Location: The Art Shop

56 Group Wales

This Spring The Art Shop is showing exciting work by nineteen current members of 56 Group Wales, one of Wales’s longest established and most prestigious exhibiting groups of artists. Founded in 1956 as 56 Group by artists Eric Malthouse, David Tinker and Michael Edmonds , it originally had twelve members of whom Arthur Giardelli, a… Read more »

Critics Choice

“It is a great satisfaction to me to be able to mingle the work of less well-known artists such as Robert Dukes. Cherry Pickles and Ian and Jo Welsh, with ‘names’ like Craigie Aitchison, Gillian Ayres and Maggi Hambling. Not enough people know the elegiac work of Jeffery Camp, possibly the best-kept secret of the… Read more »

The Long Winter Show 2013

An eclectic collection of art and toys by painters, printmakers, jewellers, ceramic makers and sculptors. Upstairs there is a series of rooms in a domestic interior where works are found in unexpected contexts to emphasise their beauty and uniqueness… In a room (of cobalt green and viridian), lit up by glorious, painterly paintings by Royal… Read more »

Winter Show 2011

Alchemy of the Imagination Showcasing 3 artists Jayne Lennard – Sculptures inspired by the written word. Jayne transforms discarded objects and captures the intrinsic magic of the fairy tale. Amanda Caines – Contemporary jewellery made from found and discarded pieces that were once worn and loved. Glass, semi-precious stones and vintage jewellery lend a sense… Read more »

Abergavenny Food Festival 2007

An exhibition of special ingredients – platters, plates, jugs and cups, with slips and glazes to enhance your food. Commissioned works – photography, etchings, lino/wood blocks, paintings & drawings by selected artists. ‘Dining is and always was a great artistic opportunity’ – Frank Lloyd Wright Featuring work by photographer Toril Brancher – Associations – photographs… Read more »

Elizabeth Barnett – Everything Familiar Up Close

‘This body of paintings is perhaps the most joyful work I have made to date. Enjoying in everyday magic and finding the space to immerse myself in my work.’ Last year Elizabeth discovered she was pregnant and everything familiar was magnified. Her imagery represents growth, quiet reflection and appreciation for small and often overlooked things…. Read more »

The Painter & The Sculptor

Tania Mosse ‘All the work on show has been made in response to nature. The bronzes started as waxes modeled directly from natural forms. I then juxtaposed parts of these to form new objects. The stone sculpture is inspired more directly from nature and the landscape. I make small studies in clay or plasticine. I… Read more »

Winter Show 2014

Our Winter Exhibition for this Festive Season – ‘the magic of Christmas’. Upstairs in a series of rooms in a domestic interior is an eclectic collection of works by painters, printmakers, sculptors, illustrators, ceramic makers, jewellers & book artists. To name a few… Philippa Robbins – ‘An audience of puppets’ which inspired a series of… Read more »