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.

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


9th April to 21st May 2018


Katie Benge


Born in Anglesey, she comes from a family of artists and before settling in the Forest of Dean five years ago led a nomadic life, travelling extensively as a child with her RAF family, and later with her New Zealand born husband.


This has given her a wide perspective on the living world and its forms and she now draws her inspiration from the wild creatures which surround her in her Forest home. She captures their movement and vitality in great detail on wood and slate, drawing each piece carefully by hand, with Indian ink and quill.


Katie studied Art and Media at Middlesex, and Humberside Universities. For the past 15 years she has won awards for her work as a Graphic Designer for major advertising agencies, brands and design and direct marketing companies. This has been both in the UK, and in New Zealand.


She likes working in a broad range of media and has a wide portfolio, which includes painting, illustration, photography and graphic pieces.


Freelancing for the last seven years, Katie has had recent local exhibitions : ‘Things with Wings’, at the New Leaf Art Gallery, Monmouth and ‘The Names of the Hare’, at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester.


We look forward to her forthcoming Brockweir exhibition with great interest and anticipation.


Annie Charlton