At last after all these months THE ART SHOP will re-open on THURSDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER just for 3 days a week to begin with. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am-5pm. We have completely re-organised the shop so it is now safe and much improved for you. We will be closed for online, phone and email orders from 18-29 August.
The CHAPEL… owing to these difficult times, no talks, concerts or workshops can be held yet and are all on hold. So we are opening in October. The sold out Martin Harley concert has already been re-scheduled for Friday 13 November, Fingers crossed.
We look forward to seeing you all soon and will keep you updated.
CARNIVAL of BEASTS & BEHIND the CURTAIN – opening Friday 11 October upstairs at The Art Shop 7-9pm…
Come and be thrilled by a spectacular exhibition of masks, miniature theatres, illuminated dancers, theatre drawings and much more by Circo Gringo & Jane Farrington
Find out more on our exhibitions page
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.
James Burnett Stuart
James & Tilla Waters
Clementina van der Walt
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 Ricketts – Lazarus – bronze, butterfly wings & glass dome
Maggie Johnson – Heligan – wool embroidery
Amanda Caines – Necklaces – 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
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.