Ztam’s Kelly Murdoch. Photos: Graham Reading Photography

A new art gallery which aims to showcase local talent whilst also supporting the good work of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice has opened at the hospice’s Newport shop.

The new Ztam Art Gallery launched on Saturday 2nd December and will see a new, themed exhibition every 4 weeks.

The opening exhibition, which runs until 4th January, is called ‘Our Lovely Island’ and includes work by Kelly Murdoch, Ann Lewis, Sam Phillips, Ricky Ashanollah and Radek Gora, as well as a group of young inspiring photographers.

All photography and artwork can be purchased, with 25% of the sale price donated to Earl Mountbatten Hospice. The gallery is open from 09:30 to 16:30, Monday to Saturday at Lugley Street, Newport.

Kelly Murdoch, who developed the idea, says:

“Ztam Art has been a long held dream of mine, to help other photographers and artists to get their work out on display to the public. Due to my health, I’ve not been able to do as much photography as I would like, so I am now focusing on helping others and, in the process, helping to raise funds for the hospice.”

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If you are interested in taking part on one of Ztam Arts’ exhibitions, email [email protected].

Chris Orchin looks at photos by Ann Lewis

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