A long-established Pembrokeshire art gallery is just going into its second year of being volunteer-run, with the venture proving a success story.

Narberth's Oriel Q Gallery took a blow when its funding was withdrawn in early 2019 and its manager for 25 years was made redundant.

It has since been adopted by a team of volunteers who care deeply that the gallery exists as an important feature of the art world in West Wales, and Narberth in particular.

During 2019, it held many successful exhibitions and has gained more interest from the wider public.

The first exhibition of 2020 is Go Figure, a members' show of figurative art. This promises to be an exciting and vibrant mixed exhibition of paintings, sculpture and ceramics.

The exhibition opens this Saturday (February 8), when an open meeting/agm at 2pm, will be followed by the actual opening of the exhibition from 3pm-5pm. It will run until March 21.

An exciting programme of exhibitions follow on from Go Figure. :

Simon Garrett will curate his solo show of sculpture while painter Jacqueline Jones has a solo show and will be artist in residence.

There will be the summer auction exhibition and fundraiser, and then Glenn Ibbitson curates a show called Room 103.

An open exhibition entitled Colour follows, and there will then be two short graduate students' shows, followed by Oriel Q's Christmas open exhibition.

More information can be found on orielqnarberth.com.

Gallery opening times are 10am-4pm from Tuesday to Saturdays.The gallery is on the second floor of the Queens Hall.

On Mondays the gallery is closed to the public when it is used for workshops - life drawing on Monday February 10; clay modelling from a life model on February 24 and printmaking from a life model on March 9.

Oriel Q would love to hear from people seeking exhibition information, or with ideas and submissions, on info@orielqnarberth.com or contact the gallery manager Harry Addyman on 07917292774.

Becoming a member for £20 a year will entitle you to receive the gallery's monthly QReport with updated news and information.