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.

Current Exhibitions

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RPS Visual Art 2024 Photographic Exhibition

On display: 3rd May - 30th May (Main Gallery)

The Royal Photographic Society (RPS), Visual Art Subgroup (VAG) holds an annual travelling exhibition at various venues throughout the country. The group has an annual call for entry with its membership to submit their work for consideration to be shown at national level. Unlike many other special interest groups the Royal Photographic Society's Visual Art Group supports and encourages all genres of photography, and its activities encompass both traditional and contemporary interpretations across a wide variety of subject matter from still-life, landscape and architecture to portraiture and macro-photography. This exhibition is the culmination of their efforts displaying the highest quality of standard. Across all levels of distinction.

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Mohamed Amin Exhibition

On display: 15th May - 30th June (Mezzanine)

Mo Amin was the only photo-journalist allowed into Uganda when Idi Amin expelled the East African Asians. Mo Amin was also an environmentalist taking pictures that warned of the vunerability of African wildlfie. In a carer that spanned more than 30 years, Mo Amin was the "eyes and ears" of history recording the 20th Century in Africa, Afghanistan and the Arab nations, covering every major event. 

Winning a BAFTA for his iconic pictures and videos of the 1984-1986 Ethiopia Famine, his work drove Bob Geldof to create Live Aid. His images caused a culture change in Wales. We became a giving culture that recognised the suffering of people globally.

exhibitions coming soon

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Gypsy Makers

Exhibition: 5th June 2024 – 27th June 2024

The Gypsy Maker project has over the past ten years created a platform for Gypsy, Roma & Traveller (GRT) artists to develop their artistic practice over a defined period of time culminating in presentations of works in appropriate form (exhibition, performance, publication etc.). The resulting presentations have then been made available to the wider public, accompanied by open-access workshops and forums to allow the public to gain deeper understanding of the processes and themes of the artworks and the wider Gypsy Maker initiative.

Past Exhibitions

If you are interested in exhibiting in our gallery please email Sally-Anne Evans at sally-anne.evans@newportlive.co.uk or call 01633 656757.