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 was closed to the public in 2020 & 2021 the windows of the venue were transformed and turned into a space to display artwork that can be admired from outside the building. Over the last twelve months pieces have been on display from the Lost Connections project, Share the Love and pieces forming a gallery for Art on the Hill 2020. Currently on display from the Riverside of the building is the following work:

Black silhouette over colourful background with the wording 'may Love Be What You Remember Most'

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  

 

 

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