Awakenings, 24 September-12 October 2020

Dorset-based artists Zee Jones and Pam Allsop are joined by Lucy de Albuquerque from North Hampshire in a showcase of their recent work. All three artists love the exuberance of vibrant colours, only differing in the mediums they use.  Zee and Pam work in mixed media and acrylic, while Lucy uses watercolours, printmaking and mixed media. …

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Contemporary Crafts, 3-21st September 2020

A chance to see a wide variety of beautifully-executed objects in many materials, by local designer-makers. Opening hours 10.30-4.30 Thursday-Monday (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays). A rich variety of hand-made Contemporary Crafts by experienced designer-makers. This exhibition will highlight skilled craftwork using many traditional methods with contemporary designs for sale. Some of the British made crafts …

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Natural Forms Exhibition, 13th-31st August

Inspired by Nature Recent walks around Colmers Hill on the Symondsbury Estate and at the Seaton Wetlands have brought home how lucky we are to have nature in all its forms around us to offer solace in the midst of a crisis.  An adolescent fox, five ducklings and a chirping reed warbler were all that …

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We’re open at last!

Following a long fallow period owing to COVID-19, we’re pleased to announce that we have now opened, albeit in a limited way for now. If you are around on Fridays or at the weekend, please do call in and say hello, and have a COVID-safe look around the gallery at “Infourmation” – our current exhibition. …

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We’re opening again on 4th July :-)

In line with the reopening of the Symondsbury Estate, we  are pleased to inform you that The Gallery will be opening on the 4th July from  10:30 – 4.30. For July, we plan to be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. But, depending on circumstances, we hope eventually to open from Thursday to Monday, closing …

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view from Ware Cliffs, dawn

Lyme Bay Arts Creative Wellbeing Project

During this unusual time, as isolation becomes more widespread and prolonged, and in recognition of the value of art and the creative process to people’s wellbeing, Lyme Bay Arts is reaching out to the whole community, whether they are artistic or not, with a project that will help them deal with the current situation. The …

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Statement from the Directors, Lyme Bay Arts

In compliance with Government guidelines regarding the Coronavirus and for the safety of everyone concerned, we wish to inform you that we have closed The Gallery and The Space as of 23rd March until further notice. Symondsbury Estate is also completely closed. We will be guided by the Government as to when it will be …

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Norman at 90, 28 March-8 April

From 28 March until 8 April*, The Gallery Symondsbury is delighted to be hosting ‘Norman at 90’, a retrospective of the artwork of Norman Saunders-White, whose paintings range from the naturalistic to the abstract, record landscapes both at home and abroad and include more personal work drawn from his imagination and influenced by Magritte. Many …

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Crafty Action, Thursday 16th April

Enjoy a unique chance to watch ancient crafts being handmade by Dorset button-maker Rosalind Atkins and woodturner Liz Kent at Lyme Bay Arts’ The Space on Saturday 16 April during the Symondsbury Spring Fair.  From 11am-1pm, Rosalind Atkins, an experienced teacher of button-making, will be demonstrating how to make simple cross-wheel buttons.  From the mid-17th …

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Contemporary Crafts, 11 April-5 May

Lyme Bay Arts is delighted to welcome visitors to its first major exhibition of modern crafts designed and made by both emerging and established craftspeople from the South West. All types of 2D and 3D crafts will be on show: from jewellery to furniture and everything in between.  The Gallery and The Space Symondsbury are …

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