Past exhibition

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, 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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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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