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
‘A gift made and given to me on the opening night of the Chapel by my lovely daughter – thanks Edla, so appreciated… and thank you so much to Clive Hicks-Jenkins, what an unexpected delightful gift, a limited edition print from ‘The Mare’s Tale’ published by The Old Stile Press.’ Pauline
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
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…
We think these screen-printed notecards by Tara are exquisite!
They feature images from the book ‘The Night Life of Trees’. Each pack contains 10 cards of 4 designs printed onto black handmade paper. They are created in the Gond tribal art style from Central India.
‘In Gond belief, trees stand in the middle of life, and the spirit of many things lie in them. They are busy all day, giving shade and support and shelter and food to all. Only when night falls can they find rest for themselves, and then, under quiet dark skies, the spirits that live in them are revealed.’
Created by three of the finest living artists of the Gond tradition, these are a tribute to the majesty of trees, and to old ways of relating to the natural world.
Relief prints by Cornelia O’Donovan
Back in stock, all our bestselling printmaking equipment including inks, rollers, vinyl, lino and cutting tools.
Invest in a good quality roller like this Abig Heavyweight Beech Handled Roller and it will last you forever. Brilliant shades of 15 Schmincke Linoprint Colours are available to overprint and intermix as you wish. Our Japanese Double-Sided Vinyl is a soft easy to cut surface that can be used to print on fabric as well as handmade and printmaking papers. All available online.
Of course we still stock large 300ml tubes of Seawhites Block Printing Ink, very affordable, not flat, matt and dead, but a good quality water-based ink for the student and beginner. Available from our shop in Abergavenny only.
New slipware by Dylan Bowen
Decorated hand-thrown earthenware by Daniel Wright
Our spring show has opened, here are a few highlights…
New artists include Daniel Wright with a cupboard full of decorated white slipped earthenware in the kitchen (see image). Alongside Daniel is a familiar maker, Dylan Bowen. A firm favourite of ours over many years, Dylan is now a well known, established figure in the world of contemporary ceramics.
Another new artist, printmaker and painter, Henrietta Corbett,is showing carborundum prints and her new small exquisite acrylic on perspex paintings.
We have a stunning collection of large botanical studies in watercolour and graphite by regular artist, Cornelia O’Donovan.
See more on our current exhibition page
Handmade textile & vintage button card by Jessie Chorley. Earthenware beaker & beech leaf side plate by James Burnett-Stuart
Ceramics by James Burnett-Stuart. Lino block print & watercolour by Robert Macdonald, our current exhibition
A Mother’s love is…
…special, nurturing, enduring, brave, fearless, supportive and protective – a guiding light.
A cupboard full of domestic ceramics by James Burnett-Stuart…
‘I like the way pots enter our lives stealthily, benignly, and exert their quiet influence. As companions, offering beauty, comfort, practical service, sensuous experience all in a modest almost subliminal way. This is the beauty of pottery – that it lives side by side with us not calling for attention, and not provoking self-consciousness. But allowing, as it were by slow release, discoveries of depth and detail.
This is why I would always make mugs, cups, drinking vessels generally. Of all pots the cup is the one we have the most intimate relation with. We raise it to our lips, we cradle it, we wash it, several times a day. We have favourites. We cast our eye over their shelved ranks. We select or reject them according to our mood or according to some inward inclination we are hardly aware of.’