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

REBECCA WEISSBORT

11th September to 23rd October 2017

Travel through colour and form

 

Rebecca came to the Wye Valley fifteen years ago with her late husband, artist George Weissbort. Having grown up in rural Tennessee, she was seeking a retreat in the countryside where she could keep bees and chickens, have a veggie patch, paint and play music.

 

This exhibition comes from her love of colour, nature and travel. In her early 20s Rebecca was inspired by Rudolf Steiner’s work and philosophy. After attending a workshop, she wanted to find out more about his approach to colour, which she then studied, first in upstate New York and then with Beppa Assenza in Switzerland. With her background as a teacher of special needs, Rebecca was searching for a way to use colour in her work with adults and children.

 

After finishing her studies in Switzerland, she was invited to lecture, exhibit and teach in Sussex and London. Here she met her husband George, who already was a very respected artist.

 

On moving to the Wye Valley, Rebecca put down her brush and took on the roles of project manager, interior designer, landscape artist and general support to her husband’s work. Now, after many years, Rebecca has resumed her own painting and is exhibiting some of the results. Proceeds will go to the art fund of supporting young Inspiring artist. If interested check online: www.georgeweissbort.com