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Exhibitions

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.

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.

The Art Shop & Chapel are both closed again today. Hope to be back open on Tuesday…

..with our current exhibition ‘Too far for you to see’ by KUMAR SARAFF  upstairs at The Art Shop …and we are looking forward to our next concert THE FRADLEY PIANO TRIO playing at the Chapel on Friday 9th March. Concert tickets can be bought online and if you would like art materials they are also available online to be posted or picked up from The Art Shop on our return.

Meanwhile stay safe and warm!

Inspiring gifts for that hard person to choose for and out of the ordinary stocking fillers.

Festive and warming preserves and sweets to wrap up and take home.

Sumptuous art materials and books to fire up creative children.

More than cards… give a little bit of theatre this Christmas…

 

Produce from our larder – boxes, bottles & jars of festive edible delights

Pollock’s Toy Theatre shadow cards & wrappings

Children’s Corner  – illustrated story & activity books for all ages

Winter exhibition of paintings, drawings, jewellery, ceramics & textiles

Currently on display at The Art Shop in our annual summer show ‘Artist in the Garden’ is work by photographer, Britt Willoughby Dyer.

Britt began her career as a Travel PR photographer and grew naturally towards lifestyle, garden and floral photography. Present clients include Gardens Illustated, House and Garden (her images of the Nant y Bedd Gardens can be seen in the current issue with article written by garden designer, Sarah Price), Soho House, Homes and Antiques and Rakes Progress, to name a few. Britt worked for many years for well known garden designer, Arne Maynard and a selection of her images can be seen in the publication ‘The Gardens of Arne Maynard’ published in 2015 by Merrell.

Britt has a unique eye for detail and composition and showing here for the first time are her photographs of the Iris Clematis and Iris Tom Tit from the National Collection of Arthur Bliss Irises.