Artist: Philippa Robbins

Long winter show 2020/21

At The Art Shop PAINTINGS, WORKS ON PAPER, PRINTMAKING, JEWELLERY, CERAMICS We have been preparing The Art Shop for the festive season. In spite of the restrictions, lockdowns, social distancing and all that has been thrown at us, we remain positive for the future. We hope our Winter show will lift your spirits, make you smile… Read more »

In the Kitchen – Celebrating Abergavenny Food Festival

Upstairs at The Art Shop The kitchen is intrinsically an important space in the lives of our exhibiting makers and artists – nurturing and nourishing their senses.   Arts Council of Wales Collectorplan interest free credit scheme available.  

Philippa Robbins – Absent Presence

Private View on Friday 12 April 7-9pm upstairs at The Art Shop This is very much an exhibition about a woman’s connection to her world. It is roughly divided into three discreet bodies of work. solitary cacti empty children’s dresses small paintings of empty tablet packets This collection of work – paintings, paper-scrolls, drawings and… Read more »

Hedgerows & Gardens – Summer Show 2018

Private View Saturday 29th June 7-9pm, upstairs at The Art Shop PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS & CERAMICS A garden can be many things. Rising stars Lily Irwin, Agnes Treherne and Maude Smith join Andrea McLean, Cornelia O’Donovan, George Rowlett and ceramic makers Helen Beard, Caitlin Jenkins and Barry Stedman exploring the joys and hidden secrets of gardens and… Read more »

Winter Show 2017/18

Upstairs at The Art Shop & downstairs at the Chapel… Something for everyone… Jewellery, textiles, ceramics, painting, printmaking, paper art, book art, photography & edible creations. Arts Council of Wales Collectorplan scheme available  

Philippa Robbins – Carapace

Private View Friday 3rd February 7-9pm upstairs at The Art Shop, Cross Street Themes which were introduced in Magical Thinking (The Art Shop Oct 2013), of children’s clothing and of safe-keeping, are expanded upon in Carapace. Philippa Robbins’ imagination is populated with corvids, “the dark stars of the bird world,” with puppets, imaginary worlds and relics of… 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 »

Philippa Robbins – Time & Place

This exhibition is held upstairs at the Chapel, Market Street. With supporting material by Architects, Loyn & Co. Time & Place is an exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Philippa Robbins that examines landscape undergoing deliberate change, erosion and renascence. In 2009 Philippa was invited by the architect Chris Loyn to shadow his Stormy Castle… Read more »

Abergavenny Food Festival 2012

A Theatre of Plates – An exhibition of artist decorated ceramics Stimulate the senses with a fusion of art, trickery and fun. 1 Take a piece of vintage, reclaimed China 2 A selection of porcelain pens in many colours 3 A visual artist Combine these with imaginative flare and themes – maybe flora, mythology, follies… Read more »

Philippa Robbins – Magical Thinking

‘Magical thinking’ could not be bettered as a word-window into the art of Philippa Robbins. Her themes are magical, often found in folklore, fairytales or the manifestations of the strange around us, but just as magical is her transubstantiation of thoughts into haunting visual images – her translation of woven baskets into a drawn language… Read more »