September 2021 saw the oriel CRiC gallery celebrating fifteen years of showcasing a diverse programme of exhibitions in Crickhowell. “It is a moment to look back with gratitude on the growth that the gallery has experienced in the past fifteen years and to thank and pay tribute to the incredible team of CRiC staff, volunteers and supportive artists without whom the doors to the gallery and the Centre as a whole would not remain open. Despite the challenges of recent times we continue to look forward to celebrating future success with an ambitious vision grounded in the excellent quality of work shown in the gallery. This rural corner of Wales inspires many and the delight of visitors to find such a gem is in itself rewarding.” (Suzette Pratten)
Lucy Corbett, Tim Rossiter, Patricia Statham Maginness and Kay Leverton were among those artists exhibiting in this mixed exhibition which included Paintings, Prints, Ceramics, Jewellery and Sculpture from established and new oriel CRiC gallery artists. . Since the post-lockdown reopening each exhibition included work by previous Crickhowell Open Art participants. Patricia Kenny was the winner of the Visitors’ Choice Prize in the 2019 exhibition with her oil painting of Capel y Fin. She showed three of her very accomplished oil paintings. The gallery was delighted to be able to offer powerful sculptures in wood by Harry Isles for sale. Harry has exhibited his engaging work extensively and exhibiting them at this celebratory time in the gallery was very fitting.