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

FIONA FRANK

8th May - 19th June

 

The next show in the Village shop cafe from May 8th to June 19th is work by Fiona Frank. She writes about her work as follows.

 

“Fiona prefers to let the pictures speak for themselves. She resists categorisation as she has also avoided association with any particular 'school', but chooses to stay free from such fetters and allow herself to take whatever route the subject matter suggests. If forced to describe her work, she says the term 'impressionist / expressionist' could be applied, and in many ways this is a good summary.

 

Her vivid and vital work draws its inspiration from some of the most beautiful displays of nature - woodlands, gardens, meadows, flowers, lakes, rivers, streams, moorland and coastlines - where she likes to capture the spirit of the place by painting en plein air. This brings with it the added demands of working against time to capture particular combinations of light and shadow, and to beat the weather: indeed some of her favourite works have resulted from the special light in between showers, responding to the extra challenge of avoiding the worst that the environment can send!

Colin Molyneux