Artist: Cornelia O'Donovan MA RCA

Cornelia O’Donovan – Dream Paintings

Private View Friday 15th September 6-7.30pm, upstairs at The Art Shop ‘Working blind, working in the dark, sifting through sand with eyes shut, working backwards. I sometimes feel lost and feel only that I am compelled to make marks and put images down, I see colours everywhere and take them to the studio with me. they… Read more »

Christmas isn’t far away…

Upstairs at The Art Shop & downstairs at the Chapel… The creative energy of artists, designers, artisans & chefs enlivens our space with their innovative works. Jewellery, textiles, ceramics, painting, printmaking, paper art, photography & edible creations.

Favourites from our In-House Collection

Upstairs at The Art Shop This exhibition has been a delight to hang. Bringing work up from our store in the basement was like greeting dear friends not seen for a while. Our selection includes… The lovely George Rowlett, landscape painter, with his gorgeous paintings of flowers from his garden; Cornelia O’Donovan MA RCA, whose work… Read more »

A Winter Wildness – Winter Show 2015

Our winter highlights include playful, whimsical, intriguing paintings by new artist, Freya Pocklington; magical automata by Rachel Larkins; jewel like tin nichos by Philippa Robbins; etched renderings of crows by Judy Logan; inimitable mosaics by Rah Rivers; Mari Lwyd painting series by William Brown; eloquent, light of touch angel drawings by Dawson Trapnell and showcasing new collections… Read more »

Artist in the Garden – Late Summer Show 2015

‘I have stretched ropes from belfry to belfry; garlands from window to window; golden chains from star to star – and I am dancing.’  Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud Gathering together an eclectic collection of paintings, drawings, printmaking, sculpture, mosaics, textiles and ceramics. Highlights include… exquisite mosaics by Rah Rivers, that run parallel to her paintings… Read more »

Cornelia O’Donovan – Telling Stories

This exhibition is at The Art Shop and continues at the Chapel (2mins walk away), where all Cornelia’s textiles will be on view, cushions and wall hangings. ‘When I was a child, my sister and I would spend days making paper cardboard houses, sometimes villages – using toothpaste lids to make light bulbs, scraps of… Read more »

Unfolding III 2009

Celebrating the book as contemporary art. Now in its third year, this exhibition continues to be exciting, diverse and informative. Come and see new work by fine artists, printmakers and applied artists from around the world showing one-off, hand produced pieces of affordable small artwork. Includes work by Elizabeth Barnett, Jessie Chorley, John Dilnot, Ciara… Read more »

Unfolding IV 2010

Celebrating the book as contemporary art… Unique, one-off pieces, small multiples and framed original designs. All work is made or conceived by artists; fine artists, book artists, illustrators, typographers, writers, poets, book binders and printers, who may work collaboratively or alone. Formats and making methods vary enormously, including book art by embroiderers and ceramic artists…. Read more »

Where The Wonderful Happens – Winter Show 2012

A Winter Circus of make believe. Cabinets of curiosities, extravaganzas of peep shows, this is a place where talented makers and performers come together. The circus has a deep attraction with artists, makers and performers. Painters, printmakers, jewellers and ceramic artists at The Art Shop have collaborated to put on a show of story telling… Read more »

Winter Show 2008

An opportunity to see a special collection of paintings by George Rowlett, by kind permission of Art Space Gallery: Michael Richardson Contemporary Art, London. Also showcasing work by new, young printmakers, Jazmin Velasco, Mexican illustrator, printmaker and member of the Greenwich Printmakers Association, recent Cardiff graduate Marega Palser and Stephanie Turnbull. Recently discovered watercolours from… Read more »