Barbican Galleries Open Evening DecemberSecond Barbican Galleries Open Evening 1st December 2011 , 6-9pm

Get into the festive mood and join twelve Barbican galleries for an evening of pre-Christmas cheer. This is the perfect opportunity to discover the wide-ranging art displayed by galleries on the Barbican at your leisure. There is something to discover for everyone paintings, prints, sculptures, photography, jewellery, ceramics, glass and metalwork. Why not make an evening of it and enjoy dinner or a drink by the historic harbourside after a relaxing stroll through the galleries.

Discover paintings by well known artists and by newer talent at one of the Barbican’s paintings and print galleries. Michael Wood Fine Art established in 1967 represents international, national and Westcountry professional artists and are the longest established dealers in the world for the work of Robert Oscar Lenkiewicz with some 80 works currently on display.

  • Adrian Phippen of Phippen Contemporary Art exhibits Marine Art, including paintings and sculptures as well as ceramics by Plymouth studio potter John Pollex.
  • “Kaya’s artistic ambitions lie simply in presenting a diverse range of exciting and inspiring art, both original and prints that will sit comfortably in your home. Work from leading South West artists sits comfortably alongside contemporary photography” says Norman Holmes of Kaya Gallery.
  • Armada Gallery sells prints as well as originals by well known artists, including Robert Lenkiewicz. Sonia Donovan has owned her gallery on Southside street for over 25 years.
  • New Street Gallery will be hosting its current exhbition ” Jane Tresidder – The Living Silence of the Hours” on the open evening.
  • The newest gallery on the Barbican is Relegacy, based on New Street, specialising in the latest affordable contemporary art produced by local artists..
  • Thais Lenkiewicz has recently opened her studio as a gallery, The Pipe, and shows her own paintings as well as other contemporary art by Plymouth artists. The exhibition on the open evening is by the U:1 collective and part of the British Art Show 7 fringe.
  • Staying on new street, why not step back in time with Chris Robinson who sells prints of historic Plymouth and his own books and DVDs as his gallery Plymouth Prints.
  • Greg Millwood of Blue Peace Gallery has been on the Barbican for many years and sells his own seascapes and beach scenes as well as his wife’s driftwood sculptures from his gallery on Southside Street.
  • There is more to discover like Devons only dedicated Contempory Glass Gallery simply called Glass!! showing work from local to some of the countries leading glass artists.
  • Large display of work by Peter Layton, London Glass Blowing will be brought together for this special evening. Victoria Sewart Gallery is dedicated to contemporary jewellery by British Designers. “I am continually on the hunt for extraordinary, inspiring work. The resulting collections are created from diamonds, gold, acrylic, wood, feathers and even recycled materials. Local designers are well represented and we always insist on high quality handmade designs. ” [Victoria Sewart]
  • 45 Southside Gallery specialises in ceramics, glass and metalwork by artists based in Devon or Cornwall. There will be a great variety of handmade Christmas decorations on display as well as work by the counties’ leading craftsmen and -women.