We have three galleries in total:
The Lion Street Gallery opened in 2011 and we were fortunate enough to be rated as one of the best galleries in Wales by the Culture Trip website. We are only 50 yards from the clock tower in the famous book town of Hay-on-Wye . We mainly promote artists who work in Wales and the Borders. There are regular group shows throughout the year, showcasing both established Welsh artists , as well as our carefully chosen up and coming talent.
Erwood Station Gallery was opened in 2014 and is our Applied Arts Gallery, only 20 minutes from Hay and just 4 miles from Builth Wells. Erwood is Wales’ largest , privately owned, contemporary craft/ applied arts gallery, showing a very large range of work in a whole variety of materials. All housed within three 1870’s railway carriages. Erwood has its own website http://www.erwoodstation.com
Ledbury Gallery is shortly to open in mid April, focusing on contemporary painting and sculpture. We are at the top end of the High Street, the last passageway on the left after the Creative Quarter passageway , there’s a shop called Ethos which fronts the entrance to our courtyard. This website shows the artists that exhibit at Ledbury and Lion Street.
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Brent Blair: Gallery Director
Opening Times :
Lion Street Gallery:
Open every day of the week all bar Tuesday 10.30 – 5.00
Sunday opening times 11.00 – 4.00 ( please check before coming as some Sundays we are closed)
Erwood Station Gallery:
Open everyday of the year, bar the first five weeks, 10.30 – 5.00 , the tearoom ( cakes not lunches) closes at 4.30 sharp.
10.00 – 5.00 Monday to Saturday – opening mid April
If you would like to be considered as a possible exhibitor with us , then please do E mail us in the first instance with images or links to a site and a brief biography. We always reply within 24 hours and if interested would then invite you to bring work in for us to see at the gallery. We don’t review work from artists who are just popping by on the off chance. email@example.com
I have a degree in Fine Art from Kingston, specialised at that time in painting and building environments. In my twenties, I exhibited several times at the Mandela and the Arnhem Galleries in London.
When I first started out, I was lucky enough to work in the film and TV industry in special effects. I have helped create costumes for Starlight Express, transformed people into werewolves with prosthetic makeup and even worked as an animatronics creative on the film ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at Pinewood studios. I was part of a team that built the monster plant’s mechanical vines.
With the film industry’s recession in 1989, I then changed career and eventually established a consultancy in the West End of London that specialised in managing and promoting creative people’s careers in advertising and design. I was the managing director of this business for 18 years, until I recently decided to sell the business to a group of employees and move to Wales.
I have always had a passion for the Brecon Beacons and have finally made the break from London. Having recently moved to this wonderful part of the country, it’s now my aim to use my expertise, combined with my creative background, to actively promote Welsh artistic talent through The Lion Street Gallery. We will be holding regular solo shows and will be promoting both established and up and coming talent. The Gallery will be showcasing the very best in painting and sculpture.