Gallery Events

2 – 25 January

Open Prizewinners Exhibition, Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm, Sat 9.30am-2.30pm, Paintings, sculpture, drawings and prints from the winning artists of last year’s Ilminster Open, Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster, TA19 0AN, 01460 54973, www.themeetinghouse.org.uk

 

9-29 January

New Year’s Art Sale, 10.30-4.30, Start 2020 with a visit to this exhibition where you’ll find affordable artwork created by Dorset and Devon artists in a wide and tempting variety of subjects and media. The Gallery, Symondsbury Estate, Bridport DT6 6HG. www.lymebayarts.co.uk

 

11 Jan – 8 February

South West Academy Exhibition the Academy’s 20th anniversary year begins with an exhibition of exceptional work featuring work across a diverse range of media including paintings, sculpture, prints and photography. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Elmfield House, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LX, 01404 45006 www.thelmahulbert.com

 

1 February

Beaminster Museum Textile Exhibition, 2.00 – 4.00pm, ‘One Planet to Share’, Roberta Bee, Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Road, DT8 3NB. Info@beaminstermuseum.co.uk

 

1 – 12 February

Not Everything Is Black and White, 10.30-4.30, Trisha Hayman’s  exhibition highlights her more contemporary approach to still life: simple clean lines in graphite that complement the richly detailed subject matter. Alongside Trisha’s work will be pieces by Mark Swan, creator of delicate Japanese Shoji screens and furniture. The Gallery, Symondsbury Estate, Bridport DT6 6HG. www.lymebayarts.co.uk

 

1 February – 15 March

Mysterious Adventures: Acrylic Paintings by David Brooke, Wed-Sun, 10.00-4.00, The first artist to be featured in an exciting new series of solo art exhibitions organised by Lyme Bay Arts for the Lyme Regis Museum’s Rotunda Gallery is David Brooke whose distinctive acrylic paintings evoke mythology and folk tales, mysteries and adventures. The Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge St, Lyme Regis DT7.

 

Until 6 February

Mechanical Human Matter Northwest Gallery AUB Curated by Professor Siân Bowen and Peter Symons. This exhibition aims to explore complexities of material transformative processes within the human/machine spectrum using innovative approaches to drawing. Arts University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole, Dorset BH12 5HH. aub.ac.uk.

 

Until 8 February

South West Academy Exhibition the Academy’s 20th anniversary year begins with an exhibition of exceptional work featuring work across a diverse range of media including paintings, sculpture, prints and photography. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Elmfield House, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LX, 01404 45006 www.thelmahulbert.com

 

8 February – 31 May

By Royal Appointment: Devon Lace-makers  Opening for the 180th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s wedding and ending after the 201st anniversary of her birth, By Royal Appointment: Devon Lace-makers unravels the threads of some previously untold stories, revealing the beauty and technical skill of Devon lace and the history of the people who made and wore it. The abundant use of Devon-made lace on Queen Victoria’s 1840 wedding dress revitalised the local industry. Linking Royal splendour to rural poverty, the story of lace offers an intriguing insight into the lives of lace makers from the 18th century to today. RAMM’s lace collections and selected loans tell the stories of the men, women and children who made textiles of extraordinary beauty. The exhibition features paintings lent by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II from the British Royal Collection, a replica of Queen Victoria’s 1840 wedding dress as seen in the ITV production ‘Victoria’ and contemporary lace from leading local makers. Dresses worn by local 19th century lace-makers contrast with the finery they produced. Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RX

 

9 February

Beaminster Museum Textile Exhibition, 12.00 – 12.00am, ‘One Planet to Share’, Roberta Bee, Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Road, DT8 3NB. Info@beaminstermuseum.co.uk

 

Until 15 February

Glorious Gallimaufry, Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm, Sat 9.30am-2.30pm, Eclectic group exhibition, Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster, TA19 0AN, 01460 54973, www.themeetinghouse.org.uk

Another Way of Life As seen from a Motorcycle – Photographs by George Wright. Bridport Arts Centre, 9 South Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3NR.

15 February – 8 March

Fifth Printmakers Open, 10.30-4.30,  In this special annual exhibition, visitors can enjoy seeing the whole range of printmaking techniques, from mono-prints to etchings, as emerging and well-established printmakers from the Southwest take part in Lyme Bay Arts’s fifth Printmakers Open. A series of printmaking workshops will accompany this showcase; contact 01308 301326 if interested in taking part.  The Gallery & The Space, Symondsbury Estate, Bridport DT6 6HG. www.lymebayarts.co.uk

 

15 February – 14 March

Liz Somerville Land of Hodd linocuts, woodcuts and drawings The Art Stable, Kelly Ross Fine Art, Child Okeford, Blandford, Dorset DT11 8HB Tel: 01258 863866

 

Until 20 February

Brian Clarke: On Line. TheGallery, AUB Curated by Professor Paul Greenhalgh and the Brian Clarke Studio. Having been a major figure in contemporary art and architecture for over four decades, Brian Clarke is renowned for his large-scale architectural stained glass work often created in collaboration with leading architects such as Norman Foster, Oscar Niemeyer and the late Zaha Hadid.. This exhibition showcases a selection of his stained glass, works on paper, paintings, and sculpture that highlights Clarke’s commitment to drawing that is used as a tool for all his practice from stained glass to paintings. Arts University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole, Dorset BH12 5HH. aub.ac.uk.

 

20 February – 21 March

Treasure Planet, a celebration of life on the Jurassic Coast. 10am to 4 pm, Tuesday to Saturday. An eclectic show by Artwey artists. Diverse styles and media. www.artwey.co.uk. Bridport Arts Centre, 9 South Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3NR. Lyn Kirkland.  lynkirkland222@btinternet.com   07818257665

 

22 February – 23 May

Artist Rooms Richard Long – Being in the Moment. Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Elmfield House, Dowell St, Honiton EX14 1LX

 

Until March

Roots of Religion in West Bay, see website for Winter opening times. 2019 marked the anniversary of the opening of the Methodist Chapel (170 years ago) and St John’s Church (80 years ago). Explore the history of these two churches and the stories of those associated with them at West Bay Discovery Centre.  Admission free, donations welcomed. Further details www.westbaydiscoverycentre.org.uk.

 

Until 1 March

Counterpoint: Martyn Brewster, Daisy Cook, Brian Graham, ceramics by Paul Wearing and furniture by Petter Southall. Sladers Yard Gallery and Café, West Bay Road, West Bay Bridport, Dorset DT6 4EL. sladersyard.wordpress.com

 

Until 3 May

60 years of a 60s icon: Brian Rice exhibition at RAMM. A celebration of the abstract work of the distinguished West Country artist Brian Rice. Work includes his vibrant multi-form painting ‘Green Cross’, from his formative 1960s London period, ‘Dowth’, with its European rock art influence and later work ‘Horton Rock’, 2008 with its lyrical and mischievous twirling lines. Also exhibited will be objects, textiles and books from the artist’s personal collection that have been important to the development of his work. Brian Rice studied at Yeovil School of Art and Goldsmiths College, becoming very active in London during the 1960s before moving to the west of England in the 70s where his interest in ancient cultures influenced his work. In the 1960’s Brian Rice was at the heart of the creative and ground-breaking London Art Scene and a part of the crowd of artists associated with the Royal College of Art such as David Hockney and Peter Blake. Brian Rice’s abstract paintings from this period were influenced by the De Stijl group and European Constructivists of the 1920s and 30s. These formative London years from 1962-1978, strengthened Rice’s conviction in abstract work and saw his reputation grow. His paintings and prints have been featured in almost 200 group exhibitions and 35 solo exhibitions. Most works featured in the exhibition are available for sale. Brian Rice will be in conversation with art historian Michael Bird on the evening of Thursday 6 February. His work will inspire family activities during the February half-term and a college dance performance on Tuesday 24 March. Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RX