professional artist and have been a finalist in several national competitions in recent years. My constant themes are light, life and movement. I explore them and through different media and subjects, challenging my skills in painting interpretation, and striving through observation, expression and experiment to bring that light and life to others. I walk the coast paths and hills of South Wales, and in recent years I’ve painted more and more outside, to capture the moods, light and colours in work I complete in studio. I get a thrill from being in nature, and an almost physical thrill from painting. I hope you can see – and feel - that outdoor experience in the work.
Queen Street Gallery Saturday 4th - Saturday 25th March 2023 We are delighted to present our 5th Annual Open Art Exhibition and are pleased to announce that the exhibition will take place at our new premises, Studio 40. Our annual Open competition is open to anyone and is a celebration of art and craft from artists and makers throughout Wales and beyond. The selected works from the submissions will be shown in the Gallery’s ground floor and first floor room 2 spaces. Three prize-winners are selected from the exhibited entries each year, with a first prize of a solo exhibition at the gallery, second prize of £100 and a third prize of £50, plus a People’s Choice prize of a £25 art voucher. The winners will be announced on the day of the opening on Saturday 4th March. With the People’s Choice prize winner being announced at the end of the exhibition. The selection is made by a changing panel of invited selectors each year, thus encouraging various viewpoints. This year, the judges were - fine artists, Maria Pierides, Patti McKenna, Neale Howells and fine artist/ceramicist Thomasin Toohie. The competition provides a great opportunity for contemporary artists to experiment with new work and fresh ideas, combining traditional skills with creative originality. We received a host of impressive entries again this year and we are delighted to share a selection of the winners and selected entries with you on our video of the exhibition which is showing at our gallery in Queen Street.
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The Covid Chronicle
Studio 40 14th January - 25th February 2023 A historic first-hand record of the 21st century pandemic in textiles and stitch.
Corgis & Coronets
Studio 40 Corgis & Coronets' was designed with the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in mind, and out of respect for Her Majesty's beloved dogs!
Studio 40 ABOUT WOMEN 'About Women' is a collaborative, social, and artistic Mail Art project created in 2010 by the Barcelona based artist Katia Muñoz, who is originally from Peru. Four major international calls were held on various thematic axes concerning women today. More than 600 artists participated and sent their original pieces of artwork through the ordinary postal system.
Studio 40 A colourful exhibition of creativity by Studio 40 artists.