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We host a regularly-changing programme of exhibitions, lasting from two weeks to a month, in our two gallery spaces – the main Sou’-Sou’-West Gallery, and the smaller gallery in the shop, where you can also buy a range of locally-made ceramics, textiles, cards and other tempting work; plus our popular range of SSW-branded art materials. Our sister site Sou’-Sou’-West Gallery has the details.

Join the LBA Family: Support Us

To register as a Friend, please click here…

Becoming a supporter contributes to our arts organisation Lyme Bay Arts, allowing us to continue our work as a Community Interest Company and grow the reputation of our flagship gallery and shop, Sou’-Sou’-West.  This year, we are re-launching our supporters’ scheme, and would like to invite you to join us now as a Supporter Friend, Artist Friend or Benefactor of LBA.

You will be joining a network of like-minded people who love the visual arts, helping us to create opportunities for artists and makers, to realise our ambitious programme of exhibitions and events, and to ensure our stability and accessibility continues long into the future to benefit our local community.

You can also purchase your membership in person in the Sou’-Sou’-West Gallery or SSW Shop, or find out more by emailing

Friend Supporter

Fee: £30 annually

Reasons to join us:

  • Special Access to Exhibitions and Events
    Enjoy prioritised access to artist’s talks, preview days, demonstrations and special events.
  • Friends’ Discounts
    Treat yourself in SSW Shop with our supporter promotion codes to gain discounts on exclusive items (online and in store), sent directly to you throughout the year, so you can enjoy art for less.
  • Stay In Touch
    Keep abreast with ‘What’s On’ at SSW, sent quarterly.

Artist Friend

Fee: £50 annually

As an artist friend you have all the benefits above, and also gain free entry into the annual exhibition for Artist Friends.

We will also send you regular e-communications with behind-the-scenes information about current and upcoming shows, advance notice of creative activities and opportunities, alerts to new products and collections in SSW Shop and early access to online exhibitions.


The past few years have been uncertain, and we are incredibly fortunate to have made it through.  Your support has been crucial.  We hope to remain a place that inspires others; a place where a diverse range of art is shown, created, and discussed.

Thank you for helping to make this possible.

Lyme Bay Arts is a community-based enterprise of artists, makers and arts organisations from the Southwest. It runs two permanent exhibition venues and a gallery shop on the Symondsbury Estate in Dorset, organises outreach showcases, generates promotion in the media, and provides its supporters with educational and social events like talks, workshops, demonstrations and mentoring. 

Our address is The Gallery, Symondsbury Estate, Symondsbury, Bridport DT6 6HG.
We are open daily from 10:30-16:30 (summertime) and till 3:30 (wintertime), but if you’re coming a long way specially to visit, please call first to make sure the main gallery is open – it is closed for a few days for rehanging before each new show.

While you are here, there are several other shops and a café to visit, as well as country walks on the estate and farm animals to see.

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