FREE Children’s Craft Activities
When: TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS during August
Where: Emsworth Recreation Ground - along School Lane next to St Barbe.
Different crafts each session - for all ages.
Just turn up and join in the FUN!
Subject to weather restrictions please check Facebook for updates.
With grateful thanks to Beaulieu Beaufort Foundation and Heritage Fund for their support.
Bringing St Barbe to the High Street…
St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery are uniting with shops in the High Street to reveal what the buildings used to look like. We are delighted with the response from the shop managers, every single shop we approached have said yes to having a poster in their window, helping to create a trail to discover what the shops used to sell and how different they look in 2020 from the wonderful old photos in the St Barbe collection.
Younger Children can collect a free explorer’s sheet from St Barbe (or download here) – find all the bugs in the shop windows, which one is missing? Then tell our Volunteer on the Welcome Desk and collect a free badge!
Want to know more? Visit St Barbe Museum to find out more about the fascinating history of Lymington, and the surrounding area.
Image example is Osbornes Menswear 26 High Street
History on the High Street takes place as part of Heritage Open Days 11-20 September 2020.
This autumn sees the opening of a unique exhibition celebrating seasonal change as portrayed by British artists over the last 100 years. The seasonal cycle has long been a source of inspiration for artists, writers and musicians but in recent times our mainly urban and digitally-focused society has become increasingly remote from the natural rhythms of the year. At a time when nature is threatened by climate change, pollution, development and declining fertility this exhibition serves as a timely reminder of the joys and critical importance of nature’s cycle. It will also resonate with those for whom lockdown provided an unexpected opportunity to connect once again with the onset of spring.
Drawn from private and public collections including Tate, British Council and the UK Government Art Collection the exhibition explores changes in the landscape, plants that leaf, flower and fruit at particular times, wildlife that is prominent in different seasons, customs and folklore, the farming calendar, weather and gardens. It also touches on the way changes in farming practices, urban development and climate change are affecting how we experience seasonality today.
Artists featured include John Nash, Eric Ravilious, Clare Leighton, Gertrude Hermes, Graham Sutherland, Alan Reynolds, Laura Knight, Duncan Grant, Charles Tunnicliffe, John Minton, Kurt Jackson, Keith Grant, Carry Akroyd, Annie Ovenden and James Lynch.
Image: James Lynch, Ted’s Greenhouse - Summer (detail) / banner Howard Phipps - Winkelbury Hillford (detail)
Here are the captions - in seasons - from the exhibition:
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