30 November – 2 December
Studio opening After 20 years of working from Milton’s Yard in Axminster and formally running The White Space Gallery, Ricky Romain and Heather Fallows have moved to Studio 6, Castlemount Victoria Place, Axminster EX13 5NH. (above Hoopers café ). They have recently exhibited together at Bridport Art Centre and the Black Swan Gallery in Frome. They also have jointly delivered school workshops inspired by Human Rights issues are hoping to continue and develop this collaboration in their new surroundings. Their Christmas opening offers people the opportunity to view the new space and discuss ideas for future projects. There will also be a range of art work available as well as some moderately priced whimsical Christmas gift ideas. Ricky and Heather also invite anyone who cannot make the opening to call them for an appointment at a more convenient time 07905714783.
1 – 22 December
Christmas Exhibition. 14 artist’s work for sale. The Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3LN. Tuesday – Saturday. 01935 815261 www.jerramgallery.com.
Until 2 December
New Perspectives: The Art of Observation A reappraisal of classical and scholarly painting techniques, how they are interpreted by modern artists, and why such traditions should be preserved and prepared for the test of time. There will also be the opportunity to preview a major new retrospective of sculptor Brian Taylor opening in the Barn Gallery. Messums Wiltshire, Place Farm, Court Street, Tisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6LW. www. messumswiltshire.com.
Until 5 December
Son & Mother The son, Benjamin: a painter, sculptor, filmmaker and creator of festival light shows who presents his oil-on-canvas abstract landscapes of the mind hung on the diamond to change the way we view paintings. The mother, Angela: a landscape artist who also works in oils and creates vibrant abstractions of harbours, buildings and situations. The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Open daily. Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk.
Until 15 December
Autumn exhibition featuring Jeanette Hayes PPS Artwave West, Morcombelake, Dorset DT6 6DY 01297 489746 www.artwavewest.com
Until 19 December
Poole Printmakers A local co-operative of artists intent on keeping traditional printmaking skills alive. Located in the heart of ‘old Poole’, they share a working Studio space, equipped with intaglio and relief presses, and regularly run a plethora of courses, open to members and non-members alike. Café & Foyer Galleries Bridport Arts Centre www.bridport-arts.com.
Until 21 Dec
Photography Exhibition Photographs by the prizewinners of this year’s Open Photographic competition. On display in the Gallery Café. Free. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.
Until 22 December
ART: CAUSE AND EFFECT Dorset Visual Arts Allsop Gallery, Bridport Arts Centre www.bridport-arts.com. An Affordable Art Fair supporting nominated Charities. This beautiful, affordable exhibition will showcase an eclectic mix of paintings, prints, ceramics, photography, textiles, sculpture and more bringing Bridport Arts Centre members contemporary work to the Dorset public. Art: Cause and Effect is an ideal way to support others, as well come away with something unique and handmade from a local artist or maker.
Until 31 December
Exhibition of World War 1 artifacts and stories to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War 1. West Bay Discovery Centre www.westbaydiscoverycentre.org.uk/.
Until 17 January 2019
Positive and Negative Space curated by Harriet Mummery. An inside look into the artsist studio with work from BA (Hons) Drawing students in response to the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 exhibition. Through emulating an artist studio space within a gallery, the exhibition offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the creative process and exploration of the fundamentals of drawing. Arts University Bournemouth. Wallisdown, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5HH. www.aub.ac.uk.
Until 20 January 2019
After Eighties: paintings by Fred Cuming RA, Robin Rae RCA and Alfred Stockham RCA RWA with pottery by Richard Batterham In loving celebration of four masters of their art, all well over eighty and all still working. Including recent work by Fred Cuming RA, Alfred Stockham and new pots by Richard Batterham and a mini retrospective for Robin Rae’s 90th birthday. Craft, gifts, art books, accessories and furniture by leading artists and makers. Sladers Yard, West Bay Road, West Bay, Bridport, Dorset DT6 4EL. 01308 459511 www.sladersyard.co.uk.
Until 24 Feb 2019
Materiality: provisional states Sarah Bennett, Megan Calver, Philippa Lawrence. An exhibition inspired by the surroundings of Hestercombe will showcase the work of three artists this autumn/winter. Sarah Bennett, Megan Calver and Philippa Lawrence have been directly engaged with Hestercombe House and Gardens over three years and the resulting exhibition has developed from these experiences. Materiality: provisional states features exhibits using a range of media from photography, sculpture to drawing and text. Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG (for sat nav use TA2 8LQ) For more information about Hestercombe www.hestercombe.com.