The Gallery will only be open to public at weekends over the winter

Painting copyright Bernard Barnes
Progress as on 7th October 2017

For the winter months the gallery is reverting to being a studio for Bernard Barnes and Reyna Rushton on week days, and will open as a gallery on Saturdays and Sundays only, 11 am to 4:30 pm.

But, if you visit on a week day and the lights are on, you can still knock on the door to have a look around and say hello to Bernard and Reyna. If the lights are off, they are probably not there.

The music unplugged evenings have also finished until the Spring. Please subscribe to this website or have a look back in the Spring for notifications of the sessions starting up again.

Bernard is currently working on a large piece in one of the bays, which will eventually be installed as one of the ceiling panels. A recent picture is above in this post and an earlier incarnation below. Read more about the ideas behind this piece here: http://stjohnshallgallery.barmouthwales.uk/putting-some-ideas-into-practice/

Copyright Bernard Barnes
Earlier stage before the figures were added over the top and the protruding sections.

Gallery Closed for Renovation Work over the Winter

Oriel ar gau St John’s Hall Gallery closed for renovations

Because of the renovation work that is currently taking place, the gallery will be closed until the Spring (Update – probably mid to late May 2016). Work is continuing on the puppet theatre and Bernard will try to post updates here on that and the renovations.

Work being done on the windows on 10 Dec
Work being done on the windows on 10 Dec

The weather has been severe recently at times. A tree on the land adjacent to the gallery was blown down in strong winds in November. More info on that here: http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/barmouth-tree-collapses-onto-house-10462188. The road was cleared of the bulk of the tree fairly quickly and thankfully no-one was hurt.

Image from Daily Post
SWALEC are currently digging up the road. Not sure if that is linked to the tree and storm damage.
SWALEC are currently digging up the road. Not sure if that is linked to the tree and storm damage.