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. 

Classical, jazz and folk influences merge into a beautiful unique landscape…

Welsh Marches based duo, BERESFORD & HAMMOND will be launching their new album ‘Each Edge of the Field’ at the Chapel on FRIDAY 30th JUNE, 7.30pm

‘A prime example of pure creativity’ The Musician. ‘Could very easily become habit-forming’ John Eyles All About Jazz.

 

Charlie Beresford (acoustic guitar/voice) – has been involved with classical, folk and improv projects with artists such as Russian free jazz prodigy Alexy Kruglov, Britfolk legend June Tabor, poet Ian McMillan and Judie Tzuke among others. As well as working as a solo artist with four albums to his name, he is a member of Fourth Page and works with cellist Sonia Hammond in a duo and trio format (with the addition of Carolyn Hume of Fourth Page). Sonia Hammond (cello) – was classically trained at Birmingham school of Music and the Royal College of Music, London and has since forged an eclectic freelance career. She has recorded with Chloe Goodchild, Barb Jungr, Babysnakes and Ennui and played in venues ranging from the rooftops of Timbuktu to the Camphill Communities of UK and Europe. Sonia is currently principal ‘cellist in the Brecknock Sinfonia and plays regularly with Castalia String Quartet and the Radnor Improvisers .

Come and hear them  ‘hone their craft as they carve out an increasingly distinctive niche in the world of improvised music’  Jazz Mann.

Tickets £12 on sale at The Art Shop & Chapel and online hereRead more…

PRE-CONCERT SUPPERS available, booking essential 01873 736430

 

ORICALCUM Traditional Swedish Linseed Oil Paint

Chatsworth Estate – Chatsworth Blue (cobalt)

Chatsworth Estate – Chatsworth Blue (cobalt)

Ardbeg Green & Restoration White

The Russian House – Cambridge No 7

Tatton Park – Victorian glasshouses

NOW IS THE TIME… to be planning ahead for your exterior paint project – windows, doors, fencing, summer houses, out buildings, garden furniture etc.

This is natural linseed oil & pigment – it can be applied to any surface – timber, masonry & metal. Once painted wood won’t rot, iron won’t rust and plaster won’t crumble. It protects from weather and wind and the ravages of time. In Sweden there is a long tradition of painting buildings and interiors with this paint. The reason it has survived for 500 years is because it really does provide protection. Chatsworth use their highest quality Cobalt blue for all their exterior estate work. This blue will not break down and will still look just as blue in decades from now. Along with its excellent coverage, It is non-toxic, safe around children and animals.

All our staff at The Art Shop have been trained to advise you on everything from preparation, application, coverage and maintenance.

Here are just a few of the projects Oricalcum have advised on and supplied paint.

In Abergavenny their Linseed Oil Paint has already been used successfully on several renovations and exteriors – The George (opposite the Angel Hotel, Cross Street), the Angel Hotel courtyard and Castle Lodge and the former Grasshopper Pub (opposite the Post Office).

To find out more and to see colour charts, come and visit us at The Art Shop

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

Mavron Quartet – Friday 27th January

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Jaspa Brass Quintet – Friday 17th February

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Sarah Newbold & Katherine Thomas – Friday 24th February

Our Spring series of Friday night concerts at the Chapel starts with the Mavron Quartet on 27th January at 7.30pm.

Mavron Quartet was formed in September 2002 with Christiana Mavron – Violin,  Charlotte MacClure – Violin,  Niamh Aston – Viola,  Beatrice Newman – cello. It is the first Ensemble in Residence at the National Concert Hall of Wales, St David’s Hall, Cardiff. (Read more on our events page)

The recital will include Haydn Quartet op 76/2, Shostakovich Quartet no 8 and Borodin Quartet no 2.

*FROM REQUESTS WE ARE NOW ABLE TO OFFER PRE-CONCERT SUPPERS DOWNSTAIRS AT THE CHAPEL KITCHEN. MENU FROM OUR BLACKBOARD. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL AS SEATING IS LIMITED 01873 736430

Tickets available for all concerts in the series from THE ART SHOP, the Chapel & Abergavenny Music

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merry-christmasWe are now closed over the Christmas holiday for our annual break

The CHAPEL will re-open on Tuesday 3rd January 2017 

& THE ART SHOP will re-open on Thursday 5th January 2017

We would like to wish you all a joyful Christmas and a peaceful New Year. Thank you to all our customers for your support over the year.

Look forward to seeing you all in 2017.

…from Pauline and all at THE ART SHOP & CHAPEL

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Chapel Kitchen open for Breakfast, Lunch & Brunch

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Christmas puddings – made on a rare visit to the Chapel by Laura Jackson of Towpath, London

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Fresh Turmeric Root – for our Golden Milk – with almond milk, fresh ginger & honey – a perfect immune booster

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Freshly made – Orange, Cardamom & Thyme, Lemon & Rosemary, Crystallised Quince – Marmalades

We are open on Sunday 11th December 10am-4pm in celebration of the Abergavenny Christmas Food & Drink Fair. 

The creative energy of artists, designers, artisans and chefs enlivens our spaces with innovative, festive works – jewellery, textiles, ceramics, paintings, printmaking and edible creations.

The Chapel will be open all day for breakfast, brunch and lunch. For sale from our larder – Christmas puddings, big festive tarts and cakes (including gluten and dairy free. Put in your orders for Christmas), bottled cordials and ketchups, alcohol infusions, preserves and quince jellies, boxes of membrillo, pastilles, honeycomb and chocolate Valencia almonds. Biodynamic wines, locally brewed craft ales and cider and small batch speciality coffees available.

From the woods, stars and wreaths, balls of mistletoe, berry-laden holly and gilded apples.

There is a children’s corner with books to cherish. Artists’ cards, calendars wrappings (good enough to frame) and of course artists’ materials, box sets for calligraphy, printmaking, writing, painting and drawing and more at The Art Shop.

Great gift ideas for all ages… for the difficult ones and the ones who are a pleasure to buy for.

Hope to see you…