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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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Where the Mist Rises, 19 March – 31 May

Lyme Bay Artist Annie Ward brings her latest work to the Lyme Regis Museum’s Rotunda Gallery.  Based on research into satellite photographs and historic maps of the Dorset coastline, her abstract paintings explore those mutable spaces where the land meets the sea and reflect the changing nature of coastal margins. The Lyme Regis Museum is …

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Norman at 90, 28 March – 8 April

Norman Saunders-White has had a varied career over the past 60 years — librarian, teacher of art and drama, actor, director of youth theatre — but his enduring passion has been visual art. The Gallery is delighted to host this selection of his artwork ranging from naturalistic to abstract, recording landscapes both at home and …

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Wallpaper printing workshop

Our spring Workshop programme

We are pleased to announce our Spring Programme of Workshops at The Space, Symondsbury. We hope that you will support our new venture by attending one of these Workshops and/or passing the information on to your friends and acquaintances. This is a pilot scheme so its success will determine how we develop the potential of …

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Infourmation, 12-25 March

This showcase of recent work by four very different West Dorset artists — Michael Chappell, Tracy Linwood, Kathy Hallsworth and Charles Hallsworth — provides examples of each artist’s way of seeing and internalising the world around them. A chance to share the struggles, determination and humour required to produce each body of work. The Gallery …

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Not Everything Is Black and White – Trisha Hayman and Mark Swan

An exhibition entitled “Not Everything Is Black and White” brings together two local artists whose work will be on display at The Gallery in Symondsbury from 1-12th February.  Inspired by the natural world, Trisha Hayman’s artwork shows the beautiful but raw edges of nature, for it is the expendable specimens of the natural world like …

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