Until 1 November
Zee Jones Solo An exhibition of recent work by Devon-based landscape and mixed media artist Zee Jones. The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. 10.30am – 4.30pm. Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk.
2 – 15 November
Philip Clayton and Duncan Harris In their second joint exhibition, Philip Clayton and Duncan Harris display their most recent work, exploring colour in different ways. The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Open daily 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission.www.townmillarts.co.uk.
3 – 8 November
Maria Barbashina Latest work from Lyme Regis-based artist and portraitist Maria Barbashina. The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk.
Until 4 November
Autumn collection A fresh selection of paintings from artists new to the gallery, Lynne Cartlidge, Miranda Gardiner and Andrew Waite. White Space Art, 72 Fore Street, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5RU 01803 864088, email@example.com.
4 – 25 November
Lesley Slight: Land, Sea & Trees The Art Stable, Child Okeford, Blandford, Dorset, DT11 8HB open Thur – Sat 10am – 3pm. 01258 863866 www.theartstable.co.uk.
4 Nov – 2 December
The Marshwood Arts Awards 2017 Exhibition Tom Hammick, John Makepeace OBE, Matilda Temperley,
Harriet Wallace-Jones, David Worthington, Tim Booth, Miranda Carins, Isla Chaney, Christopher Down,
Holly Froy, Karen Hansen, Björk Haraldsdóttir, Jim Hunter, Susan Kinley, Babs Kirby, Dominika Kupcova, Theo Langton, James Maskrey, Alicia Merrett, John Miles, Archana Pathak, Jason Sumray, Clare Trenchard, Gavin Blench, Manuela Boeckle, Frank Brown, Robert Coles, Jane Colquhoun, Archie Faiers, Ursula Leach, Guy Martin, David Risk Kennard, Susan Phillips, Suzanne Seed, Hazel Strange, Haydon Williams, Alex Wolfe-Warman. Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NR. Tel. 01308 424204. Open Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10am – 4pm. FREE entry. www.marshwoodawards.com.
4 Nov – 21 December
Night and Light and the Half Light. David Inshaw, Tom Hammick, Alfred Stockhalm, Marzia Colonna, Fiamma Colonna, Richard Batterham, Petter Southall. Sladers Yard, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EL. Open every day 10-4pm. Tel. 01308 459511. www.sladersyard.co.uk.
Until 5 November
Degree Show: Landscape and Seclusion Charles T Maher is a local artist living in Wyke Regis and as a mature student in his final year of a Fine Art Degree is holding a degree show at White Stones Café Easton Portland along with potter Bill Crumbleholme. The exhibition focuses on specific historical aspects of ancient ruins, local folklore myths and legends and investigates the concept of seclusion, abandonment, regression and erosion focusing on two specific local areas; Sandsfoot castle Wyke Regis and Church Ope Portland. Taking the viewer on a visual journey through secret and secluded places past and present, as depicted through the visceral language of painting; derived in response to nature, reality of time and space, ecological, geological and entropic topographical transformations of landscape. Bill Crumbleholme is inspired by the ancient landscapes and pottery of the West Country. His ceramics explore the nature of prehistoric pots and the methods used to produce them. https://charlestmaherblog.wordpress.com 01305 458691 / 07967706746.
6 November – 2 December
Rob Jones has been creating wide varieties of form since he was a teenager, when (he explains), he spent a lot of time inside his head; he found that art was a way of exploring and sharing his ideas and experiences. This exhibition includes many of his earlier portraits and also his experimentation with surrealism which illustrate both playful and sinister themes. Rob has enjoyed developing printing skills in a wide variety of techniques including dry point, photo-etching, lino cut, collagraph and mono-printing. His interest in using different media to express his original thoughts is evident in his current collection of work which is currently on show at the Axminster Arts Café, The Old Courthouse, Church Street. EX13 5AQ. 01297 631455.
Until 9 November
Suddenly Last Summer A selection of work from members of the 2017 graduating cohort of Arts University Bournemouth. It brings the creative community together in one exhibition and demonstrates the quality and innovation of the work produced at AUB. Across Campus Galleries, Arts University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole, Dorset BH12 5HH. 01202363272 www.aub.ac.uk
10 – 29 November
Paths of Light Solo exhibition of inspirational oil paintings by Irina Song. The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk.
10 Nov – 23 December
A Journey into the Abstract New paintings by Kathryn Stevens, Sophie Capron, Paul Denham, Donna Goold, Zoe Hyde, Leanne Stephens, and Suchi Chidambaram. Artwave West, Morcombelake, Dorset DT6 6DY Tel. 01297 489746. www.artwavewest.com
Until 15 November
John Maddison The Jerram Gallery, Half Moon St., Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3LN. 01935 815261. Tuesday – Saturday www.jerramgallery.com.
16 – 22 November
Axminster Art Society Exhibition An exhibition of works in a wide variety of styles and media by members of the Axminster Art Society. The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Open daily 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission.www.townmillarts.co.uk.
18 Nov – 25 February 2018
Trish Morrissey: A Certain Slant of Light New photographs and film made during the artist’s residency. The exhibition comprises two bodies of work inspired by the lives of the last female occupants of Hestercombe House – Miss Warre (1790-1872) and Mrs Portman (1854-1951), women who both independently ran the Hestercombe estate. While based at Hestercombe, Morrissey has made new films and photographs about these two historical characters that draw on photographs, drawings, letters, newspaper articles, written testimonies, shopping receipts and estate accounts held in the Hestercombe Archive. While focusing on events from the womens’ lives, this work also explores broader themes of class and role-play, body and gesture, the language of photography, the representation of women and the relation between private and public spaces. Running alongside, Hestercombe Gallery also presents the exhibition Odyssean: Topographies, featuring new work by Natasha Rosling, Alexander Stevenson, Alistair Grant and Simon Lee Dicker from a series of residencies across the Orkney isles during 2015-2016. The exhibition includes drawing, sculpture, film, digital animation, performance and sound in both gallery spaces and beyond. www.hestercombe.com.
Until 19 November
First World War Scenes by Sir David Muirhead Bone A small display of works by the artist Sir David Muirhead Bone (1876-1953) depicting evocative scenes from the First World War. Part of a four-year programme commemorating the First World War led by the Imperial War Museum this small changing display focuses on RAMM’s collections and the First World War’s impact on the South West. Courtyard. The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery is in Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RX. 01392 265858 www.exeter.gov.uk/RAMM, firstname.lastname@example.org.
24 November – 13 December
Winter Art Fair Festive artwork by members of Town Mill Arts, full of enticing paintings, sculptures, drawings, pottery, textiles, jewellery and books. The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Open daily 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission.www.townmillarts.co.uk.
Until 25 November
Neroche Artists Diverse artworks, including pastels, etchings, sculpture, oils and acrylics, created by Somerset artists. Monday – Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm. Saturday 9.30am – 2.30pm. Free. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.
Until 26 November
Judy Pfaff ‘Roots Up’ Installation artist Judy Pfaff and her team creates an exhibition that is an ode to the creativity and artistic inspiration of the Wiltshire landscape. After two years in preparation the next two weeks will be spent installing works that range from gigantic root bowls to henges and soaring cathedral spires. Come and watch the build up. #rootsup. Week 1 – Installation of ‘Roots Up’ begins at Messums Wiltshire. Judy Pfaff, now 71, is a pioneering American installation artist who describes her work as ‘painting in space’. Pfaff was awarded the MacArthur fellowship – one of the most prestigious accolades for art in the US – her work is a response to the locations they inhabit and combines sculpting, painting and printmaking to make immersive installations. Messums Wiltshire, Place Farm, Court Street, Tisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 6LW. Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 6LW email@example.com 01747 445042.
27 November – 22 December
Christmas Collection Curated exhibition of fabulous and unusual gift ideas by local artists and makers.
Free. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.
The South Somerset Embroiderers’ Guild Stitchwork display celebrating the group’s ruby anniversary. In the Café Gallery. Free. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.
Until 3 December
BP Portrait Award 2017 exhibition at Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RX Phone: 01392 665858 www.rammuseum.org.uk.
Until 24 December
Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever! A major exhibition by one of the world’s most charismatic artists and astute commentators on contemporary society. Tackles one of Perry’s primary concerns: how contemporary art can best address a diverse cross section of society. On show for the first time outside of London, the exhibition is central to the autumn season at Arnolfini and a programme of events inspired by Perry’s irreverent take on contemporary culture. The works in the exhibition examine masculinity, class, politics, sex, religion, popularity and art, as well as contemporary issues such as Brexit and ‘Divided Britain’. 11am – 6pm, Free. Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA Box Office 0117 917 2300.
Until 1 January 2018
Josephsohn / Märkli: A Conjunction Hauser & Wirth Somerset presents an exhibition of works by the late Swiss sculptor Josephsohn (1920 – 2012) alongside the architectural drawings of his long-time friend, Swiss architect Peter Märkli (born 1953). Taking its name from ‘La Congiunta’, an isolated museum designed by Märkli to house a number of Josephsohn’s bronze sculptures, the exhibition, curated by Niall Hobhouse, examines the intense and longstanding collaboration between these two powerful creative minds. The material includes both artists’ early efforts to find distinctive creative voices. Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton Somerset BA10 0NL +44 1749 814 060 www.hauserwirth.com.
Turning Air Blue An exhibition of new works by Hungarian born, New York-based artist Rita Ackermann. ‘Turning Air Blue’ extends through two galleries and doubles as an organic continuation of Somerset’s rural setting. The exhibition starts in the Rhoades gallery, which features a body of work titled The Coronation and Massacre of Love. These Abstract Expressionist-like works are reminiscent of actual chalkboards in a classroom, covered with unintentional erasures and marks, yet they have been conceptually executed by multiple deletions of figurative drawings and landscapes. By way of these gestures, the revenant outline of the erased drawings often emerges into the foreground. The final picture is a record of these movements. Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton Somerset BA10 0NL +44 1749 814 060 www.hauserwirth.com.
Until 29 April
Exeter’s Fine Art Collection: Modern at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter. Includes two works by the British Pop Art movement artist Brian Rice, gifted through the Art Fund and on display for the first time. This diverse selection features Barbara Hepworth’s remarkable figurative drawing Preparation, Leighton Hall Woolatt’s Post Eleven Speaking and Patrick Heron’s Two Vermilions, Green and Purple in Red. Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RX, T 01392 265858, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.exeter.gov.uk/ramm.