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.

Textiles, Sculpture, Ceramics, 24 August – 3 September

A feast of 3D art created by some of the southwest’s most talented sculptors, ceramicists and textile artists on show at the region’s newest art gallery. Open daily 10.30-16.30, free admission and parking. Please join us for a drink on Saturday 24th August from 12 noon to 1pm. A chance to meet the exhibitors and …

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Terra Incognita, 10-21 August

Lyme Bay Arts CIC officially launches its new exhibition space, The Gallery, Symondsbury, on 10th August with Terra Incognita, a showcase of recent paintings by Andy Rollo, a lecturer in art and design at Yeovil College, which will run until 21 August. Andy is “excited about exhibiting at Symondsbury for a number of reasons. Firstly, …

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Art in Squares, 20 July-4 August

This special exhibition is being hosted by The Gallery, Symondsbury, the new home of Lyme Bay Arts CIC, a group made up of local artists which organises showcases and events around the region.   In this one, a wide diversity of subjects, creative processes and styles will be on display: the only key requirement being …

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Printmakers’ Showcase, 6-14 July

The team behind Lyme Bay Arts has always been keen to promote the region’s printmakers.  Whether from large initiatives like Double Elephant in Exeter or smaller groups like Container Arts in Watchet, the SouthWest’s printmakers produce some of the UK’s finest work.  It was therefore easy to decide to launch the new exhibition space, The …

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