Friends of Oriel Gallery - Gerbera Oriel Q Friends – Friends of the Queen's Hall Gallery


The Friends were formed in November 1999 to help raise funds to pay the rent of the room in the Queen's Hall used as the Gallery.

Until then, the Gallery was only open to the public to view the exhibitions when the room was not hired out for other purposes. As a result of the increase in such bookings, exhibitions became more and more inaccessible to the public.

In order to justify the work of providing a regular programme of changing exhibitions, it was decided that the Gallery should always be open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays when public access would be assured. Now Wednesdays have been included.

It was agreed with the Queen's Hall Committee that an annual, fully commercial rent would be payable to compensate for the loss of other bookings on those days.


How much does it cost?

The Annual Membership Fee is only £15.00 [individual] or £20 [couple], which is renewable on 1 March each year. Payment can be made by cash or cheque but the preferred method is by standing order, which makes things easier for everybody.

Why join?

To support the gallery and help raise the profile as well as funds.


Becoming an Oriel Q Friend will entitle you to:

• receive invitations to all exhibition openings
• free hanging in open exhibitions
• reduced commission on sales at the gallery
• a 5% discount on purchases over £100
• a quarterly newsletter
• notice of lectures, films and artists’ talks
• priority bookings for workshops
• attend social events


Friends are encouraged to suggest:

• speakers or events, and to contribute to the newsletter.


We welcome information on:

• shared programmes
• art trips
• holidays or
• any art-related events.


To get a membership form, please click here.