At the Art Shop and Chapel, Abergavenny, May 8th 2015.
To coincide with the Welsh Architecture Festival in April, I will be showing work from the Stormy Castle project at the Art Shop’s new Chapel space in Abergavenny. Work includes paintings and a 102 piece installation, Flock. Flock was inspired by the birdlife around the site and was constructed using Doka end ties used in the forming of the poured concrete walls which are a feature of the dwelling. Stormy Castle was the Concrete Society’s 2014 Building winner.
From the W.A.F. programme:
Time and Place is an exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Philippa Robbins examining landscapes undergoing deliberate change.
In 2012 Philippa was invited by Loyn and Co to be Artist in Residence on their Stormy Castle project in Gower. The Stormy Castle paintings, 39 works on handmade khadi paper, document the clearing of the site of the original building and detail the preparation for the construction of the new dwelling. Stormy Castle went on to win many awards, including the RIBA Manser Medal, and original plans, supporting work and photographs of the finished dwelling from the architects’ practice also feature in the show.
Three large works from an earlier project documenting the Prospect Place development in Cardiff Bay are also on display.
Time and Place is showing at the newly converted Chapel Gallery in Market Street, Abergavenny, from Saturday 9th May until Saturday June 6th. You are invited to attend the Private View, which will be held from 7pm to 9pm on Friday 8th May. Please see www.artshopandgallery.co.uk for further details.