Exhibition

Stevi Benson: Fragile Nature

STEVI BENSON: FRAGILE NATURE

Autumn/Winter 2020/21

**Online booking essential**

We are delighted to be re-opening our Gallery doors on 18 September 2020 with Fragile Nature, an exhibition by Aberdeenshire-based paper artist Stevi Benson.

Stevi Benson’s hand cut paper pieces juxtapose the strength and fragility found in natural forms. Intricate studies of plant and animal structures connect us with their beauty, inviting us to slow down, reminding us of the meditative calm that comes with focussing on nature.

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Keeping you safe:

The health and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our number one priority. We’re following the official government guidance on working safely during coronavirus to make sure we are Covid-secure.

Measures we’ve introduced so far include:

  • Carried out an appropriate COVID-19 risk assessment
  • Deep cleaning of the Barn and Gallery
  • Routine cleaning of all touchpoints between viewings
  • One of our team will be on hand to point you in the right direction
  • In line with Scottish Government guidelines our team will be wearing a face covering
  • We are asking all visitors over 5 years old to bring and wear a face covering
  • We are asking all visitors to use the hand sanitiser dispensers on entry and exit
  • We are asking all visitors to adhere to current physical distancing rules as laid down by the Scottish Government
  • Reduced visitor numbers
  • Clear signage and one-way systems
  • Payment for art works purchased will be taken over the phone by our team

We’ll continue to review and manage any risks and to respond to any changes in the guidance.

Plan your visit:

Opening times

Until further notice the Gallery’s opening times will be Thursday – Saturday @ 12pm – 3pm.

Closed Sunday – Wednesday.

Pre-booking online is essential

We will be limiting the number of visitors in the Gallery at any one time. To manage this, we’ll be operating a free, timed ticketed system.

Admission is FREE, but tickets must be booked online at least one day in advance. In the event you cannot book online, please call our Box Office on 01330 825431 between 12 and 4pm on Saturdays only.

There’s no need to print your ticket – just say your name to our host on entering the Barn.

***IF YOU HAVE ALREADY BOOKED A TICKET BUT CANNOT MAKE IT, OR NEED TO EXCHANGE IT FOR ANOTHER TIME SLOT, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH US AS SPACES ARE LIMITED AND WE MAY BE ABLE TO OFFER IT TO SOMEONE ELSE.***

mail@thebarnarts.co.uk

If you have access requirements, please also email on the address above ahead of time to allow us to make appropriate arrangements.

Keep others safe

You must wear a face covering during your visit, for your safety and the safety of others. Please, stay at home if you have symptoms of illness such as a cough, sore throat, fever or loss of taste and small or have been in contact in the past 14 days with someone who has coronavirus.

When you arrive

Please note, the main Barn building and cloakroom is still closed for now. There is no indoor space for waiting, so we suggest arriving as close to your timeslot as possible. We recommend arriving no more than 5 minutes before your allotted admission time. Please meet up with other members of your party before entering the Barn as there are no designated meeting spaces.

Entry is via the main Barn entrance. You will be met at the entrance by one of our team who will check your name against our booking list. You will be asked to use the hand sanitiser provided before being directed through the Barn to the adjacent Gallery by the host. Once you’re inside the Gallery, follow our one-way system, keeping a safe distance from others.

Please note late comers may not be admitted.

Please avoid bringing large bags with you.

Payment for purchases

Should you wish to purchase an art work, please notify our host who will take down all your contact information. One of our team will call you at a later date to take payment over the phone, or to discuss paying by cheque if this is your preference. A ‘SOLD’ sticker will be placed next to the piece until the end of the exhibition when you can collect the item. You will receive confirmation of your purchase by email. Postage & Packaging can be arranged at additional cost.

Your Privacy and NHS Test and Trace

When visiting our venue, we will already have your data and some information about you from your online booking. We will use this information if needed for the NHS Test and Trace service to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The government has asked organisations to do this in order to keep our visitors and employees safe.

What’s open on site:

FOLD Craft & Design Store

Open Thursday - Saturday @ 12pm to 4pm

Buchanan Bistro

Hot drinks, cakes and bakes available Thursday – Sunday @ 10am-4pm

Please contact the Bistro directly for hot take-away meals to enjoy at their outside tables or to book a ‘bistro booth’ for indoor eating.

Tel: 01330 826530

Email: bistro@buchananfood.com

Get in touch:

We're happy to help with any questions you might have.

Send us an email: mail@thebarnarts.co.uk