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

For more information visit our exhibitions and events pages.

 

‘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 events@artshopandchapel.co.uk

Chloe Charrington

James Burnett Stuart

Dylan Bowen

Justine Allison

James & Tilla Waters

Clementina van der Walt

Jennifer Hall

Jane Bowen

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

Rachel RickettsLazarus – bronze, butterfly wings & glass dome

Maggie JohnsonHeligan – wool embroidery

Amanda CainesNecklaces – hand stitched & bound with silver and brass

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.