Galleries Events

1 March – 26 May

Ten Views of Golden Cap Lyme Regis Museum plays host to a solo exhibition by local textile artist and painter Vivienne Graham.  This enchanting showcase consists of different images in textile of Dorset’s best-known coastal cliff—the tallest in Southern England.  Each work will be accompanied by a written description explaining how that image was conceived and developed.  Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA. Check Museum website for opening times and admission prices: www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk.

 

Until 2 March

Christopher Riisager : Recent Paintings The Art Stable, Child Okeford Blandford, Dorset DT11 8HB 01258 863866. www.theartstable.co.uk.

 

2 – 20 March

Robert Jennison This solo exhibition is a retrospective of current and past artwork by Robert Jennison. The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk.

Malcolm Asman, Sarah Spackman The Jerram Gallery, Half Moon St., Sherborne DT9 3LN 01935 815261 www.jerramgallery.com

 

2 March – 1 May

Philip Sutton: My Shakespeare Bridport Arts Centre’s Honorary Patron, Philip Sutton (RA), returns with an exhibition of his works on Shakespeare. Philip Sutton has been a strong supporter of the Globe Theatre which was established through his friendship with the architect Theo Crosby and the American actor Sam Wanamaker. Sam spent many years in the 50s trying to get the Globe Theatre off the ground, which Philip supported by producing posters becoming a friend of the project. To accompany the work there will be films, workshops and events happening in and around Bridport with a Shakespearean influence. Bridport Arts Centre www.bridport-arts.com.

 

Until 5 March

Rich Aaron Ward:  Recent Paintings and Drawings Shaftesbury Arts Centre, Bell Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP78AR www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk, www.richaaronward.co.uk.

 

9 – 30 March

Making Dorset at Furleigh Estate An exhibition of design and fine craft by 25 of Dorset’s leading makers. Ceramics, glass, metal, wood, textiles, jewellery, paper and print. Making Dorset is a long term initiative of Dorset Visual Arts.  Monday – Saturday 11am – 5pm Furleigh Estate, Salways Ash, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 5JF www.making-dorset.org.

 

9 March – 2 April

Contemporary Crafts Dynamic selling exhibition showcasing some of the best contemporary craft from UK based craft-makers.  After the success of previous years’ Contemporary Crafts exhibitions, Town Mill Arts will once again showcase local designer-makers, giving both established and emerging artists an opportunity to show their work within the setting of our Courtyard Gallery.  Unique examples of ceramics, glass, wood, metal, textiles and lighting will be on display at a range of prices to suit everyone.  The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk.

 

9 March – 28 April

Material:  Textile Messums Wiltshire present their inaugural Material: Textile exhibition, featuring clothes from 8th century Peru to 21st century Denmark as well as prints, rugs, tapestries and embroideries made by some of the greatest names in Western art. Messums Wiltshire, Place Farm, Court St, Tisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire. SP3 6LW 01747 445042 www.messumswiltshire.com.

Until 10 March

Tidal: new paintings by Anthony Garratt Wood carvings by David West, furniture by Petter Southall at Sladers Yard, Contemporary Art, Furniture and Craft Gallery, West Bay, Bridport, Dorset DT6 4EL  Tel: 01308 459511 sladersyard.co.uk  for more information.

 

16 March – 6 April

George Young The Art Stable, Child Okeford, Blandford, Dorset DT11 8HB 01258 863866. www.theartstable.co.uk.

 

16 March – 6 May

The Great Heath: recent paintings by Brian Graham opens at Sladers Yard, Contemporary Art, Furniture and Craft Gallery, West Bay, Bridport, Dorset DT6 4EL  A magnificent new collection of work by this eminent artist exploring the great heath of imagination, literature and music, where personalities are stripped down and passions played out. Thomas Hardy’s The Return of the Native is set on Egdon Heath, a semi-fictional wild heathland dotted with tumuli parts of which still remain between Dorchester, Wimborne and Poole.After Gustav Holst to walked with Hardy on the heath, the composer wrote Egdon Heath: A Homage to Thomas Hardy, the piece he considered his most perfectly realised composition. Artist Brian Graham grew up overlooking the heath. His childhood games on the Bronze Age barrows have inspired a lifelong fascination with archaeology which he explores in paintings that hover between abstract and the figurative. Now in his seventies, he revisits these atmospheric places in many layered textured paintings. 01308 459511 sladersyard.co.uk  for more information.

 

16 March – 2 June

RWA Sculpture Open Exhibition With Invited Artist Brazilian sculptor, painter and printmaker Ana Maria Pacheco. Royal West of England Academy, Queen’s Road, Clifton Bristol BS8 1PX 0117 973 5129 www.rwa.org.uk.

Gaudier-Brzeska: Disputing the Earth Royal West of England Academy, Queen’s Road, Clifton Bristol BS8 1PX 0117 973 5129 www.rwa.org.uk.

 

16 March – 29 June

A Life in Colour: The Art of Doris Hatt In association with The Court Gallery. Gallery Tours will take place 2pm to 2.30pmon 28 March, 27 April, 24 May, 26 June (£3 suggested donation). The Museum of Somerset, Taunton TA1 4AA. Exhibition Charge: Pay what you think www.museumofsomerset.org.uk.

 

18 March – 6 April

Reflections Painting, sculpture and photography that dazzles with reflected light – from water, materials, the land and sky. Group exhibition.. Free. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

Terry Ward Oil paintings of the British coast and countryside by well-known West Country artist Terry Ward. In the Cafe Gallery. Free. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

 

19 March – 14 June

Tolpuddle Martyrs Remixed Experience the Tolpuddle Martyrs story like never before – via augmented reality! Acclaimed artist Jason Wilsher-Mills interviewed descendants of the Tolpuddle Martyrs to create a new artwork for Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum in Dorchester. The exhibition will feature the six Dorset farm labourers brought to life through augmented reality. Jason’s previous work with young disabled people, Brave Boy Billy, was displayed at the Tate Modern. Everything within the specially created artwork will have a meaning and visitors will see the story come to life and float in front of their eyes! So, come and experience the Martyrs’ story like you’ve never seen it before. Shire Hall, Dorchester. For more information visit shirehalldorset.org.uk or call 01305 261849.

 

21 March-3 April

Four Metals Well-known Uplyme-based artist Julie Oldfield returns to the Town Mill galleries to exhibit some of her latest innovative work. She paints dramatic and stunning sky and land scapes using mixed media on canvas or metal sheets – typically copper, brass, aluminum and even stainless steel. She will be giving a talk at the gallery at 6pm on Saturday 23 March. The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk.

 

Until 22 March

Ghostly White Curated by Wayne Martin. The Library, AUB. Arts University Bournemouth www.aub.ac.uk.

 

30 March – 12 April

Anita Klein: Days Like These Personal insights from Anita Klein: Britain’s most prominent artist and printmaker. Painter and printmaker Anita Klein, is set to delight art lovers across the South West with a collection of new works in her solo show at Marine House at Beer. www.marinehouseatbeer.co.uk

Marine House at Beer Gallery, Fore Street Beer Nr Seaton Devon, EX12 3EF Telephone: 01297 625257.

David Cooke :Strength, Character, Beauty The Natural World through the eyes of artist David Cooke. West Yorkshire based David Cooke is one of the UK’s leading professional wildlife artists. He works across mediums including clay, bronze, bronze resin, and mixed media. Often sculpting reptiles and birds, his exceptional talent has resulted in numerous high-profiled commissions, including artworks for Chelsea Flower Show, London Zoo, and the Olympic Park for London 2012. www.marinehouseatbeer.co.uk

Marine House at Beer Gallery, Fore Street Beer Nr Seaton Devon, EX12 3EF Telephone: 01297 625257.

 

Until 10 April

A Royal Affair Curated by Jennifer Ridge. Display in University House, AUB. Arts University Bournemouth www.aub.ac.uk.