CARNIVAL of BEASTS & BEHIND the CURTAIN – opening Friday 11 October upstairs at The Art Shop 7-9pm…
Come and be thrilled by a spectacular exhibition of masks, miniature theatres, illuminated dancers, theatre drawings and much more by Circo Gringo & Jane Farrington
Find out more on our exhibitions page
Join us for for a glass of fizz and the private views of four different shows on FRIDAY 14 JUNE 6.30-9pm at The Art Shop and at the Chapel
. MIXED SUMMER SHOW 7 diverse artists share a common thread in their response to their natural world – scientific, decorative, mythical, poetic, magical, metaphysical or experimental. Annette Marie Townsend, Lily Irwin, Shelagh Wilson, Cornelia O’Donovan, Andrea McLean, Amy Shuckburgh and Maggie Johnson.
. A CREATIVE POOL A room of Sculpture Maquettes by 10 artists curated by Ben Jones.
. NIK RAMAGE – ROUNDS Sculptural Machines, some move and others teeter on the edge of movement.
. HEADDRESSES FOR PURCELL’S ‘A FAIRY QUEEN’ By theatre designer / maker Bettina Reeves
‘Absent Presence‘ – The domestic interior of The Art Shop is filled with the images of solitary cacti, empty children’s dresses and small paintings of empty tablet packets… This is very much an exhibition about a woman’s connection to her world. PHILIPPA ROBBINS presents paintings, paper-scrolls, drawings and lazer cuts which might lead the viewer to look for the presence in what remains. Visit our exhibition page for more information. Runs until Saturday 1st June.
Upcoming talks curated by filmmaker, Alastair Laurence…
NICCI GERRARD TUESDAY 7 MAY 7.30pm Donation
On the publication of her important new book What Dementia Teaches Us About Love which grew out of her father’s death from dementia in 2014. Nicci is a writer and campaigner, a novelist and recipient of the 2016 Orwell Prize for Journalism ‘Exposing Britain’s Social Evils’.
A charity event, donations will go to local Dementia Charities.
JUDITH WEIR WEDNESDAY 5 JUNE 7.30pm £10
A British composer whose work ranges widely, from folk music to opera. As the current holder of the 400 year old royal appointment as Master of The Queen’s Music, she has written music for national occasions, mostly recently the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice, attended by the Queen and the German President.
Curating these Conversations is documentary film maker Alastair Laurence. In recent years Alastair has made films about the poets John Betjeman, Philip Larkin and TS Eliot. His film about the friendship of Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams appeared on BBC2 last November.
Booking essential. You can read more and purchase tickets on our events page, or phone 01873 736430 / 852690. The Chapel has a lift for wheelchair access.
We are now taking bookings for our Seasonal Evening Suppers beginning on Friday 23rd November. These will run every Friday evening up until 21st December. You can choose from 3 set menus on the Kitchen page. A vegetarian and vegan option is also available. For booking and enquires please contact us on 01873 736430 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
After the success of last year’s event at the Chapel, we are hosting another CERAMIC MAKERS’ MARKET in celebration of the Abergavenny Food Festival with a few more names added to the mix.
A rare opportunity to meet the makers. Hand-crafted tableware by outstanding ceramic artists will be on sale upstairs at the Chapel, Market Street.
Open all weekend 15-16 September 10am-5pm
Still time to catch our Mixed Summer Show ‘Hedgerows & Gardens’ running until 18th August.
Upstairs at THE ART SHOP find paintings, drawings and a collection of exquisite wool embroideries by Maggie Johnson inspired by Elizabethan and Jacobean miniatures.
At the CHAPEL are display cases of jewellery, ceramics and textiles including a new collection of stitched, silver and shed antler jewellery by Amanda & Matt Caines, and mythical mixed media sculptures by Rachel Ricketts.
Kevin McFadden, formerly of St John and the Rochelle Canteen, will be the chef at the Farmer’s Arms when it opens later this Autumn. Until then he is cooking at the Chapel. Join us on Friday and Saturday evenings when Kevin will be cooking small supper menus reflecting the best of the season’s produce. From 7pm, no booking necessary.
CHAPEL KITCHEN NOW OPENS AT 9AM FOR BREAKFASTS.
ARTISTS BOOKS for CHILDREN – inspiring, timeless and cherishable… available now in our children’s section at the Chapel.
Corraini Edizioni is an Italian publishing workshop open to international artists, illustrators, designers and educators such as the eclectic, brilliant Bruno Munari.
Their exceptional catalogue has been created alongside their art gallery and includes, among many others, works by Glasgow School of Art and St Martins’s graduate Harriet Russell, recent graduate in Comics and Illustration at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, Noemi Vola and Barcelona artist Marti Guixe. (New book titles by all three can be seen here.)
The London based artist Harriet Russell regularly works for publishing houses such as Penguin and Phaidon. Noemi Vola is the founder of Bianca, a self-produced magazine for children that collects comics and illustrated stories. Marti Guixe describes himself as an ‘ex-designer’ inventing ‘brilliantly simple ideas of curious significance’ working for companies such as Alessi and Camper, and exhibiting at MoMA, New York, the London Museum of Design and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
Above all Corraini gives artists a space in which to create, to invent, to collaborate, to innovate and to educate…