Popty 2015

Popty 2015 will see twenty-five artists from African countries, Wales and the UK work and experiment together for two weeks in October, at the Pen Quoit Centre, Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire.
Artists will give presentations at Oriel Q, Narberth, Wednesday 14 October, starting 6.30pm, and at Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen, Friday 16 October from 6pm

Popty 2015 image

see website for more details www.popty.org.uk or Facebook page Popty 2015

Pintar Rapido

On Wednesday 17th come and join us at Oriel Q and the Museum to document a day-in-the-life of the town.
Draw, paint, sculpt or perform. Whatever media, subject or approach you like.
Collect materials from the gallery/ museum or bring your own.
All work will appear in a group show on Saturday 20th in Oriel Q, opening at 2pm. Images will be for sale and help raise funds for future workshops and activities.


Call for entries

ORIEL Q Open Art Competition

Oriel Q Gallery is a vibrant contemporary art space, situated in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. Primarily funded by the Arts Council of Wales, the gallery relies crucially on subscriptions from Oriel Q Friends and other fundraising initiatives. The Annual Open Summer Exhibition this year features a competition with valuable PRIZES:

  • A future exhibition
  • Professional photographic portfolios
  • Cash prize of £200

Anyone over the age of 18 is entitled to enter their work. A panel will assess every entry and selected works will be exhibited in the gallery from 27 June to 26 July 2015. Interested artists are invited to access the Guidelines, Terms and Conditions and Application Form available on the gallery website.


Alternatively collect from the gallery, address in side bar. email. lynne-orielq@tiscali.co.uk Phone. 01834 869454

Animation Workshop

Animation workshop 1

Drop in to Oriel Q’s Animation workshop. Come for 15 minutes or stay the whole day. Help us animate a history of Narberth town. No experience needed; all ages and abilities welcome. Workshop is free but any donations will be kindly received to fund future sessions.

Oriel Q, Narberth, 10am – 5pm on Saturday 9th May

The Road to New York

Unit #1: Ben Lloyd: The Road To New York
11th April – 2nd May 2015
(preview 10th April 6-9pm)
g39, Cardiff

Road to New York, Pembs

Ben Lloyd, 2015

The coastal region of south west Wales is an unspoiled corner of the country strewn with remnants of its past, both physical and folkloristic. It is a panacea for city dwellers seeking outdoor pursuits and a means of escape to a simpler, more grounded life. Near the city of St Davids is the abandoned village Pennsylvania, where traces of a few terraced houses can still be seen. A muddy cart track with tumbled walls still leads from this dwelling, which is believed to be the route that the resident Quakers took to leave Pennsylvania one last time seeking passage to ‘Y Baradwys Bell’ (The Far Paradise). This derelict route is known as ‘The Road to New York’.
For his work at g39 Ben Lloyd uses this historical tale to as a way of looking at the more contemporary escapism that now brings people to this part of the country, and the wider compulsion to desert one’s homeland altogether.

This project is supported by the Arts Council of Wales


Peer-to-Peer Sessions

Lynne Crompton Peer to Peer now on rolling basis

West Wales Artist Resource Programme

Lynne Crompton

Lynne Crompton Peer-to-Peer sessions are held on a rolling basis.

Peer-to-Peer sessions are for artists at any career stage to introduce and discuss their practice with a member of the Oriel Q team.

To register your interest in a session please email Lynne Crompton lynne-orielq@tiscali.co.uk with Peer-to-Peer in the subject line.  Follow the heading Peer-to-Peer for more information.

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