As part of St Barbe Museum and Art Galley’s exhibition The Seasons, Hampshire Poet 2020, Kathryn Bevis, will be leading an autumnal poetry-writing workshop in response to images and poems in the exhibition itself.
Whether you’re an experienced poet or a complete beginner keen to explore the wonderful practice of writing poems in response to other artworks, you’ll find the prompts and sensory stimulus to gather the raw material for your poem, as well as tuition and guidance in how to craft an original poem of your own. Come prepared to play!
In the comfort of your own home via Zoom
£20 contact St Barbe to book your place firstname.lastname@example.org
To celebrate our wonderful Seasons exhibition we have designed some fun season related family crafts. However, this October half term’s family activities are going to be a little different than normal…
Due to the current restrictions we can’t invite families to come and do crafts here with us, so instead we are asking them to join in with us in their own homes via Zoom!
You need to collect a FREE craft pack from St Barbe Museum beforehand and then join us on Zoom in the school holidays for a ‘craft along’
Either on Wednesday 28 October 10-10.40am or Thursday 29 October 2-2.40pm.
SORRY WE ARE FULLY BOOKED!
To do this they need to email email@example.com to book a pack and receive a Zoom link.
The packs also includes instructions just in case they can’t access the Zoom sessions, and there will be a ‘how to’ video posted to our website after the event.
On 9th November 2020, St Barbe is launching a seven day online auction, re-stART, selling 40 pieces of art generously donated by artists of national standing. These includes pieces from John Illsley - from Dire Straits, Chris Whitaker, Pete Gilbert, Robert King, Will Rochfort and many more local and national artists. See the artwork HERE
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.
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 Children’s Craft Activities in school holidays, Knit and Natter groups and social history conversations.
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 9 to 15 November HERE Bidders will be kept updated by text and email (the auction works like eBay).
Celebrating the art of wood engraving over the last 100 years this special exhibition marking the founding centenary of the Society of Wood Engravers ‘Scene Through Wood’ charts the history and global spread of this widely loved art form.
Including early engravers such as Albrecht Dürer, Thomas Bewick and William Blake the exhibition will begin by charting the history and development of wood engraving.
The show’s focus will be diverse engravings by notable 20th-century artists such as John and Paul Nash, Eric Gill, Eric Ravilious and Lucien Pissarro. Mid-century greats will be prominent including, Henry Moore, M.C. Escher and Gertrude Hermes.
More recent outstanding figures such as Monica Poole, Edwina Ellis, Simon Brett and Anne Desmet will also be represented, along with selected engravings from international artists across the globe including Russia, China and Japan.
‘Scene Through Wood’ will demonstrate the medium’s many and varied uses in commercial applications. From book illustration, such as those for JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series, to advertising and labelling, through to large scale public art projects the exhibition will demonstrate how wood engraving, whilst inherently a medium that rejoices in the miniature, can be scaled up impressively to mural size.
IMAGE: Monica Mary Poole - Dead Trees Sheppey