You are invited to the Monday 3rd Sept Preview of Jon George’s Exhibition

Advert for Preview on 3rd Sept Jon George

We hope you will be able to join us this coming Monday eve for the final preview event of this season. This is to showcase the exhibition of drawings and paintings by Jon George that will be in the gallery from 4th to 29th September. Read more about Jon George and his exhibition here.

The evening will include an improvised performance by well known local musician, Barry Lim, in conversation with the exhibiting artist, Jon George, in which they will explore the stories of Jon’s travels and his art, with original musical compositions by Barry. The two have performed this improvised format for a previous event, entitled ‘Africa on a Bike and other Journeys,’ at Chisenhale Studios before an appreciative audience.

While Jon is with us, he is running a 5 day workshop in Egg Tempera Painting from Tuesday 4th to Saturday 8th September. There are still a couple of places left if you want to join that course and learn about this fascinating historic method of painting. Read more about the course here. The work from the participants of this course will be exhibited alongside Jon’s.

The conversation with Jon and Barry will be followed by performances from the regular Monday night acoustic folk musicians.

This is the last of the preview evenings for the season, as we do not have any guest exhibitions in the Autumn and Winter. The programme will start up again next April.

You are invited to the Preview on 6th August of the Mawddach Art Group Exhibition

Mawddach Art Group Logo

St John’s Hall Gallery is very pleased to be showing the latest work of the Mawddach Art Group for the second year running, and to be supporting this group of talented amateur artists.

The preview for the exhibition is on Monday 6th August starting at 7:30pm and the exhibition is on from 7th to 31st August. The exhibition will be open 11am to 4:30pm Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Mondays.

These celebration evenings at the start of each guest exhibition at the gallery are becoming pleasant parties. All welcome. There will be wine and soft drinks available, but if you are able to support the running costs of the gallery by bringing a bottle that will be gratefully received. The evening will include acoustic folk music from the musicians who meet regularly on a Monday evening.

The Mawddach Art Group has been meeting once a week for over 20 years. There are 14 members, all amateur, some with formal training, others self-taught. All members are now over 60 years old. There are no restrictions, as such, when it comes to media. “It depends on what you’re prepared to carry up the stairs to the school room above Christ Church! We all have one thing in common – we love to create – be it painting, drawing, collage, sculpture or photography,” says Ann Hickebottom, who organises the group’s exhibitions.

Work in the exhibition will be for sale unless otherwise indicated.

Photos and Videos from the Preview Evening in July of Glyn Baines’ Exhibition

It was a very enjoyable preview evening on 2nd July for the exhibition of work by Glyn Baines which is in the gallery for the whole of July. Below are photos and videos giving a flavour of the evening. To view the photos larger, click on one of them.

 

 

 

 

You are invited to the Preview on 2nd July of Celebration of Colour and Life by Glyn Baines

Glyn Baines Preview 2nd July 2018 @7:30pm

You are invited to the preview evening on Monday 2nd July starting at 7:30pm for the exhibition, which is open to view at the gallery from 3rd to 28th July. Glyn Baine’s abstract collages have attracted much critical acclaim and an increasingly large following.

We are so pleased to have our friend and Eisteddfod gold medal winner, Glyn Baines, exhibiting a selection of his mixed media collages at the gallery in July. Glyn is particularly noted for his bold use of colour, strong shapes and striking abstract compositions.

At the preview evening we are also pleased that we will be having the local choir Singin’ Wimmin performing and that will be followed by the usual acoustic folk music session.

Read more, and see some example images and a video here.

Photos from the Preview Evening on Monday 4th June

Here are a selection of photos to give a flavour of the evening. If you have the chance, please do call in to see these fascinating exhibitions which are on until 30th June. The exhibitions are Oneiric and Symbolic Paintings by Mary Blindflowers and Sonja Benskin Mesher Speaks of a Small Life.

And a video

Poster for the Mary Blindflowers and Sonja Benskin Mesher Exhibitions

Preview 4th June, Exhibition 5th - 30th June

Hope you can make it to the preview on 4th June or to see the exhibitions sometime in the period 5th-30th June.

More information about Mary Blindflowers’ exhibition here, and about Sonja Benkin Mesher’s here.

The First Raffle Winner Draw at the Preview on 30th April 2018

The winner of the April painting raffle was Bernard Young. Videos of the draw are below. The next raffle draw will take place on Monday 4th June. Please call in to the gallery to see the new choices of 6 paintings and to buy a ticket to support the running costs of the gallery.

 

You Are Invited to the Preview of 2 Exhibitions on Monday 4th June

Notice of Preview Evening on 4 June

We are exhibiting the work of two artists at the gallery in June – Mary Blindflowers and Sonja Benskin Mesher. This event will preview both exhibitions.

The exhibitions will be open each day 11am to 4:30pm from 5th to 30th  June, except closed on Mondays.

If you are free, please come to the preview event at 7:30pm on Monday 4th June. There will be the usual refreshments and live folk music, and you can meet the artists.

Oneiric and Symbolic Paintings by Mary Blindflowers

Mary Blindflowers’ colourful paintings in acrylics and oils on canvas are rich in symbolic images that represent her deepest approach to metaphysical and phenomenal reality. Read more about this exhibition here.

Painting by Mary Blindflowers from exhibition at St John's Hall Gallery Barmouth 5-30 June 2018
La piece des fils – mixed media oil and acrylic on canvas – 62x92cm

Sonja Benskin Mesher Speaks of a Small Life

The small pieces of this exhibition will be on display in a glass cabinet inviting close inspection, an intimate examination. Read more about this exhibition here.

Image and words by Sonja Benskin Mesher from exhibition at St John's Hall Gallery Barmouth 5-30 June 2018

Photos from the Preview Evening on Monday 30th April

There was another enjoyable evening of art, music and socialising at the gallery on Monday evening. A selection of photos giving a flavour are below. Please click on any image to open up the enlarged view.

The exhibition of paintings by Alexandra Cook is open 11 am to 4:30 pm every day except Mondays from 1st to 31st May. Please do call in to have a look. (Read more).

The first raffle winner was drawn by Alexandra from the box of tickets and the winner was Bernard Young. Please call in to the gallery to buy a ticket for the next raffle which will be drawn at the next preview evening on Monday 4th June.

Video of Part of the Evening

 

You are invited to the preview of VopreKin on Monday 30 April

Preview Invite Alexandra Cook Exhibition at St John's Hall Gallery Barmouth 30 April

We are so pleased to announce that the guest exhibition at St John’s Hall Gallery in May is work from an artist who came to the gallery a couple of years ago for an Atelier Day. Alexandra Cook (aka Linandara) is based in Newtown, Powys. She submitted an exhibition proposal in answer to our open call and we liked her work a lot. In this exhibition there will be 10 artworks in mixed media (mostly acrylics and inks). All the work is part of a series that is about a possible technological future, neither dystopian nor utopian, but full of space wanderings and wonders. The exhibition is titled “VopreKin” (the name originates from Russian “Вопреки / Vopreki” – Despite), and is about imagining a bright future, what it is and what it is not, how to reach it.

The exhibition will be open each day 11am to 4:30pm from Tuesday 1st May to Thursday 31st May, except closed on Mondays.

If you are free, please come to the preview event at 7:30pm on Monday 30th April. There will be the usual refreshments and live folk music, and you can meet the artist.

Read more about the exhibition.