newsCome and join us in celebration of the National Eisteddfod in Abergavenny this year…with poets, writers, critics, artists, makers, musicians & singers. Events being held at The Art Shop and at the Chapel. The Chapel kitchen will be serving food all day everyday of the festival 10am-5pm. Visit our events page

 

web 3Our next exhibition opening upstairs at the Chapel will be

‘Fin River Swift’ by Julian Meredith

on Friday 13th May 7pm

Large scale wood block prints on elm planks.

Julian will be running a series of Wood Block Printing Workshops throughout the Exhibtion. We are taking names for further dates. Read more here.

1 362kat 3kat 23 362We had a wonderful response to Owen Parry’s exhibition of old, rare, tribal rugs and textiles last weekend. The light and airy space upstairs at the Chapel provided the perfect backdrop to these stunning textiles. Owen was on hand to offer his incredible knowledge of the weaving traditions and origins of individual pieces. We hope he will come again next year.

Visit our events page to see all our forthcoming concerts, exhibitions and workshops at the Chapel.

STOP PRESS!

Dear Children, we are not holding workshops with Denni Dennis on…

Saturday 30th April & Saturday 14th May

…but see you all on

Saturday 7th May & then Saturday 21st May onwards

Read more about Denni’s workshop here

 

 

web imageCome & join us for a private view of OLD, RARE & BEAUTIFUL TRIBAL RUGS & TEXTILES on

Thursday 28th April 7-9pm at the Chapel, Market Street

The exhibition will continue all day Friday 29th & Saturday 30th April 10am-5pm

Owen Parry is a dealer, buying and selling, restoring and conserving for collectors, decorators and dealers. He has a fine knowledge and love of the weaving traditions of nomadic tribes, enabling him to specialise in pieces of rarity and beauty which are fast disappearing from the open market. Owen started as a repairer at the respected Lannowe Restoration Studio. He had the rare opportunity to handle and work on some of the best examples of early classical pieces and top quality tribal material on the market.

Owen exhibits several times a year in London and San Francisco and is a regular exhibitor around the world: ACOR (American Conference of Oriental Rugs); ICOC (International Conference of Oriental Rugs); Hali Fair (London); Sartirana (Italy); KARMA (Kensington Rug Merchants Association, London); LARTA (London Antique Rug and Textile Arts); Arts (San Francisco). He has had several articles published in HALI magazine.

The textiles and rugs are for sale.

F&B 2 webF&B 3 webThe starting point for this project was a length of canvas and 9 Farrow & Ball new colours – Shadow White, Drop Cloth, Worsted, Cromarty, Peignoir, Yeabridge Green, Vardo, Inchyra Blue, Salon Drab.

Artist, Catherine Baker (landscape/ abstract painter who trained at the Royal Academy Schools) put a window display together

With…

1  An old painted chair – Yeabridge Green/ Peignoir/ Shadow White

2  A picture frame – Vardo/ Inchyra Blue/ Salon Drab

3  6 slats of wood – all colours

4  Lettering signage blocks from an unoccupied old pub – Vardo/ Inchyra Blue

5  A few pears were used to add a splash of complimentary warm colour

These new colours are available now from The Art Shop. We keep in stock tester pots and emulsion, other finishes are to order, which usually takes two days. Advice given by our friendly, informed staff.

 

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We are launching a new paint product.

Join us at the Chapel, Market Street on Thursday 5th May at 7.30pm for a glass of wine and a presentaion talk by Oricalcum managing director, Michiel Brouns.

Linseed oil paint can be applied to any surface. It protects from weather and wind, the ravages of time and the changing seasons. In Sweden there is a long tradition of painting buildings and interiors with this paint. The reason it has survived for 500 years is because it really does provide protection.

Painters’ Training Workshop   Thursday 5th May 9.30am – 12pm

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