Until July 3. The Jerram Gallery
Sonia Barton and Vanessa Bowman, showing still lives and landscapes. The gallery is now open, with plenty of space to enjoy the pictures and sculpture, whilst maintaining a safe distance. The Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3LN. +44 (0)1935 815261. Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am to 5pm. www.jerramgallery.com.
July 4 – 17. Marine Gallery, Beer
Adrian Sykes – Solo Show: Imagination Unrestrained. Accessible online from mid-June, and will be available to view in the gallery daily from 10am – 5.30pm. As guidance is constantly changing please contact the gallery on 01297 625257, for advice on general viewing arrangements and private viewing opportunities. A Bristol-based artist, Adrian Sykes is a rising star on the UK art scene. He has been the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Young Masters Art Prize and numerous art prizes throughout the South West. Marine House at Beer, Fore Street, Beer Nr Seaton, Devon, EX 12 3EF. 01297 625257, email@example.com, www.marinehouseatbeer.co.uk
Until July 11. Sladers Yard, West Bay
Fron Dorset with Love. Recent paintings by Julian Bailey, Martyn Brewster, Vanessa Gardiner, Anthony Garratt, Frances Hatch and Alex Lowery. Sculpture by Clare Trenchard. Woodcarvings by David West. Petter Southall furniture, Pod and Wave. Sladers Yard Gallery and Café Sladers, West Bay Road, West Bay, Bridport, Dorset DT6 4EL. Gallery: Monday – Saturday 10am – 4.30pm, Sundays 12 – 4.30pm. Café Sladers: Every day 10am – 4.30pm. https://sladersyard.wordpress.com. Telephone 01308 459511.
July 11. Thelma Hulbert Gallery
Artist Rooms. Richard Long Being in the Moment. Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG), Honiton plans to reopen its doors on the 11th July with the relaunch of its acclaimed exhibition: ARTIST ROOMS Richard Long Being in the Moment. This ambitious exhibition, which examines our relationship to the natural world is kick-starting East Devon District Council’s programme of cultural recovery. It will be accompanied by an inspiring new creative programme of art activities, projects and workshops coming soon to a neighbourhood near you. The gallery has reconfigured the visitor experience to ensure the safety of visitors and staff following government guidelines. The gallery’s new opening hours will be: Thursday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Individuals and households of up to 4 people will be able to book a guided tour of the current exhibition (up to 45 minutes). 6 tours will take place each day. The tour will include the THG shop which is selling a new range of greetings cards, ceramics, jewellery, prints and more. The gallery continues to encourage everyone to enjoy their Wild Art garden for picnics, sketching or their general wellbeing. For those audiences who are staying at home, THG will shortly announce how it is taking nature and culture on tour in a ‘Recovery Roadshow’. From their new ‘Creative Cabin’ they hope to engage both rural and urban audiences with art activities, projects, talks, performances and workshops to support their health, wellbeing and the environment.
Until July 18. The Arts Stable
Gary Cook High Ground. Based in Dorset, Gary Cook explores our complicated relationship with and often detrimental impact on nature. The combination of naturalistic painting and narrative script that characterise his watercolours are a direct result of his background in the newspaper industry where he was the senior artist and associate editor for The Sunday Times for 26 years. He has exhibited with the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour (RI), the RWA, the RBA, The Arborealists and is a member of the Society of Graphic Fine Arts. He is also The Ecologist’s Arts Editor. The Art Stable, Kelly Ross Fine Art, Child Okeford, Blandford, Dorset DT11 8HB. www.theartstable.co.uk
August 13 – 31. The Gallery, Symondsbury
Natural Forms. Lyme Bay Arts CIC will be welcoming back visitors from 13-31 August to the Gallery in Symondsbury with its first post-lockdown exhibition entitled Natural Forms. This showcase will feature 2D and 3D artwork created by local and regional artists already associated with Lyme Bay Arts, as well as those who may not have exhibited at The Gallery before. Artists interested in taking part should contact Phil Clayton on 07809 831760 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Gallery has re-scheduled its postponed Contemporary Crafts exhibition to run from 3-21 September. The Gallery will be open Thurs-Mon from 10.30-4.30 (closed Tues/Wed) and will be complying with relevant social distancing. The Gallery, Symondsbury Estate, Symondsbury, Bridport DT6 6HG. www.lymebayarts.co.uk.