Mosaics & paintings by Rah Rivers

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Ceramics by James Burnett-Stuart, Clementina van der Walt & Jazmin Velasco


Textiles by Cornelia O’Donovan MA RCA, Paintings by Amanda Caines & Sabine Clemens

Our current exhibition ‘Artist in the Garden’ is coming into its final week, closing on 17th October. This is a last chance to see a wonderful mix of garden inspired fine and applied arts, before we head into our winter programme.

Don’t forget to visit our events page for forthcoming talks and workshops at our venue, the Chapel, on Market Street. We will be adding to this shortly with an exciting new calendar of winter events heading into the New Year.


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Rah Rivers  Love Letter Tree mosaic

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Alexis Snell  A little poison  lino block print on glass

‘Artist in the Garden’, our late summer show is now open.

Blooms, blossoms and garlands galore…

Highlights include… exquisite mosaics by Rah Rivers, that run parallel to her paintings of birds, angels, flowers and trees; humorous, one-of-a-kind lino block prints on vintage glass by Alexis Snell; George Rowlett’s delicious oil paintings of flowers from his garden and new collections of ceramics by James Burnett Stuart and Winchcombe Pottery to name a few…

Our ceramic collections continue at the Chapel, Market Street, just a few minutes walk.


George Rowlett Foxgloves & Rose Pink Perpetue, Walmer

George Rowlett  Foxgloves & Rose Pink Perpetue  oil on board


2All this week until Saturday 4th July the Chapel presents In audible: The Baroque Cello Project’ (part II). This is a free event and everyone is welcome.

A collaboration between sound artist Leona Jones, baroque cellist Siôn Dafydd Dawson, and contemporary dancer Laura Moy. An experimental multi-layered site-specific sound installation with performances centred on luthier Adam Winskill’s newly crafted baroque cello and the sounds of its making.

A unique arts project that melds the passion and excitement of highly contemporary performance with the precision and sensuality of Baroque period arts, and explores the complex relationship between sound, movement, silence and stillness.

There will be free performances on Friday 3rd July 12 noon and Saturday 4th July 12 noon and 3pm

…with additional impromptu free performances throughout the week.


7259517182016Thank you to costume designer Tamsin Thorne of IWISHIWASA (clothing accessories for children) for running our ‘Insect Wing Making’ workshop this Saturday at the Chapel. Lots of innovative, creative, industrious activity as you can see from our willing, budding would-be insects…

Firstly some drawing and painting to get ideas flowing, then these willow wing frames were covered, collaged, embellished and painted into new life!

More workshops to come from Tamsin later in the year. Keep in touch or go on our mailing list.

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We are open this coming Saturday evening at the Chapel for an early summer supper in the garden if the sun is shining… Why not start the evening at our private view opening of ‘Time & Place’  by Philippa Robbins and follow it by a wonderful supper downstairs.

To book please phone 01873 736430 or email events@artshopandchapel.co.uk



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‘Thy cage will be made of some glitter and gold’  oil on linen

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‘Sloeblack, slow, black’ mixed media on canvas & hand painted textiles


‘Theia’ oil on canvas & handmade, hand painted, embroidered linen cushion


‘Marching band’ oil on Canvas

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‘Blanket’ oil on canvas & handmade textiles

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Handmade cushions – hand painted, embroidered with silk & wool on painters linen

It is almost the last week of Cornelia O’Donovan’s wonderful exhibition ‘Telling Stories’ showing upstairs at The Art Shop.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see her stunning large canvases and handmade, hand painted, embroidered linen textiles. We have cards, wrapping and posters to buy by Cornelia too. The exhibition continues downstairs at the Chapel on Market Street, with her large linen wall hanging.

For purchase of all artwork including original pieces of jewellery and ceramics, we offer Collectorplan from The Arts Council of Wales. This interest free credit scheme allows the buyer to purchase artwork by simply paying a deposit (min 10%) and spreading the remaining payment over 10-12 months. For more information click here


Edlas flowers2‘A gift made and given to me on the opening night of the Chapel by my lovely daughter – thanks Edla, so appreciated… and thank you so much to Clive Hicks-Jenkins, what an unexpected delightful gift, a limited edition print from ‘The Mare’s Tale’ published by The Old Stile Press.’ Pauline


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