Gallery Events

September 3 – 21
Contemporary Crafts The Gallery and The Space Symondsbury Estate, Bridport. A rich variety of handmade crafts by experienced designer-makers will be on show in this exhibition, which will highlight skilled craftwork, traditional methods and contemporary designs. The British-made crafts on display will include hand-forged metalwork and decorative ironwork, an array of Dorset Buttons, with designs going back to the mid-17th century, traditional willow basketry weaves, wood-turned bowls from British hardwoods and traditional handmade quilt hangings. A choice of ceramics including delicate blue and white vases, hanging pots and earthenware, slip decorated pottery and framed tiles. There will also be felt wraps, local wool snoods, jewellery and striking silk scarves as well as hand-printed lampshades, cushions and books. Not to be forgotten, there will be fused, painted, etched and stained glass hangings and sculptures. All these craft makers work in Dorset, Devon or Somerset. Free admission and parking in the estate car park; open 10.30-16.30 Thursdays through Mondays. For further information, contact Lyme Bay Arts on 01308 301326 or email

September 4 – 13
Artbeat Kennaway House, Sidmouth. The 8th annual exhibition for 10 East Devon artists. Affordable, original art, prints & cards. An exciting and varied show from this talented group. Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8NG. 10am-5pm. Free admission.

September 11 to 24
Time and Tide Howard Flanagan. This time, his exhibition is centred on the sea and exploring our atmospheric natural world through time, through the seasons. 10:00am to 5:00pm Malthouse Gallery Town Mill Galleries Lyme Regis DT7 3PU

September 11 – 26
Chasing Cloud Shadows Richard Pikesley. Richard will be present on September 11 and 12. Tuesday to Saturday. The Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3LN. +44 (0)1935 815261.

Until September 12
The Summer Exhibition A delightful showcase of diverse Artworks feature in this annual popular mixed exhibition. The show will include brand new oil paintings by the President of the Pastel Society, Jeannette Hayes and long awaited paintings by Kathy Little, a Gallery Artist that has exhibited with Artwave West for nine years. There will be numerous other artists and, as customary for this season, the exhibition will be constantly changing as pictures leave for their new homes and different pieces fill the gaps! Open Tues-Sat 10-5. Artwave West, Morcombelake, Dorset DT6 6DY 01297 489746.
Never and Always David Inshaw Recent paintings and works on paper. the consummate painter of the English landscape, peopled by dreamlike figures, birds and animals. Called ‘perhaps the greatest living proponent of the English Romantic tradition’ (Spectator), Inshaw invokes the powers of nature, the moon, trees, stars, birds, animals, men, women, ancient landscapes and the sea to create his powerful intensely personal paintings. Sladers Yard Gallery and Café Sladers, West Bay Road, West Bay, Bridport, Dorset DT6 4EL. 01308 459511.

September 12 – 25
The Aviation and Maritime Art of John Finch. Scheduled to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, this exhibition brings together a large body of work in oil, consisting of aviation paintings covering biplane fighters of the 1930s, to the jet age of the 1950s, and includes the much-loved spitfires and hurricanes of the 1940s. Also showing are maritime paintings which span from the Age of Sail to the express liners of the 1930s. Exhibition open daily 11am-4pm. Opening reception (socially distanced) 2-4pm Saturday 12th September. Guggleton Farm Arts, Stalbridge, Dorset. DT10 2RQ.

September 18 – January 10
Autumn Mixed Show Work by gallery artists & Chloe Fremantle. The exquisite Tincleton Gallery will be holding a four-month mixed show of their gallery artists, plus London-based artist Chloe Fremantle. Periodically some of the works will be taken down and replaced by others so that the show can remain fresh for the 4-month run irrespective of how the Covid-19 pandemic evolves. Tincleton Gallery, The Old School House, Tincleton, nr Dorchester, DT2 8QR. Opening times: Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon from 10:00 – 17:00, no admission fee. Venue contact number: 01305 848 909. Website:

September 19 – October 2
Emotional Response Contrasts with Visual Essentials: A Joint Show by Nigel Sharman & Mel Cormack-Hicks. Marine House at Beer. Accessible online from the end of August, the show will be available to view in the gallery daily from 10am – 5.00pm. The joint show will present new artworks by two artists who in distinctly different ways have, in their contrasting but innovative artistic prowess, made themselves very popular and collectable. Marine House at Beer, Fore Street, Beer Nr Seaton, Devon, EX 12 3EF. 01297 625257,,

September 24 – October 14
20 20 Vision (Brass & Copper paintings) Julie Oldfield. New paintings and in situ copper sheet sketches, inspired by the mixed emotions of Lockdown and the freedom to explore new country walks as nature and quiet reclaimed my surroundings. 10:30 to 4:30. Malthouse Gallery Town Mill Galleries Lyme Regis DT7 3PU Courtyard Gallery