After some years in the heart of the village, in 2019 Art in Penallt moves to Humble by Nature on the edge of Penallt. Here, Kate Humble and Ludo Graham have established a thriving rural skills centre on a working farm with excellent facilities for events such as this. The exhibition will run from Friday 30th August to Sunday 1st September with a Preview on the evening of Thursday 29th August. All details will be found on the Programme page, as soon as they are confirmed.
Art in Penallt organises an annual art exhibition of high quality, contemporary work in the village of Penallt. The organising team are all local volunteers who have, since 2010, developed a close association with local schools, Made in Monmouthshire, the Inn at Penallt and Creates Gallery. The purpose is to stimulate interest and enthusiasm amongst all age groups in the artistic process of creating a broad range of art and craft forms and to sell a wide variety of high-quality artwork with any profit donated to charity.
Artists, makers and visitors from far afield now recognise Art in Penallt which each year attracts new exhibitors and demonstrators as well as established favourites like our patrons, the potter Walter Keeler and the artist Richard Wills. Curator Ann Bradley and her team are hard at work from January onwards, developing each year’s fine art show. Selecting exhibitors from many applicants is never an easy task and to ensure that the show brings in exciting new artists, exhibitors are not normally selected for more than two consecutive years which can make for tough choices.
At the heart of Humble by Nature is a beautiful, old barn which will house the fine art exhibition for three days while on Saturday & Sunday only, a range of stalls and demonstrations by artists and makers will be found in nearby marquees and gazebos.
* Entrance £2.50 (U16s free) covers the whole event – visit as many times as you like.
* There are facilities to take payments by debit and credit cards, cheques or cash and all purchases may be taken away when paid for.
* There is ample parking and all areas are easily accessible.
* For those making a day of it, the highly regarded Inn at Penallt is just a few minutes away and the Michelin starred The Whitebrook is a 10 minute drive down the Whitebrook valley. The Boat Inn, a famous real ale pub on the banks of the Wye also provides excellent bar meals.
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