Art in Penallt - The Nature of Things


Details of the 2012 Event

Participating Artists - details of all participating artists and links to further information about each one are available here.

High Glannau
Prelude - 6 pm - Friday September 7th - Come and see the unusual gardens of Birch Tree Well. More details.
High Glannau - 2.30 pm - Friday September 28th - afternoon tea and a guided walk round this local important Arts and Crafts house. More details.

Dinner and lecture - 7 pm - Friday October 5th – The Inn at Penallt NP25 4SE

The festival will be opened on the Friday evening with a talk at the Inn at Penallt by the brilliant speaker, Simon Trapnell who helped establish ‘Nature in Art', the world's first museum dedicated exclusively to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by nature. Tickets, including dinner, for this event are £35 and will be on sale from Jill Bourchier 01600 775327. Numbers are limited

Fine art exhibition – 10am – 4.30pm Sat 6th & Sun 7th October – Capel Pentwyn, Penallt NP25 4SE

Free Entry. The beautifully converted Capel Pentwyn in the centre of Penallt will once again be transformed into an art gallery for two days. There will be a stunning exhibition of work for sale by well-established local and national artists and makers. Those interested in exhibiting should get in touch with Cathy Farber. Tel: 01600 860476

Click here for a slideshow of photographs taken on Saturday 6th October.

Gwent Wildlife Trust - from 10am Saturday 6th October - Gwent Wildlife Trust Reserve, including Pentwyn Barn, will be open for visitors.

Meet the artists – 5pm – 6pm Sat 6th October – Capel Pentwyn, Penallt NP25 4SE

An opportunity for all to meet and talk with the exhibiting artists over a glass of wine (or fruit juice) in the beautiful Capel Pentwyn. Free entry.

Film Night at Pelham Hall - Saturday 6th October

Tony Hancock shines in this very British comedy about an eccentric, tired of his humdrum London office existence, who re-invents himself as a famous and talented artist in Paris. Seemingly his enthusiasm outstrips his talent until he gains real notoriety through a classic mix-up. A good supporting cast with script by the reliable Galton & Simpson.

Artists in Residence – Sunday 7th October – Babington Meadows

Fine Art Exhibition

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Art Boot sale – 10am- 4.30pm Sunday 7th October – Babington Meadow, Penallt NP25 4SE

Last year saw the first ever art boot sale in this part of the world. It was a really successful event and is sure to be again. This will be fun. Babington Meadow, alongside Capel Pentwyn, is a stunning setting for an ‘Art in the Park’ event. Exhibitors and artists alike may need to raid the attic to find those (possibly) priceless paintings and objêts d’art to put on display in a real car-boot style setting.

Pitches for stalls must be booked in advance as space is limited (a booking form can be downloaded here). A marquee will also be available on the site for those worried about the weather. For general enquiries and booking pitches contact Alastair Robertson (01600 715781)

The proceeds from the event will go to Babington Meadow and the Gwent Wildlife Trust.

Click here for a retrospective of Art in Penallt 2012.

Art Boot Sale
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