Narberth’s Oriel Q Gallery springs into action again with ’Leaving a Trace‘ - a thoughtful exhibition for both looking ahead in the New Year, and assessing the marks we leave behind - traces of our existence.

The first of 2024’s exhibitions, ‘Leaving a Trace’ promises to be a thoughtful show with a look at the past, interpreting the marks left by previous generations of humans and animals – and at the same time aware that their creativity today will become its own footprint in the sands of time.

Susan Sands’ painting of monoliths near the village of St Dogwells is a reminder of the many prehistoric tombs and journey markers which surround us in Pembrokeshire.

Garn Turne - St Dogwells, Pembrokeshire
Garn Turne - St Dogwells, Pembrokeshire (Susan Sands, Oriel Q)

Carmen Friedman celebrates womanhood in her bronze relief, offering a powerful image of female fruitfulness over the generations.

The bones of my grandmothers’ grandmothers’…
The bones of my grandmothers’ grandmothers’… (Carmen Friedman, Oriel Q)

Leslie Randall’s images of Sunflowers in ‘Seeds of Hope’ celebrates the expectation that comes with Spring’s renewal.

Jill Jones’ huge breaking wave recalls Nature’s timeless assault on our shores – again very much a local reminder of Pembrokeshire’s relationship with the sea over the past millennia.

In the window, artist of the month Lorraine Budd is showing her hyper-realistic drawings of animals and birds, using poly-chromo pencils to achieve exceptionally fine detail, particularly in the eyes, feathers and fur of her sitters – skilful portraits that lovers of the animal world will enjoy.

Join these artists at Oriel Q Gallery, 11, Market Street, Narberth SA67 7AX, open from Wednesdays to Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. The show lasts from February 3 to March 2.

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