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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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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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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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Lyme Bay Arts and Lyme Regis Museum launch a series of Art Exhibitions

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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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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TIC Visit to the Estate

On the 6th of November, more than a dozen members of Dorset’s Tourist Information Centre (TIC) teams from Dorchester, Lyme Regis, Bridport and Sherborne were welcomed to a tour around the Symondsbury Estate on the outskirts of Bridport, organised by Lyme Bay Arts’ publicity manager, Karol Kulik.    From the impressive tithe barn, a popular …

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