Until 1 August
Colour Line & Thread 2018 An eclectic exhibition of work by five local artists using different media: Hilary Buckley’s vibrant local landscapes paintings are in a sharp contrast to Philip Winstone’s cool and subtle coastal scenes. Textile artist, Sue Calder, enjoys drawing with thread and manipulating colour variation, while Pete Hackett’s off-the-wall photography and sculpture always intrigue the viewer. Known for his iconic land art, John Calder is now exploring other marking techniques including printing. The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk.
Until 4 August
Dorset: Landscapes and Seascapes of local scenes. Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset featuring paintings of Dorset by George Paul Sainsbury, Sean Curley, Caroline Liddington and Barbara Green. A Creative Coverage Exhibition. www.creativecoverage.co.uk.
Until 8 August
A Feast Of Colour Colourful vistas of semi-abstracted summertime Dorset scenes are showcased in this solo exhibition of latest work by Caroline Liddington. Her narrative paintings explore unexpected views through doorways and windows. Some images incorporate many smaller vistas; others focus on a single aspect producing a more abstract impression. All the work celebrates a courageous use of colour, inviting the viewer to embrace Dorset’s summer palette. The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Free admission. www.townmillart.co.uk.
Until 9 August
Louise Bourgeois Prints: Autobiographical Series and Set of 11 Drypoints Curated at AUB by Elisa Di-Rosa and Thaires Vicentini. A Hayward Touring Exhibition from Southbank Centre, London featuring two series by one of the most important and influential artists of recent decades. Lower Gallery, The Gallery, Arts University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole, BH12 5HH www.aub.ac.uk/gallery.
I am the space that I am Presenting a selection of works from an on-going project, Collapsible Spaces: Places of Temporary Refuge, Camouflage and Ritual, led by Siân Bowen, Professor of Drawing. The project explores the mutability of space and the ‘expanded field of drawing’. Upper Gallery, The Gallery, Arts University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole, BH12 5HH www.aub.ac.uk/gallery.
MAP 2018: Drawings from BA (Hons) Architecture An exhibition of work by BA (Hons) Architecture inspired by the local area of Poole. Northwest Gallery, The Gallery, Arts University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole, BH12 5HH www.aub.ac.uk/gallery.
Until 19 August
The Heart of The Matter This exciting exhibition brings together art and medicine to reflect on the amazing human heart. What began as a collaboration between artist Sofie Layton and bioengineer Giovanni Biglino is now a major exhibition inspired by work with patients, families and clinicians. Royal West of England Academy, Queen’s Road, Clifton Bristol BS8 1PX 0117 973 5129 rwa.org.uk.
Until 25 August
THG Open 2018 biennial open exhibition celebrating the rich and varied talent of South West artists. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm. Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Dowell St, Honiton EX14 1LX www.thelmahulbert.com.
Until 2 September
An Artist’s EyeThis new exhibition in Hestercombe House celebrates the 175th birthday of garden designer Gertrude Jekyll. From 11am. Hestercombe, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG Telephone: 01823 413923 www.hestercombe.com.
Until 15 September
Pictures at an Exhibition: WestBeach TheGallery, Arts University Bournemouth’s Off-site Arts Programme in Partnership with WestBeach. WestBeach, Pier Approach, Bournemouth. www.aub.ac.uk/gallery.
Until 28 October
Helen Sear: prospect refuge hazard 2 Internationally acclaimed artist Helen Sear brings her most ambitious exhibition in the UK to date to Hestercombe Gallery. Characterised by an exploration of the crossover between photography and fine art, the work focuses on the co-existence of human, animal and natural worlds. From 11am, Hestercombe, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG Telephone: 01823 413923 www.hestercombe.com.
2 – 16 August
Pots under the spotlight East Dorset Potters are an eclectic mix of potters and ceramicists. The exhibition showcases a broad range of ceramics to view and purchase in the beautiful Shelley Theatre venue.
The Mulberry Room, Shelley Park Theatre, Beechwood Road, Boscombe, Dorset BH5 1LX 01202 413600 www.eastdorsetpotters.com.
3 – 11 August
Otter Vale Art Society Annual Exhibition Ottery Institute, Yonder St, Ottery St Mary, 10am – 5pm daily (including Sunday) Admission £1. Children and students free. Web Address for more information about OVAS: https://www.ottervaleartsociety.com. This year there is a raffle in aid of the Ottery Help Scheme charity. Some local scouts are also being welcomed so they can work towards their Artist badges. It’s never too early to be an artist.
3 – 15 August
Summer Open An open exhibition of recent work from painters, sculptors, ceramicists, printmakers and photographers from the South West, including members of Town Mill Arts. The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk.
8 August – 9 September
Material Wood: Art & Design The third annual Material: Wood – Art & Design, a threefold programme comprised of an exhibition, festival and hands-on making experiences. Set in our thirteenth-century barn – the largest thatched building in the country – artists and makers including Thomas Heatherwick, Gareth Neal, Chris Eckersley, Richard Woods, Rob and Nick Carter and Alastair Mackie lead a survey of contemporary making practices in wood, with a focus on chair design. Henry Brudenell-Bruce’s colossal, outdoor chair epitomises the spirit of this ambitious show and will be complemented by designs by Russell Pinch and Christopher Kurtz. Messums Wiltshire, Place Farm, Court St, Tisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 6LW firstname.lastname@example.org, 01747 445042.
10 – 29 August
Radiance Popular local painter Julie Oldfield will be showing her latest series of paintings that focus on skyscapes rather than the seascapes, which she is more known for. Having set a challenge to explore the moodiness and unpredictability of rapidly changing skies, Julie uses experimental techniques that themselves have unpredictable results, like working on copper, aluminum and brass sheets with mixed media, heat and chemistry, in order to bring out the luminosity and radiance of her skies. The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Free admission. www.townmillart.co.uk.
11 – 19 August
Burton Bradstock Art Exhibition 2018 (Burton Bradstock Festival of Music and Art) Village Hall, Church Street, Burton Bradstock DT6 4QS. A selection of West Country artists to display their work in our popular exhibition. Timed to coincide with the summer holidays, it attracts many people who come to enjoy the lovely countryside and coast of West Dorset. Many of the artists take their inspiration from the hills, cliffs and seascape of the extraordinary Jurassic Coast. They produce a great collection of vibrant landscapes and bold abstracts in various media, as well as unusual pottery and jewellery. Paintings, ceramics, crafts and cards are available to buy at affordable prices, and visitors have an opportunity to talk to the artists who steward the exhibition. Entry is free, and browsing is definitely encouraged. Times of opening: 10am – 8pm except 19th 10am – 12.30pm www.burtonbradstockfestival.com/artexhibition.
15 – 16 August
Biddy Wingfield Digby: ‘Sea and Landscapes’ ‘The Bungie’, Eypes Mouth DT6 6AL. email@example.com www.biddywdigby.co.uk 10% of all sales to Weldmar Hospice Charity.
15 – 21 August
The Before and After Art Group Exhibition 10am – 4pm, in the Hatton Wood Room, includes photography, mixed media, handmade books, frames etc. Open daily, free entry.
17 – 29 August
Richard Kaye: Recent Work 2014 – 18 Richard Kaye is a printmaker who is candid about enjoying the kind of subject matter that most people and artists would tend to ignore. This has led him to produce series of prints on trees, telegraph poles, communication masts, cranes and even scaffolding. Using copper plates and a traditional hand-pulled technique, his work focuses on bold silhouettes against the sky. More recently he has added work of a more architectural nature, using hand-tinted screen prints as his medium, and he is also including in this show recent abstract landscape paintings and a series of drawings. The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk.
24 – 27 August
Richard Gould’s Art Exhibition and Sale 10am – 4.30pm, in Amyatt Rooms. Open daily, free entry. Kennaway House, Sidmouth. www.kennawayhouse.org.uk.
25 August – 21 November
KABOOM! HONITON! A collection of silkscreen prints inspired by Honiton’s shops, pubs, stalls and galleries. The rear (red) room, Boston Tea Party, Honiton, Devon EX14 1PZ. Entry: Free. https://www.rosspenwill.co.uk.
28 August – 15 September
A Quest for Beauty Paintings and drawings by Siele Boone Drury. Free. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.
31 August – 3 September
The Big Draw The Malthouse Gallery is being turned into a space where visitors of all ages can experiment with different forms of drawing, using various media and surfaces, these drawings being inspired by the local environment of the Town Mill and Lyme Regis. The atmosphere will create a playful setting which links with The Big Draw’s theme of ‘play’. The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Free admission. www.townmillart.co.uk.
31 August – 12 September
Edge Four artists—glass artists Celia Goodman and Kathy Collins, potter Martin Collins and watercolourist Jasper Jacob—display their varied skills inspired by the liminal spaces in landscapes and seascapes where water meets land and desert, where field and forest meet sky. They have joined forces for ‘Edge’ to demonstrate how each has been enthused by the colour, light, shape, contours, weather and atmosphere where the elements meet. The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Free admission. www.townmillart.co.uk.