Image: Sally Llewellyn's 'Keith Moon of The Who', available for sale on her website
A Look Back at August
As summer drew to a close at the end of August, the team at Queen Street Gallery reluctantly disassembled two hugely successful exhibitions: ‘About Women’ in Studio 40 and ‘Summer ‘22’ in the main gallery. We’ve received great feedback on the quality of work on display during the ‘Summer 22’ exhibition. There’s still a chance to see most of the work from ‘Summer 22’, which will be featured in the September exhibition at Studio 40 on the ground floor, appropriately named ‘Last Days of Summer’. We’re excited to be exhibiting one of the Studio 40 resident artists for the first time, Sally Llewellyn. Click here to see her website and be sure to follow her on all her social platforms!
Out of The Blue: Colin Davies Solo Exhibition
It’s a new month, a new season, and we’re delighted to be hosting a new exhibition in the Main Gallery. August saw the coming-together of a huge number of artists working in a range of different mediums. September will see a return to oils, acrylics, and solo shows here at Queen Street Gallery. The main gallery will be host to a collection of paintings by the fabulous Colin Davies. Davies has been a gallery member since 2020. Based in South Wales, we’re uniquely conscious of the relationship between the South Wales community and the connection many residents feel with our local land and seascapes, and we look forward to bringing a touch of the coast to Neath with Davies’s bold, expressive artwork.
Queen Street Gallery will be hosting a ‘Meet The Artist’ with Colin Davies on September 17th from 11am till 2pm.
Prana: Sally Harrold at The Cwtch Gallery
Alongside Colin Davies, we’ve got the incredibly talented Sally Harrold in the Cwtch gallery. Harrold is an abstract artist, who’s ethereal work evokes a multitude of emotions. With a background in hypnotherapy and counselling, Harrold’s multi-layered surfaces have a mystery and depth to them that will pull you in at a glance. Sparse, but beautifully co-ordinated, Prana is a must-see for lovers of abstract art.
OPEN 23 COMETITION NOW OPEN
We are now accepting submissions for 'Open 23'. This is a collective exhibition from artists across the UK. There is no fixed theme. All formats welcome. The deadline for submission is Saturday 24th December 2022. Open 23 Forms and guidelines are now available to download by clicking here. If you require further information, please email email@example.com or call 01639 631081 any time between 10am-3pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays.
In addition to our annual Open Art competition, we will also be running another Young Artists competition in January 2023. The deadline for this is 1st December 2022. Information and forms can be downloaded here.
Studio 40 News
While the ‘About Women’ mail art exhibition ruffled a few feathers, we’re proud to be the host of challenging, innovative exhibitions, aligning with our original vision for bringing cultural programs to Neath. Follow the ‘About Women’ journey with Katia Munaz by clicking here, as it continues to grow into a collective voice of men and women from around the world responding to this timely subject
Since launching in 2018, we’ve seen the growth of a creative community here in Neath, made up of artists hailing from Porthcawl to Swansea. We wanted to send out a message of gratitude to all of the incredibly dedicated Studio 40 volunteers, who have been supporting the gallery through thick and thin. We truly appreciate all your ongoing support and dedication.
Image: Nina Camplin at the Van Gogh Exhibition in Bristol
Studio 40 Volunteer in the spotlight: Nina Camplin Nina Camplin is an artist with a forward-thinking mindset. The canvases she uses are all recycled, and she’s known to donate funds from her sales to charity on a regular basis. Starting out in graphic design, she’s developed an eclectic style over the years. Camplin switches between different mediums depending on the brief, owing to her range of talents. Click here to see her website and keep yourself updated on her upcoming commissions and projects by following her on her social platforms.