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
Rah Rivers Love Letter Tree mosaic
Alexis Snell A little poison lino block print on glass
‘Artist in the Garden’, our late summer show is now open.
Blooms, blossoms and garlands galore…
Highlights include… exquisite mosaics by Rah Rivers, that run parallel to her paintings of birds, angels, flowers and trees; humorous, one-of-a-kind lino block prints on vintage glass by Alexis Snell; George Rowlett’s delicious oil paintings of flowers from his garden and new collections of ceramics by James Burnett Stuart and Winchcombe Pottery to name a few…
Our ceramic collections continue at the Chapel, Market Street, just a few minutes walk.
George Rowlett Foxgloves & Rose Pink Perpetue oil on board
‘Thy cage will be made of some glitter and gold’ oil on linen
‘Sloeblack, slow, black’ mixed media on canvas & hand painted textiles
‘Theia’ oil on canvas & handmade, hand painted, embroidered linen cushion
‘Marching band’ oil on Canvas
‘Blanket’ oil on canvas & handmade textiles
Handmade cushions – hand painted, embroidered with silk & wool on painters linen
It is almost the last week of Cornelia O’Donovan’s wonderful exhibition ‘Telling Stories’ showing upstairs at The Art Shop.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see her stunning large canvases and handmade, hand painted, embroidered linen textiles. We have cards, wrapping and posters to buy by Cornelia too. The exhibition continues downstairs at the Chapel on Market Street, with her large linen wall hanging.
For purchase of all artwork including original pieces of jewellery and ceramics, we offer Collectorplan from The Arts Council of Wales. This interest free credit scheme allows the buyer to purchase artwork by simply paying a deposit (min 10%) and spreading the remaining payment over 10-12 months. For more information click here
William Brown ‘Exploring Bear’ Woodblock. Edition of 23. 21cm x 21.5cm. £275 unfram
William Brown ‘Bears Having a Chat’ Woodblock. Edition of 23. 23cm x 29.5cm. £275 unframed
William Brown ‘Bears Reaching for Pears’ Lino cut. Edition of 23. 18cm x 19cm. £275 unframed
We have set up a Print Room as part of our current exhibition ‘An Anthology of Work by Painters & Printmakers’. Many artists, particularly painters are also printmakers. There often seems to be a natural progression. The work in this show is primarily by painters who have regularly exhibited at The Art Shop. They often produce innovative and exciting printmaking too.
Framed and unframed limited edition Lino, wood block, wood engraving, collograph & silkscreen prints are available. You can select an unframed edition and use our framing service, with a wide range of mouldings, mounts and prices.
The late William Brown – the painter of the iconic bear, whose paintings and drawings we have been fortunate to exhibit. Here is the work of an extraordinary, playful, powerful and inventive printmaker, working in lino block, wood block and silkscreen. He originally started printmaking for his friends (poets and writers). These blocks and silk screens are now with his printmaker, Pete Williams, in Cardiff who is producing runs of William’s work in small editions. Although not signed by the artist they are authenticated with a seal. These prints are very collectable and hang so well with his paintings.
Exhibitions are open to public viewing every Tuesday – Saturday, 9.15 – 17.00