Abergavenny Art Group

seascapeAbergavenny Art group celebrated its 80th year in 2017.  It always welcomes new members!  We meet twice monthly on a Monday evening and if you appreciate art, we think you should join us.

Our group of community artists meet to work together and critique each others work.  The mutual support and encouragement given has seen this group grow and their skills increase.

The above painting is by Katherine Jordan and is titled Beachscene after Ken Howard. The painting appearing below is called Aspects of Orsay by John Hurst.

OrsayOur members are like minded people who get together to discuss their work and exchange advice and tips, professional artists who want to encourage and help others develop their skills, amateur artists who want to improve their skills, and beginners who want to learn to paint, draw or express their ideas on canvas.  We have an extensive and interesting library of art books, videos and DVDs.  Our reading and video libraries will enable you to improve your work and learn new skills in the quiet of your own home.

If you live in Abergavenny or the neighbouring towns of Govilon, Llanellen, Blaenavon, Brynmawr, Blaina, Gilwern, or Crickhowell, why not come along for a visit and watch us work. It does not matter if you are a beginner or a professional artist.  We are a friendly bunch of people and welcome all ages.  Details of our programme of events are given.

jantien powellThe Art Group's Programme of events includes talks and demonstrations in various media.  Jantien Powell (left) gave a demonstration on including figures into landscapes.  Wood sculptor Neil Gow has given a presentation about his many pieces of work utilising tools from chain saws to chisels.

We have a yearly exhibition of the paintings and artwork of our members.  Entrance to view the exhibition is free.

There's something for you!

Whether you like to do watercolours, acrylics, oil painting, pastels, encaustic wax. sketching, multi-media or perhaps you just like art, there is something for everyone.  For details of how you can contact the Art Group click here.

market stallAbergavenny Art Group usually has a stall at the Art and Craft fairs in Abergavenny Market.  They are held every month (on the second Thursday) between April and December. Come along and see the many stalls in the market.  If you are interested in joining in, contact info@abergavennyartists.co.uk

80 years old and counting !

historyThe Abergavenny Art Group was founded in 1937 and has a unique history which you can read by clicking on this button.

The Abergavenny Arts Festival 

spring exhibitionThe Art Group is hoping to participate in the second Arts Festival for Abergavenny.  A new page has been created to bring you the new information on the 2019 Festival as it becomes available.  Click on the image to the left to find out more.

We welcome your views

If you would like to leave feedback, seek information, please email  info@abergavennyartists.co.uk

Our aims and objectives

  • to stimulate and promote the appreciation and encouragement of the arts and crafts.
  • to help train and educate in the process of creating art projects.
  • to promote design art projects and the development of a high level of artistic quality.
  • to introduce creative skills to children and adults, thereby providing them with tools to articulate their ideas and observations and the confidence to transform their physical environment.


The Art Group's programme of events includes workshops where members and visitors can undertake their own art projects or follow one of the suggested themes.  Click on the above image to see the Programme of workshops and presentations.

Annual Exhibitions

entryformThe Art Group's 82nd annual exhibition is open daily until 3rd August at Holy Trinity Church Hall in Baker St, Abergavenny.

For some images of the paintings that were on display at recent exhibitions  go to Gallery 7 and Gallery 9.

Annual General Meeting

The AGM was held on 13th May at the Abergavenny Community Centre at 7:30pm. The details of the Committee, Officers and Helpers are given on the Contact page.

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Visit our Page 3

page 3There is more information about the Art Group on our Page 3

New Members

We always welcome new members. We each have various levels of experience ranging from the absolute beginner to the professional who earn a living from their art.


Yearly membership costs  £30 for 2019 to 2020. Membership fees should ideally be paid by the end of May each year.

downloadClick here for a membership form.

Privacy Policy

PolicyData protection legislation requires that Members give consent to the Art Group holding and using his/her data.  Click on the above image to see the Policy.

Meetings and events

We hold lectures and events throughout the year, some of which will be open to the general public and advertised here.

We meet twice monthly on a Monday, alternating lectures with workshops at the Abergavenny Community Centre (the former Park St School) at 7-30pm. Visitors are welcome at £2 per evening.

Brian WheelerAt one such evening Brian Wheeler (pictured) provided a demonstration of his pastel painting.

The lectures are interesting and inspiring with a chance to try out new skills and techniques at the workshops which are becoming increasingly popular.

Members' Survey

surveyPlease would you undertake a short survey of your interests in art to help the Art Group fine tune its programme of events.  Click here to Participate in the Survey.

AAG Newsletters

Recent and backcopies of the Newsletter are available by choosing from the list:

Autumn 2016
Spring 2017
Autumn 2017
Spring 2018
Summer 2018
New Year 2019
Summer 2019

Find our artists

In Memoriam

Agnes Beverley Burton

Alan Barnie

Joyce Bracchi

Ron Morris

Get away on a Painting Holiday?

holidayIf this is of some interest, visit Page 3 for a few suggestions.


iPad Art

finger figurative
Do you make art, sketches and drawings on your iPad or other tablet?  Melanie Davies does with her "finger figurative" pictured above. If you do, we'd be interested to see some of your work and know which app you use.

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Art Supplies

For details of Jackson's Art Supplies click on the above image.