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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
Place an order now at the Chapel for your Valentine gift – a boxed Red Velvet Cake with chocolate ganache… made with love
We have closed for our annual break.
Both our venues will re-open on Thursday 4th January 2018
Now we will be able to spend time with our families and enjoy the Christmas festivities, and we hope you do too!
See you all in the new year.
…from Pauline and all at THE ART SHOP & CHAPEL
Decorated Christmas Branches
Pick big branches of fine beech for your home. Festoon with satin, silk and velvet ribbons in plum, ruby and burnt orange and trim with gilded leaves and stars. Once Christmas is over all of your buds will open to welcome spring. £12-15 from the Chapel
Anything can be exponentially improved with lavish papers and ribbons. Khadi Lokta Papers are handmade in the Himalayan foothills and come in natural and jewel colours. This year we love burnt oranges and Indian pinks. Swathe in ruched ribbons. Ribbons from 65p a metre. Khadi Lokta Paper £1
Gild anything with Rub ‘n Buff carnuba wax pigment, which looks as close to the real thing as anything we’ve found and is a joy to apply with a brush, cloth or even just your finger. Rub ‘n Buff Metallic Wax Base Tube £7.49
Create stars, wreaths and hearts out of green branches from your garden and hang with fairy lights to create an understated magical effect.
We are a one stop shop for children’s gifts this Christmas – and you don’t even have to leave your door. Shop online by category for gifts and get them delivered to you in time to go under the tree.
Our top picks are…
Stabilo Woody Pencils £1.41 Their luxurious buttery texture and vibrancy of colour make these firm favourites for all ages. Draw on any smooth surface and blend with water to create a painterly effect.
Koh-i-Noor 4 Tier Watercolour Set At £6.65 this is an all-rounder watercolour set that can travel, takes up barely any room and is very easy to use. With 24 beautiful colours, you can’t go wrong.
FIMO Soft Modelling Clay £2.38 Let your child get creative with this brightly coloured clay. Once baked and cooled, their creations can be cut, sawn, glued, varnished and painted
Marabu Porcelain Painter Pens £3.84 Draw these directly on to ceramics or glass in lots of bright, opaque colours and decorate your own dishwasher-friendly crockery without baking. Tried and tested with a huge thumbs up!
FOR THE STORY LOVERS
‘The Happy Prince’ by Oscar Wilde, illustrated by Maisie Paradise Shearring £10.95. First published in 1888, Wilde’s beautiful and romantic winter’s tale comes to life with Shearring’s delightful drawings.
‘The Yellow Fairy Book’ edited by Andrew Lang £8.99. 48 Classic fairy tales with hundreds of woodcuts and illustrations, there is so much to take from this magical tome. Not only are Lang’s Coloured Fairy Books generally considered to be the best English versions of standard stories, his collections are the richest and widest in range.
FOR THE SERIOUS CREATIVE
The Art Shop Card Printing Kit £52.95. All you need to make your own hand-printed cards. Carve your own design with the lino-cutting tool set and print with high-quality black and gold or silver ink on beautiful Fabriano Mediovalis folded cards with matching envelopes. In an archival box, this makes a very special gift.
We believe jewellery should be extraordinarily made and insouciantly compliment its wearer. Our makers are masters of their materials with a spirited spin. Choose a hand-made piece to wear from jewellers who play with acrylic, porcelain and precious metals.
Mizuki Takahashi’s enamel jewellery are etched in black scraffito and hung on long pendants to create an elegant understatement.
Marlene McKibbin’s bangles and earrings are made from clear acrylic and infused with colour that catch light and reflect it on its wearer.
Uncomplicated and satisfying, Syann van Niftrik’s organic shapes in beaten silver draw freely from the environment in an intuitive and elemental way.