NEXT EVENT : FRIDAY 3rd NOVEMBER
THE FULL PROGRAMME
Steve Marshall will give an introduction to the St Barbe Gallery exhibition of paintings from the John Noott Collection. The collection now numbers well over a hundred paintings, prints and posters by famous and lesser known artists including Felix Topolski, Eduardo Paolozzi, Edward Seago, Alan Sorrell, Ruskin Spear, Jack Chalker, Montague Dawson and Sir William Rothenstein. There are rarely seen portrayals of Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain, the Blitz, life on the Home Front, the war at sea and in the air, the battlefronts in Africa, Europe and the Far East and the aftermath of this global tragedy
FRIDAY 3rd November
Lymington Community Centre
Members £3 Non-members £5
Mulled wine and nibbles in the museum organised by FoSB committee and helpers and an opportunity to catch up on St Barbe news. Museum Director Mark Tomlinson will talk about the future of St Barbe Museum; and he and John Ward, Chairman of FoSB, will give an update on forthcoming events for 2016.
Recommended donation £5
Towards the cost of refreshments and the Friends 2017 programme of events
FRIDAY 8th December
St Barbe Museum
6.00pm to 7.30pm
Friends members, Volunteers
and Trustees only
St BARBE 2017 GALLERY EXHIBITIONS
GEOFFREY DASHWOOD: BIRDS of the NEW FOREST
15th July - 23rd September
Dashwood is an internationally renowned sculptor of birds in bronze, known for eliminating all superficial detail to attain refined forms with smooth surfaces, enhanced by the application of coloured and multi-coloured patinas. His work has transcended the subject matter and Dashwood's bronzes are firmly established in the wider field of contemporary art.
St Barbe is delighted to welcome Geoffrey back for a third time to provide a stunning inaugural exhibition in the new gallery. This exhibition will focus on the birds of the New Forest (past, present and future!) and will be curated by writer, campaigner and TV presenter Chris Packham who is a friend and long-time admirer of Dashwood's work.
A selling exhibition
30th September - 25th November
Artist Angie Lewin has a unique vision of the natural world. Her hugely popular prints and textile designs depict in intricate detail native flora from salt marsh and Highland loch to flower-strewn meadow and wild garden.
She finds beauty in each landscape, whatever the season, and is particularly inspired by plant forms: slender reeds, stately goatsbeard, spiky teasels and sculptural seed heads. Angie creates limited edition linocut, wood engraving, lithograph and screen prints inspired by skeletal plantforms seen against the sea and sky of North Norfolk and the Scottish Highlands.
Art of World War II - John Noott Collection
2nd December - 17th February
John Noott was 7 years old when war broke out in 1939 and like many children of the time his formative years were lived against the backdrop of the war. Later in life as a successful art dealer he began to collect art made during the war that chimed with his memories of the time. As the collection grew the subject matter broadened until many critical aspects of the experience of war both at home and on the front line were represented.
St Barbe is privileged to present the first major gallery showing of this remarkable collection of war art.