Exhibitions

Printmakers Open, 15 February-8 March

Printmaking is a highly skilful art form that offers artists numerous ways of working, from the detailed and time-consuming to the immediate and serendipitous. Whichever process is used, the resulting image will be distinct from what drawing or painting alone can achieve.   In this exhibition, you’ll be able to enjoy the whole range of …

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Mysterious Adventures, 1 February-15 March

David Tucker, Director of the Lyme Regis Museum, and Karol Kulik, publicist for Lyme Bay Arts, are delighted to announce the first in a new series of art exhibitions to be held throughout 2020 and into 2021 at the Museum’s Rotunda Gallery.  The first artist to showcase his work from 1 February until 15 March …

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Not Everything Is Black and White, 1-12 February 2020

Inspired by the natural world, Trisha Hayman’s traditional artwork shows the beautiful but raw edges of nature, and it is the unconsidered and expendable specimens of the natural world that fascinate her. This exhibition highlights her more contemporary approach to still life: simple clean lines in graphite that complement the richly detailed subject matter.  Alongside …

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New Year’s Art Sale, 9-29 January 2020

Start 2020 by treating yourself to an affordable piece of art created by members of Lyme Bay Arts on show this month at The Gallery and The Space Symondsbury. You’ll be able to choose from a wide variety of subject matter and media, 2D and 3D.  So whether it’s paintings, drawings, jewellery, textiles, pottery, sculpture …

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The Winter Art Fair, 1st December -5th January 2020

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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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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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.

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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Lyme Bay Arts members’ exhibition – Bridport Open Studios, 7-22 September

Bringing together for the first time recent work of artist-members of Lyme Bay Arts and celebrating its first participation in Bridport Open Studios, the popular local arts festival that runs from 7-15 September. Open daily 10.30-4.30. Free admission & parking. Image above by Elizabeth Richie.