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August News

Summer Show: ‘Summer 22’

Every year we host group exhibitions, where artists from the Queen Street Gallery Catalogue are put on display. This gives the public an opportunity to see a range of local talent, from landscape artists such as Colin Davies to abstract figures like Maria Pierides. We’re also proud to give a platform to burgeoning practitioners, including the highly talented Chris Corish.

Six months on from ‘Open 22’, we’ve diversified the range of style on display, with plenty of abstract, vivid canvases for you to get your teeth into, alongside the more traditional landscape staples. Click here to read more about the Summer 22 exhibition, which is on display on the ground floor and the main gallery until August 27th, 2022.

Liz Tobin: Land and Coast

Staying true to our original goal for Queen Street Gallery, we like to use our platform to give opportunities to a broad spectrum of artists. Given that core vision, we were thrilled to host a retrospective by Liz Tobin in our Cwtch Gallery. With a playful, loose approach, this showcase of Tobin’s dreamlike landscapes is the perfect mid-summer treat. Pop into the Cwtch at Queen Street Gallery to see Tobin’s highly original works for yourself. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am till 4pm.

Plein Air Competition Outcome

On the last weekend of July, a number of local artists braved the weather and made their way through Neath, armed with brushes, canvases and easels. The purpose? These pilgrims were here to paint the town. Our ‘Street Life’ plein air competition is designed to encourage practising artists to get out into the open and draw direct inspiration from life.

As soon as the entries started coming in, we knew that it would be a tough call for the judges. Inasmuch as it was possible to pick a winner, the judges were dazzled by David Robinson’s fluid depiction of Neath Baptist Chapel on Orchard Street, which rightfully won first prize. In second place came the equally brilliant Susan Barber, followed by Isla Rickson and Veronica Flynn, who won third and fourth prize respectively.

The final artworks will be displayed alongside entries from the second upcoming Street Life competition in the Neath Art and Literature festival of 2023.

Pop Up Art Shop at Studio 40

The creative community at Queen Street Gallery/Studio 40 are passionate about three things:

  1. Promoting the growth of our burgeoning community.

  2. Giving a platform and a space to creative individuals.

  3. Contributing to the local economy of Neath.

On August 27th, you’ll have the chance to sell your work directly to the public at Studio 40. Running from 10am - 4pm, you’ll have the opportunity to promote and sell your work at an affordable rate, and meet like-minded individuals. To book a table, all you need to do is click here to pay the £10 up-front deposit.

‘About Women’ at Studio 40

Reflecting on a fantastic couple of weeks of the Women at War exhibition over at Studio 40, we’ve been overwhelmed by the initial response to this incredible display of work from over 2,500 artists. The team at Studio 40 worked really hard to get this exhibition over to the UK, and it’s safe to say that it was worth the effort. The public have been travelling far and wide to get a chance to revel in the creative diversity of this unique display of mail art postcards. ‘About Women’ comes down August 28th, so be sure to get down to Studio 40 while you can. Opening hours: 10am till 4pm, Thursday - Saturday.

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