The St Barbe Open returns for its 20th year and is now firmly established as one of the highlights of the local arts calendar, attracting artists from Hampshire, Dorset and beyond.
The exhibition includes textiles as well as paintings, prints, drawings and three-dimensional works.
Artists have been working throughout the lockdown, come and see how this experience is reflected in their work.
The exhibition includes the Young Artists Open to which we are still accepting entries. Ask at our Welcome Desk for an artboard (£1) and the artwork will be added to our display…. plus the chance to win a prize. (Last entry date is 15 August)
IMAGE: Autumn in the New Forest by Jane Andrews
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!
Our major art exhibition celebrates the joys of the seasonal cycle as captured by some of our leading artists over the last 100 years.
It explores changes in the landscape, the farming calendar, plants that leaf, flower and fruit at particular times, wildlife, traditions, gardens and weather.
Among the artists featured are Clare Leighton, Gertrude Hermes, Graham Sutherland, Alan Reynolds, John Nash, Laura Knight, Ivon Hitchens, C F Tunnicliffe, Robin Tanner, John Minton, Sven Berlin, James Lynch, Kurt Jackson and Carry Akroyd.
Image: James Lynch, Ted’s Greenhouse - Summer (detail) Private Collection