Monnow Valley Arts Centre opened in 2007 and became a registered charity in 2008. The centre is situated in an area of outstanding beauty on the border of England and Wales. The name comes from the River Monnow which forms the border between Herefordshire and Monmouthshire.
Charlotte Howarth is holding two lettering workshops on 28 September from 10 am - 1 pm and from 2 - 5 pm.
The workshops are designed for all ages and you can do one or both.
Cost for the half day workshop is £30 per person, friends and patrons of Monnow Valley Arts £25. Materials will be provided, as well as refreshments but please bring your own lunch.
The 2013 greetings cards list and order form is now available for your Christmas and general greetings card needs! This is a valuable fund raiser for the Monnow Valley Arts Charity, as we still run the centre without funding!
In the GALLERY:
The DODO is Dead: Long Live the DODO, An Ecological Disaster Story
7 September - 27 October 2013
The sad story of the demise of the Dodo, told by items from the collection of Ralfe Whistler. Art, artifacts, memorabilia and Dodo bones tell the story of the Dodo and how it became extinct.
Accompanied by an illustrated catalogue £3 including postage. PDF preview of the catalogue.
In the STUDIO:
Words Set Free: A Letter Exchange Touring Exhibition
7 September - 27 October 2013
The exhibition showcases works by members of Letter Exchange around the theme of Free Speach. In an ecclectic and exciting mix of material, the works on display present a cross section of all kinds of professional lettering artists, from typographers and font designers to calligraphers and laser cutters.
All works are made to a set size of 40 x 40 cm.
An exhibition catalogue is available: £10
* 23 March - 21 April:
Risen! Art of the Crucifixion and Eastertide
* 4 May - 30 June
Material Words by Richard Kindersley
* 6 July – 1 September
Richard Greatrex: Resistance Reimagined
* 7 September – 27 October
The Dodo is Dead: Long Live the Dodo
*4 May – 30 June
Tashi Mannox: Illuminated Optimism
*6 July– 1 September
Richard Bavin; Painting the Landscape
*7 September - 27 October
Words Set Free - A Letter Exchange Touring Exhibition
*May to October 2013
Julian Wild: Sculptures
Opening on 6 July until 1 September 2013:
In the gallery: Richard Greatrex: Resistance Re-imagined
An exhibition of photographs based on Owen Sheer's novel Resistance. More information on the exhibition and the invitation card to be found here
In the Studio: Richard Bavin: Painting the Landscape
An exhibition of drawings, watercolours and paintings of our local landscape. More information on the exhibition and the invitation card to be found here
ART OF THE CRUCIFIXION and EASTERTIDE
An Exhibition of works from the Methodist Church Collection of Modern Christian Art complemented
by the work of Contemporary Artists.
A fully illustrated catalogue of the 30 works in the exhibition is available from Monnow Valley Arts and at the exhibition venues price £10 post included
During Eastertide other exhibitions of Modern and Contemporary Christian Art (some from the
Methodist Modern Art Collection) will be held at various venues near Monnow Valley Arts. Full details to be found in this separate brochure.
Modern Christian Art from the Methodist Art Collection and other sources:
Roy De Maistre
Francis Newton Souza
From 12 - 23 February Wolseley Fine Arts will be exhibiting at The Gallery in Cork Street, 28 Cork Street, London W1S 3NG
John Buckland Wright (1897-1954)
Heart's Desire, Drawings and engravings.
Open Monday - Friday 11 am - 6 pm
Saturdays 11 am - 3 pm
A fully illustrated catalogue is available at £10 including P&P or can be downloaded here:
For more information and if you are interested in aquiring a work by John Buckland Wright, visit the Wolseley website or call 01873 860 525 or 07770234 889 during exhibition days.
The MONNOW VALLEY Big Draw
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11, 12 & 13 October
10 am - 4 pm
Come and join local artist Kate Raggett help to create the Monnow Valley Big Draw, a community effort for all ages to join in with and add ideas to.
It is free, lots of people, lots of ideas, one big drawing. We will use diverse materials such as wool, willow, conkers, apples, pine cones, lavender and anything you bring that you think would be useful to add in.
We want as many community groups as possible to come and help. Everyone from toddlesr to OAP's. There is access for cars and mini buses direct to the field for the hard of walking and wheelchair users.
After the drawing has been finished, Kate will go up in a helicopter and photograph the finished art work, which will be over 20 metres wide. We will send an image f the drawing to all those who joined in.
Opening on 1 September is the last exhibition of this season:
In the studio there is a selling exhibition of British Original Book Illustrations. A list of available works is here: Print List
Information and a printable booking form for the Monnow Valley Academy events for 2012 can be found here
We are participating in H-art, Hereford Art Week, from 8 - 16 September and are open every day from 11 am - 5 pm during this period.
Apart from the exhibitions in the gallery and studio, there is sculpture, carved lettering and ceramics in the gardens and Flora Fremantle has created a Labyrinth in the memory field, especially for H-art, so please come and walk it! Flora will be available to ask questions and talk about her work at the weekends.
On the 30 of June we opened the exhibition of works by Ben Nicholson: Ben Nicholson (1894 - 1982) Defining Structure and Space by Line. The exhibition will run till 26 August.
Most works in the exhibition come from private collections and originally from the Helen Sutherland collection. Helen Sutherland met Nicholson in 1925 and became his most important patron. Her insight into the nature of Nicholson's art was immediate at a time when few understood it. She saw Nicholson's work as spiritual and not materialistic. Over 40 years Helen Sutherland purchased more than 40 works from Nicholson.
We are most grateful for the loan of these works, many unseen since the Helen Sutherland collection was exhibited by the Arts Council in 1970/1.
A 20 page illustrated catalogue with a foreword by David Prentice and an introduction by Rupert Otten accompanies the exhibition. The Sutherland collection has been supplemented with some additional works by Ben Nicholson, which will be for sale.You can either order a copy (£5 + £1.50 p&p) by phone or e-mail or download it for free here: Nicholson catalogue.
A printable invitation to the event can be found here
In the studio, to coincide with the Nicholson exhibition, we will have works on show by Modern British and European masters such as Henry Moore, David Jones, John Piper, Graham Sutherland, Pierre Bonnard, Henri Hayden, Paul Serusier and Edouard Vuillard.
A complete illustrated list can be found here.
David Prentice: 75th Birthday Celebration in the Gallery
In the Artists Studio :
Charles MacCarthy - Landscapes of the Monnow Valley
Bridget Drakeford - Ceramics
The Romantic Landscape in Wales: John Piper, Graham Sutherland & Ralph Maynard Smith in the Gallery
Reg Boulton Images of Herefordshire in the Artists Studio
In association with Wolseley Fine Arts: PRINTS 2011 and Selected Drawings: works by Edward Ardizzone, Edgar Holloway, David Jones, John Piper, Graham Sutherland, Samuel Palmer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Leon Underwood, Reg Boulton, John Buckland Wright, Edward Gordon Craig, Albert garrett, Eric Gill, Dennis Tegetmeier and Sir Kyffin Williams. 2 - 14 April. Opening times: Thursday & Friday 11 am - 5 pm, Saturday & Sunday 2 - 5 pm.