arts festival
The first Abergavenny Arts Festival at the end of June celebrated the arts in their broadest sense. The Festival showcased amateur and professional artists from the vibrant local arts scene as well as some exciting talent and interest from further afield.

The Arts Market was on Sunday 1st July 2018

festival stall
This was one of the Art Group's stalls showing members' artwork all with a "water" theme.

festival water
All the paintings on this stall depicted mythology and legends relating to water or the sea.


The Exhibitors for the huge Abergavenny Arts Market included:

Martin Truefitt-Baker Art 
Karen O'Shea
Beth Giles of Giles Gallery
Terri Jones Contemporary Artist - Wales
The Abergavenny Art Group
Mark Zytynski 
Louise Collis - Artist 
Maria Windsor 
Rebecca Burn Artist
DaffiRose Art - By Claire Timbrell
Owl Light
Clare's Botanicals Studio & Gallery
Listening For A Change
Beacons Art
Lee Wright
Tarra Rosenbaum
Sarah Delahoy of DelARTful Designs
GD Woven Textiles
Patricia Clifford
Pauline's paintings and cards 
Louise Jones Art
Denise Di Battista of John Street Gallery
Keira's Natural Photos
Creative Minds Blaina
Juliet Parker-Smith
Eleanor Whiteman
Serena Phillips, Artwork
EweToo Art by JudeLowery
Lesley Wickham
Abigail Williams
Primrose Cottage Designs by Leigh Ann Ellam
Gigi Jones 
Patricia Kelly Artist 
Annie Griffiths
The Workers Gallery
Jill Hobbs Artwork
Byony Hobbs
David Hobbs
Rachael Blakeway Recycled Arts n Crafts
Gray Glass 
Sally Mills Artist
Little Bird
Textiles At The Weir
Cag Rodwell Glass Art 
Chapel Cottage Studio
Robin Tree Designs
Apceramics - monmouth
Cathy Yeates
Mary Cousins
Penny Turnbull- textile art
Tracey Sitch 
Fiona Cran Jewellery 
Frances Bicker
Mari Pugh Yfenni
Iron Baskets
Barbara Bromhead-Wragg Photography
Emma Rhydderch Price
Abbey Jewellery by Helen Carter
Beanie's Bunting
Annie's Glass

The Art Group  participated in the Festival's Art Martket on the Sunday 1st July when the group had six stalls in the Market Hall.

Members work was on display for sale to the public.  Original work, together with prints and cards were displayed.

If you wish to contact the Art Group please use this address:

Contacting the Organisers

To contact  the Arts Festival organisers  e-mail:

The Festival's Website

splashTo visit the Arts Festival's website click on this logo.

bridge 75
Bridge 75
Canal view
sea sun set
Beach sunset

Interpreting the Theme ?  Water or of the Sea

Here were some thoughts on how you might have interpreted "water" or "of the Sea":

Any seascape.

A landscape with rivers, streams, mills, sea, waterfalls etc.

Fish in water, ponds, rivers etc.

People in water, ponds, sea or rivers, etc.

Creatures of the sea, rivers, lakes, streams etc.

A still life of vessels containing water.

Myths and legends relating to the sea, lakes or water.