Tag: art

An Audience of Puppets by Philippa Robbins

A true highlight of this year’s Winter Show – Philippa Robbins “An Audience of Puppets” which inspired a series of wall based works on paper with an immediate question: Who exactly is the audience? Is it the viewer or is it the puppets? The puppets themselves, whether watching, or being watched, or both, are based on family and friends… Read more »

Pepe Heykoop’s Paper Vase Covers

Santa’s solution to the perfect stocking filler for lovers of design, this beautiful hand-stitched paper vase cover will fit any empty bottle. It is adjusted in size by rolling up the paper and the triangular structure allows it to mould around the bottle. The paper vase comes flat packed in a matching envelope. The whole… Read more »

Halloween with Seren

In our Halloween window (put together by Katherine), we have a small collection of dark and chilling ghost stories, published by Seren (welsh for star). One of the most interesting independent publishing houses in Britain (based in Bridgend, Wales), Seren nurtures and publishes talented writers and poets whose outstanding quality is recognised around the world. If you… Read more »

Philippa Robbins – Magical Thinking

Our new exhibition ‘Magical Thinking‘ is now open and runs until 26th October. It is such a pleasure to be showing this first solo show by Philippa Robbins, a new, emerging talent. Paintings, drawings, Mexican tin nichos, Russian dolls, maquettes… this really is a whole cast of supporting works. Marceline (see image left) is a… 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 »

Stone Carving Workshops with Matt Caines

Sculptor, Matt Caines, is offering a unique opportunity to learn stone carving at his workshop in Abergavenny. Matt has been exhibiting his work at The Art Shop for a number of years, and having recently moved to the area with his family, has set up a purpose built studio to offer evening and weekend classes. He… Read more »

William Brown – Some newly discovered work

‘The design of his pictures might be glaringly simple, the colour dazzlingly pure and his calligraphy instantly readable by a child, but the meanings remain tantalisingly elusive.’  Laura Gascoigne ( ‘From under the bed’  2009 exhibition at The Art Shop) Our current exhibition ‘Some newly discovered work’ runs until 22nd September. This is a rare… Read more »

George Rowlett – A Given Glory

Our new show A Given Glory – George Rowlett’s Flower Paintings opened on 22nd June to a joyous response. More usually known for his thick, sumptuous, glowing landscape paintings, George  brings the same intense energy and lightness of touch to this collection of flower paintings. Their first showing in Wales, and in fact, some of… Read more »

Marks of Intent – Helen Booth & Nicky Hodge

Our new show ‘Marks of Intent’ has just opened. Paintings, drawings and mono prints by two painters, Helen Booth and Nicky Hodge. Both wonderful mark makers. Why not pay us a visit. Find out more here