Based in Ynyshir, near Porth in the Rhondda, South Wales the Workers Gallery has developed a reputation for local, national and international art. It is especially recognised for its achievements because it purposefully operates without any public or grant funding. To achieve such a level of recognition for its contribution to the local community and tourism in the region is exemplary. It has inspired a lot of arts activity in the area including music evenings and at the end of the month a second gallery will be opening in the village.
‘We would like to thank the reviewers and visitors we have had the pleasure welcoming to the gallery, Ynyshir and the Rhondda for their wonderful support.
‘100% of the reviews we have received are 5* reviews which is very rare for a venue to achieve. To be the #1 attraction in the Rhondda and #4 in RCT as a whole – rubbing shoulders with bigger venues like the Ponty Lido and the Royal Mint Experience is amazing’.
‘Art is our business so we are purposefully not publically funded so every visit and sale means a lot. Yes we are in a 'deprived area' and this means we have to rise to a lot of challenges but we don't feel deprived. We have a wonderful space, a fabulously supportive local community and we are based in one of the most inspirational landscapes of the UK’. Gayle Rogers Resident Artist, Workers Gallery
Tripadvisor Reviews (samples)
'The Workers gallery is a community which welcomes you and allows you to find bits of yourself in the art they display and the artists which have created it'
'...a friendly warm place full of artistic treasure'
'if this gallery’s success is built on then I believe the Rhondda valley will benefit hugely'
The Workers Gallery is open from Thu-Sat 10am – 5pm and is free entry.