Oriel Blodau Bach began life as an disused notice board in the middle of New Inn village in North Carmarthenshire. After a bit of love and attention it was transformed in to west Wales’s smallest contemporary art gallery.
The gallery is very much a not-for-profit project which is run on love by volunteers. It was set up by arts writer Kirsten Hinks-Knight and artist Kathryn Campbell Dodd in September 2015.
We’re bringing some of Wales’s most exciting contemporary artists to this small corner of the world with a programme of tiny exhibitions. Its lovely to see our archive growing with the contributions of some exceptionally talented and very generous artists.
The name Oriel Blodau Bach means Little Blossom Gallery in Welsh. The word Blodau/Blossom has long been important in the history of New Inn and there are lots of houses and local businesses with it in their name.
You can find New Inn about half way between Lampeter and Carmarthen on the A485 between Llanllwni and Gwyddgrug. The gallery can be found on the side of Blossom Barn, which is the second house up from the crossroads on the right if you’re coming from Lampeter.
As the gallery is out of doors it’s essentially open twenty-four hours a day but we do ask that any visitors are respectful of our neighbours. The driveway by the gallery is always in use so please park around the corner and walk back.
Read about the gallery in issue #9 of Jwrnal an online platform for makers and creatives in Wales // llwyfan i wneuthurwyr a phobl creadigol cymru