St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery

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re-stART online fundraiser

6 October 2020

Time to re-stART: works by renowned artists to be auctioned for St Barbe

Like all cultural institutions, St Barbe Museum + Art Gallery in Lymington has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.  We need financial help to keep this treasured institution running and to maintain the heritage collection of the New Forest coast.  

On 9th November 2020, St Barbe is launching a seven day online auction, re-stART, selling 38 selected pieces of art generously donated by artists of national standing.  These includes pieces from John Illsley, Chris Whitaker, Pete Gilbert, Robert King, Will Rochfort and many more local and national artists. View the artwork HERE

Using the DONATE platform, buyers can bid for these pieces and proceeds will go to support our Community and Schools programmes.  St Barbe works with children, families, the elderly and minority groups to provide education, social engagement and just fun! We provide Craft Activities in school holidays, Knit and Natter groups, social history conversation, Teach on the Beach, and so on.

John Illsley from Dire Straits, who is also an established artist with artwork worldwide, said 'I hope that my painting raises lots of money for St Barbe and for their community projects.'

Bids can be placed from 9th -15th November HERE Bidders will be kept updated by text and email (the auction works like eBay) 

Image: Detail from Chris Whittaker

re-stART online fundraiser

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