Category: Celebrations

The Long Winter Show…

Christmas has come to The Art Shop and The Long Winter Show is now open… Upstairs in the gallery, an eclectic collection of paintings, drawings, printmaking, sculpture, automata, jewellery, and ceramics. (Click here to read more and see a selection of artwork on our exhibitions page) Downstairs our shop is brimming with special gifts…wrappings, ribbons, artist’s… Read more »

Abergavenny Food Festival 2013

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… Read more »

Open Studios & Galleries Spring Bank Holiday 25-27 May 2013

This year we are taking part in the Crickhowell Open Studios & Galleries event over the May bank holiday weekend. Come and join us on Saturday from 9.15am-5pm, Sunday 11am-3pm and Monday 10am-4pm… Hopefully the sun will shine and we will be outside with our bunting, musicians, home-made cake and elderflower cordial. Come inside and… Read more »

decorate an egg & make an Easter head garland…

Make a child’s flower garland for your Easter celebrations, our version of an Easter bonnet. Simple to make from Crepe Paper, ribbons and wire. We have everything you need including rolls and rolls of beautiful ribbons in our shop. Decorate a goose, duck or hen’s egg using pen, ink, acrylic, gouache, collage and even gold… Read more »

Mother’s Day 2013

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… Read more »

Valentine’s gifts for your one & only…

‘Love is something eternal, the aspect may change, but not the essence‘ Vincent van Gogh ‘I’ll love you, dear, I’ll love you till China and Africa meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the salmon sing in the street’ W H Auden Valentine’s day collections – cards, postcards, ribbons, strings, little wrapped gifts… Read more »

Christmas Wrappings, Cards & Ribbons

Bright burnt oranges, cerises, violets, scarlets and many more colours. We have chosen papers from all around the world – Indian Loktas, fine Bhutanese, soft Mulberry and Japanese Sanwa (flecked with silver and gold). We mix them together with multi-coloured zingy sheets of tissue papers. For the first time we are showing the quirky, divine… Read more »

Diamond Jubilee 2012

To celebrate our Queen’s Diamond Jubilee we have festooned our shop with vintage bunting from George VI’s Coronation, hung garlands of hand-cut and decorated paper flags in our windows, and filled baskets with white lupins. Visit us on Saturday, we are closed as usual on Monday and for the Tuesday bank holiday. If we don’t… Read more »