Photos from the Preview of Keith Durrant’s Exhibition and Celebration of the Gallery Reopening

There was a good turn out on Monday for the celebration event. Lovely harp music early on from Chris Knowles, and acoustic folk session towards the end of the evening. These pictures should give you a flavour of Keith’s exhibition which is on until 30th July, but please do come and have a good look at them in the flesh. Please click on an image below to view larger.

Photos by Bernard Young and Karen Cropper

Please Come to Celebration Party and Guest Exhibition Preview 3 July

Please come and join us on Monday 3rd July, starting at 7:30 pm, to celebrate the reopening of the refurbished gallery and preview the guest exhibition of paintings by Keith Durrant, titled “Times, Places and Dreams” and the Resident Artists’ exhibitions. There will also be live music from the regular Monday night acoustic session musicians.

Photos of the Carnival in July 2016

For the 3rd year, the gallery organised a carnival with giant puppets, live music, poetry, art and bubbles. The weather wasn’t on our side this year on Saturday 23rd July. Below are photographs taken by Bernard Young and edited by Karen Cropper. To see them larger, click on one.

Celebrating the Meirionnydd Landscape

poster

An exhibition of paintings by Clyde Homes and Bernard Barnes inspired by the Meirionnydd landscape, and screenings of ‘Meirionnydd, a very special place’ by Greengage Films, will be open every day from 4th to 31st August, 11am to 4:30pm (except Mondays when the gallery is closed). The private view is on Saturday 6th August starting at 2pm.

Read more…

Open Day and Carnival

carnival-poster a4

Giant Puppet Dance – Calling for Puppeteers

DSCN4411

Fancy being a Puppet Master? We are experimenting with creating a Giant Puppet Dance Group, to perform, initially, at the Puppet Carnival on July 23rd. The aim is to create simple round dances that can be performed by these giants. Hard and hot work, but could be a lot of fun.

First meeting will be on Friday 15th July at 7.30pm in St John’s Hall Gallery, Barmouth

Just turn up if you’re interested.

Volunteers Wanted for Help on Carnival Day 23 July

appeal for help poster

Are you available on Saturday 23rd July to participate in the carnival at the gallery and to parade through the streets of Barmouth? This is the 3rd year that the gallery has held a giant puppet parade and carnival. If you want to perform during the day or in the evening, any music, poetry, puppetry, dance, theatre or magic, anything creative, please get in touch to be part of the programme.  To get a flavour of what happened last year see pictures here and video below.

Pictures from Party for Re-opening of Gallery and Two Exhibitions

DSCN5948

It was wonderful to see so many friends old and new at the party on Friday (3rd June). Great music and chat in a wonderful environment. A few red dots on the pictures too. The exhibition of landscape photographs by Helen Iles is on until 30th June (read more) and the Fragments of Barmouth paintings by Bernard Barnes will be available to see until the end of September (read more).

Photos from Puppet Carnival on 19/20 September

Walk through town on the Saturday

DSCN4375 DSCN4410 DSCN4414 DSCN4411 DSCN4376 DSCN4374

At the Gallery

DSCN4434 DSCN4430

Sunday in the Square

DSCN4490 DSCN4482 DSCN4450 DSCN4448 DSCN4443

Photos courtesy of Bernard Young.

Barmouth Puppet Carnival This Weekend (19 & 20 September)

girlanddragon

This is just a quick post to say that the giant puppets that have been under construction for the past few weeks will be walking through the town on Saturday 19th Sept and Sunday 20th September from 2pm to 3pm. Catch them on the promenade.

If you want to be part of the parade call in the the Gallery from 11 am. Volunteers welcome to operate the puppets, no experience required. Roles for large and small.

There will be live music on Saturday evening from 7:30pm. Bring your own drink.