Help Barbur – Jerusalem municipality council meeting concerning the decision to close Barbur Gallery


Thursday, 28.05, 18:00 – the public’s presence is important!

To all friends and supporters of Barbur Gallery, greetings.

Jerusalem municipality has decided to close Barbur Gallery, as a solution to shortage in space for kindergartens in downtown.

Despite public demand and expert opinions, all our efforts to convince the municipality to take into account the gallery’s uniqueness and importance to the cultural, artistic and community landscape of the city, and to find another solution for the kindergarten, did not bear fruit – and the municipality is now demanding that Barbur be evacuated.

In the meeting we will present petitions by neighborhood residents, directors of Jerusalemite cultural institutions and this artist’s petition, which you are in invited to sign and share.

In two days, on Thursday, 28.05, at 6 p.m., the issue of closing Barbur will be discussed at the next meeting of Jerusalem’s City Council.

Anyone who sees importance in continuing the activity of Barbur Gallery is invited to join the meeting and express their position in front of the council members.

The council meeting will take place at the council hall, Safra Square, Building 1, 6th floor.

Your support is very important to us.
Best wishes,

Barbur Gallery Team

DHRUPAD singing workshop

Wednesday 27.05
at 20:00

Wiretappings are proud to host voice artist Meira Asher for an intensive two day DHRUPAD singing workshop. The workshop will be ended with a special
concert featuring Asher and the participating singers.

DHRUPAD is the ancient, traditional indian classical singing. The workshop will offer a preliminary immersion into the style’s elements such as melody, rythme and improvisation.

Workshop times: Tuesday the 26th: 19:00 – 23:00, Wedensday the 27th: 9:00 – 13:00, the concert will be held on Wednesday at 20:00.

For more details:

The event on facebook:

A call for proposals from Barbur

Dear friends,

These days, along with returning to normal day to day operation, we have started the process to request permanent space allocation for Barbur, and for this we call you to join “Barbur community”: Nachlaot, city center, the market area and other neighboring areas residents are invited to come to the gallery in person (as a real written signature is required), and join the list. The more people the better!

Come visit us Mondays to Thursdays between 4pm and 8pm, and on Fridays between 11am and 2pm.

And whoever wants to kickstart some project or activity at Barbur, or to join an existing activity, is invited to contact us by replying to this email, or on Facebook.

Barbur is reopening, with new exhibition

After six months of relentless public campaign for continued existence of the gallery, and a four-month involuntary break, we are pleased to announce the return to full activity

The festive re-opening will take place on

Friday 30.01
at 12:00

with the the opening of the new exhibition


Solo exhibition by Hadas Ophrat