May 1 – 29
George Young Recent Paintings. The Art Stable. The Art Stable Child Okeford Blandford Dorset DT11 8HB
Until May 2
Bjork Harraldsdottir The patterns on Björk’s ceramics echo the distinctive black and white designs of Icelandic woollen garments, rugs and tapestries, inspired by snow, nets and other crystalline and geometric forms. Messums Wiltshire, Place Farm, Court St, Tisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 6LW. https://messumswiltshire.com.T: 01747 445042
Until May 3
Spring into Art. Grasping the first opportunity to showcase their Associate members’ work, Sou’-Sou’-West Gallery will be exhibiting original and innovative work to uplift all our spirits. Creating inspiring work during stressful and isolated restrictions, the members of Lyme Bay Arts CIC have focused on hope, reconnecting with the outside world, and renewed social interaction. The exhibition will start online in early April and will then open in the gallery (where the latest Covid-19 precautions are in place) as soon as conditions allow. Sou’-Sou’-West Gallery & Shop, Symondsbury Estate, Dorset DT6 6HG. 01308 301326 www.sousouwest.co.uk.
Until May 4
New Ground – An Exhibition of New Paintings by Julie Oldfield. The Malthouse, Town Mill Galleries, Lyme Regis.
Until May 8
Dorset & Wiltshire Stories. David Inshaw Prints and Drawings, Petter Southall, Furniture, Adela Powell, Ceramics. Sladers Yard Gallery and Café Sladers, West Bay Road, West Bay, Bridport, Dorset DT6 4EL. Exhibition can be viewed online. https://sladersyard.wordpress.com/in-the-minds-eye/
Until May 12
Landscape and Still Life. Vanessa Bowman, Lynne Cartlidge and Emma Haggas. The Jerrram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3LN. www.thejerramgallery.com
From May 15
The Sea, the Sea. Anthony Garratt, Frances Hatch, Janette Kerr PhD RSA Hon, Nicholas Jones. Sladers Yard, Gallery and Café Sladers, West Bay Road, West Bay, Bridport, Dorset DT6 4EL.
May 17 – September 5
Lockdown Reflections Work by gallery & guest artists, The exquisite Tincleton Gallery will be holding a Summer mixed show of over a dozen of their gallery artists, plus three guest artists, including a range of sculptures, oils, and prints. We think everyone could do with places to go that are calm and peaceful and inspiring, so you are most welcome to visit. Tincleton Gallery, The Old School House, Tincleton, nr Dorchester, DT2 8QR. Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon from 10:00 – 17:00, no admission fee. 01305 848 909. http://www.tincletongallery.com
May 20 – August 14
Mike Perry/Land Sea brings together two recent bodies of work: Wet Deserts and Môr Plastig. Part of THG and East Devon District Council’s multi-site programme of exhibitions, events and activities titled Climate Conversations. Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG): Dowell St, Honiton EX14 1LX thelmahulbert.com Open Thursday – Saturday, 10 – 5
May 29 – June 4
The John Hubbard Estate showing a selection of John Hubbard’s Dorset inspired work. 12 – 5 pm daily at Chilcombe, Nr Bridport, Dorset DT6 4PN.
Until June 27
In Pursuit of Spring. Black Swan Arts have joined forces with Somerset Art Works for their first exhibition since last year’s coronavirus lockdown. ‘In Pursuit of Spring’ has been inspired by poet Edward Thomas’ account of his journey by bicycle between London and Somerset to meet the arrival of spring in 1913. Around 50 Somerset Art Works members have created artwork to illustrate the Somerset leg of Thomas’ journey. Black Swan Arts, 2 Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BB. https://www.blackswanarts.org.uk/
Until June 6
Henry Taylor (online until further notice). Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0NL. https://www.hauserwirth.com/