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At Oriel Q we prize ourselves on local and established talent from around Pembrokeshire and the West Wales arts scene.

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A SHOW OF FRIENDS


Our current Artist in Residence: Jessica Fletcher, writes about how she feel an overwhelming sense of support and community from her friends at Oriel Q.

A SHOW OF FRIENDS


Our current Artist in Residence: Jessica Fletcher, writes about how she feel an overwhelming sense of support and community from her friends at Oriel Q.

I am writing this blog update as a thank you for the incredible show of friendship that has been shown since being a resident Artist at the Queens Hall Gallery, not only as a resident but also through this wonderful show of friendship displayed at the current exhibition. In the main room you can see an eclectic collection of works ranging from paintings, oil on canvas, acrylic on board, ceramics and mixed media.
Work exhibited from Artists such as Lee John Phillips, Dianne Brooker, Anna Fletcher, David Slade, Elizabeth Hianes and Rouhi Amani. The small room consists of more traditional countryside, wildlife and landscape paintings, each piece being lovely and boasting incredible talent. Since being a resident at Oriel Q I have found a sense of community within my hometown that I have never had before. As a trans woman of lived experience, it can be incredibly important to find not only a community of like -minded people to relate to, but a place within your community, within society, that you so evidently and equally belong to. Before I started this residency I was in a very different place and looking at 3 months on in my transition and the time i have spent working here, there has been an exceptional sense of growth, support from other colleagues at the gallery space and development in my own work as an artist (being the most important thing). It has been an absolute pleasure to work alongside all other volunteers and I wish to continue doing so in the future as a ‘friend of Oriel Q’. Thank you so much for the opportunity, and get yourselves down to Oriel Qand come see for yourselves,

More information on my work can be found in the section below.

Jessie Fletcher

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JESSICA FLETCHER

artist in residence


JESSICA FLETCHER

Journeys through Liminality

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Jessica Fletcher is an Artist born and raised in Narberth, Pembrokeshire.

Her work covers a broad range of mediums, usually drawing inspiration from fantasy dreamlike worlds and characters of her imagination. She mainly works in ink drawing and printmaking, but also has a passion for photography, silversmithing & paining murals, which is something she picked up on her travels around the world.

She studied Illustration at West Wales School of the Arts and University of the West of England. Since leaving University she has worked on ‘One Day: Day One’, with acclaimed artist ‘Sara Zaltash’ for Bristol Green Project 2015, as well as a number of exhibitions in Berlin, London and Wales.

She is currently working on a series of works that are to document her transition as a Transgender Woman of lived experience.
She aims to eradicate the stigma and stereotypes of transgender people and document the beauty and strength of her personal journey through her art.

Follow her on social media: @jessica_fletcher91 or pop in to say hello personally.