The Winter Art Fair – opening this weekend

Please come along and see both our established Gallery, and our new venue, The Space. Lyme Bay Arts, many of its member-artists and its two art centres, The Gallery and The Space, will be taking part for the first time in the Symondsbury Estate’s Christmas Market on 1st December with the opening day of its …

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TIC Visit to the Estate

On the 6th of November, more than a dozen members of Dorset’s Tourist Information Centre (TIC) teams from Dorchester, Lyme Regis, Bridport and Sherborne were welcomed to a tour around the Symondsbury Estate on the outskirts of Bridport, organised by Lyme Bay Arts’ publicity manager, Karol Kulik.    From the impressive tithe barn, a popular …

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All set for “Waterline”

Lois Wakeman and Tricia Scott have been working hard for the last two days, kindly assisted by Phil Clayton, to set up and hang the gallery for their exhibition of abstract photographs, which is now ready to open a day earlier than advertised – so please come along and meet them, and see the work …

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A Toast to Autumn, 9-27 November

To welcome the season, Lyme Bay Arts’s home venue, The Gallery Symondsbury, will be hosting a special month-long showcase of artwork created by over 60 artists and designers from the Southwest who have been inspired by the theme of Autumn. Ranging from drawings and paintings to furniture and textiles (and not forgetting jewellery and ceramics), the …

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Talk and Tour with Annie Ward, 20 October

Please join artist Annie Ward in The Gallery Symondsbury for a talk and tour on Sunday 20 October at 1pm, to coincide with her exhibition there (12-23 October). Annie will be sharing with visitors the ideas and research behind her most recent series of paintings.  Living in Dorset, the history of the local landscape has …

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Annie Ward: Recent Work, 12-23 October

Annie Ward’s abstract paintings are inspired by and delve into historical narratives and half-remembered recollections, based on her own drawings of Dorset field margins which she interweaves with details gleaned from historic maps and contemporary satellite photographs. Open daily 10.30-4.30. Free admission and parking.

It’s official – we are here!

Yesterday saw the official opening of The Gallery at Symondsbury – we welcomed about 175 friends old and new on a bright and breezy afternoon. Sir Philip and Lady Colfox attended at just after noon and Sir Philip opened the space with a speech about the importance of art to people and the landscape. His …

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Waterline – contemporary photography, 27 September – 9 October

Tricia Scott (ARPS) and Lois Wakeman (LRPS) discovered they share an uncannily similar view of the world soon after they first met in 2010. Both like to look for abstract images in the everyday – things that many people would walk past unseeing. Living by the coast, seaside subjects naturally suggest themselves. For this, the …

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