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matisse window 31matisse window 51matisse window 71How inspiring the new ‘Matisse. Cut-Outs’ exhibtion at Tate Modern has been for us all, adults and children alike.

Using materials from our shop, Katherine has put together a wonderful window display. Matisse was incredibly skilled, using large draper scissors to deftly cut intricate, flowing shapes. Of course you could colour your paper with gouache as Matisse did, but we also sell large sheets of poster paper in his vibrant colours along with small collage packs. It doesn’t have to be on a grand scale, why not make tiny, miniature Matisse cut-outs as Katherine did when she was planning the display.

NEW titles on Matisse are available too, including the sumptuous Tate exhibition catalogue ‘Henri Matisse. The Cut-Outs’ £29.99 paperback/ £35 hardback.

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Matt & Amanda Caines – Small collection of Kinetic Creatures

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Matt & Amanda Caines – Parade of Puppets

This year as part of our Abergavenny Food Festival celebrations, we have invited artists, Matt and Amanda Caines to create something completely unique outside in front of our shop.

They are transforming their Pop -Up Stall into an extraordinary Theatre of events…

…Puppet making workshops for children and adults. All ingredients supplied for printmaking, drawing, collaging and embellishing. Just turn up and assemble your own magical puppet. With an exhibition of Matt and Amanda’s artwork, including small kinetic scrimshaw work, hand carved and engraved and larger puppet works (see images).

Don’t forget to come inside and enjoy our delicious spread!

 

the art shop 2This year we are taking part in the Crickhowell Open Studios & Galleries event over the May bank holiday weekend. Come and join us on Saturday from 9.15am-5pm, Sunday 11am-3pm and Monday 10am-4pm…

Hopefully the sun will shine and we will be outside with our bunting, musicians, home-made cake and elderflower cordial. Come inside and see our current exhibition Everything Familiar Up Close.

On Sunday, listen to jigs and reels played live by Hairpin Bend. Fiddles, mandolin, guitar, whistle, flute, mandola and harmonicas create beautiful, evocative Irish traditional music.

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