Drop in feedback – Thursday 12th December 2019


Well, it’s now one week on, but it’s fantastic to hear Newport still buzzing after last weekend’s #AOTH2019 😍 As promised, we’re going to be holding a drop in feedback session on Thursday 12th December at Ye Olde Murenger House on High Street between 6-8pm.

Thanks to Rob for hosting – it’s a quiet venue, is wheel chair accessible and for those worried about childcare, children are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult… we would love to hear feedback from little Newportonians too!

Don’t worry if you can’t make it though – you can contact us directly to arrange feedback privately ➡️ artonthehillnewport@gmail.com ⬅️ or you can fill out our online forms below. The deadline for ALL feedback is SUNDAY 15th DECEMBER:

Audience – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1maGRpCZ6GBP7w5kPhxBNElG5FueGohK-W7kTrjtopMk/edit

Venue – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XPUI5kr4gZNWYm9tmOtZBc2JzJvRx-OmqW-dpW7B96A/edit?usp=drive_web

Participants – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1afYn2BLHU7CYvAmnKO2Qy-djsQSBn68j76A7rXy1UUw/edit

Hope to see you then! Thanks again for taking part & coming out to support the arts across Newport. #artsnewydd

Team AOTH x

AOTH2019: Raffle on the Hill

Prizes on the raffle table #AOTH2019

The news everyone has been waiting for… here are the winners of the Art On The Hill Newport prize draw, drawn at 5:30pm on Sunday 24th November at Cwtsh Arts Centre:

1st Prize: Hegarty Simons (#69) – A4, colour print by artist Kate Mercer
2nd Prize: Russell Cooper (#67) – Porcelain, cloud bowl by artist Caroline Mercer
3rd Prize: Cheryl Bedwin (#56) – Landscape painting by artist Pauline Price
4th Prize: Imogen Simons (#68) – 1-2-1 workshop with Leigh Davies making kinetic artworks from recycled materials
5th Prize: Jade Williams (#55) – Zine making workshop with artist, Smash Mouse
6th Prize: Justin Teddy Cliffe (#66) – Photobook, Front Row by Mario Testino
7th Prize: Nicky V (#63) – Photobook, FACE: The new photographic portrait book
8th Prize: Meg Clark (#54) – Book From Print to Stitch: Tips and Techniques for Hand-printing and Stitching on Fabric
9th Prize: £15 M&S gift voucher – Ellie Wade (#60)

And last but by no means least… 
10th Prize: James Milne (#62) – Artisan cards by artist Ella Wilding

Congratulations to our winners! We’ll be in touch this week to arrange collection of your prizes. #artsnewydd #stampsmeanprizes

Thank you (again) to everyone who took part and especially those who collected their stamps for #aoth2019 !

Thanks also to everyone who donated prizes this year – you rock!

Diolch Casnewydd #AOTH2019

Many thanks from the Art on the Hill Team

To all who came, to all who saw & especially those who braved the rain – diolch yn fawr iawn Casnewydd 🙌🧡🌟 

Art on the Hill Newport is over for another year and we would love to hear from you if you were involved in any way: as an audience member, a venue host or a participant (artist/designer/maker). Follow the links below to leave online feedback, of which we would be VERY appreciative:

Audience – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1maGRpCZ6GBP7w5kPhxBNElG5FueGohK-W7kTrjtopMk/edit

Venue – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XPUI5kr4gZNWYm9tmOtZBc2JzJvRx-OmqW-dpW7B96A/edit?usp=drive_web

Participants – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1afYn2BLHU7CYvAmnKO2Qy-djsQSBn68j76A7rXy1UUw/edit

We also have some important dates for your diary… 27th / 28th / 29th November 2020. You guessed it, #AOTH2020 ! We don’t hang around. 😁😆🤪

You can continue to follow all updates on our social media as they come in – search #AOTH2019 & #artsnewydd

#AOTH2019 + Parking

Are you driving to Art on the Hill this year? If so, the following rules apply.
First rule of Art on the Hill is… do NOT leave NP20 with a penalty charge notice.

Second rule of Art on the Hill is… do NOT leave NP20 with a penalty charge notice.

Seriously though, we know how much it smarts*, especially on the old wallet, so we thought we’d share some hints and tips to help you abide by the rules/avoid the pain.

Please be weary that the majority of Art on the Hill takes place in, or close to, a residential area. This means roadside parking requires a residential permit, or allows parking for a limited time only, typically 1 hour maximum. We recommend arriving early to scout an appropriate place, but please be courteous to residents when considering your parking space.

There is plenty of parking in Newport City Centre, but in the run up to Christmas, City Centre parking, i.e., Friars Walk and Kingsway, will be busy and expensive, e.g., NCP. We recommend the car park at Civic Centre, aka. Faulkner Road Car Park. This will place you close to MANY of the venues for #AOTH2019

For all council owned car parks (apart from Maindee), the following charges apply: 

  • up to three hours = £2.50 
  • three to five hours = £4.50 
  • over five hours = £6.00  

Hope this is helpful and that you don’t get a fine!

*verb. (3rd person present): causing a sharp stinging pain

Venue Map & Event Listing, Part II

Venue Map + Event Listing, AOTH2019

As promised, our #AOTH2019 Booklet has recently returned from the printers 💥💥💥 and is available for download as a PDF on both the Events page and Venues page.

Those of you who have taken part in Art on the Hill before will notice that the booklet is in a slightly different format: larger, A3 poster size with a double gate fold! 🙌

As before, it is double-sided, with the map and events sharing one side. On the reverse, is a list of featured artists, list of sponsors and the back cover has a place for your collection of venue stamps – up to 10 this year. If you can’t quite picture it, see below:

AOTH2019 Booklet – Reverse of Map

Because of the fold we have chosen, it’s a bit difficult to read online but if you are accepting of the challenge, you can download a PDF of the reverse side of the map (the front cover) below:

Paper copies of the #AOTH2019 booklet are being folded and distributed to venues this week.

Where would we be without artists?

Arts on the Hill 2019 will bring a long list of Newport’s finest artists, makers and creatives to your doorstep.

This year we thank: Alex Mines, Alix Edwards, Alun Jennings, Andrea Carney, Andrew Podmore, Andy Nawrowski, Anthony Carter, Ash Raymond James, Barrie J. Morgan, Becky Lewis, Ben Dunnett, Ben Meredith (Meredith & Son), Billy Windsor (Fugly Art Society), Carl Butcher, Caroline Mercer, Charlie Rawlins, Christine Hanbury, Chris Goddard, Clytha Park Primary School, Conor Elliott, Cris Hanbury, Dai Howell, Danielle Mayer, David Green, Dean Lewis, Dilip Sinha, Diverse Manners, Eamon Sweeny, Emma Curthoys, Gary-Martin Rolinson, Hummadruz (Stuart Bawler), Ieuan Berry, Ifor Wood, Inga Burrows, Jamie Grundy (HMP Prescoed FC), John Briggs, John Crerar, John Meredith (Meredith & Son), Jonathan Sherwood, Kamila J, Kate Mercer, Leanne Evans, Leigh Davies, Lianne Bowen, Lucy Jane Purrington, Marega Palser, Marion Cheung, Mark Haworth, Martin Browning, Martyn Davies, Meg Bateman, Megan Fraser, Meurig Watkins, Mr & Mrs Clark, Newport Photo Marathon, Operasonic, Patricia Clifford, Patrick Sullivan, Paul Byrne, Pauline Price, Petter Rylan, Pink Dot, Pip Tudor, RedZip + Guests, Rhian Davie, Rhys Powell, Richard Frame, Richard Powell, Robert Smith, Ron McCormick, Rosemary Edwards, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Sadie Tovey, Sarah Davies, Sarah Featherstone, Sarah Goodey, Sarah Marshall, Serafina, Sonja Beer, Stephen Hammet, Steven George Jones, St Woolos Primary School, Susan Williams, Suze De Lee, Tanya Whittaker, Tara Candlin, TEMMAH, The Abstract Man, The People’s Gallery and Vincent Dyke and creating, making, exhibiting, performing and sharing.

Where will you find these artists, makers and creatives?

Every year we produce a venue map and event listings for you to follow the Art Trail and stamp the venues you have visited. This year’s will be back from the printers and available for your viewing pleasure ASAP.

Check back to the blog, or your preferred social media outlet(!), to find out exactly where your new favourite artist is hiding this year.


Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/AOTH.NP20

Twitter – https://twitter.com/AOTH_NP20

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/aoth.np20

Our poster has landed…

And our poster has landed 💥💥💥 Diolch yn fawr iawn Matt Jarrett and Vaughan Jordan for another year of sharing their hard work and design expertise to #AOTH2019 – Loving your work guys! Couldn’t do it without you.

The lads are working hard on art trail map as we speak 🙌🙌🙌 For live updates as they happen, follow us on our social media channels:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/AOTH.NP20

Twitter – https://twitter.com/AOTH_NP20

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/aoth.np20

Team AOTH x

The countdown begins…

Read all about it - South Wales Argus headline, 26th November 2018
Read all about it – South Wales Argus headline, 26th November 2018

Thank you for everyone who has got in touch so far about taking part with #AOTH2019 – this year is already promising to be bigger and better than ever! If you want to register to take part, please complete this Google form by midnight SUNDAY 6th OCTOBER 2019 as best as you can to get the ball rolling ⬇️⬇️⬇️


For all other enquiries, please email artonthehillnewport@gmail.com

Diolch, Team AOTH x

Registration open for #AOTH2019

Hello everyone,

Just a quick message to let you know registration is now open for people to get involved with this year’s art trail in the West side of Newport.

We are actively looking for participants, particularly residential and domestic locations to host happenings and events during our programme in November 2019 – as such we are holding an open house walk through this week <EVENT INFO HERE> to meet new hosts and participants, and give you ideas of how you yourselves could support #AOTH2019

Registration closes midnight on Sunday 6th October 2019 – contribution fee towards print costs payable at this time. Please contact artonthehillnewport@gmail.com for more information.

For the most up to date information, check out our Facebook page.