The Brockweir and Hewelsfield Village Shop celebrates ten years serving its community

 

Opened in 2004 by HRH Prince Charles and now an established award winning community project

Art Exhibitions

In the café area we host exhibitions of local artists' work.

The work is on show for 6 weeks and sometimes begins with a private view.

Paintings and photographs are for sale and the shop take a small percentage of any pictures sold.

Our art committee consists of three local people (two artists and one member of the Village Shop Committee), who are very keen to maintain a reasonably high standard of work, so the artists are asked to send some reproductions of their work and a summary of any exhibitions they have been a part of.

As well as the permanent art exhibition, there are often various locally produced craft items for sale in the shop.

 

The new Brockweir & Hewelsfield Village Shop 2017 Calendar
is now on sale at the shop

 

Great as a Christmas stocking filler for all those distant (or not so distant) relatives. Hurry up and get one before they all get snapped up.

Notes for Exhibitors:

If you are interested in exhibiting in 2016/2017, you can download an application form and print it out and send it, with a selection of photographs of your work, to the shop. Full instructions can be found in the application form. If you are unable to download or print the form, they can be obtained by emailing or visiting the Brockweir Village Shop.

Download the Arts and Photography application form here

 

 

Permanently on show is the splendid wall hanging created by a talented number of local residents.  This wonderful work shows the local area and attractions rendered in a mix of fabrics and textiles.

 

 

 

On the café walls

ANTHEA BEE

31st July to 11th September 2017

 

Anthea Bee’s print work is on show in the cafe from July 31st until September 11th.

 

She writes:

 

"The art I produce and am displaying here is relief printmaking. This type of art form involves cutting into a printing surface, such as wood or lino, and inking the remaining surface to produce the image. The image can be produced from one block for a single colour, or several blocks to create a multiple colour design.

 

"I have lived in the Forest of Dean for 26 years and have worked in the NHS for most of this time. A couple of years ago I joined an art group at Plough House in Chepstow where I was introduced to lino cutting and immediately took to the process. I begin by drawing the design, then transfer it to the block of wood or lino and cut away. Finally, I roll the surface with oil-based ink and pull the print by hand burnishing or using a printing press.

 

"I was eager to learn more about printmaking and subsequently attended courses at Spike Print Studios, Bristol and The Yard Art Space in Cheltenham. My inspiration comes from a variety of sources, mostly from nature, but also from the locality, the Forest of Dean being an area rich in subject matter for creating designs".