the riverfront gallery
The Riverfront Gallery hosts a broad spectrum of diverse and exciting arts exhibitions throughout the year. We are proud to host exhibitions by professional and emerging artists, sculptors, community groups, and schools.
From photography to film, textile to graphics, fine art to performance art, the gallery provides a perfect platform to showcase work to the hundreds of visitors who come into The Riverfront each week.
While the Riverfront is unable to open in present times the windows of the venue have been transformed and turned into a space to display artwork that can be admired from outside the building. Currently on display is the below work of CONSUMERSMITH and some remaining pieces from Art on the Hill 2020.
May love be what you remember most by CONSUMERSMITH
This piece, ‘May love be what you remember most,' stands as a memorial for life lost in recent times. The elderly, the vulnerable, the isolated people, the lonely people, the widows, the people in care unable to be visited through this global chaos and new age.
It was originally installed in the street but then moved to its current location at The Riverfront, where it can be viewed from outside the building through the glass.
AJ Smith who as an artist goes by the name of CONSUMERSMITH creates work that leaps between contemporary abstract expressionism and pop/street art portraiture. He is a prolific painter who has sold and created work worldwide and continues to sell and create work at a Steady rate - private commissions on paper or canvas to small- and large-scale murals for commercial properties, schools and homes. With his roots in graffiti and street art, CONSUMERSMITH is pushing boundaries of self-expression with vibrant work that is full of movement, colour and freedom.
“Movement and colour understand each other ‘’ - Consumersmith
We’d love for you to get creative on the same theme as this painting and share with us what you create!
You could draw, write a poem, paint, rap, dance or any other way you’d like.
Please send your artwork to us or email us a copy or video to Sally-Anne Evans at Sally-Anne.Evans@newportlive.co.uk or The Riverfront, Kingsway, Newport, NP20 1HG by 12th February.
We’ll be creating a gallery of all the works for the people of Newport to enjoy.