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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kitchen 11wfront room 31kitchen 111middle room 61middle room 81Images from our recently opened exhibition William Brown – ‘Dreaming Awake’.

Paintings, works on paper and original signed limited edition lino and wood block prints, all for sale, and some unseen works.

‘Throughout March the beautiful Art Shop & Chapel in Abergavenny shows wild and wonderful paintings by the late William Brown – the Scottish-Canadian artist who worked in Wales until his untimely death in 2008 aged 54. Brown was a force of nature and his work lives on, as vigorous as ever.’ Peter Wakelin (Galleries magazine)

Click here to visit the exhibition page

 

dan2asher1asher2dan, santo 1On Saturday 6th February at 6pm, upstairs at the Chapel, will be a private view of drawings, designs, paper costumes, masks, sets, sounds and the video performance of ‘A Winter Wildness’.

Come and meet the group of children who collaborated with 3 artists – Denni Dennis, Clare Parry-Jones and Leona Jones – over 6 afternoon creative workshops exploring light and shadow, imagination, dance and sound, culminating in a performance on the Winter Solstice.

Read more about the workshops and the artists on our events page

The exhibition will continue until Saturday 13th February

We are closed over the Christmas holiday for our annual break and will re-open on

Tuesday 5th January 2016

We would like to wish all our customers a Joyful Christmas and a peaceful New Year. Thank you for all your support over the last year at The Art Shop and the Chapel.

When we return we will be preparing for an exhibition upstairs at the Chapel from the children’s performance ‘A Winter Wildness’ that took place on 22nd December – life sized trees, leaves, costumes, design worksheets and a video …and amongst these trees will be our next musical event – Bragod – ‘In Praise of Mid-Winter’, on Friday 22nd January ‘with bold, ritual songs, ballads and medieval poetry and a magical Arthurian episode celebrating the holly and the ivy.’ 

So much to look forward to, we will keep you in touch

…from Pauline and all at THE ART SHOP & CHAPEL

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