On 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
A wonderful group of Mari Lwyd revellers joined in upstairs at the Chapel on Sunday for the Abergavenny Christmas Food & Drink Fair celebrations with mulled apple, music and poetry ….
Artist, Sarah Rhys, gave a short talk about this ancient Celtic custom, and showed a small selection of drawings and prints, alongside paintings by the inimitable William Brown. Traditional Welsh songs were sung and the procession made its way into town and through the Market Hall.
Thank you all for coming!
We are celebrating the Abergavenny Food & Drink Fair on Sunday 13th December…
Both our venues will be open all day 10am-4pm. At the Chapel you can buy our freshly made Christmas puddings (small and large), bottles of spiced clementines, preserves, mincemeat, ‘Peace Dates’ from Palestine, Raw Sugar Cane Syrup (great with porridge), Portuguese Christmas cake and lots more…
The Chapel Kitchen will be serving delicious food and drink all day.
In the Market Hall, for the Food & Drink Fair, there will be more than 85 producers selling their best selection of festive cheeses, meats, drinks and sweet treats, you will find plenty of Christmas gifts for the food lovers in your family.
The Chapel book section for adults & children
Bespoke pencil rolls for still life, botanical & general sketching
Royal Academy Christmas card box sets
Michael Harding Artists oil paint & medium
Cavallini & Co Roma Lussa leather journals
Thursday 10th December
Join us on Thursday evening for Late Night Christmas Shopping. Both The Art Shop and (just 2 minutes away) the Chapel will be open until 8pm, along with many other small independents in town. Lots of choice, variety and above all quality from a whole list of dynamic businesses.
At the Chapel you’ll find collections of jewellery and ceramics alongside a fantastic selection of books and magazines for adults and children – small independant publishers, Tate catalogues, Prestel colouring books (big art for little hands), Dover Coloured Fairy Tales – creative, eclectic, beautifully illustrated titles for everyone. The Chapel Kitchen will be open too serving food, wine, cider and light ales all evening.
At The Art Shop are all our specialist arts supplies, boxed gifts of art materials, bespoke pencil rolls and sketchbooks. While you are here don’t forget to go upstairs to see our mixed winter exhibition ‘A Winter Wildness’.
Now half way through creating ‘A Winter Wildness’.
The children, aged between 4 and 10, have generated initial ideas, and are enthusiastically designing and making costumes, movements and sounds.
On 22nd December at 6.30pm, all their imaginative work will produce a magical evening performance of light, shadows and dreams celebrating the Winter Solstice… Under the guidance of 3 artists Dennis Dennis, Leona Jones and Clare Parry-Jones.
Read more about the workshops and the artists here.
If you would like to book a ticket for the performance £6, please phone 01873 736430.
Mosaics & paintings by Rah Rivers
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.