About

We are here to help you express yourselves.

MEET THE VC SQUAD

The VC Gallery is a registered Charity based in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. We help service veterans and those in the wider community by getting them engaged in a variety of art projects. We passionately believe that art and culture can improve health, wellbeing, and overall quality of life. The VC Gallery was founded by Barry John MBE after his 24 years of service in the Army. With his artistic background and his involvement in mental health work, he realised the need in the community for his expertise and experiences. Now the VC Gallery is working with veterans, older people, children, and anyone who feels they need time out to socialise and express themselves through art.

BARRY JOHN MBE

STEPH CROSS

TIM PHILLIPS

SOCIALISING 

Our aims in terms of socialising are simple: the community is everything to us. We give to Pembrokeshire a safe, creative environment for serving, ex-services, and the community. For veterans who may not wish to get involved with the creative process, we aim to have both a hub to use and also a safe place to visit and have a coffee.

ART ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOPS 

At the VC Gallery, art is used as a creative medium for reducing social exclusion and increasing confidence amongst a wide range of people in the local community. Our studio and gallery space offer the opportunity for people from all walks of life to express themselves through art. Community members can exhibit their works for members of the public to see and purchase.

FOUNDER

Barry John MBE is a Welsh soldier and artist. He served in the British Army for over 20 years. 

PROJECT MANAGER

Steph joined The VC Gallery in 2018  and, with her background in business, she is now the Project Manager.

VETERAN LIASON

Tim Phillips is a veteran of 23 years in the British Army and is our military Peer Mentor.

VETERANS 

The majority of our veterans fair well after leaving the armed forces, suffering no ill effects, entering full-time employment and leading meaningful and fulfilling lives. However, some veterans need support to readjust back into civilian life. The VC Gallery is a "single point-of-access" welfare and support hub for veterans. In addition, we are a signposting and referral service, a community social hub, and a charity working in partnership with public and third-sector agencies as well as specialised national charities.

COMMUNITY 

By running projects and workshops for the community, we aim to engage people of all ages and enhance their personal, social, and educational development. Our work is not only limited to veterans; we are open to people with mental or physical disabilities, to both the young and elderly, and to anyone who feels alone, disadvantaged, or isolated. Our projects run all year round and provide the ability to build self-confidence and new skills. We frequently collaborate with schools, community centres, care homes, and youth clubs. Individuals who feel detached from society are catered for by our comforting volunteers, assisting them with everything from mental health to issues with finance and housing.

“Its more than art – it’s about socialising, community spirit and self expression”

SOME OF OUR KIND SPONSORS

The people that make it happen

THE VC GALLERY

ART ENGAGEMENT


We help service veterans and those in the wider community by getting them engaged in a variety of art projects. We passionately believe that art and culture can improve health, wellbeing and overall quality of life.

THE VC GALLERY

ART ENGAGEMENT


Rydyn ni’n helpu cyn-filwyr a rhai yn y gymuned ehangach drwy gael nhw i gymryd rhan mewn gwahanol weithgareddau celf.  Rydyn ni’n credu’n angerddol fod celf a diwylliant yn gallu gwella iechyd, lles ac ansawdd bywyd yn gyffredinol

GET IN TOUCH


Address: 30 High Street, Haverfordwest SA61 2DA

Email: admin@thevcgallery.com

Phone: 01437 765873

CYSYLLTWCH A NI



Cyfeiriad: 30 High Street, Haverfordwest SA61 2DA

Ebost: admin@thevcgallery.com

FFon: 01437 765873

LATEST AWARDS


  • Veterans Award
  • Pembrokeshire Hero Award
  • Arts & Business Cymru Award
  • Pembrokeshire Community Award
  • Dyfed Powys Police Charity Award
  • Soldiering on Awards Finalist

GWOBRAU DIWEDDARAF


  • Veterans Award
  • Pembrokeshire Hero Award
  • Arts & Business Cymru Award
  • Pembrokeshire Community Award
  • Dyfed Powys Police Charity Award
  • Soldiering on Awards Finalist

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