You are invited to take part in our February Half Term online craft session.
On Thursday 18th February 10am.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for your Zoom invitation link before 5pm Wednesday 17th February.
If you are unable to attend don’t worry click here for templates
This time I’m going to introduce you to a different way of painting pictures and leave you to experiment yourself once the session is over. I’d love to see what you get up to, so please send me a photo of your master pieces.
As the Museum is currently closed for lockdown, you will need to provide the materials for this. But don’t worry they are easy to get hold of. However, if you are struggling to find/afford any of the materials, please let me know and we can find things for you from St Barbe.
You will need…
- Kids paint in a variety of colours (red, green, blue and yellow and then anything else you have/like)
- Paint brushes
- A cloth
- A pencil
- Sticky tape
- White paper (A4 size or larger)
- Brown crayon
- The vase shape hole sheet (included in email) printed out and cut out – if you do not have a printer then a rough drawing of it will be fine
- Celery bottom (one per family is enough, but they will need to share it)
- Banana (peel on and cut in half or thirds, a piece per child)
- Broccoli (one floret per child)
- Corn on the cob (cut into enough pieces for one per child)
- Lemon or tangerine (cut into quarter chunks, one chunk per child)
- A tray to keep the painted fruit and veg off the table
And finally, if you have any spare pennies to help us continue to provide craft sessions like these (both online and in person, hopefully in the future) then please pop over to our donations page and give us what you can. We are a charity and therefore run on your kind donations https://www.stbarbe-museum.org.uk/support-us/donate.php
Any questions/problems send me an email. Please don’t call the Museum as it is currently closed and only manned sporadically, so there maybe no one there to answer your call.
I look forward to meeting you in half term.
Learning and Engagement Officer
Online submissions for the St Barbe Open start on Friday 19 March at 9am - CLICK HERE FOR SUBMISSION FORM
We welcome paintings, drawings, prints, textiles, sculpture and ceramics
Before you submit your artwork please make sure you have read our Information for Artists and our Terms and Conditions
Online submissions end on 9 April at midnight - artists that are selected to be in the exhibition will be published here on Thursday 22 April!
Young Artist’s Open - no need to submit online, bring your artwork (up to A3 - 297 x 420mm landscape or portrait - mounted on card) to St Barbe on 10 or 11 May with an completed form. More information here
Thank you to everyone entering the St Barbe Open, we really appreciate your support and love looking at ALL the fabulous artwork!
2021 PRIZES - with grateful thanks to our sponsors
The Lymington Business Centre People’s Choice Award (£250)
The Mary and John Symons Memorial Award for best print (£250)
The Coastal Gallery Award for best contemporary abstract work (£100)
The Ted Marsh Memorial Award for best work by an artist aged 18-21 (£100)
The Beaulieu Fine Arts Award for best work by a non-professional artist (£100 of framing)
Young Artists Prizes:
Ted Marsh Memorial Award for Under 7s Artists materials worth £25
Ted Marsh Memorial Award for 7 – 11s Artists materials worth £50
Ted Marsh Memorial Award for 12-17 £75 cash prize
The Young Artist’s prizes are given as a tribute to Ted Marsh, first Chairman of Lymington Museum Trust, who started the project for a museum and art gallery in Lymington. These are generously provided by Mr Gordon Young.
If you have any queries please email email@example.com but keep in mind that we are on part-time furlough… we will get back to you!
IMAGE: Liz Magee, Chips! Successful St Barbe Open 2020 artist
Join Verity in creating your own Spring Inspired Planter… out of household recycling.
Zoom event - to receive your FREE invitation & materials list please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The St Barbe Open Exhibition was held for the first time in 1999 and 21 exhibitions later it is firmly established as a highlight in the local arts calendar: a celebration of the incredible array of talent found in Hampshire and Dorset. Each year hundreds of artworks are submitted to be considered by the panel of professional artists who select the exhibition and award the prizes. St Barbe is proud to provide this showcase for the wonderful creations of our local artistic community.
Do you want to enter your artwork into the St Barbe Open 2021? CLICK HERE
Despite two years of lockdowns and disruption the St Barbe Open has continued and returns this spring for its 21st showing. In the unprecedented circumstances of 2020 and 2021 the Open has given local artists a chance to display the fruits of their creativity during enforced periods of isolation. Last year works referenced the challenges of lockdown and were inspired by the wonders of nature that we have the good fortune to be surrounded by here in the New Forest.
The exhibition is open to any artist, amateur or professional, who can submit up to two paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics or textile works. Usually around 80 are selected and shown to stunning effect in St Barbe’s national-standard galleries. There is no theme and the judges only selection criterion is quality. A wide range of subjects and media is guaranteed including the beautiful, the strange and the humorous.
Prizes sponsored by Kate Welsh, Coastal Gallery and Beaulieu Fine Arts are awarded for the best print, abstract and work by a non-professional artist, while the Lymington Business Centre Award gives all exhibition visitors a chance to vote for the People’s Choice prize.
For the last three years the museum has also run a Young Artist’s Open which welcomes entrants from a few months to eighteen years old to exhibit alongside the adult entries, encouraging our young people to get creative from their earliest years. Long-time St Barbe supporter Gordon Young generously offers four ‘Ted Marsh Awards’ in cash and artists materials in memory of the museum’s founding chairman.
Image: Joan Willingham - Frying Pan & Eggs. 2020 Prize winner.
Celebrating the Natural History of The British Isles
Calling all children and families, head to St Barbe for a WILD encounter!
Have you ever been up close to a Gannet in full dive as it plummets towards the sea to catch fish, or managed to catch a glimpse of the elusive Red Squirrel as it scampers into the trees above you? This summer you can enjoy some of Britain’s finest wildlife when touring natural history exhibition company Blue Tokay bring their fantastic exhibition ‘WILD’ to Lymington for the first time.
There is an array of animals on display, some familiar and some less so. These include a Red Fox, a Barn Owl in mid swoop and a slice through a pond to see Great Crested Newts. Visitors can get up close and personal with taxidermy and model specimens to learn lots about the biology and ecology of these animals.
The exhibition looks at the environmental pressures these animals face and visitors can learn about how they can help to conserve wild habitats. The displays are set against a backdrop of beautiful landscape images by wildlife photographer Graeme Peacock. Also included are interactives that will engage young visitors with sound effects, images and fun play!
Watch out for wicked workshops and activities to inspire and learn more!