Gallery Events

4 – 30 NOVEMBER   

Lines That Are Already There. Daily 9am-4pm. An Exhibition by artist Jo Burlington. Bridport Literary & Scientific Institute FREE/Donation 



Birds without borders explores the incredible feats of migration some birds must achieve in order to survive and breed. A playful mix of art, science and social history reveals why some migrant birds such as the swallow and cuckoo have found a place in our hearts, art and culture, both here and in their winter homes abroad. RAMM Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter. 



Ana Bianchi, Emma Dunbar, Fiona Millais  The Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne, DT9 3LN. 01935 815261. 

Watercolour Magic Lyme Bay Arts will be showcasing the popular medium of watercolour in recent work created by members and guest artists. The Gallery, Symondsbury Estate, Bridport DT6 6HG.  Open daily 10.30-4.30. Free admission and parking. 


9 – 27 NOVEMBER 

Autumn Open, 10.30-4.30, This seasonal exhibition organised by Lyme Bay Arts will celebrate autumn with stunning 2D and 3D artwork by local artists and craft makers, created by established names as well as by those whose work will be new to The Gallery’s many visitors. The Gallery, Symondsbury Estate, Bridport DT6 6HG. 



The Marshwood Arts Awards and John Hubbard Prize. Biannual mixed exhibition selected by Kate Malone, Dave White, Tania Kovats, John Makepeace and Brian Griffin. Over 30 artists and makers work on display at the Allsop Gallery, Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NR. 



Catching the Light Jenny Pocley exhibits with Amy Albright, Suchi Chldambaram, Paul Denham, Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf VPSWA, Martin Goold PS, Jeanette Hayes PPS, Robert Hewer and Leanne Stephens. Artwave West, Morcombelake, DT6 6DY 01297 489746 

Present Makers 2019, Annual Christmas craft and design selling exhibition, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Elmfield House, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LX, 01404 45006 



Marzia Colonna including over 40 recent collages of all different sizes, with bronze sculpture, framed drawings and giclée prints, this is an exhibition to appeal to everyone. Petter Southall furniture. Sladers Yard Gallery and Café Sladers, West Bay Road, West Bay,  Bridport, Dorset DT6 4EL +44 (0)1308 459511 or email 



William Wright From The Studio, Thursday – Saturday, 10am – 3pm, Quiet, distilled paintings, drawings and prints.  The Art Stable, Child Okeford, Dorset DT11 8HB. 01258 866. 


16 – 22  NOVEMBER  

Watercolour and Ceramics Exhibition 10am-4.30pm, A father and daughter show a collection of work inspired by coast and countryside, Kennaway House Sidmouth EX10 8NG, 



Radiance, Fred Cumming RA, Michael Fairclough, Rachel Fenner, Jeremy Gardiner, David Inshaw, Alfred StcokhamPetter Southall furniture, Franny Owen Ceramics, Lynn Strover Jewellery. Sladers Yard, West Bay, DT6 4EL. 



Reedbeds and Waterways, brings together artworks by the printmaker Jackie Curtis. It will showcase the different printmaking techniques used by the artist. To celebrate the exhibition opening Jackie will be in the gallery on 16 November to answer questions about her practice. On 7 December Jackie will be running family-friendly drop-in printmaking sessions. In the new year (18 January) there will also be a monoprinting workshop for adults. Somerset Rural Life Museum, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DB. 



Desire, love, identity: exploring LGBTQ histories A British Museum touring exhibition. Same-sex love and desire and gender diversity are an integral part of human experience. Based upon Professor Richard Parkinson’s award-winning book ‘A Little Gay History’ this British Museum touring exhibition offers glimpses into LGBTQ experience throughout history using the British Museum’s collection. Shire Hall, Dorchester. For more information visit or call 01305 261849. 



Neroche Artists Paintings, sculpture and prints by a group of artists who live and work in the Blackdown Hills. Free. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, IlminsterTA19 0AN. 01460 54973. 

23 – 30 NOVEMBER 

Landscapes and Seascapes of Cornwall and Britain, 10am-4.30pm, Cornish artist Stewart Kent presents a new collection of paintings in oil, watercolour and mixed media, Kennaway House Sidmouth EX10 8NG, 



Christmas Collection A smorgasbord of seasonal gift ideas from local artisans – everything from jewellery to ceramics, textiles to toys. Free. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, IlminsterTA19 0AN. 01460 54973. 



Pedestrian Paintings, etchings, frescoes and drawings showcasing a two-year collaborative urban outlings project by Fiona Bradford and Nikki Taylor. Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre, Coal Orchard, Taunton TA11JL. 01823 283244. 

Arts University Bournemouth Across AUB Campus Galleries, Library, South House, University House, CRAB Drawing Studio Courtyard. “A series of Immersive Art Installations and Experiences” Lead Curator – Violet M. McClean Curator – William Hernandez Abreu Assistant Curator – Millie Lake Exhibition Designed by Rasa Vaineikyte and Thaires Vicentini 



The RWA’s renowned Annual Open Exhibition returns for its 167th year with a stunning variety of work from emerging and established artists. This year’s Annual Open will include work by invited artists Adelaide Damoah and Ryan Mosley as well as the RWA’s own Academicians.  

A selection panel assesses every entry and last year 634 works by 413 artists made it into the final exhibition. This year’s selectors include Tim Marlow, art historian and Artistic Director of the RA; Adelaide Damoah, painter and performance artist; John Talbot, art collector and Mark Hudson, award-winning art writer and critic for The Telegraph. Further selectors include RWA Academicians Malcolm Ashman, Dallas Collins, Toni Davey, Stewart Geddes and Leslie Glenn Damhus. This year, for the first time, the galleries will be opening late for a special Halloween After Hours event, where you can explore the 167 Annual Open by torchlight! RWA, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1PX. 


UNTIL 5 JAN 2020 

David Smith. Field Work Debut solo show conceived as four chapters of work spanning over three decades (from 1933 to 1964) that aim to demonstrate Smith’s diverse visual language and multifaceted creative process. Curated by the artist’s daughters Rebecca and Candida Smith. Hauser & Wirth, Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0NL 

Bharti Kher A Wonderful Anarchy. New work following her 2017 three-month residency. Her first solo exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Somerset and marks a return to the most elemental themes within her practice. Kher, who works across a multitude of forms, will present a body of sculpture, installation, and paintings. In the process of transforming found objects, and continually experimenting with materials, she layers references: to the mythological and scientific, secular and ritualistic, physical and psychological. At the centre of all works is the abstraction of shape and confluence of time in a provocative meeting of materials. Hauser & Wirth, Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0NL 



Roots of Religion in West Bay  November opening – Saturday and Sunday 11am – 4pm. This year marks the anniversary of the opening of the Methodist Chapel (170 years ago) and St John’s Church (80 years ago). Explore the history of these two churches and the stories of those associated with them at West Bay Discovery Centre. Admission free, donations welcomed. Further details