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Window installation of silk worm cocoons, origami moths & the exo-skeltons of cicadas…

img_8225img_8221middle-room-1puppets-1front-room-passport-1middle-room-4Our 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.

 

 

 

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Rah Rivers  Love Letter Tree mosaic

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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.

 

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George Rowlett  Foxgloves & Rose Pink Perpetue  oil on board

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Rozie Keogh ‘Angel with Folded Wings’ Brass & steel wire, sequins

We are closed over the Christmas holiday for our annual break and will re-open on…

Tuesday 6th January 2015

We would like to wish all our customers a Joyful Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

In 2015 we will be expanding into a nearby Victorian chapel only 2 minutes walk away form The Art Shop. More room for ceramics, jewellery, textiles and books. There will be a kitchen and larder and small wild garden. Upstairs, events and workshops with musicians, writers, poets, artists and performers. The Art Shop will continue to sell fine artists’ materials and upstairs hold regular exhibitions in a domestic interior.

So much to look forward to, we will keep you in touch….

 

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Rachel Larkins ‘Fusee Tired’  Automaton. Wood, brass & textiles. 22cm high x 26cm wide. £460

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Rachel Larkins ‘Free School Pencil Box’ (detail) Automaton. Wood, brass & textiles. 22cm high x 26cm wide. £500

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Rachel Larkins ‘Death & Maiden Brooch’ Mixed media. 4cm high. £96

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Rachel Larkins ‘Moonlight at St Michael’s’ Charcoal & ink on paper. 37 x 47cm. £270 framed

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Rachel Larkins ‘Storm and a Duel at Sea’ Automaton, glass, brass & sycamore 26cm high. £680

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Rachel Larkins ‘October Graveyard’ charcoal & ink on paper. 37 x 47cm. £270 framed

We are so excited to have a selection of beautiful pieces from the very talented Rachel Larkins.

Her work spans an eclectic range of toys and automata to charcoal drawings and has delighted clients including the Hove Museum & Art gallery, musician PJ Harvey, foot wear design compay Jeffery West of London and Tait and Style of Orkney.

‘I began making collectors toys about fifteen years ago, from a studio at Artsway (in the New Forest) shortly after graduating in Textile Art from Winchester. I exhibit regularly and my work is held by private collections in this country and abroad. Alongside working at The Arts University at Bournemouth, I make automata to public and private commission. I am currently studying for a Masters in Sequential Design at the University of Brighton.’

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Paintings by Nina Feldman & Susie Bright

 

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Painting by Jane Bennett, ceramics by James & Tilla Waters

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Paintings by Carl Arroyo & Annica Neumuller

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Work on paper by Helen Booth

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Work by Helen Booth, Diana Heeks & Conrad Clarke

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Paintings by Kumar Saraff & Thomas Hashett

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Paintings by Kumar Saraff, Susie Bright & Annica Neumuller

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Ceramics by Dylan Bowen, Dan Hides & James Burnett-Stuart

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Jewellery by Syann van Niftrik

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Peg dolls by Rachel Larkins

 

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A Late Summer Show…

Collections of artworks – paintings, drawings, printworks, ceramics and jewellery.

Visit our current exhibition page and see a wonderful show of work.

Something for everyone…

 

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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!