Gallery Events

Until 2 October

Tobit Roche: Sea and Sky fifth solo exhibition of work and Samantha Cary: Unsettled Times open Thursday – Friday, 10am – 3pm, or by appointment. The Art Stable. The Art Stable Child Okeford Blandford Dorset DT11 8HB.

2 – 4 October

Hinton St George Arts Exhibition. Local artists will be displaying paintings, prints, drawing, photography, glasswork, sculpture and craft. St George’s Hall, Merriott Road, Hinton St George, Somerset TA17 8SL. 11 am – 5 pm. Free entry.

2 – 17 October

Zee Jones: Perfect Balance Sou’-Sou’-West Arts Gallery & Shop, Symondsbury Estate.  01308 301326


Until 3 October

Somerset Open Studios one of the largest Open Studios events to date there will be work from more than 300 Somerset Art Works Members in over 200 studios and spaces across the county this autumn. Visitors have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and meet the artist, find out what inspires them and experience the working process- engaging with creativity at the source. Studios occur in a variety of unique situations and the event is the perfect opportunity to discover hidden locations and workspaces- in person and also online. Also new for this year is an Open Studios App Paul Newman at Somerset Art Works 07715 528441

‘Kimmeridge – Between The Ledges’, Rita Brown’s latest show has a focus on fossils and the Jurassic coast: geology and palaeontology have been a recurring theme throughout her career.  Rita’s collection of specimens and visits to Kimmeridge and Charmouth have been a huge motivation and inspiration for this recent work. Sou’-Sou’-West Arts Gallery, Symondsbury Manor Yard. 01308 301326, open daily 10:30-4:30.


4 – 17 October

Russell Coulson: Line & Tone  Sou’-Sou’-West Arts Gallery & Shop, Symondsbury Estate.  01308 301326


Until 9 October

Urban Rural Art Group Exhibition Linked by a fascination with urban and rural landscapes and connections with society and contemporary issues, they seek to reveal and explore underlying themes and new ways of seeing. Exhibiting artists: Eric Gaskell; Ferha Farooqui; Frank Creber; Jane Smith; Jennie Ing; Karen Potter: Liz Somerville; Rory Brooke; Steve Edwards; Stewart Taylor. Tues – Saturdays, 10am to 4pm. Free entry The opening even is Saturday 4th September 5-7pm. This will include a presentation on the work and artists. All welcome. Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR or The Urban Rural Group:

Vanessa Cooper: It’s A Wonderful Life. White Space Art, 72 Fore Street, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5RU.

The Natural World – Man’s Impact Group of textile artists from Dorset and Somerset exhibiting in the Main Gallery, with the theme of environmental issues and nature conservation. Ilminster Arts Centre. 01460 54973

Coast A solo exhibition of Sue Durant’s coastal paintings in the Café Gallery  Ilminster Arts Centre. 01460 54973

11 – 6 October

John Maddison A selection of John Maddison’s stunning still life, interior and landscape works in a solo show. The Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3LN. Tuesday – Saturday 9.30am – 5pm. 01935 815261

12 – 20 October

Paintings, etchings, and calligraphy Solo exhibition with artist Janet Jordan. lminster Arts Centre. 01460 54973

15 October – 7 November

‘What are you looking at?’ Angela Charles. 11am – 5pm Thursday to Saturday. 11am – 3pm Sunday. OSR Projects, Church Street, West Coker, Somerset, BA22 9JR

16 October – 13 November

Henrietta Young Repetitive Landscapes. Open Thursday – Friday, 10am – 3pm, or by appointment. Kelly Ross Fine Art, The Art Stable, Child Okeford, Blandford, Dorset DT11 8HB

18 – 31 October

Anne Townsend: Shapes & Sculpture Sou’-Sou’-West Arts Gallery & Shop, Symondsbury Estate  01308 301326

16 October

The Place I Love Art Exhibition and Sale of work inspired by and created in Broadwindsor, Dorset, at Comrades Hall, High Street, Broadwindsor, DT8 3QP, from 10am until 4pm. Free admission. Refreshments available.

19 – 30 October

Pictures From Home and Away New landscapes, seascapes, abstract and textiles designs by Peter Coates. Peter Coates’s latest exhibition features landscapes and seascapes ranging from the Dorset and Devon coast to the hills of Provence and the plains of the Alentejo in Portugal. Most of the 20 or so pictures have been painted this year. That’s not to say Peter has been travelling all that time. He always travels with a sketch book and the vibrant, warm scenes he creates are a combination of sketches made ‘en plain air’ and photographs taken at the time. Nearly all the paintings in the exhibition are oil on canvas. He’ll also be showing some abstract paintings for the first time. Although a new departure they are still inspired by the rich colours of the Mediterranean where Peter lived for several years. There will also be some new abstract designs drawn on an Ipad, available as prints as well as some of them being applied to cushions and wall hangings.  Peter is hoping the Courtyard Gallery will be a lucky space the fourth time around as the previous three exhibitions were near sell outs! Peter will be stewarding his exhibition each day from 10.30 until 4.30pm. You can view Peter’s work at and on Instagram and Facebook at petercoatesart. 10.30 – 4.30pm. Courtyard Gallery, Town Mill, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU

22 October – 10 November

Ann Armitage, Caroline Frood, Bryan Hanlon and Mhairi McGregor. Still Lifes and Landscapes. The Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3LN. 01935 815261

23 – 24 October

The Way I See It. Contemporary art exhibition by Colyton based artist Trevor Hunt at the Bomb Shelter in Beer. Drawing inspiration from the local countryside and the Jurassic coastline, Trevor will be displaying his colourful work for the first time in Beer. Free admission. Open 10.00am – 4.00pm.

23 – 24 & 26 – 31 October

Urban Spaces. A show by 10 members of Wesca. Photography, painting, sculture and inventive installations make for a  stimulating and diverse response to our theme.  Displayed in a Georgian house overlooking the Borough Gardens in Dorchester. 10.30-4.30 daily but closed on Monday Entrance is free. 2 West Walks, Dorchester DT1  1RE    Telephone 01305 260  215.

23 October – 7 November

Christine Allison: The Sky Is The Limit.  Sou’-Sou’-West Arts Gallery & Shop, Symondsbury Estate.  01308 301326

Until 24 October

Fossils, Fish and Feathers An exhibition of watercolours by Lyme Bay Artist Trisha Hayman that focus on some of nature’s often ignored specimens, from bird’s feathers and spent flower heads to sea shells and animal skulls. Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, check website for opening hours/days,

Until Mid October

New Arts in Hospital Exhibition at Dorset County Hospital Zennor Box, Bristol-based artist’s fabulous concept art is now on display. For Arts in Hospital programme please visit:

Until 31 October

Turning the Tide Discover the history of plastic and the problem with single-use plastics. Learn how you can help in the fight to reduce microplastics in our oceans. Admission free, donations welcomed.  West Bay Discovery Centre. Tuesday- Sunday 11am – 4pm.

Until 14 November

Gaia: recent collages and sculpture. Marzia Colonna MRBS. Sladers Yard, West Bay Road, West Bay, Bridport, Dorset DT6 4EL. 01308 459511.

Until 21 November

Breathe by Michelle Sank will be shown in Gallery 20 at RAMM alongside RAMM’s Covid-19 commission Biophilia: The Exeter Florilegium by Exeter artist Amy Shelton. Sank’s photographic series documents the first Covid-19 lockdown in the Wonford area of Exeter taken on her daily walks, and  Shelton’s commission, The Exeter Florilegium (2021), includes a herbarium of pressed plant and wildflower specimens compiled on her daily lockdown walks around Exeter in spring and summer 2020. The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM)

Until 31 December

Together Again Gallery and guest artists at Tincleton Gallery, The Old School House, Toncleton DT2 8QR Tel. 01305 848909

Until 3 January 2022

Eduardo Chillida was one of the foremost Spanish sculptors of the twentieth century.Also Thomas J Price ‘Thoughts Useen’ Price’s multidisciplinary practice confronts preconceived public attitudes towards representation and identity. His inaugural exhibition with Hauser & Wirth presents two decades of conceptual enquiry spanning film, early sculpture, and the artist’s largest figurative bronze to date.Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0NL.

Until 16 January 2022

Dame Elisabeth Frink RA (1930 – 1993) Man is an Animal the most extensive collection of large-scale sculptures by Dame Elisabeth Frink to be shown in this country since the artist’s death in April 1993. Messums Wiltshire. Place Farm, Court St, Tisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 6LW. E: T: 01747 445042.