Celebrating the Meirionnydd Landscape

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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.

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Fragments of Barmouth prints are available on Redbubble

A selection of the paintings by Bernard Barnes that are in the Fragments of Barmouth exhibition have been photographed at high resolution and are available as prints from a third party service, Redbubble.com. The prints are produced by this services and shipped to you direct with a percentage commission to the artist. Prints are available as posters, art prints (on high quality paper), framed art prints (with various frame options), canvases – all of which have various size options. The images are also available as greetings cards and postcards. The gallery is not responsible for any issues about the production or delivery.

Guide Prices

Check the Redbubble site for definitive prices. All prices need to add delivery. There are also offers from time to time. At time of writing 20% off with code CREEPY20. An indication of the range of prices is given below:

Art Prints

Small (300mm x 400mm) £12.47 to Extra Large (600mm x 800mm) £37.92

Framed Art Prints

Small (square 203mm x 203mm; rectangle 203mm x 256mm) £64.07 to Large (square 407mm x 407mm; rectangle 407mm x 511mm) £108.89
Framed prints have a choice of 2 frame styles, 4 frame colours and 3 mount colours, which may affect prices.

Canvas Prints (unframed)

Small (square 203mm x 203mm rectangle 203mm x 256mm) £48.00 to Extra Large (square 508mm x508mm; rectangle 508mm x 639mm) £108.00

Poster

Small option only (rectangle 418mm x 525mm) £10.31 to (square 418mm x 418mm) £11.79

Open Day and Carnival

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Giant Puppet Dance – Calling for Puppeteers

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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.

Andy Wickett’s World Service playing at the gallery on 23 July

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On Saturday 23rd July, former Duran Duran frontman Andy Wickett and his band World Service will be performing at the gallery from 7.30.pm. This should be a memorable one-off musical event not to be missed and will conclude the Carnival and Open Day. Read more…

Philosophy in July from Jasper Elgood

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For those interested in philosophy, Jasper Elgood is giving a series of 4 talks in July on Thursday evenings, each starting at 7:30pm. The titles and dates of his talks are:

  • Thurs 7th July: Malice – Invasion of the Narcissists from Hell
  • Thurs 14th July: Barrack Obama and Donald Trump – The Noble and the Base a Lost Theme in Political Discourse
  • Thurs 21st July: Walking Meditation – How to Get from A to B Without Leaving A
  • Thurs 28th July: What is ‘Why’? – Questioning Questioning

For a flavour of previous years’ talks, recordings are available here: http://stjohnshallgallery.barmouthwales.uk/recordings-jasper-elgood-talks/

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Volunteers Wanted for Help on Carnival Day 23 July

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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.

Announcing the Big Chill Out Exhibition by Christine Dymond

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Christine painting one of her designs

The Big Chill Out Exhibition by Christine Dymond will be open 11am to 4:30pm every day (except Mondays when closed), from Tuesday 5th July to Sunday 31st July 2016. Examples of Chris’ exquisite designs, featured in her Big Chill Out Colouring Book, coloured by the artist using a variety of media will be on display. Prints available to buy. Private view Sunday 3rd July at 7:30pm, please come.

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Monday Music Acoustic Open Sessions start on 13 June

Update: Music sessions will hopefully recommence when the gallery opens after the winter renovations.

After the success of the music at the opening event on Friday (see video below), we have decided to continue an acoustic music session at the gallery every Monday evening starting on Monday 13th June. Open mic (but without the mic) sessions with a folk music bias. If you are a musician or like to listen, please come along. All welcome.

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

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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).