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
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.
Window installation of silk worm cocoons, origami moths & the exo-skeltons of cicadas…
Our newly opened exhibition ‘Carapace’ at The Art Shop is a fascinating insight into the imagination of artist, Philippa Robbins. Populated with corvids, “the dark stars of the bird world,” puppets, and relics of infancy recalling the delights and fears of childhood.
Philippa’s show includes paintings, drawings, a cast of puppets with their own hand painted passport photos and small installations…. continues until 11th March.
Come and join us in celebration of the National Eisteddfod in Abergavenny this year…with poets, writers, critics, artists, makers, musicians & singers. Events being held at The Art Shop and at the Chapel. The Chapel kitchen will be serving food all day everyday of the festival 10am-5pm. Visit our events page
Our next exhibition opening upstairs at the Chapel will be
‘Fin River Swift’ by Julian Meredith
on Friday 13th May 7pm
Large scale wood block prints on elm planks.
Julian will be running a series of Wood Block Printing Workshops throughout the Exhibtion. We are taking names for further dates. Read more here.
Images from our recently opened exhibition William Brown – ‘Dreaming Awake’.
Paintings, works on paper and original signed limited edition lino and wood block prints, all for sale, and some unseen works.
‘Throughout March the beautiful Art Shop & Chapel in Abergavenny shows wild and wonderful paintings by the late William Brown – the Scottish-Canadian artist who worked in Wales until his untimely death in 2008 aged 54. Brown was a force of nature and his work lives on, as vigorous as ever.’ Peter Wakelin (Galleries magazine)
Click here to visit the exhibition page