Exhibitions

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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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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Infourmation, now open from 4th July

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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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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