For anyone interested in knitting or crochet, come
along with your own work or join our top secret yarnbombing
project. No booking necessary just join us
in the McCarthy Room every Tuesday from 2-4pm on
the following dates: 9 January, 6 February, 6 March, 10
April, 8 May, 5 June.
This illustrated talk will reveal how the themes,
content and design of St Barbe Museum’s new
displays were conceived and made real – and
Director, Mark Tomlinson and Collections and
Engagement Manager, Rosalyn Goulding will reveal
the ups and downs along the way. All Welcome – Non-members £5
Venue: Lymington Baptist Church (opposite St Barbe Museum and Gallery) Doors open at 7pm.
A talk by Jules George, a war artist working with the Ministry
of Defence, travelled to Afghanistan in 2010 to draw
troops on campaign. Hear about his time with the
army in Helmand Province, the hostile conditions and
an array of problems that a war zone presents to an
This talk is being held at Lymington Baptist Church (opposite St Barbe Museum and Gallery). No booking required. Pay on the door. £5 cash only please.
A new event that enables families to explore our exhibitions. There’s an interactive family tour of the exhibition The Art of World War ll, John Noott Collection, and then the opportunity to create your own exhibition inspired artwork.
£3.00 per child. FREE for Family Members
Adults free of charge. Max 1 adult per child.
A chance for older residents to look at photographs
and objects from our collection and share their memories of times gone by. Each session will have a different theme, starting with War, to complement our current exhibition, The Art of World War ll. John Noott Collection.
Bring your friends and join us in the McCarthy Room for a cup of tea and a chat.
After much Parliamentary wrangling, the Parliament
Act 1911 resulted in the creation of a new tax called
increment value duty; the records made to provide
the baseline for calculating this have been dubbed
‘Lloyd George’s Domesday’ and provide fascinating
material about this country in the years immediately
before World War I. Geraldine’s talk will explain the
present whereabouts of the records and highlight
information about Lymington and the surrounding
area that they provide.
Fundraising Event – Members £3 Non-members £6
Venue: Lymington baptist Church (opposite St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery)
Family activities around the gallery that bring to life our current exhibition, The Art of World War ll: John Noot Collection.
Looking at British life during WWII, youngsters get the chance to take on a role within the Civil Defence, see what your food ration is for the week, and get to handle real WWII artefacts from our collection.
These activities are included in the general admission price.
Valentine’s Day Fun for youngsters. Pop in to make a crafty card or perfect present for someone you love. There are two sessions: 11am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3pm.
Included with admission price or £3.00 per child without
museum/gallery admission. Children must be accompanied.
The Open Exhibition returns for its 18th year, bigger and better than ever!
With more than £1,000 cash prizes up for grabs, a new online entry process, and a new category for three-dimensional works, there will be a fresh look to the exhibition to match the new gallery spaces at St Barbe.
Over the years the Open has become a popular highlight in the region’s arts calendar drawing entries from artists across Hampshire and Dorset and further afield.
A panel of professional judges select the exhibition is selected, with the bar being set increasingly high to match the quality of the work submitted.
A range of prizes are offered by through the generous support of local business partners.
This year prizes include:
• The New Milton Advertiser and Lymington Times People’s Choice Award (£300)
• The Coastal Gallery Award for best contemporary abstract work (£300)
• The Mary and John Symons Award for Best Print (£250)
• The Blake Morgan Award for Best Painting (£250)
• Ted Marsh Award, 18-21 years old (£100)
• The Beaulieu Fine Arts Award for best work by a non-professional artist (£50 of framing)
This is a selling exhibition
A workshop with Kim Whitby
Practically explore the six key elements of visual art
practice in this whistle-stop introduction to line, tone,
pattern, shape and space, texture and colour.
Price: £35 Limited places available.
Please note, there is a one hour break for lunch (not provided).
A workshop with Kim Whitby.
Kim made it to the final three in Sky Arts Landscape
Artist of the Year 2016 with her ink drawing. Join
her as she shares her technique in this versatile
medium, which bridges the disciplines of drawing
Price: £35 Limited places available
There is a one hour break for lunch (not provided)
with Kim Whitby
Suitable for complete beginners or more experienced artists, you will explore the ways of working from direct observation.
Price: £35 Limited places available
(with 1 hour break for lunch – not included)
Suitable for complete beginners or more experienced artists, you will explore how colour can be used, both theoretically and practically. Working in a painting medium of your choice, you will paint from direct observation using primary, secondary and complimentary colours.
Springlines is a collaborative project between poet Clare Best and painter Mary Anne Aytoun-Ellis, exploring hidden and mysterious bodies of water across the south of England. For several years Clare and Mary Anne have been working from nature, from memory and imagination and in response to one another’s creativity. Together they have made a body of work that tells the story of the complex and fragile relationship between human life and groundwater. The exhibition features paintings by Mary Anne and poetry by Clare based on their explorations in Sussex, Kent and the New Forest as well as relevant items from the museum’s local collections.