A Private View, Talk and Summer Supper at the Chapel, Market street…
5pm Join us downstairs for a PRIVATE VIEW OF PAINTINGS BY GEORGE ROWLETT of Sarah Price’s studio garden, Abergavenny. George spent a week one summer, during a heatwave, in Sarah Price’s garden, immersed amongst swathes of hollyhocks, verbena bonariensis, fennel, quaking grasses and dahlias to name just a few varieties. Using only the 3 primary oil colours and white, he produced a dazzling, rich body of paintings.
Exhibition continues until 24 September.
6.30pm A TALK WITH SARAH PRICE, who has established herself as one of the most prominent and sought-after garden designers in Britain. Drawing on her fine art degree training and a life-long love of wild and natural environments, her gardens have an immersive quality and are often described as ‘painterly’. She designed and planted the Chapel garden, transforming a bleak and empty yard into a magical space.
Sarah has won numerous awards and gold medals at RHS Chelsea. She is contributing editor for Gardens Illustrated, House & Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts Magazine and The Telegraph. “Violets and purples are unusual colours to see in a garden painting but where we live in South Wales you see these colours at sunset. At that time of day you can look at a garden and see it in a purely visual, sensual way. I step back and enjoy being propelled into that moment – a joyful moment. This is why I make gardens.”
7.30pm onwards. A delectable ‘SEASONAL SUMMER SUPPER’ £45 for 3 course and a fizz.
Booking essential for the supper, please phone 01873 736430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org